21 May, 2021
Art Galleries in Hong Kong: WOAW gallery
Art Galleries in Hong Kong: WOAW gallery
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Your Ultimate Guide To Art Galleries In Hong Kong

21 May, 2021
Art Galleries in Hong Kong: WOAW gallery

Whether you’re into contemporary art, antiques or photography, we’ve got you covered with this guide to the best art galleries in Hong Kong.

It’s no secret that Hong Kong is blessed with an incredible art scene! In addition to devoting an entire month to celebrating the arts every year and being one of three cities in the world chosen to host Art Basel, there are hundreds of galleries scattered all over the city. Boasting a diverse roster of both large and boutique galleries and highlighting both local talent and international superstars, there’s no shortage of options in Hong Kong – here’s your guide to the top galleries to visit in the 852!

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Best Art Galleries: Blindspot Gallery

Blindspot Gallery

Opened just over a decade ago, Blindspot Gallery began with a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based art. It’s since then evolved to include diverse media in contemporary art, representing both emerging and established artists from Hong Kong and beyond.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 6:30am

Blindspot Gallery, 15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2517 6238, info@blindspotgallery.com, blindspotgallery.com

de Sarthe

Located in the South Side art district, 90% of de Sarthe’s exhibitions are dedicated to showing contemporary art from Asia. The 10,000 square-foot space in Wong Chuk Hang hosts an artist for two months every summer to challenge the standard modes of art production, as part the de Sarthe Art Residency (deSAR) programme.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm

de Sarthe, 20/F, Global Trade Square, No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong, 2167 8896hongkong@desarthe.com, www.desarthe.com

Edouard Malingue Gallery

This space isn’t just a gallery, but a platform of communication between Asian and international artists who share similar aesthetics and ideals. In a truly modern fashion, it also hosts works outside of the gallery’s space on Des Voeux Road, as well as pop-up exhibits. From Picasso to up-and-coming names in the art world, you’re bound to see some truly incredible shows in this space.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 7pm

Edouard Malingue Gallery, 10 Sik On Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (opening at the end of the year)

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Unit B2, 12/F, Blue Box Factory Building, 25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2810 0317, mail@edouardmalingue.com, edouardmalingue.com

Gagosian

Widely considered to be one of the most innovative and well-known galleries in the world, the Gagosian Hong Kong is tucked away in the historic Pedder Building in bustling Central. Expect to see exhibits by heavy hitters from all over the globe, from the celebrated Young British Artists to up-and-coming contemporary Asian artists.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm

Gagosian, 7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2151 0555, hongkong@gagosian.com, gagosian.com

Art Galleries: Galerie du Monde

Galerie du Monde

Galerie du Monde has been specialising in modern and contemporary works by established Chinese artists for almost 50 years. Featuring a mix of works on paper, paintings, sculptures, photography and new media, the gallery also showcases emerging talent in solo and group exhibitions.

Opening hours: Mondays to Saturday, 10am to 7pm

Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 0529fineart@galeriedumonde.com, galeriedumonde.com

Gallery Exit 安全口

Having been part of the 852’s art scene for almost a decade, Gallery Exit has developed a reputation for pushing boundaries. Known for its ambitious and daring exhibitions and installations, it seeks to innovate, challenge accepted conventions and educate the public through its collection.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Gallery Exit, Blue Box Factory Building, 3/F, 25 Hing Wo Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2541 1299, info@galleryexit.comwww.galleryexit.com

Hanart TZ Gallery

Celebrating both regional talents and artists from the broader international Asian diaspora, Hanart TZ has been an influential gallery in Hong Kong’s art scene for decades. The expansive Hanart Square location in Kwai Chung is used to showcase more experimental and innovative pieces and installations.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 6:30pm, Saturday, 1am to 6pm

Hanart TZ Gallery, 2/F, Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip Street, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, 2526 9019, hanart@hanart.comwww.hanart.com

Art Galleries: HKwalls

HKwalls

If you’re keen to check out some street art, look no further than local non-profit, HK Walls! It prides itself on making art more accessible and providing a platform for esteemed regional and international artists to express their creativity and point of view. Instead of framed pieces hung on the walls of a gallery, you’ll find these public artworks plastered all over our city. This year’s street art festival is taking over the streets of Sai Kung. Check out its Instagram and Facebook page to stay in the loop!

HKwalls, various locations across Hong Kong, contact@hkwalls.org, hkwalls.org

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) Gallery

Be sure to check out this Tseung Kwan O gallery to support up-and-coming local artists. HKDI Gallery is bursting at the seams with young talent and future heavy hitters, and is a refreshing change from the established names you’d find at more mainstream galleries in this city!

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday, 10am to 8pm

Hong Kong Design Institute Gallery, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, hkdi@vtc.edu.hk, www.hkdi.edu.hk

Joyce Gallery

If Chinese art is your cup of tea, stop by Joyce Gallery on Hollywood Road to get your fix! Expect to see a diverse collection of curated pieces in this gallery: you’ll find both authentic, antique pieces like bronzes and ceramics to contemporary Chinese works by leading modern artists.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm (by appointment only)

Joyce Gallery, Shop 1, 123 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2545 1869contact@joycegallery.com, joycegallery.com

K11 Art & Cultural Centre

Spanning over 105,000 square feet on the sixth floor of K11 Musea lives the K11 Art & Cultural Centre and Sculpture Park. This multi-purpose space is home to a diverse array of intricate art and bold sculptural pieces that reflect upon Hong Kong’s hyperconnected nature and multicultural diversity. You’ll find creations by acclaimed artists such as Yayoi Kusama, Oscar Murillo, Mary Weatherford and Erwin Wurm.

