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PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 August, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 August, 2001, 12:00am

For a change of pace from the normal austerity of some of Hong Kong's galleries, check out these places for art without pressure.

It may be a coffee shop in a shopping mall, but Cafe Pallette has been extremely diligent in keeping up with its philosophy of bringing art closer to the public. There is usually something different every month. The show for August is curiously named Psoriasis. Local artist Heidi Yip takes this nasty skin condition and gives it an artistic twist. Grab a coffee and see what it's all about.

Until August 31. Cafe Pallette. G 2-3 Olympian City, 11 Hoi Fai Road, West Kowloon. Monday to Sunday, 10am-10pm. Tel: 2521 4908.

Since local furniture giant G.O.D launched an 'artspace' in its Causeway Bay store (left), response from the public has been great. An interesting clay sculptural installation by Wu Ying Yee entitled Cityspace is on show now - in which she attempts to recreate a 'natural' liveable environment with clay and wired sticks.

Until August 11. G.O.D. G/F, Sharp East Street, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2890 5555. Monday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm.

More summer sales are under way and Plum Blossoms Gallery, which has a great artist roster from China and southeast Asia, has announced price reductions for many pieces. It's a good chance to pick up works by the likes of Le Thiet Cuong, who shows internationally to great acclaim (left), as well as mainland talent Chen Yifei and Wei Dong.

Until August 31. 17/F Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Central. Monday to Saturday 10am-6.30pm. Tel: 2521 2189.