11 March, 2020
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Must-See Hong Kong Art Shows

11 March, 2020

Looking for your next culture fix? Check out these new must-see Hong Kong art shows!

It’s Hong Kong Art Month, and though the main draw has unfortunately been cancelled, there’s still plenty of creative happenings to get stuck into including ceramics, multi-cultural oil paintings and more. So, whether you’re after a fun alternative weekend activity or a quick post-work pick-me-up, here’s our pick of the newest Hong Kong art shows you won’t want to miss. Happy browsing!

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Hong Kong Art Shows: Sun Museum

Chinese Tradition in Western Oil

Cultures collide in Sun Museum’s “Chinese Tradition in Western Oil”, showcasing 46 oil paintings dating from the early 20th century to the present day. Featured artists include the likes of legendary female painter Pan Yu Lin, as well as the “Matisse of the East” Ding Yanyong, making it a must for Chinese culture enthusiasts. All pieces have been sourced from a range of local collections, ensuring a variety of disparate styles, though the series as a whole shares the theme of distilling the essence of Chinese art into Western oils.

When: Until Saturday, 2 May, 10am to 5pm (gallery closed on Mondays, Sundays and Public Holidays)
Where: Sun Museum, 4/F, SML Tower, 165 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Contact: 2690 6790, [email protected]
How much: 
Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows: ART Power HK

ART Power HK

Though many Art Month events have been cancelled, the show must go on – and it will, thanks to ART Power HK. Uniting partners from across the city’s art scene, this collaborative digital project takes the shape of a globally-accessible online platform which will feature a range of pre-recorded and live-streamed gallery tours, artist interviews, studio visits, online talks and more. Participating galleries include the likes of M+, White Cube, Tai Kwun and Para Site, to name but a few. Head here to sign up for first access.

When: Live from Monday, 16 March
Where: www.artpowerhk.com
Contact: [email protected]
How much: 

Hong Kong Art Shows: Choi Sun, Butterflies

Obangsaek: Indigo

Soluna Fine Art looks East in its latest group exhibition featuring the work of eight Korean artists. The theme? Indigo. Plucked straight from the traditional Korean colour spectrum, the inky blue hue is typically associated with “Eum” or feminine energy. Discover how each artist applies indigo to their individual works, all with different intentions and motives. This exhibition will be the first in Soluna’s Obangsaek Series – a collection of five exhibitions aiming to explore and analyse artworks constructed with the customary Korean Five Orientation Colour spectrum, all created by emerging and established Korean contemporary artists.

When: Until Saturday, 28 March, 10am to 6pm (gallery closed on Sundays)
Where: Soluna Fine Art, G/F, 52 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2955 5166, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows: Manolo Valdes, Opera Gallery

Opera Gallery Hong Kong Celebrates Women This March

International Women’s Day may have been and gone, but the celebration of all things female lives on in Opera Gallery’s ode to women this March. Its latest exhibition showcases the exciting works of Spanish artist Manolo Valdés. Though Manolo is a male artist, his paintings and sculptures do much to capture and honour the strength, intelligence and beauty of all women. As one of Spain’s most celebrated contemporary artists, he is especially well-known for his unique way of drawing from art history, in addition to his singular use of mixed media.

When: Until Tuesday, 31 March, 10am to 7pm (Mondays to Saturdays); 12pm to 6pm (Sundays and Public Holidays)
Where: Opera Gallery, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2810 1208, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows: Peter Yuill, ALIGNMENT


Known for his highly analytical and technical approach to art, Peter Yuill takes his signature circular paradigm to new heights in this latest set of works. Similar to Yuill’s acclaimed 2017 series, ALIGNMENT draws on a geometric-inspired aesthetic – this time exploring the dichotomous relationship between the infinite and the limited. The result is a thought-provoking commentary on the artist’s inner-feelings, alongside the total awareness of human existence. This exhibition will be running concurrently at the newly-opened art spaces House Studio (in Soho House) and Gallery HZ.

