Guide to Top Art Events in Hong Kong this March

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By Contributors  /  March 10, 2017

With March here, that means one thing; Art month is happening soon and we look forward to spotting the next emerging talent. There’s a long list of openings and art fairs from Art Central to exhibitions in South Island Cultural District, but where do you really start? To help you with schedule-planning, we’ve come up with a list of all the top art events to float creative juices. Scroll on to see our curated list of the best art events happening in the our buzzing and diverse city.

Art Basel

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Art Basel has earned itself a reputation with some of the top artists in the world. The world-class art exhibition is Hong Kong’s biggest most prestigious destination for art to date. Expert paintings, sculptures, drawings and intallations from more than 3000 emerging and established artist. One of the sectors, Encounters, will feature 17 projects from international artists by Pio Abad, Rasheed Araeen, Katharina Grosse, Gonkar Gyatso and Joyce Ho to name a few.

Date: March 22 – 25
Time: March 22, 5pm – 9pm; March 23, 1pm – 8pm; March 24, 1pm – 9pm; March 25, am – 6pm.
Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong.
Price: From HKD$250 – $850

Art Central

Art Central returns to Hong Kong on 21 – 25 March and the event includes a strong line-up of artists. Expect some of the most established contemporary art galleries and over 32,000 collectors, art enthusiasts and curators. This year, the fair has lined up several exciting programs including Projects, a large-scale installation by 6 artists and Performance X4A, a Sydney based not-for-profit art organisation.

Date: March 21 – 25
Time: March 21, 12pm – 5pm; March 22, 12pm – 5pm; March 23, 12pm – 9pm; March 24, 12pm – 7pm, March 25, 11am – 7pm
Location: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
Price: From HKD$250 – $850

Asia Contemporary Art Show

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Focusing on emerging artists in Asia, Asia Contemporary Art Show is full of traditional fine pieces like Chinese paintings, watercolours and oil painting from countries like China, Japan and Chile to name a few. Held at the Conrad Hotel, some of the featured artists include Li Baiming (China), Lydia Moawad (Lebanon) and Brian Sze (Hong Kong). 

Date: March 17 – 20
Time: March 17, 4pm – 9pm; March 18, 12pm – 9pm; March 19, 12pm – 8pm; March 20, 12pm – 6pm
Location: 40th – 43rd floor, Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Price: From HKD$220 (admits 2)

South Island Side

Behind the industrial building of the Wong Chuk Hang district is South Island Side, a lesser known art area in the 852. There’s an exciting month ahead with art tours, exhibition openings and dance performances at the art spaces here. Some of our favourites include Emmanuel Monzon at Charbon Art Space, Siah Armajani at Rossi Rossi and Euan Macleod at Michael Nook Studio.

Emmanuel Monzon at Charbon Art Space

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Date: February 25 – 25 March
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 1pm – 7pm
Location: Charbon, 8/F Sing Tek Factory, 44 Wong Chuk Hang. Aberdeen. Hong Kong
Tel: 6906 233

Siah Armajani at Rossi Rossi

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Date: February 25 – 25 March
Time: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Location: Unit 3C, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
Tel: 3575 9417

Euan Macleod at Michael Nook Studio

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Date: From now until May 19
Time: Tuesday to Friday 11am – 5pm
Location: Unit 16A, 40 Wong Chuk Hand Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2525 6880

Para Site


Para Site presents Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs, an exhibition based on how Asia has transformed the world over the decades. See works from some of the coolest contemporary artworks on display from established and emerging artists from around the world including Pio Abad, Tarek Atoui, Josh Faught and Edgar Fernandez.

Date: March 18 – June 11
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 12pm – 7pm, closed Monday and Tuesday
Location: 22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building, 677 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Price: Free



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