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Art on the Edge

June 29, 2015

Artify

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

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