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Affordable Art

Affordable Art

By HK Magazine (updated on 24 November 2017)

Hong Kong has something to offer all art lovers, with shops, galleries and studios that cater to every budget. Here’s our rundown of the city’s affordable art.


Founded by Japanese designer Megumi Takami, Ciaolink is an online brand selling artworks of beautiful Hong Kong townscapes: from views of the harbor to an impression of the city’s busy neon signs and more. Drawn by the Japanese artist Kiyoko Yamaguchi, the incredibly detailed artworks are done on an exclusive “Pachika” paper, which reacts to heat and pressure to create an interesting embossed texture. They’re great as gifts for friends leaving Hong Kong, but can also be beautiful additions to any room.

Address: Kapok, G/F, Hollywood HG10-12, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central
Tel: +852 2873 1795
Website: www.ciaolink.com
Fleye Photography

Created by artists who aim to make excellent humanist photography more accessible, Hong Kong-based Fleye sells its collections at affordable prices and has a constantly growing stable of contributors from around the world. Look for the gorgeous Hong Kong Tramways collection or venture farther afield with images from Indonesia or Laos.

Address: Kapok, Shop HG10-12, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central
Tel: +852 2858 8170
Website: www.facebook.com/fleyephotography
Odd One Out

A pretension-free outfit in the ever-evolving St. Francis Street neighborhood, Odd One Out stocks various handmade goods, including greeting cards, screen-printed tote bags and home décor, as well as original art prints. No digital shortcuts here—we’re talking mad intaglio and lithograph skills, in addition to screenprints, etchings and engravings. Instead of impractical price tags and high-profile artists, Odd One Out claims to champion the little guy with affordable original prints from up-and-coming creatives. There’s an SFS Cafe as well, which is also a no-frills affair with a simple menu, wooden benches and awesome coffee.

Address: 14 St. Francis St., Wan Chai
Tel: +852 2529 3955
Website: www.oddoneout.hk
Picture This
Picture This

Established by Christopher and Pamela Bailey more than a decade ago, Picture This has grown to become one of the city’s most frequented art shops. The duo curates fine art photography, vintage and contemporary posters, maps, early photographs of Hong Kong and China, so it’s the perfect place to shop for that unique addition to your home. The company also carries antiquarian and secondhand books about Asia, photographs for children’s rooms, and sporting prints.

Address: Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd., Central
Tel: +852 2525 2820
Website: www.picturethiscollection.com

Founded in 2012, PubArt Gallery is an approachable space for art lovers to mingle and appreciate the growing local creative scene. The gallery dedicates itself to showcasing innovative exhibits in a variety of mediums and championing emerging local talents. So far, more than 45 Hong Kong artists have been on display here. Of course, the gallery is as devoted to the public as it is to the artists—look out for accessibly priced pieces as well as hands-on workshops.

Address: 7B Chancery Lane, Central
Tel: +852 2840 1809
Website: www.pubart-gallery.com
Wattis Fine Art
Wattis Fine Art

Wattis Fine Art opened in 1988 and has established a reputation for its specialization in historical pictures, antique maps, paintings and travel books of East Asia. Its collections cover late 16th century to 20th century Pearl River Delta, Canton, Macau, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and paint a vivid picture of the region and its history. If you’re looking to decorate your place with some dapper historical flair, this is your go-to place.

Address: 2/F, 20 Hollywood Rd., Central
Tel: +852 2524 5302
Website: www.wattis.com.hk

Established in 2006 by two friends and avid photography lovers, YellowKorner aims to become a global purveyor of top quality photography prints. There are two branches in Hong Kong: one in IFC and another in arts and design hub PMQ. You’ll find beautiful works by historical, contemporary and modern masters, from monochrome vintage photographs to urban snapshots from all over the world. They all come with a certification of authenticity and you can choose your prints in multiple sizes, mounts and frames. It also offers photography and Photoshop classes.

Address: Shop 3022B, 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central
Tel: +852 3997 3670
Website: en.yellowkorner.com

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