Hong Kong is an incredibly unique place, a multi-cultural melting pot for food, culture, history but also art. Many of Hong Kong's old historical landmarks have been transformed into cultural and art centres but also new buildings are popping up all around the city to fill an ever expanding gap. In March every year the world art scene focuses its attention on Hong Kong for four weeks of exhibitions, art events, pop-ups, seminars that make up Hong Kong Arts Month.
Tai Kwun is an historical building dating back 170 years which is situated in the restored Central Police Station compound, one of the most significant revitalisation projects in Hong Kong, comprising three declared monuments—the former Central Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.
As part of this historical complex art and culture is a major focus bringing locals and tourists together with Tai Kwun Contemporary – an art programming body dedicated to presenting contemporary art exhibitions and programmes for continually expanding cultural in Hong Kong.
Located on the eastern edge of the West Kowloon Cultural District. This striking building design, created by Revery Architecture and Ronald Lu & Partners, was inspired by traditional Chinese lanterns and blends traditional and contemporary elements to reflect the evolving nature of the art form.
The eight-storey building has a total area of 28,164 sq m and houses a Grand Theatre, accommodating 1,073 seats, a Tea House Theatre, with a capacity of up to 200 seats, eight professional studios and a seminar hall, all specially designed for different types of xiqu-related functions and activities. The design details of each of the facilities have also been created in response to the practical requirements and aesthetic features of the art form. A unique feature of the venue is the location of the Grand Theatre at the top of the building, which allows for a large open atrium below with space for exhibitions, stalls, and Xiqu demonstrations and workshops.
This contemporary space is nestled in among the West Kowloon Cultural District. This space is perfect for artists, designers and organisations to stage independent small-scale exhibitions and events in the Art Park.
Based in the former cotton spinning mills of Nan Fung Textiles in Tsuen Wan, The Mills is now a destination consisting of a business, experiential retail, and a non-profit cultural institution.
This building which has undergone a regeneration project and has been transformed into an arts and cultural centre offering arts and textiles programmes as well as hosting exhibitions, workshops and seminars. The centre aims to instill the spirit of creativity and innovation, a legacy of Hong Kong’s textile industry.
H Queen’s possesses a one-of-a-kind identity like no other, incorporating a historical setting with an advanced modern design and a premium tailored space that capitalizes on the urban backdrop of Central.
This newly opened space is often used as a backdrop for Hong Kong Arts Month with renowned artists and galleries such as Seoul Auction, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hauser and Worth and Tang Contemporary to name a few.
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