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South Island Art Day: Art appreciation crawl showcasing over 20 galleries, fun activities and more


It’s no surprise that Hong Kong has become the art mecca of Asia, with major art events such as Art Basel, the Affordable Art Fair, Fine Art Asia and The Asia Contemporary Art Show gracing our fragrant harbor and dotting the SAR scenescape. Poised as the Chelsea of Hong Kong, HK’s South Island Cultural District has gathered together over 20 contemporary art galleries to open their doors this Saturday, September 27 at their inaugural art party, South Island Art Day.

Where else can you get a crash course in art appreciation for the Hong Kong contemporary art scene? Start your adventure by hopping on board the free shuttle buses at World Wide House, Pedder Street in Central to the South Island Cultural District (SICD), choosing among one of these three neighbourhoods in HK’s next style hub: Wong Chuk Hang, Ap Lei Chau and Tin Wan. Pick up this handy little map to help plot your course:


As you make your way farther along the art crawl, grab good eats and cruise booze tents from one of SICD’s partners while taking in performances from street and studio performers.

Toddler in tow? SICD has your petite Picasso-in-training covered with pint-sized activities for children and families, instilling art appreciation within Art Day’s youngest visitors.

Meet artists who are on hand to discuss their work during workshops and talks throughout the District, and discover what makes these emerging and established artists tick.

Though the 12noon start really leaves you no room to miss South Island Art Day festivities (or you’re a closeted vampire), you’re in luck: SICD is hosting a late-night after party at Ovolo Southside, featuring video art screenings to get you back up to speed with what you missed during daylight hours.

The deets:

South Island Art Day
South Island Cultural District (SICD)

Saturday, 27th September 2014
Time: 12–8 p.m.
Admission: Free

Shuttle buses operate every 30 minutes from World Wide House, Pedder Street

Participating galleries include:

3812 Contemporary Art Projects
Gallery EXIT
Infinity Gallery
Kirsteen Pieterse Studio
Pékin Fine Arts
Phil Akashi Studio
The Cat Street Gallery Annex
Yallay Gallery
Blindspot Gallery
Emma Fordham Studio
KORU Contemporary Art
Mur Nomade
Plum Blossoms
Rossi & Rossi
toof [contemporary]Spring Workshop
Alisan Fine Arts
Greer Howland Smith Art Studio