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Hong Kong Arts Month

Art is blooming all around. This March, the annual Hong Kong Arts Month enriches your journey with a diversified art experience in the city, where local and overseas artists converge to bring about inspiring programmes, including exhibitions, dance, music, theatre and more.

Explore major international art shows, creative art installations, new art venues, hidden masterpieces of urban art and arty districts, and various highlighted art events across the city.

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Date:
1- 31 March 2019

 

Art is for everyone and Hong Kong is a true artistic hub with diversified genres showcasing top quality international art fairs and performances.

 The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival
The 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival

Featuring 166 performances within the disciplines of opera, music, theatre and dance in 32 days, the 47th edition of the Hong Kong Arts Festival comes alive with the theme “At Every Stage”. The Festival also features 15 new productions and 16 Asian premieres. Adding to the list of great performances, Festival PLUS extends the audience experience with an exciting array of filming, master classes, workshops, meet-the-artist sessions and backstage tours.

 Photo Gallery

Date:
21 February – 23 March 2019
Venue:
Various
Price:
Various
Website:
www.hk.artsfestival.org
 Art Basel
Art Basel

Art Basel, a well-established exhibition in Hong Kong, returns for its seventh edition, bringing together over 240 premier galleries from 36 countries and regions, with over half from Asia. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity by showcasing the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries, precisely-curated projects, artworks by the next generation of talent and more.

 Photo Gallery

Date:
29 – 31 March 2019
Venue:
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Price:
Various
Website:
www.artbasel.com
 Art Central
Art Central

The highly anticipated fifth edition of Art Central features over 100 leading international galleries, primarily from the Asia Pacific region. Over 30 galleries will make their Art Central debut and showcase striking works from across the globe, illustrating the diversity and prodigious talent of artists within today's contemporary art market.

 Photo Gallery

Date:
27 – 31 March 2019
Venue:
Central Harbourfront
Price:
Various
Website:
artcentralhongkong.com

KAWS:HOLIDAY Hong Kong

KAWS:HOLIDAY in Hong Kong features a 37-meter-long monumental COMPANION, the signature character of the internationally renowned artist KAWS, at the city’s spectacular Victoria Harbour. Built in the new grey tone, a relaxed and reclined position, the giant inflatable art piece is the largest reclined sculptural endeavour by the artist to date. KAWS:HOLIDAY welcomes all local and international collectors, travellers and art-lovers alike to slow down, relax and enjoy the moment.

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Date:
22–31 March 2019
Vantage Point:
Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section)
Price:
Free Admission

See art in a different light by exploring the latest art venues in town; from revitalised sites integrating art, heritage and culture, to brand new world-class hubs of visual and performing arts.

 Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile

Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT) evolved as a part of the heritage conservation project of The Mills, the former cotton spinning mills of Nan Fung Textiles. CHAT organises exhibitions and co-learning programmes to highlight the integration of the local textile industry with contemporary art, design, science, heritage, community and craftsmanship.

 Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life
Unfolding: Fabric of Our Life

Use textiles to explore history, hidden socio-political plans and labour experiences during globalisation; stimulate your mind with modern art textiles and techniques.

 

Date:17 March – 30 June 2019
Price:Free Admission
Venue: Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT)
Website: www.mill6chat.org
 Welcome to the Spinning Factory!
Welcome to the Spinning Factory

A peek into Hong Kong’s textile history shows imageries, cotton products and archival documents and objects. Try the spinning process and create your own cotton label.

 

Date:From 17 March 2019
Price:Free Admission
Venue: Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT)
Website: www.mill6chat.org
 H Queen’s

H Queen's, capitalising on the urban backdrop of Central as the centre of Hong Kong's art and lifestyle culture, houses non-traditional exhibition spaces to promote the arts to an even wider audience. World-class galleries and premium tailored spaces showcase a wide array of art pieces made more easily accessible.

 Exit Strategies
Exit Strategies

This event explores escapism felt in the hustle of the city by engaging audiences descending from the 17th floor to the ground floor staging collapse, inversion, compression and delusion.

 

Date:1-31 March 2019
Price:Free Admission
Website: www.hqueens.com.hk
 M+ Pavilion

The M+ Pavilion serves as the primary site for the M+ Museum before its completion. As part of West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is the new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong that focuses on 20th and 21st century art, design and architecture, and the moving image.

 Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint
Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint (exhibition)

A unique exhibition between M+ Museum in Hong Kong and The Noguchi Museum in New York combines two artists’ dialogue and drawings, industrial design and sculptures.

