As is the case in most cities, many of us rent our apartments in Hong Kong. Not owning our own homes, coupled with high rent costs and the small spaces we all have to deal with, can lead to our flats lacking a little personality. But while painting walls and adorning your room with personal touches may be out of the question, an easy way to breathe some life into your home is through art. Although many art collections can reach sky-high prices, there are options out there that are a little more purse-friendly. And because we can’t get enough of our stunning city, we’ve rounded up the best Hong Kong-themed art and photography that you can buy on a budget – and where to find it! From city-scape photography, to illustrations, custom prints and more, here’s where to buy affordable art in Hong Kong.
Aiming to provide affordable art as decoration, KAKAHUETTE collaborates with a range of photographers to produce high quality and limited edition art prints for you to adorn your home with. Working with a range of emerging local and international artists, you’ll find a range of styles available, but we love the Cityscape collection, featuring plenty of stunning Hong Kong shots. Prints are available unframed, but we love that you are given the option to choose from a variety of frame colours to suit your taste.
Price: $599 (25 x 38cm, unframed); $1,099 (30 x 45cm, unframed); $999 (25 x 38cm, framed); $1,799 (30 x 45cm, framed)
Free shipping is available for Hong Kong orders
Want to show off your favourite Hong Kong neighbourhood? Look no further than Yawn Studio’s Graphia Street collection. The minimalist graphic prints are sure to fit seamlessly into any home, while showing off your love for the city. Established in 2015, Yawn Studio is all about “Scandi-style” aesthetics, with modern map-style prints of other Asian cities available, including Taipei, Singapore and Seoul, along with a variety of Hong Kong neighbourhoods.
Price: $490 (unframed)
Shipping is available to Hong Kong and the prints are also sold in store at these locations
Yawn Studio, www.yawnstudio.com
Founded by Japanese designer, Megumi Takami, Ciaolink’s “Farewell My Hong Kong” collection was born out of her love for the city. Well-known and recognised as one of the best city-centric leaving gifts, we love the simple, yet luxe designs. Choose between landmarks such as Victoria Harbour, The Pawn, Man Mo Temple and more for a little slice of the 852 in your home.
Price: From $623 (framed)
Free shipping is available to Hong Kong and the prints are also sold in store at Kapok
Louise Hill’s colourful, collage-style designs will certainly add an eye-catching element to your home. The detailed and multi-layered artwork is created from a mix of photographs, illustrations and textiles, which are then printed onto canvas or etching paper. After living in Hong Kong (Louise is now based in Singapore), much of her work depicts the city, with the star ferry, trams and taxis and even the Sai Kung coast all featuring in her beautifully eclectic pieces.
Price: From $2,500 (unframed canvas); from $3,050 (framed canvas)
Free shipping is available for Hong Kong orders, and the canvases are also sold in store at these locations
Louise Hill Design, hk.louise-hill-design.com
Want to support your local community? Bamboo scenes is a photography gallery offering unique wall art by Hong Kong-based artists at affordable prices. Celebrating the creativity of local artists, the gallery aims to make a range of works available to a wider audience through both its online shop and regular exhibitions. All photographs are exclusively sold on Bamboo Scenes in three limited-edition sizes and are printed and framed in Hong Kong to support local craftsmanship. The gallery also believes in giving back to its community, with every exhibition matched to a Hong Kong charity that helps people in need, and 10% of the profit from every print sold is donated to select charities. The full range can be viewed via the online store, featuring a range of Hong Kong street shots, architecture and urban scenes.
Price: From $1,400 (unframed); from $2,500 (framed)
Free shipping is available for Hong Kong orders, pieces can also be viewed at the Bamboo Scenes Gallery in Sai Ying Pun
Bamboo Scenes, www.bambooscenes.com
Sooq Central is an online store that brings together a curated collection of original lifestyle products by artisans from around the world. Along with a variety of Hong Kong-themed leaving gifts, the platform also stocks a variety of unique art and prints. With much of the work on offer depicting our photogenic city, we’re drawn to its images of city streets, old post boxes and dai pai dongs.
Price: From $650 (print only)
Free shipping is available for Hong Kong orders
Sooq Central, www.sooqcentral.com
Featured image courtesy of Bamboo Scenes via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Kakahuette via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Yawn Studio via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Ciaolink HK via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Thorn & Burrow via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Bamboo Scenes via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Sooq Central via Instagram.