Over the past few years, the arts scene in Hong Kong has been on the rise due to a burgeoning local scene and a glut of top international artists exhibiting in our city. Major festivals like Art Basel Hong Kong have also added weight to the scene. And much of the gallery focus has been in and around Central district, with some of the top arts spaces in the city residing here. This summer is no difference. Expect some eye-opening and innovative exhibitions in Central galleries in the next couple of months. Come and take a look at a quartet of top shows with us….

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, until August 31
Featuring big names like Annie Leibovitz, Steve McCurry, Miya Ando and Fernando Botero, Sundaram is putting on a group show like no other. View the works of these famous artists all under one gallery roof. See Steve McCurry’s dynamic photographs from his series India, as well as serene water-paintings by Hiroshi Senju. Do not miss this exhibition.
4/F, 57-59 Hollywood Rd, Central, 2581 9678; sundaramtagore.com
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun by appointment

La Galerie, until September 11
Four artists collaborate to combine their skills in photography, sculpture and botany in this summer show at La Galerie which explores the beauty of dandelions. The unique lighting and innovative compositions add an ethereal mood to the photographs. This is must- see for photography enthusiasts. The various dandelion creations at this exhibition might be the perfect floral summer inspiration you’ve been looking for.
74 Hollywood Rd, Central, 2540 4777; lagalerie.hk 
Sun- Wed 11am- 7pm & Thu- Sat 11am- 9pm.

Ben Brown Fine Arts, until September 3
A marriage between Chinese calligraphy and Western abstract expressionism, Chinese artist Qin Feng experiments with colours and materials at this first solo exhibition of his works at Ben Brown Fine Arts. These works, which include a selection of Qin’s contemporary ink paintings, are in stark contrast to some of his previous monochromatic artworks. The highly expressive brushstrokes and lines convey themes such as desire and the passage of time.
303 Pedder Blg, 12 Pedder St, Central, 2522 9600; benbrownfinearts.com
Mon-Sat 11am-7pm.

Massimo De Carlo, until September 3
Inspired by modern abstraction, German artist Günther Förg experiments with a vibrant colour palette and fragmented painting styles to depict the innocence of children’s scribbles, showing how art is both particular and relatable. Enjoy how Förg’s pastels blend and overlap in his intriguing takes on the art of doodling. 301-302A Pedder Bldg, 12 Pedder St, Central, 2613 8062; massimodecarlo.com
Mon-Sat 10.30am-7pm.