Graffiti artists show Work in Progress

Portuguese artist Vhils makes use of textures and layers. Photo: SCMP

Late one night outside Somerset House in Quarry Bay, Victor Ash stands on a hydraulic lift platform, spraying paint on the wall of the second-floor balcony.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 8:46am

Talking Points

America shops on 'Black Friday'

Palestinian envoy in Beijing talks

23 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Briefs, October 19, 2012

A supporter of pianist Fazil Say outside the court. Photo: AFP

Ai Weiwei tops list of influential artists

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

'The world is prettier when everything is blurred'

Chiu Wai-chi walks slowly, her dim eyesight making it difficult to find her way.

Before leaving home, she must make sure she has dozens of pills and the syringes and testing needles that she needs to check and maintain the sugar level in her blood.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

It's a fact: art investing pays off

Owning an art collection guarantees a daily dose of aesthetic pleasure but can it also be an asset that appreciates more rapidly than more conventional investment tools?

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Pictures with a conscience

In a small boutique gallery in Sheung Wan, there's a display of vibrant fragmented images made from torn newspapers and magazines. The exhibition, KaleidosManic - An Exhibit of Fragmented Proportions, comprises work by Ko Tak-kit, who is putting on her first public art show.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Really art for art's sake?

Hong Kong has arrived in the art world's big league. The opening today of ART HK - the Hong Kong International Art Fair - is bedazzling evidence of that.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Inspired by the day

Almost everything about artist Ha Bik-chuen was ordinary: his humble upbringing, his home in To Kwa Wan and the materials he used for his sculptures. Yet his five-decade-long artistic career was anything but.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

It is time to put art education into schools' mainstream curriculum

There was an interesting juxtaposition in the letters page between the 'culture' pun of Harry's Week cartoon and Ryan Tang's letter ('HK parents stifling their children's creativity and curiosity', January 16.)

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Surfwear brand offers an Insight into art

Australian surfwear brand Insight's chief creative director Steve Gorrow will take on Hong Kong, not with a bevy of fashion models but with a three-day exhibition called Garage Art.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Handmade magic

Tired of being a name-brand clone? Feel like throwing some individuality into the mix?

To satisfy a growing enthusiasm for unique, home-grown goods, Handmade Hong Kong (HHK) is taking over the Discovery Bay Plaza next Sunday, from 10am to 5pm, to host the city's biggest independent arts-and-craft market to date.

23 May 2010 - 12:00am

Up-and-coming artist is part of new breed choosing to go it alone on the mainland

Wu Yang is a rising artist based near Beijing's 798 Art Zone. Her paintings, photographs and installations are a pursuit of artistic purity, rather than commercial success. Wu talks about the challenges of being an independent artist on the mainland.

Why did you become an artist?

27 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Keep the bureaucrats away from arts hub

The West Kowloon arts hub project could, if handled in the right way, galvanise the people of Hong Kong with exciting prospects of cultural vibrancy and economic opportunity. So far, however, it has been mired in controversy and acrimonious debate for years.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Gao Zengli's oil paintings such as Final Commemoration of Pu Yi (above) seek to tap into emotions embedded in the modern history of China. Mon-Sat, 11.30am-7.30pm, Art Beatus Gallery, 35-39 Graham St, Central. Inquiries: 2522 1138. Ends Nov 28

17 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Sound bites

The Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair will open on October 4 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre and your porcelain sculpture Blue Angel has been chosen to promote the event, giving it a local and contemporary flavour. What is your take on this fair?

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am