By: Rebecca Simpson
It’s back and bigger and better than ever! The South Island Art Day will offer a jam- packed schedule for art lovers this Saturday, 22 September, when 12 galleries and art studios open their doors from 12pm to 8pm. And the best part is – it’s free! For anyone new to Hong Kong, this event is a great way to immerse yourself in the city’s art scene. In recent years, the South Island district has become a hot spot for contemporary art, and South Island Art Day is a showcase for this budding arts community.
This year, the South Island Cultural District has joined forces with the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association to curate an incredible program that includes art exhibitions by local and international artists, artist talks, performances by some of our city’s hot young performers and contemporary dancers, fun outdoor interactive installations, free food and drinks, plus family events. One of the highlights of South Island Art Day is that artists and curators are on hand to speak with visitors and talk directly about the work on display.
There will be eight guided tours on offer, each organised by Accidental Art. The lovely folk at Accidental Art will lead you through the district and help you discover all the highlights. These tours start from 12.30pm and the last one kicks off at 5pm. Head to the website for details.
No one gets left behind on South Island Art Day, including the kids. Families are more than welcome to join the program. There’s lots for little creative explorers to uncover beyond visiting galleries and studios. Look out for outdoor, interactive pieces on the streets of Wong Chuk Hang between galleries.
Don’t forget, if those budding young artists get a bit weary, Ovolo Southside is welcoming families to express their creative and recharge on the ground floor of the hotel. The South Island Art Day kids’ corner, where young ones can create their own painting for free, is right next to the hotel.
Head to the website for the full schedule and plan your afternoon | sicd.com.hk
What: 11th South Island Art Day
Where: Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen, Tin Wan
When: Saturday 22 September, 2018
Why: Because the creative arts are what makes us human
How: This event is a great excuse to make the most of the MTR South Island Line station. The journey takes about 7 minutes from Admiralty.
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