Rising rent and Central’s space limitations have long seen Hong Kong’s art aficionados looking to eastwards to get their exhibition fix, and Chai Wan’s mosaic of high-rise industrial and residential properties has become an unlikely stalwart of the contemporary Asian art scene.
Home to countless avant-garde galleries, one such space in Chai Wan is Artify, a modern aerie dedicated to contemporary print and paper works.
Located in the factory building of local daily newspaper, Ming Pao, Artify was set up by Cherry Ho, a graphic designer with a passion for fine arts whose father works in the printing industry. Ho has been very hands-on in her curatorial debut, successfully showing exciting emerging talents from across the region.
Standouts have included a site-specific installation of images by Malaysian photographer Eiffel Chong, and an impressive expo of works by Katsutoshi Yuasa, a Japanese woodblock artist. The current show unites three acclaimed local artists, Vivian Ho, Sarah Tse and Eve Leung, who present ethereal works embedded in romanticism.
Add to that a full roster of interactive events, workshops, talks and screenings, not to mention some show-stopping harbour views, and you have more than enough reason to voyage to the end of the Island Line. Art-venturous!
Until 15 Jul, 2015.
Unit 7 / 10/F / Block A / Ming Pao Industrial Centre / 18 Ka Yip St / Chai Wan / +852 3543 1260 / 10am-7pm Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm Sat / artifygallery.com