When: Friday, 20 March to Tuesday, 31 March, 11am to 7pm, daily (at House Studio) or Friday, 20 March to Saturday, 2 May, 11am to 7pm, (gallery closed on Sundays; at Gallery HZ)
Where: House Studio, 1/F, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong; Gallery HZ, 222 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 5803 8888 (House Studio)2566 2836 (Gallery HZ)
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows: Akio Nukaga

Akio Nukaga

Ceramics lovers, this one’s for you! Maison Huit joins forces with internationally-renowned Japanese ceramist Akio Nukaga this month to showcase his simply beautiful brand of rustic-modern tableware and vases. This will be the gallery’s third collaboration with Akio, who sadly he won’t be there in person this time, but his nature-inspired works are sure to bring viewers a sense of calm and serenity amidst the stresses of everyday life.

When: Saturday, 21 March to Monday, 20 April, 11am to 7pm (Sundays and Public Holidays are by appointment only)
Where: Maison Huit, G/F, 8A St Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Contact: 2520 0281, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

SHK Events F.art Basil Exhibition

F.art Basil Hong Kong

Here to prove that art can indeed be accessible to the masses, F.art Basil Hong Kong delights with a one-night-only exhibition featuring some of the city’s hottest local artists. From futuristic sculptures to tribal paintings, F.art Basil sets out to show that art appreciation doesn’t have to be serious and conceited – in fact, it can (and should) be free, fun and playful!

When: Thursday, 26 March, 5pm to 10pm
Where: G/F, 19 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 6079 4775
How much: Free entry

Hong Kong Art Shows: Antoine Rameau


This month, la Galerie brings us not one but two exciting artists in this dual solo exhibition featuring Antoine Rameau and Valérie Winckler. From Antoine’s ink painted collages on vintage books, magazines and newspapers, to Valérie’s ethereal “Photograms” (photographic images made without a camera), the journey is profoundly spiritual, sketching the traces of nature and reconnecting us with our sensuality in our daily life.

When: Friday, 27 March, 6:30pm to 9pm (Opening Night); Saturday, 28 March to Sunday, 19 April, 12pm to 6pm (or 2pm to 6pm on Sundays)
Where: la Galerie Paris 1839, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2540 4777, [email protected]
How much: Free entry


Free January Events: Crafts Interwoven, Past And Present

Crafts Interwoven: Past and Present

Located in a historic walk-up in the heart of Peel Street, expect exhibitions and workshops aplenty at new creative venue Crafts on Peel, all with the aim of preserving traditional craft techniques and stories for the modern world. For its inaugural exhibition “Crafts Interwoven: Past and Present”, Crafts on Peel has invited six contemporary artisans to collaborate with local craftsmen to explore how traditional crafts and techniques can be reinterpreted and perpetuated in a contemporary artistic context. Featuring the likes of Jinno Neko, Dylan Kwok and Joey Leung, it’s not to be missed!

When: Until Sunday, 29 March, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed on Mondays)
Where: Crafts on Peel, 11 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2772 0513, [email protected]
How much: Free entry

Angela Yuen: Rickshaw on Tram Tracks

The Lost Time Travel Machine

In her first major solo exhibition, Hong Kong artist Angela Yuen throws it back to times gone by with her focus on all things local and nostalgic. Using manufactured plastic toys, old-fashioned stationery and iconic Hong Kong trinkets, Yuen dreams up playful three-dimensional sculptures and installations, which are strategically lit to cast colourful shadows and silhouettes (designed to resemble the city’s skylines and streets). Visually stunning, come prepared to see Hong Kong in a whole new light.

When: Until Tuesday, 31 March, 10am to 6:30pm (gallery closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Where: Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 3571 8200, [email protected]cbal.com.hk/art
How much: Free entry

Featured image and image 1 courtesy of Sun Museum, image 2 courtesy of Adrien Olichon via Unsplash, image 3 courtesy of Soluna Fine Art, image 4 courtesy of Manolo Valdés via Opera Gallery, image 5 courtesy of Peter Yuill, image 6 courtesy of Akio Nukaga via Maison Huit, image 7 courtesy of F.Art Basil, image 8 courtesy of Antoine Rameau, image 9 courtesy of la Galerie Paris 1839, image 10 courtesy of Crafts on Peel, image 11 courtesy of Angela Yuen via Contemporary by Angela Li.

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