 

Date:From now until 22 April 2019
Price:Free Admission
Venue: M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon Cultural District
Website: www.westkowloon.hk
 Tai Kwun

The former Central Police Station compound has been renovated and now offers the best heritage and arts experiences. The venue, Tai Kwun, cultivates knowledge and contemporary art appreciation, performing arts and history in the community.

 Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close
Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close

Probing the psychological and emotional effects of contagion on people and ways of life, this exhibit shows art and heritage in Hong Kong’s past and present.

 Photo album

Date:From now until 21 April 2019
Price:Free Admission
Venue: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
Website: www.taikwun.hk
 Performing Society: The Violence of Gender
Performing Society: The Violence of Gender

This group exhibition with international, regional and local artists probes the nature of violence over the contested terrain of gender. With a diverse array of artworks, the artists unpack structural violence and offer counter-narratives and alternative imaginaries—with confidence, fantasy, humour, and pain.

 Photo album

Date:From now to 28 April
Price:Free Admission
Venue: JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun
Website: www.taikwun.hk
 Xiqu Centre

Located at the eastern edge of the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Xiqu Centre is Hong Kong’s new venue for Cantonese opera and other forms of Chinese traditional theatre (xiqu). The two-theatre venue offers world-class performances for xiqu lovers and an intimate experience that is perfect for those new to the art form.

 Constructing the Xiqu Centre Exhibition and Music in the Atrium
Constructing the Xiqu Centre Exhibition and Music in the Atrium

The exhibition of photographs by Ducky Tse marks the opening of the Xiqu Centre. Documenting the eight-year development process, it reveals the beauty of the architectural design. The Atrium also hosts regular performances of traditional Chinese music presented by invited professional troupes. The programme features a range of regional styles and showcases the versatility of traditional wind, string and percussion instruments.

Date:From now until 30 June 2019
Price:Free Admission
Venue: Atrium, Xiqu Centre
Website: Exhibition: Constructing the Xiqu Centre:
www.westkowloon.hk

Music in the Atrium:
www.westkowloon.hk


 Tea House Theatre Experience
Tea House Theatre Experience

Presented by the Tea House Rising Stars Troupe, this 90-minute narrated performance is specially designed to introduce new audiences to Chinese traditional theatre. To recreate the atmosphere of Hong Kong’s early 20th century tea houses, audiences are served traditional tea and dim sum during the show.

 Photo album

Date:Every Wednesday to Sunday – 7:30pm
Every Saturday and Sunday – 3pm
Price: $368, $318 (Price includes performance, tea and dim sum)
Venue: Tea House Theatre, Xiqu Centre
Website: www.westkowloon.hk


 Avenue of the Stars
Reopening of Avenue of the Stars

The renovated site reopened in 2019, allowing visitors to see and take selfies with handprints and statues of local stars while enjoying the famous Victoria Harbour.

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The local art scene is flourishing. Walk around the city for surprising encounters of urban arts and hidden masterpieces.

 ARTLANE
ARTLANE

ARTLANE brings a brand new photogenic hotspot of unique mural arts featuring ‘Art & Music of SOHO’, created by local and international artists using walls, streets, staircases and more. More spectacular murals are to come.

 Photo Gallery

Date:
Ongoing
Venue:
Sai Ying Pun (outside MTR Exit B3, on Chung Ching Street,
Ki Ling Lane and Shek Chan Lane)
Price:
Free Admission
 Design District Hong Kong
Design District Hong Kong

Visit a curated, open-air design district gallery in the Wan Chai neighbourhood to learn more about the most authentic and unique stories through creative designs and guided tours.


Date:
Ongoing
Venue:
Wan Chai (various locations)
Price:
Free Admission
Website:
www.designdistrict.hk
 Draw HK
Draw HK

Draw HK ignites your passion for drawing. See drawing demonstrations and exhibitions of artwork by local students and artists. Test your skills in the fun drawing events and tours featuring local stories and architecture.


Date:
1 – 12 March 2019
Venue:
PMQ & various venues
Price:
Free Admission
Website:
www.hkyaf.com
 HKwalls 2019 Street Art & Mural Festival
HK Urban Canvas

Transforming the urban landscape through murals and other art, the public views how street artists work through a series of exhibitions, screenings etc.

 Photo Gallery

Date:
23–31 March 2019
Price:
Free Admission
Website:
hkwalls.org
 HK Urban Canvas
HK Urban Canvas

Through shutter arts explore the rich multicultural communities of Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau and Kowloon City with a focus on Hong Kong food cultures. View shutter artwork throughout the day and snap the scene using a mobile app with AR function.


Date:
From late March 2019
Venue:
Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau and Kowloon City
Price:
Free Admission
Website:
www.hkyaf.com