7 December, 2020
December Art Shows
December Art Shows
Lifestyle, What's On HK

Hong Kong Art Shows To Catch Now

7 December, 2020
December Art Shows

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

This month there are plenty of creative happenings to get stuck into (with some available to enjoy online!), including virtual viewing rooms, cat-themed exhibitions and a celebration of the city’s young artists. Whether you’re after a relaxing alternative weekend activity or an inspiring post-work pick-me-up, here’s our pick of the newest Hong Kong art shows you won’t want to miss. Happy viewing!

Editor’s Note: Social distancing regulations remain in place in Hong Kong, so please make sure you follow the latest government advice when heading out. It’s a good idea to check via the event provider’s website/Facebook page to see if there are any last minute changes to these events and that you are aware of any restrictions they have put in place.

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December Art Shows: NewGenHK


NextGenHK is an exciting showcase of over 100 artworks, with themes ranging from the pandemic to nature, sci-fi/horror and ice cream, and a collection of limited-edition products exclusive to the show that you can purchase. Curated by award-winning illustrator Jonathan Jay Lee, this exhibition features the artwork of 30 graduating art students who have missed their professional debut due to the pandemic. Did we mention, one of the exhibiting artists is our former intern Julia Marinelli?

When: Until Saturday, 12 December, 11am to 7pm
Where: House Studio, Soho House Hong Kong, 33 Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 5803 8888
How much: Free entry – make sure to register here!

December Art Shows: Stopgap2020


Part of the annual deTour Design Festival organised by PMQ, this group exhibition features 11 established and emerging artists from Central Europe and Hong Kong. #STOPGAP2020 asks the question of how artists from different parts of the world have used their time in lockdown or isolation, and presents pieces that portray their individual pandemic experience and the “new normal” of 2020.

When: Until Wednesday, 16 December, 12pm to 8pm
Where: 2/F, S209, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: info@detour.hk
How much: Free entry

December Art Shows: A House Is

The Dimension of Living: A House is

Curated by Hong Kong architects Howard Chang and Gary Leung, this feature exhibition looks at “house” as an abstract idea and showcases 13 different “houses” which invite viewers to reimagine the possible dimensions of living. Participating artists include Tsang Tak Ping, May Fung, Kacey Wong and Chan Wai Lap, to name just a few.

When: Until Sunday, 3 January, Daily, 11am to 8pm
Where: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
Contact: 9380 3604, hoiwood@gmail.com
How much: Free entry

December Art Shows: New Solitude

New Solitude

In this solo exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Erik Parker presents a collection of new paintings that touch on the 24-hour news cycle of contemporary media, humorously expressed in vibrant and playful visual narratives. All painted this year, Erik pokes fun at hot button issues such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic and current world leaders.

When: Until Wednesday, 9 January, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm
Where: Over the Influence, G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2617 9829, hk@overtheinfluence.com
How much: Free entry

December Art Shows: Cat Art

Cat Art

Calling all cat lovers! After a successful run in Japan and Taiwan, Shu Yamamoto’s Cat Art exhibition has finally made its way to Hong Kong. The show features over 60 familiar paintings and sculptures with a feline twist, and offers many purr-fect photo ops for the ‘Gram!

When: Until Sunday, 10 January, 10am to 10pm
Where: Harbour North, 123-133 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Contact: 2805 6605
How much: Free

December Art Shows: Takis


This exhibition features sculptures drawn from a 30-year period, starting from the end of the 1960s to the 1990s, all encompassing the late Greek Artist Takis’ exploration of art and science. This special showcase includes an array of works from the artist’s best known series, Signals, which involves slender, totemic sculptures inspired by radar and radio installations that vibrate in response to any movement in the exhibition space.

Explore the online version of this exhibition here.

When: Until Saturday, 27 February
Where: White Cube, G/F, 50 Connaught Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2592 2000, enquiryhk@whitecube.com
How much: Free entry – by appointment only.

December Art Shows: 15 Year Journey

Zhang Kechun – A 15 Year Journey

Bringing together more than a decade of Zhang Kechun’s work, this solo exhibition features a selection of images from his most famous series of photography, The Yellow River, Between the Mountains and Water and Chinese Landscapes, which documents the effects of modernisation along the principal river of northern China. The Chinese photographer is best known for his large format photographs of post-industrial Chinese landscapes and for highlighting economic reform and development in China.

When: Thursday, 3 December to Sunday, 28 February, Monday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm; Sunday, 2pm to 7pm
Where: La Galerie Paris 1839, G/F, 74 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2540 4777
How much: Free entry

December Art Shows: Re-Former


Japanese artist Yu Kawashima examines his feelings of anxiety and reflects on peculiar events from his childhood in his first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong. This evocative exhibition showcases a new series of monochromatic paintings created using mineral pigments and ink that he hopes will offer comfort to viewers.

