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Crazy for Art

Crazy for Art
Crazy for Art

By Weekend Weekly

Take a stroll down the old streets of Central and you will see a dazzling fusion of quirky artistic landmarks. Rows of galleries invite you into different realms where the works of Western and Asian maestros are featured alongside those of up-and-comers, whilst culture hubs combine traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics. From art and music to food, in Central, you will always find something to inspire you.

Explore Old Town Central’s Art Scene

Shingo Katori

Created by Japanese celebrity Shingo Katori, the mural Large Mouth Dragon Boy features a lively, colourful dragon, catching the eyes of passers-by at a bustling corner of Old Town Central. Check out the making-off video, and share your photos of it with #hkshingoart.



Ray Chan

A famous hairdresser who has worked with celebrities and on hairstyle designs for movies, Ray Chan now owns a studio called ‘Zhan’ on Po Hing Fong, where he continues with his hairstyling work while providing a platform for young artists to showcase their artwork.

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Address: Shop 1, G/F, Po Hing Court, 10–18 Po Hing Fong, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island
Tel: +852 2559 3001

Fringe Club
Fringe Club

Situated amid the hustle and bustle of Central, Fringe Club distinguishes itself from the surrounding highrises with a neoclassical exterior made of milky white and brown bricks.

Since it inhabited part of the Old Dairy Farm Depot in 1984, the Fringe Club has been a celebrated exhibition and performance venue, and has helped transform the city’s arts scene with experimental works.

Take a break at The Vault, a café that used to be a storage depot for ice, dairy and meat. Aside from light meals and drinks, you can also catch poetry reading sessions, exhibitions or performances here — check out the latest happenings before you visit.

Address: 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Tel: +852 2521 7251
Website: www.hkfringeclub.com

Formerly the Police Married Quarters, PMQ now houses works by promising young artists and designers in Hong Kong. Here, not only will you find a fascinating line-up of creative studios and designer products, but there are also exhibitions and workshops all year round, giving you insights into the local creative scene.

Address: 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Tel: +852 2870 2335
Website: www.pmq.org.hk
Yan Gallery
Yan Gallery

From PMQ, move on to Hollywood Road, one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong and now home to a great variety of art galleries and antiques shops.

Yan Gallery was founded by Fong Yuk Yan, a seasoned Chinese art dealer with over three decades’ experience. The gallery houses Chinese modern and contemporary paintings and sculptures, and represents legendary artists such as the late Wu Guangzhong.

Address: Shop 5, G/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre, 1 Hollywood Road, Central
Tel: +852 2139 2345
Website: www.yangallery.com
Parkview Art Hong Kong
La Galerie Paris 1839
Karin Weber Gallery
Street Art
Peel Fresco Music Lounge
The Popsy Room

This is one of five self-guided walks in Old Town Central, Hong Kong’s most quintessential neighbourhood. Be sure to check out the others here.

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