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Programme announced for Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition New highlights include The Gallery Walk for Charity and a two day Art Symposium.

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unnamed-6The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association has announced today the highlights of an expanded and exciting programme for the fourth edition of Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking. New highlights include The Gallery Walk for Charity and a two day Art Symposium.

Since its inception in 2012, HKAGA has played a major part in the promotion of art development in Hong Kong, working with gallerists, local art experts, curators and cultural spaces in the city to create Art Week – Autumn Edition, now a fully-fledged art Festival that cements the city’s position as Asia’s global art hub.

Growing on the success of previous years Art Week – Autumn Edition 2016 aims to actively reach out to a wider public with a diverse and more developed programme than ever before. Gallery talks have been replaced by a two day Art Symposium, to be held at Asia Society and supported by the Mandarin Oriental. A major city wide Gallery Walk for Charity will be inaugurated on the 3rdNovember, there will be a new community-wide family art day event will be hosted in Tamar Park, along with Art Treasure Hunts through the city’s art districts, and HKAGA will use the week to launch a dedicated mobile map app that guides users around cultural highlights and galleries in the city.


Art Week – Autumn Edition 2015 Family Art Day

Christine Chan Chiu, General Manager of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association said, “As the artistic and cultural scene in Hong Kong gains ever more momentum The HKAGA is passionate about bringing the treasures to be found in galleries, and in exploring the city through its restaurants, exhibitions and public installations, into the lives of a wider public. Along with our partner ‘Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking, we have collaborated with a range of interesting lifestyle brands and arts organisations to bring a whole new dimension to the art conversation.”

Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition Program Highlights:

Art Symposium, Friday 28- Saturday 29 October

Tickets free, register at https://www.ticketflap.com/hkaga

Hong Kong galleries offer a valuable cultural entity to the city that supports the cultural eco-system. The two day programme, to be held at the Asia Society and with the support of the Mandarin Oriental, is open to the public and free. A diverse roster of speakers will highlighting why art matters, how it benefits society and how exploring art and culture infiltrates daily aspects of Hong Kong life. The list of speakers reads like a who’s who of important figures in the art and creative community: David Elliott (Former Museum Director, Biennial Director, Curator, Art Historian & Writer), Charles Guarino (Publisher Art Forum Magazine), Jiyoon Lee (Managing Director, MMCA, Seoul), Tisa Ho (Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival), Rachel Rits-Volloch (Director, MOMENTUM Berlin), Julien-Loïc Garin (Chief Executive Officer, Le French May & Lumières Festival), Hing Chao (Founder, HK Culture Festival), Mimi Chun (Director,Blindspot Gallery), William Lim (art collector, architect and artist), Linus Cheung (art collector), Catherine Kwai (Founder, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery), to name a few.


Art Week – Autumn Edition 2015 Family Art Day

The Gallery Walk for Charity, Thursday 3 November, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets available at https://www.ticketflap.com/hkaga

Early Bird discount available until 15 October.

A festive night through Central, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun celebrating the art & cultural community of Hong Kong with art,  music and dance installations, food and drinks from the most exciting kitchens in Hong Kong and open access to gallery exhibitions. The interactive evening will be a unique opportunity to allow every sense to be excited by the best the city has to offer, and promises to bring many surprises to those enjoying a Walk through Hong Kong’s art districts, with the proceeds going towards charity.

Art Day at South Island, Saturday 5 November, 12:00 – 7:00 pm

Tickets free, register at https://www.ticketflap.com/hkaga

Participating galleries in South Island welcome visitors to visit their current exhibitions during this fun event, providing tours and introductions of their shows, with special activities and events. These include talks, mini-tours, performances as well as an Art Treasure Hunt.

Family Art Day in Tamar Park, Sunday 6 November, 11.00am – 5.00pm

Tickets free, register at https://www.ticketflap.com/hkaga

This free community event is open to all of Hong Kong: children, youth, students, families and charities. Creative and innovative outdoor art activities, such as a large-scale collaborative installation, outdoor sketching & watercolour, cubism art, leaf collage, graffiti art, facepainting, yoga in the park as well as invigorating exercise sessions with professional fitness instructors.


Art Week – Autumn Edition x iDiscovery City Walks Map App

Art Lates at SOHO189, Wednesday 9 November, 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Tickets free, register at https://www.ticketflap.com/hkaga

All galleries in SOHO 189 Art Lane shall remain open till late with special events & activities, including mini-tours, performances, as well as an Art Treasure Hunt. Art Lates at SOHO 189 concludes and serves as a closing celebration of Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition 2016.

Through the Festival, Thursday 27 October – Wednesday 9 November

New exhibitions will include:

  • “Colours Forgetten” (Myonghi) by Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery,
  • “Colour in Space: SAM FRANCIS 19231994” at  Pearl Lam Galleries;
  • “Precised Fictitiousness” (Wu Didi) by Contemporary by Angela Li;
  • “The Harbour” (Andrew Taylor) by The Cat Street Gallery
  • “Hana” (Inoue Yuichi) by agnès b.’s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE,
  • And many more!

Special performances will include:

  • Performance by singer Yoyo Sham at agnès b.’s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE (28 Oct, 7:30 – 9 pm)
  • Performance by Frog King (3 Nov, 8 – 9pm) at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery
  • Live Argentinean Chamber Music Concert by Eduardo Tamin at Puerta Roja (4 Nov, 7 – 7:30 pm)
  • And much much more!

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