When: Saturday, 12 December to Saturday, 23 January, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 7pm (gallery closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Whitestone Gallery, H Queen’s, 7 & 8/eF, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2523 8001, info@whitestone-gallery.com
How much: Free entry


K11 Art & Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in art and nature on the sixth floor of K11 MUSEA, which is now home to the K11 Art & Cultural Centre – a brand new multi-purpose cultural space. Alongside K11 MUSEA’s existing collection of over 40 featured artworks, the nearly 10,000 square-metre art space features an inspiring set of international works from the likes of Mary Weatherford, Erwin Wurm and Yayoi Kusama. Highlights include Yayoi’s piece titled The Moment of Regeneration, which depicts the psychological state of human nature in the modern age, along with the three sculptures scattered around the neighbouring K11 Sculpture Park.

When: Open daily
Where: 6/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 3892 3890, enquiry@k11musea.com
How much: Free entry

Crafts Dialogue

In celebration of the diversity of contemporary crafts, Contemporary Crafts Centre HK has collaborated with a number of galleries, including The Gallery by SOIL, Giant Year Gallery and Keiko Art International, to present #CraftsDialogue. The autumn exhibition features 100 works from different parts of Asia, crafted from a range of materials including lacquer, ceramics, bamboo and metal into unexpected forms.

When: Until Thursday, 24 December, Tuesday to Sunday, 12:30pm to 7pm (closed on Mondays)
Where: Contemporary Crafts Centre HK, Shop H, Hollywood Building, 186 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2217 9288, contemporarycraftshk@gmail.com
How much: Free entry, resister for a guided tour here


We come across bamboo everyday in Hong Kong, be it as scaffolding around buildings or in the form of steamers at the yum cha table, but here you will see the plant material in a whole new light. This thematic exhibition celebrates the reinvention of traditional bamboo art through the works of ten artists from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong who specialise in contemporary bamboo craftsmanship.

When: Until Thursday, 31 December, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm (closed on Mondays and Sundays)
Where: Crafts on Peel, 11 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 2501 0637, hello@craftsonpeel.com
How much: Free entry

Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong

This unique exhibition features research-based works by 10 local artists responding to the shared history and collective memories of Hong Kong. Each artist takes a different approach, but together their works culminate in an engaging and visually impactful collection that will prompt you to delve into the past, savour the present and contemplate the future.

When: Until Sunday, 3 January, 2021, Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm (last Thursday of the month, 11am to 8pm)
Where: Chantal Miller Gallery, Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact: 2103 9511, enquiryhk@asia society.org
How much: Free entry

Long Shadows

f22 is proud to present a rare collection of works by the late James Chung (many of which are being shown for the first time). The renowned Hong Kong photographer, originally from Guangdong, settled in Hong Kong in 1947 and captured the charms of the city between the 50s and 60s. The nostalgic exhibition – titled “Long Shadows”-  gives a nod to his artistic eye for light and shadow, and features black and white photographs of Hongkongers from all walks of life.

When: Until Sunday, 31 January, Daily, 10:30am to 7:30pm
Where: f22 foto space, Shops BW16 & 18, The Peninsula Arcade, Salisbury Road, Tsim She Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 6511 2218, info@f22.com
How much: Free entry

Yin Xiuzhen: Sky Patch

Acclaimed contemporary artist Yin Xiuzhen hosts her first large-scale exhibition at the Centre of Heritage, Art and Textile (CHAT) in The Mills. The artist, best known for her sculptures and installations comprised of secondhand objects like clothing, shoes and suitcases, has fully redesigned the gallery space, integrating elements of Hong Kong’s textile industry history. Making a debut in this exhibition is the Dress Box photo series, which showcases 32 still images of clothing won by Yin, alongside personal descriptions written by the artist.

When: Until Sunday, 28 February
Where: CHAT, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 3979 2301, enquiry@mill6chat.org
How much: 
Free entry

Beneath the Surface: Chinese Inlay; Japanese Maki-e; and European Cloisonné Enamel

Liang Yi Museum’s spring exhibition, Beneath the Surface, features over 200 artefacts from the museum’s permanent collections which focus on the ancient techniques of Chinese mother-of-pearl and semi-precious stones inlay, alongside Japanese lacquer (maki-e) and European cloisonné enamel. Highlights include a pair of 18th century Chinese tables inlaid with semi-precious stones, a Japanese maki-e shelf from the mid-to late-20th century, and a set of silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel tea and coffee service sets crafted for Tiffany & Co.

When: Until March 2021, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Where: Liang Yi Museum, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Contact: 2806 8280, visitors@liangyimuseum.com
How much: $200 (includes a guided tour); free entry for full-time students on Wednesdays


Featured images courtesy of Soho House, image 1 courtesy of Jockey Club New Arts Power, image 2 courtesy of PMQ, image 3 courtesy of Over the Influence, image 4 courtesy of Cat Art, image 5 courtesy of White Cube, image 6 courtesy of La Galerie Paris 1839, image 7 courtesy of Whitestone Gallery.

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