Opening hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

K11 Art & Cultural Centre, 6/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 3892 3890, enquiry@k11musea.com, www.k11musea.com/art-and-culture

Art Galleries: La Galerie Paris 1839

La Galerie Paris 1839

La Galerie is one of the first art spaces to specialise in high standard photography and photographic fine art prints in Hong Kong. It covers all aspects of photography, from fine art photography to selected press photographs, with pieces from world renowned masterpieces as well as growing artists, both local and international.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, 2pm to 7pm

La Galerie Paris 1839, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2540 4777www.lagalerie.hk

Opera Gallery

One of the leading players in the modern and contemporary art scene, Opera Gallery is established worldwide with more than 10 locations around the world including New York, London, Dubai, Singapore, Paris and Hong Kong. Opera Gallery presents work across all media across its three floors (sometimes with multiple shows running simultaneously) and is open daily.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday and public holidays, 12am to 6pm

Opera Gallery, G/F to 3/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 1208, hkg@operagallery.comwww.operagallery.com

Over the Influence

Founded in Hong Kong in 2015 and expanded to Los Angeles in 2018, Over the Influence represents an international roster of emerging and established artists working across a range of mediums and disciplines. Here you’ll find contemporary art, architecture, design, fashion, and other forms of visual expression.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm

Over the Influence,G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2617 9829hk@overtheinfluence.com, overtheinfluence.com

Best Art Galleries: Para Site

Para Site

This independent Quarry Bay gallery has been a major player in the Hong Kong art scene for 25 years and is run by artists, for artists. Over the years, in addition to hosting contemporary art exhibits, this established art space has collaborated with a variety of other museums and created Hong Kong’s first visual arts publication.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm to 7pm

Para Site (temporary venue until 25 July), 22/F, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2514620info@parasite.artwww.para-site.art

Para Site, 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Rossi & Rossi

Rossi & Rossi is among the leading representatives of artists from the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Tibet. The gallery attracts major museums and private collectors worldwide. While its Wong Chuk Hang gallery regularly holds exhibitions of Asian contemporary artists, its recently opened space on Hollywood Road focuses on showcasing an exciting array of historical objects from the Himalayas.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Rossi & Rossi, 3C Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 3575 9417

Rossi & Rossi, 195 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, info@rossirossi.com, www.rossirossi.com

Tai Kwun Contemporary

Comprising 1,500+ square metres of museum-standard galleries over three stories, Tai Kwun Contemporary is the non-profit visual art programme of heritage and arts hub Tai Kwun. The gallery spaces host five to eight exhibitions a year and commissions artists from Hong Kong and beyond, while offering an extensive range of public programming as well as an extensive Asia-centred Artists’ Book Library.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 7pm

Tai Kwun Contemporary, JC Contemporary and F Hall, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3559 2600, art@taikwun.hk, www.taikwun.hk

Art Galleries: Villepin

Villepin

Established by father-son duo Dominique and Arthur de Villepin, their namesake gallery offers a new gallery concept based on the art of collecting. Villepin’s collections highlights the gallery owners’ personal relationships with the featured artists and shares their stories through lovingly curated exhibitions.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm, Sunday, 11am to 6pm

Villepin, 53-55 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3709 0913www.villepinart.com

Voxfire Gallery

Voxfire prides itself on exhibiting and providing opportunities for local and regional up-and-comers. This intimate gallery is a direct contrast to the sprawling museums found further down the hill in Central. If you’re keen to check out some underground and lesser-known names, be sure to pop by this Sheung Wan space!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 111am to 7pm, Saturday, 12pm to 6pm, Sunday and Monday by appointment only

Voxfire, 1/F, 52 Gage Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2581 3385, info@voxfiregallery.comwww.voxfiregallery.com

White Cube

The fact that this is the first overseas offshoot of the famed British gallery is truly a testament to the vibrancy of Hong Kong’s art scene! This sprawling space has been home to numerous international collections and exhibits by some of the most prominent contemporary artists. A true haven for modern art lovers, this gallery has it all – from paintings to sculptures and multimedia installations, it’s definitely worth a visit!

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm

White Cube, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2592 2000, enquiryhk@whitecube.comwww.whitecube.com

Art Galleries: Whitestone Gallery

Whitestone Gallery

Interested in Japanese art? This one’s for you! Whitestone showcases regional talents from all over Japan. Having already developed a reputation for being a pioneering and innovative force in Japan, Whitestone is a breath of fresh air in the city’s art scene! The gallery has just recently launched its online gallery where it will host virtual exhibitions and display artworks for sale.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm

Whitestone Gallery Wong Chuk Hang, 7-8/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2523 8001, info@whitestone-gallery.com, www.whitestone-gallery.com

WOAW Gallery

Established a couple of years ago, this gallery specialises in cutting-edge contemporary art in Hong Kong. Its first location in Wan Chai introduces a diverse array of artworks by established and emerging artists from around the globe. WOAW has expanded with a second location on Queen’s Road Central earlier this year.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm (Central location); Daily, 11am to 6pm

WOAW Gallery, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

WOAW Gallery, 5 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, info@woawgallery.com, www.woawgallery.com

10 Chancery Lane Gallery

This boutique gallery fills its space with eclectic sculptures, paintings, textiles and prints from established and emerging talents. There is a particular focus on artists from the Asia-Pacific, and the gallery also supports the development of young local contemporary artists through its HKFOREWORD series.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, Saturday, 12pm to 5pm

10 Chancery Lane Gallery, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 2810 0065info@10chancerylanegallery.com, www.10chancerylanegallery.com

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Hayley Kaplan on 19 January 2018 and was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in May 2021.

 

Featured image courtesy of WOAW Gallery via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Blindspot Gallery via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Galerie du Monde, image 3 courtesy of HKwalls via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of La Galerie Paris 1839 via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Para Site via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Villepin via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

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