Best art galleries in Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan
Alisan Fine Arts was founded more than thirty years ago and has called Aberdeen home since 2009, although it also has a smaller venue in Central. The gallery is a pioneer when it comes to Chinese contemporary art and new ink art, the latter of which has been gaining more recognition in recent years. If you’re keen to explore your Chinese roots via stunning paintings, Alisan is a great place to start.
This Aberdeen gallery has been around for more than a decade now and specialises in both western and Chinese contemporary and modern art. Founder Dominique Perregaux originally opened the progressive gallery back in 2003 off Shin Hing Street in Central before he opened a Tokyo space in 2010. Not limited to a single genre, this space has something for everyone, from Buddists sculptures and cartoon-style paintings to stunning photos.
Founded by Boris Vervoordt in Antwerp in 2011 as part of the Axel Vervoordt Company, the gallery celebrates contemporary art with a special interest with artists that explore the concept of the void, the process of the creation and questioning the relationship between space and time. Having moved to a new 8,000sq ft, 2-storey Wong Chuk Hang in 2019, Axel Vervoordt continues to work with living contemporary artists, both local and the internationally established, as well as talents who have rarely got a presence in the region.
With a primary focus on contemporary photography and image-based works, Blindspot Gallery is one of the largest gallery spaces in Hong Kong and is located in the booming art neighbourhood that is Wong Chuk Hang. Representing and celebrating emerging and established local artists, the gallery also occasionally hosts exhibitions by artists from around East Asia.
Originally founded in Paris in 1997, Hong Kong’s De Sarthe Gallery is an impressive 9,820sq ft art space that represents and exhibits a diverse spectrum of international artists, from important French impressionists to Asian and western contemporary artists, as well as emerging talents too. The team at De Sarthe really knows how to utilise the space to present some incredibly innovative exhibitions.
This is Hong Kong’s only black-box gallery. The unparalleled 4,500sq ft space is almost completely pitch black and presents immersive, interactive exhibitions designed for a full sensory experience in art. Currently undergoing renovations, Empty will re-open on March 26.
This is the place to go if you're looking to update yourself on the who's who in the local emerging arts scene. Gallery Exit was first set up in Soho before moving to this more obscure location in Tin Wan in 2008, long before the district became a fashionable arts hub. It has a reputation for showcasing young artists from Hong Kong as well as from Mainland China. Talents who have graced the space include Kwan Sheung-chi, Luke Ching and Nadim Abbas.
Originally established in Shanghai in 2016, Longmen Art projects’ new branch in Hong Kong is all about utilising its position in the international art market to celebrate all things modern and contemporary in Asian art. Boasting a spacious venue coupled with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lush forestry of the Southside, the space allows you to view artworks in, literally, a whole new light.
As the name suggests, this Wong Chuk Hang gallery was originally established in 2005 in Beijing and eventually opened its Hong Kong branch in 2012. The gallery represents a roster of international artists but has a primary focus on those from Hong Kong and the nearby region. The gallery has played a significant part in putting new artists on the map including Mao Lizi and Aniwar Mamat, who showcased his unique felt-based works.
Founded by mother-son duo Anna Maria and Fabio in 1985, Rossi & Rossi showcases both classical and contemporary Asian art. Works from India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia can be found here, but the pair's strongest passion is Tibetan art, both traditional and contemporary.