In such a rich and culturally-diverse city such as Hong Kong, one can only expect that the city has its very own progressive art scene. With so many to pick from, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start. From a showcase of Hong Kong’s most talented emerging designers at Grotto Fine Art to China’s most established artists at Tang Contemporary Art, we’ve got you covered with our guide to LKF’s best art galleries:
For local art: Grotto Fine Art
Support Hong Kong’s homegrown talent at Grotto Fine Art. Discover hidden gems in this ‘grotto’, where they host six to eight one-person exhibitions per year and work to promote often underrepresented and emerging local artists. They’ve also helped to curate pieces for the likes of Hong Kong Museum or Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and Ashmolean Museum of Art at Oxford.
Grotto Fine Art,
1-2/F, 31C-D Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2121 2270,
Emerging Chinese artists: Wellington Gallery
Get lost in Wellington Gallery’s 3,800 square feet space, which boasts eye-catching pieces from new and yet-to-be discovered contemporary Chinese artists—many of whom have gone on to show at international museums and exhibitions around the world. Their two-level art gallery has everything from stylised portraits to sculptures and surrealist pieces as well as an airy patio area for works which suit a more outdoor ambience.
Pictured: Youth 39, Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm, Fang Hui
36 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,
Realist and figurative art: Connoisseur Art Gallery
One of the leading galleries in contemporary art, Connoisseur Art Gallery is great for those who are just getting into art—especially if you don’t really get the whole ‘abstract’ thing. Here, they specialise in realist and figurative art by Chinese artists as well as internationally-acclaimed Swedish artist Dorina Mocan.
Connoisseur Art Gallery,
1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2868 5358,
Collector’s pieces: Opera Gallery Hong Kong
Founded by Gilles Dyan in Paris in 1994, Opera Gallery has expanded worldwide with galleries in New York, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beirut and Dubai and deal with private clients as well as leading modern art museums. This is where you’ll find your statement piece.
W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2810 1208,
Asia meets West: Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
Discover how globalisation has inspired Asian artist to explore their own art development and cultural uniqueness at Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery. This renowned gallery is known for promoting Asian artists from a variety of different artistic traditions and cultural backgrounds and who have had extensive art experience in the West.
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery,
G/F, 20 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2580 0058,
Contemporary Chinese art: Tang Contemporary Art
Originally established in Bangkok in 1997, Tang Contemporary Art is committed to promoting modern Chinese art in the region and worldwide. They strive to connect and encourage dynamic exchange between artists, curators, collectors, museums and different institutions both locally and internationally. Key artists such as Ai Weiwei, Huang Yongping, Wang Du and Weng Fen are regularly represented.
Tang Contemporary Art,
10/F, H Queen's, 80 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2682 8289
Modern aesthetics: Galerie Koo
Get ready to escape to a world of fantasy with paintings across different artistic expressions such as abstract, conceptual, landscape, portrait and more. Galerie Koo features artists from Europe and Asia, who have a signature aesthetic and colourful approach to their works.
7/F, Vogue Building, 67 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2525 0331,
Performance art: Fringe Club
An iconic Hong Kong institution, the Fringe Club is an artistic hub, which attracts artists from all spectrums. The Fringe Club provides an open rent-free platform for performers and artists in Hong Kong and from overseas. They’ve presented over 28 festivals, produced 24 original theatre, dance and other performance pieces and hosted 1,480 exhibitions, 2,500 live music shows, 8,300 stage performances and overseas presentations, including the 54th Venice Biennale 2011 and Spotlight Hong Kong in Singapore 2015.
2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong,
+852 2521 7251,
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