Updated: Sep 19
The Hong Kong Arts Collective is very excited to announce that we will be back at Affordable Art Fair HK 2023! Our booth number is B09.
Photograph: courtesy Kyra Campbell
We are very excited to be back at Affordable Art Fair 2023 for the fair’s 10th anniversary. Focusing on encouraging Hong Kong’s art ecosystem, HKARTS brings you fresh, talented artists from all over Hong Kong. Started by artists for artists, HKARTS is much more than just a gallery. It’s a movement.
Much like Hong Kong, Our booth will be a diverse melting pot of backgrounds, mediums and subject matter. The one thing all our artists have in common is that they all draw inspiration from Hong Kong. With 14 artists and over 50 artworks there is something for everyone. We'll be joined again by collector’s favourites Pete Ross, Wu Jianzhong and Sophia Hotung. We'll also be exhibiting some exciting up and coming artists such as Man Siu Fai, Hermia Wong and Lucy Parris.
This is a very special fair for us as one of our artists, Rick Lo, has been chosen to be the campaign artist. Think of his work as the face of the fair. Make sure to look out for his work on posters around the city and even on a tram! Rick’s work will also be transformed into a 3D welcome wall. Make sure to stop there for a photo.
We will also be joined again this year by Eleanor McColl who has been at every Affordable Art Fair since the beginning. She’ll be treating you to a special project that connects you with friends and family all over the world through postcards. Over the course of the fair Eleanor will be live painting a massive version of the very iconic Hong Kong letter box!
Keep reading to find out who will be at our booth this year. Booth number: B09
Dates: 18th - 21st May
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai
This year's Affordable Art Fair campaign artist, Rick Lo, will be joining us again this year. You can currently see his work all over Hong Kong on the AAF posters and even on a tram! Working in digital, Rick's work evokes a sense of nostalgia and joyfulness. He uses augmented reality elements as a tool for storytelling. His work is rooted in the identity of Hong Kong People and it's history. Full of childhood memories long forgotten, his work is sure to impress.
Photograph: courtesy Rick Lo
This is the 10th year at the Affordable Art Fair HK for Eleanor McColl and her third time showing with us. Her fun, colourful work would be the perfect addition to any home. With an all new collection, you're in for a treat. This year Eleanor will also be doing a special project titled "Love Letters to Hong Kong". You'll get a chance to see her in action as she'll be live painting a massive Hong Kong mailbox over the course of the fair. Make sure you pick up one of her postcards and send it off to the ones you love.
Photograph: courtesy Eleanor McColl
We are so excited to have Sophia Hotung joining us at our booth this year. You know her best as the artist behind 'The Hong Konger'. The Hong Konger collection features 100 artworks inspired by The New Yorker magazine and experiences from growing up in Hong Kong. The collection was created over the course of 2021 and 2022 as a means for the artist to regain agency and independence while bedridden from autoimmune diseases. We'll be changing the art pieces regularly so make certain to stop by more than once.
Image: courtesy Sophia Hotung
We are absolutely thrilled to have Hermia Wong joining us at our booth this year. This is the first time she'll be at our booth and we are excited for you to see her work. Her atmospheric oil paintings from her 'Sleepless in the City' series offer a different perspective of Hong Kong. Her beautiful work will make everyone want to take a nighttime stroll.
Image: courtesy Hermia Wong
Lisa Huang will be back at our booth this year with some absolutely amazing paintings! Her soft brush storks with contrasting ink work brings movement and life to her paintings. Lisa doesn't draw from memory or photographs, she's a plein air painter which means she paints on sight. You'll definitely want to stop by our booth and check out her new collection.
Image: courtesy Lisa Huang
We are very happy to have Wu Jianzhong join us again this year. A collector's favourite for the past two year's, be sure you snap up your piece of his before they sell out. His gorgeous street scenes capture the unique feel of Hong Kong. He has a deep interest and a deft hand in portraying people in their local context, deciphering the hidden thoughts behind their façade, painting their stories.
Photograph: courtesy Wu Jianzhong
Joining us for the first time seasoned artist Kanny Yeung will be showing an all new collection. Kanny uses experimental techniques to visualise emotions and sensations. For this collection she's using untraditional circle shaped canvass which are sure to make her work stand out.
Photography: courtesy of Kanny Yeung
We're so pleased that Richard Crosbie will be making his Affordable Art Fair debut with us this year. His plein air watercolours of the streets of Hong Kong are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. If you want to take a piece of Hong Kong with you wherever you go then Richard is the artist for you.
Photography: courtesy of Richard Crosbie
The Ink Trail
We're so happy that The Ink Trail will be exhibiting with us this year. He's got an amazing new original and some limited edition prints for you to check out. With his "Local Shops" series, Andreas "The Ink Trail" von Buddenbrock puts the spotlight on some of Hong Kong's most iconic yet sometimes least known scenes: the daily life of local shop owners - from Sham Shui Po to Central to North Point. Whether it's the selling of electrical appliances, or fixing broken shoes, or providing shaves and haircuts, each of these smaller local businesses display the grittiness and "realness" which many of us see as a representation of the city's unique character.
Photograph: courtesy of Andreas von Buddenbrock
Elena Klimova will be back at our booth again this year and we're very excited to have her. We'll have 16 of her works available for you to enjoy. Her works are the perfect Hong Kong apartment size for anyone tight on space but wants to make their home beautiful. Elena's work showcases the disappearing heritage of old Hong Kong and how it coexists with the clean lines of the city's modern architecture. Her art shows the diversity and vibrancy of this incredible city, capturing its energy, beauty and complexity in a way that is both intimate and universal.
Photograph: courtesy of Dylan Wright
Joining us for the first time, print maker, Lucy Parris will attract visitors with her bright colours and unique take on the city. Lucy is particularly drawn to the older architecture and loves to depict the often overlooked, quirkier buildings, as well as the better known more iconic locations that epitomise this amazing, ever changing city. Her fascinating, labor intensive process makes each one of her artworks totally unique.
Photograph: courtesy of Lucy Parris
Man Siu Fai
We've very excited to have Man Siu Fai joining us at our booth this year. His work shows the quieter, calmer side of Hong Kong. His landscapes tell the historical stories that these places hold. Working in watercolour, he uses relaxed brush strokes to create a sense of tranquility and peacefulness. Come to our booth to check out his beautiful originals.
Photograph: courtesy of Man Siu Fai
Pete Ross will be showing with us again this year. With his background in architecture, his ball point pen drawings are an incredible sight. Super detailed and precise his drawings will please anyone interested in the bones of Hong Kong. He's interested in the ever changing landscape of our city and the way people interact with their environment. For those looking for a living memory of Hong Kong look no further than Pete Ross.
Photograph: courtesy of Kyra Campbell
Experimental photographer Kyra Campbell will be back with us again this year. Working mostly in analogue photography, she is fascinated by alternative processes and the endless possibilities of how you can work with and manipulate photography. She hopes that people will see another side of photography and start experimenting on their own.
Photograph: courtesy of Kyra Campbell