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An art lover’s guide to Hong Kong’s top galleries

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In recent years, Hong Kong has earned itself a position as a firm fixture on the international art circuit. For art lovers looking to enjoy a rich and creative holiday filled with gallery hopping and prestigious art fairs from around the globe, Hong Kong is a one-stop destination. Here are just some of our favourite creative art hubs and galleries that house artworks from both international artists and local talents.

Bamboo Scenes Gallery

Bamboo Scenes Gallery

If you’re a photography buff, then Bamboo Scenes Gallery in Sai Ying Pun should be on the top of your to-do list. Serving up a huge collection of affordable photography prints in a relaxed setting, this is the ideal place to discover hidden gems as well as up-and-coming Hong Kong-based artists and photographers, whether they are just starting out or have already carved a niche for themselves in the creative market. You can also feel good about shopping for prints and souvenirs at Bamboo Scenes, as 10% of profits are donated to different charities around Hong Kong. What’s better than a gallery with a cause?

Blue Lotus Gallery

Blue Lotus Gallery

For a look into Hong Kong and Asia’s independent art scene, Blue Lotus Gallery is a must-visit destination. Located in the vibrant Sheung Wan neighbourhood, take a dive into the city’s cultural identity through influential art exhibitions and the works of emerging contemporary artists and seasoned creatives from both Hong Kong and abroad. Blue Lotus Gallery played an important part in helping renowned artists such as Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze and Marcel Heijnen debut their work and establish their career, so you might even glimpse the very beginnings of a famous artist in the making on your visit there!

Art Supermarket

Art Supermarket

If you are seeking a forward-thinking gallery to source a few souvenirs or uncover emerging artists, there’s no better place to shop around than at the Art Supermarket. Swapping conventional, sparse white walls for a vibrant exhibition space, Art Supermarket is filled to the brim with works by local and international contemporary artists, ranging from street art and abstract oil paintings to sculptures and interactive illusions. Get lost in their expansive collection and maybe pick up a piece or two to take home with you!

H Queen’s

H Queen’s

Conveniently located in the heart of Central, H Queen’s houses a host of notable art galleries from overseas and the local scene. But it’s not just what’s inside the building that’s remarkable; the building itself is an architectural icon, successfully picking up design awards across Asia. With art galleries such as Whitestone Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Ora-Ora spread across eight floors, you can explore anything from photography to multimedia exhibitions and fine art. For a fitting end to your H Queen’s adventure, head up to the rooftop restaurant, Piqniq, and make sure to grab a selfie with Yayoi Kusama’s famous polka dot pumpkin with Hong Kong’s nightscape as your backdrop.

Pedder Building

Pedder Building

If the neo-classical facade isn’t attractive enough to lure you in, rest assured that Pedder Building Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info is also home to a host of world-renowned art galleries. Situated in the heart of Central, it is a perfect one-stop destination for art lovers to soak in contemporary and modern art in one convenient location. Take your pick from leading galleries like Gagosian, Pearl Lam Galleries, and Lehman Maupin, and explore the frequent travelling exhibitions gracing their walls, as well as local artists who are making waves in the Hong Kong art scene.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Some arts venues in Hong Kong have long and fabled histories, but none more so than Asia Society Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info . Shedding its colonial past as an explosives and ammunition production facility, it has transformed into a cultural hub and heritage site, where visitors can experience a range of stage performances, art exhibitions, and educational talks from industry professionals. Join a tour to learn more about the centre’s rich background and its in-house art and sculptural collection, or head up to the Roof Garden for an astounding view of lush greenery and the urban jungle of Admiralty.

ArtisTree

ArtisTree

With multimedia exhibitions based around changing themes and artists, you’ll never get bored exploring ArtisTree Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info ’s vast art space. A fascinating cultural venue for visitors and locals alike, this is the perfect place for art lovers to gain a better understanding of innovative art forms from all over the world. Be awed by multimedia shows and avant-garde performances, catch a glimpse of celebrated collections of paintings, and marvel at rare artefacts — there’s something for every kind of art lover at ArtisTree!

Blindspot Gallery

Blindspot Gallery

One of the few Hong Kong galleries that focus exclusively on contemporary art forms, Blindspot Gallery Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info is a great destination for art lovers looking to discover photography and video art installations created by local and international talents. Take in experimental exhibitions that explore topics ranging from geopolitics and identity struggles to solitary visual travel diaries. One thing’s for sure: the showcases at Blindspot are for art lovers who enjoy thoughtful artworks that test conventional boundaries.

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)

Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC)

Nestled in Shek Kip Mei, the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre Get me there {{title}} {{taRatingReviewTotal}} {{taRatingReviewText}} Address {{address}} Website {{website}} More info  is perfect for culture vultures who wish to get away from the crowds. As a sanctuary for over 100 studios, you can explore how local artists revel in their craft, as well as catch screenings at film festivals, browse through handicraft markets, and take in large-scale art exhibitions. From its humble beginnings as a facility for housing cottage and local light industries to a creative arts complex that preserves Hong Kong’s past, see first-hand how JCCAC has transformed into a leading creative hub in our vibrant city.

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