Now that the talking’s over (Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition kicked off with a two-day Art Symposium that brought a who’s who of the art world to the city before wrapping up yesterday), let the fun begin …
Bigger and better than ever, the nine-day event billed as “a fully fledged art festival” includes the Gallery Walk for Charity on the night of November 3, a Family Art Day at Tamar Park on November 6 and Art Treasure Hunts.
“As the artistic and cultural scene in Hong Kong gains ever more momentum, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association is passionate about bringing the treasures to be found in galleries, and in exploring the city through its restaurants, exhibitions and public installations, into the lives of a wider public,” says Christine Chan Chiu, general manager of the association, which is behind the event.
The inaugural Gallery Walk for Charity will see 40 participating galleries in Central, Sheung Wan and Sai Ying Pun throw open their doors until late, hosting dance performances, live music and street art; all money raised will go to charity. Restaurants including Fish & Meat, Stockton, Brickhouse, Mott 32, 208 Duecento Otto, Aberdeen Street Social, Bayta and Tartine will provide food at venues, with drinks courtesy of Absolut, Peroni and Pont des Arts.
Family Art Day is free to all, with outdoor art activities including a collaborative large-scale installation, sketching and watercolouring, graffiti art and face painting.
The association will launch a mobile map app to guide users around the city’s cultural highlights and galleries.
For more details, full event listings and ticketing, visit www.hkartweek.org.