Your Guide to Hong Kong’s South Island Art Brunch

Liu Jian and Zhang Yu, Zhenggang Xiong and Pascal Dombis_butterboom
By Lau  /  March 23, 2016

Explore the lesser known areas of Hong Kong’s art district at South Island Art Brunch on March 24. South Island Cultural District (SICD) has teamed up with Art Basel to organise an Art Brunch from 10am to 2pm, with a whole day of art tours, exhibition openings, talks and dance performances at 22 of the art spaces in the South Island area. 

*artwork feature above – Liu Jian and Zhang Yu, Zhenggang Xiong and Pascal Dombis

To soak it all up, we recommend you join one of the guided tours being organised to different galleries in the South Island area. Tours starts at 10am and run every half hour till 1.30pm. To make schedule-planning easier, here are Team Butteruoom’s not-to-be-missed events happening during the day:  

Alisan Fine Arts
For South Island Art Day, Alisan Fine Arts presents Is It Ink Art? alongside an art performance by the artist herself, Zhang Yu at 1pm. The exhibition shows a series of ink painting’s with emphasis of lines and brushstrokes by Chinese artist Liu Jian and Zhang Yu. Instead of using the traditional ink methods, both artists have replaced brushes with teapots and ink with tea that reflects Buddhist traditions.  

Time: 11.30am (exhibition opening) & 1pm (art performance)
Location: 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: 2526 1091
Art Statement
Award-winning Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf exhibits Skin Deep/Tamed & Anger and the video installation Le Dernier Cri at Art Statement. Don’t miss the talk hosted by the artist himself at 12pm, where he’ll talk about his artistic inspiration and the creative process of creating nude photographs. 
Time: 11:00 (exhibition opening) & 12pm (artist talk)
Location:Gee Chang Hong Centre, Factory D, 8/F, 65 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong 
Tel: 2696 2300
Charbon Art Space 
Charbon Art Space presents Cellule by French artist Cyril Carret, featuring haunting photos of masked nudes, exhibited alongside sculptures and a video of the creative process. French founder Lalie Choffe will be hosting a talk at 11.30am and a contemporary dance performance by Alice Renzy at 12.30pm.
Time: 10.30am (exhibition opening), 11.30am & 12.30pm (art talk) & 12.30pm (dance performance)
Location: 8/F, Sing Tek Factory, 44 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: 2518 0035
Mur Nomade
Hong Kong artist Jovial Yeung presents In Peril, her fist solo show involving a glass installation and mixed media drawing on the artist’s personal emotions and her passions for animal rights. In addition, Jovial and Amandine Hervey (founder of Mur Nomade)  will host a talk at 11.30am so you can gain further insights into the artistic process and mingle with the art experts.
Time: 11.30am (exhibition opening & art talk)
Location: Unit 1606, 16/F, Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. 
Tel: 2518 0035
Spring Workshop
Visual artist and Filmmaker Wu Tsang will perform an art performance at 12pm at Spring Workshop. Don’t miss Duilian, her film loosely based on the Chinese feminist and activist, Qiu Jin. 
Location: 3/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: 2110 4370
Ovolo Southside
Ovolo Southside Hotel has some of the coolest contemporary artworks on display from established and emerging artists from around the world. See works from the likes of Zhenggang Xiong (China), Young-Deok Seo (Korea), Jason Tschantré (New York) and Paulo Grangeon (France). Don’t miss out Atomic Xplosion I & Atomic Xplosion II  by Pascal Dombis, who uses computers and algorithms to produce artworks of layered shapes and symbols (whoever said math wasn’t creative?). 
Location: Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuck Hang Road, Hong Kong
Tel: 2165 1000
How to get to the South Island Art Brunch:
There will be free shuttle busses running from 10am – 2pm from Grand Hyatt in Wan Chai, Pedder Street in Central and Ovolo Southside in Wong Chuk Hang. 
For the full schedule and program, visit the South Island Art Brunch website

Want more art? Check out the must-visit art galleries in Hong Kong.


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