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Art Exhibitions To See This May In Hong Kong

We've handpicked some art exhibitions and events to check out this May. Read on to discover more.



Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2024

Affordable Art Fair will be back at the convention centre this May with 100's of affordable artwork for you to choose from. This will be the eleventh edition of the fair and will be bigger and better then ever. Get ready for not only amazing artwork but also live painting, large scale installation, family friendly activites and enough bubbles for everyone. This fair is the perfect place for those looking to start an art collection or for those looking to top up their collection as all the artwork is under $100,000.


p.s. We'll be at booth G04.


When: 16th May - 19th Mayl 2024


Affordable Art Fair 2024

Image: courtesy Affordable Art Fair


Exhibtion and Convetion Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai



The 2024 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Finalists


Marking its 20th anniversary this year, the prize shares a remarkable mission to celebrate contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong while identifying budding art talents. 30 finalists' artworks are exhibited at H Queen's offering a chance for public appreciation and mass voting. Head to the exhibition or their website to vote for your favourite.


When: 8th May - 16tht May 2024


The Sovereign Asian Art Prize

Image: courtesy The Sovereign Foundation


F/9, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central



The Stallery: FACES PLACES


FACES PLACES, a contemporary fine art photography show is now open to the public at THE STALLERY in Wanchai from 3rd May. The show features two Hong Kong native artists, Pater Ho and Rorce Lau, who share interesting perspectives of people and places through their lenses. The two artists speak their own unique photographic languages with one thing in common – individuals among us telling stories about the world they perceived.


When:3rd May - 16th June 2024


The Stallery - Faces Places

Image: courtesy The Stallery Gallery


G/F, 82A Stone Nullah Lane



Wyndham Social: Protanopia Blues by Diggity Douglas


Wyndham Social gladly presents 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀, a solo exhibition by Spanish artist Diggity Douglas.

An ongoing experiment and exploration of the subconscious influence on creativity, Diggity Douglas's latest series, 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲𝘀, showcases his imaginative use of visions and symbols while paying homage to his Spanish Surrealistic roots. This collection delves into intense subject matters such as substance abuse and the struggles of a painter with acute colour blindness. The deconstructed figures serve as a gateway into the artist's introspection, captivating viewers and inspiring their own self-reflection.



When: 14th May - 16th June 2024


Wyndham Social: Protanopia Blues

Image: Wyndham Social


G/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central



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Breathing Room: Wish you can hear by WuSoul


Breathing Room Hong Kong invites you to check out their new solo exhibition by illustrator Wusoul Huan. About his exhibition he says "In the culture and education we grew up in, it's harder to express yourself than to put emotions away. As simple as a thank you, as difficult as an apology, it gets harder to speak out. Don't be afraid to say more." These beautiful illustrations will give you the coruage to get in touch with your inner feelings and speak out.


When: 4th May - 19th May 2024


Breathing Room - Wu soul

Image: courtesy Wusoul


30/F Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road



Boogie Woogie Photography: A Trio of Artistic Expressions


Boogie Woogie Photography brings you an exhibition that captures the vibrant tapestry of Hong Kong. Elisa Jeandedieu, Sylvain Holtermann, Takeshi Shikama take you on an artistic journey of the city we all love.

 

When: 27th March - 1st June 2024


Boogie Woogie Photography - A Trio of Artistic Expression

Image: Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts


21/F Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central



JPS Gallery: The Speagle's


When you think of ‘family’, what comes to mind? Perhaps it is the gingerbread house your family built last Christmas or the comforting embrace of your spouse after a long day at work.American artist Paul Hunter Speagle is set to make a triumphant return to Hong Kong with a new solo exhibition titled The Speagle’s. This unique showcase invites you to enter the artist’s home and meet his endearing family. In a refreshing departure from the ‘perfect family’ facade we often see, Speagle presents a realistic and unfiltered portrayal of the daily encounters within his home.These are experiences that many of us can relate to yet purposely keep hidden from the public eye. Whether it is family disputes or the rising pile of kitchen table bills, this exhibition serves as a beacon of truth and clarity in a world of idealised depictions of family life.


The exhibition unfolds in three stages, each a pivotal phase in the artist’s journey to bringing this unique experience to life. Inspired by his wife’s advice to “paint your life and us,” visitors will first step foot in a room adorned with trinkets of love and objects that hold special meaning to the Speagle family. The next room will be the artist’s studio, a space where visitors can witness how Speagle’s creations not only encapsulate the memories he shares with his family but serve as a means for him to navigate life’s complexities in his pursuit of self-growth, a journey that we all can learn from and be inspired by.



When: 3rd May - 1st June2024


JPS Gallery - Paul Hunter Speagle

Image: courtesy JPS Gallery


Shops 218-219, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central



Oil Street Art Space: People Mountain, People Sea


Renowned London based multi-disciplinary artist and set designer Gary Card presents his first major solo show in Hong Kong’s Oil Street Art Space as part of the gallery’s “Oi! Spotlight” 2024 programme taking place from Wednesday 20th March 2024 to Sunday 28th July 2024.


The show entitled “People Mountain, People Sea'' is an exploration of Gary Card’s visually joyful language through a re-imagined blending of eastern and western iconography. Referencing the popular chinglish idiom, the show takes on elements of duality, of re-interpreted meanings and the potential for new inspiration to arise from one culture to another, creating an experience that encourages one to re-discover the familiar with fresh eyes.


Spread across the gallery’s outdoor and indoor spaces, the exhibition channels Card’s desire to capture this vibrancy of Hong Kong through large scale sculpture, paintings and video work all presented through Gary Card’s finely honed spatial sensibilities as a celebrated set designer.


In an approach that the artist refers to as “barnacles of time”, sculptures and paintings have become encrusted with objects both familiar and abstract. This seemingly unconscious layering of history, styles and forms observed in Card’s artworks sits in direct parallel to his observance and interpretation of Hong Kong’s rich physical and cultural landscape.


When: 20th March - 28th July 2024


Gary Card

Image: courtesy Gary Card


12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong

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