Appease your creative side, take a break from bustling city life, and immerse yourself in the top free galleries Hong Kong has to offer.
Hong Kong is known to be a melting pot of culture with a dynamic and accessible art scene. Art galleries, museums, and creative hubs are all within reach in the city’s hotspots and ready for you to explore in the midst of hustling city life. Read on for the top art galleries in Hong Kong that will indulge your artistic soul without breaking your bank.
If you are looking to explore modern and contemporary art while staying in downtown, Hong Kong, Opera Gallery is the place for you. Located on Queen’s Road Central and with galleries across the globe from New York and London, to Seoul, the space features a variety of artists creating across all mediums, with sculptures, paintings and installations displayed amongst all three floors of the gallery.
Address: The Galleria, Shop G08-09, Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
The Centre for Heritage, Arts, and Textile (CHAT) is based at the Mills, the former cotton spinning mills of Nan Fung textiles located in Tsuen Wan revitalised into a multi-purpose community space. Showcasing permanent exhibitions inspired by the history of Hong Kong textile industry, CHAT also displays seasonal exhibitions portraying a variety of textile art along with contemporary pieces by artists from across the Asia Pacific region. Visitors can also join various workshops, tours, and learning programmes exploring the creative process behind textile products.
Address: CHAT/MILL6 Foundation, The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T Hong Kong
An international art gallery with a vision to educate, conserve, and promote sustainability, Hauser & Wirth features 20th century modern artists as well as leading figures in the contemporary art scene. Located at H Queen’s complex and spanning 10,000 sq ft across two floors, the gallery displays an array of pieces with historical influences and showcases multiple artists’ debut in Asia. Their overseas exhibitions are also accessible to viewers with an immersive 360º virtual tour experience online.
Address: 15-16/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s most recent addition to the contemporary visual culture scene, M+ features works from a collection of global artists across a wide variety of mediums, from visual art, design, architecture to moving images. The museum of visual culture offers free admission for all visitors up to 12 months after its opening date in November, 2021.
Address: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, 38 Museum Drive, Kowloon
Property Holdings Development Group (PHD Group), the gallery’s name itself a satirical play on words in relation to capitalism, buildings, and the collectiveness of galleries, also doubles as a subtle hint at the heritage of its location, which was built and owned by the founder’s family.
Situated in an old clubhouse that kept most of its previous architecture spanning 3,000 square ft and with a wrap-around balcony, the gallery features artists who are culturally relevant and engaged in critical topics. PHD Group aims to host events such as book readings and film screenings moving forward.
Address: Located in Goose Neck Bridge, the gallery is open only by appointment, and its specific address will be disclosed only after a booking is confirmed.
After a months-long closure, the Hong Kong Museum of Art is back and celebrating its 60th anniversary by displaying multiple installation art works, with one of the series embodying the visual storyline of the museum itself. A façade artwork that echoes a piece on Hong Kong City Hall is also on display until next year, symbolising the establishment of both the Museum and City Hall in 1962.
Address: 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
A contemporary art gallery based in Hong Kong, MINE PROJECT features a select group of young artists whose artworks reflect the social sphere with narratives and aesthetics evocative of the current generation. With the average artist age being in their 30s and coming from diverse backgrounds, the curated pieces featured are surely a part of the most pioneering works of our time.
Address: 202,The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
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