Victoria Prison

Calls for disclosure over relics found at police station site

New uncertainty surrounds the HK$1.8 billion project to turn Central Police Station into an arts complex after relics of potentially historical significance were unearthed at the Hollywood Road compound.

Wednesday, 27 April, 2011, 12:00am

Touring exhibitions highlight the best of Japan

In addition to the Kansei Value Creation Fair, two further Japan-based touring exhibitions will be in Hong Kong to delight and inspire. These world-class events will bring yet another dimension to Business of Design Week 2010.

Japan Design 2010 will showcase the newest takes on electronics, appliances and household goods, by Japanese companies.

17 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Consultant hints at U-turn over prison hall

A Central Police Station compound prison hall said to have heritage significance might have to be torn down for new buildings, a conservation consultant for the Jockey Club hinted yesterday.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Art walkers to get a taste of local architecture as list of events grows

An extra exhibition has been added to ArtWalk. According to organiser John Batten (right), in addition to the 55 galleries already taking part in the annual visual arts crawl through the city tonight, the last-minute attraction is an exhibition called the 'Hong Kong and Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture' at the Central Police Station.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arresting vision for police station project

I recently visited the Jockey Club's exhibition of its plans for the old Central Police Station complex. The exhibition is currently at the club's Happy Valley premises and will appear at City Hall, the Cultural Centre and Sha Tin Town Hall during the next two months.

18 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Creativity flows as artworks promote heritage conservation

An art exhibition with the theme of 'Prisons' aims to promote heritage conservation in Hong Kong.

Prison Art Explore, organised by Artist Commune, features works created by about 50 students from five institutions.

They attended workshops and visited the former Victoria Prison - Hong Kong's first prison - to get inspiration for their projects.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Heritage site plan offers HK touch of glass

'Bird's Nest' architects envision transparent tower for Central's Victorian complex

The Jockey Club yesterday unveiled its proposal for the historic Central Police Station site that includes a new transparent structure rising as high as 160 metres alongside the 19th-century buildings, which will be renovated and adapted to cultural and commercial uses.

12 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Decision on Victoria Prison plan delayed

A court has delayed a decision on whether it should intervene to stop the Chief Executive in Council from reviewing the draft redevelopment plan for the site of Victoria Prison and the old Central Police Station.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Activists kept in dark over plans for old jail

The Town Planning Board changed its reasons for approving the redevelopment plan for Central Police Station and Victoria Prison during a confidential meeting to which heritage activists were not invited, court documents allege.

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Re-opening of Victoria Prison Art Museum

More than 20 local artists including Chan Yuk-keung, Ho Siu-kee, Kum Chi-keung, Leung Po-shan and Tozer Pak, join forces to turn Victoria Prison into an art museum. Today-tomorrow, Sat, Apr 15, Apr 21-22, 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, Victoria Prison, Old Bailey St, Central, free. Inquiries: 6828 9303

8 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Victoria Prison

Today-April 9, 14-15, 21-22

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The Exhibition

Journey to the History of Victoria Prison

21 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Artistic move to save Victoria Prison

TO PRESERVE Victoria Prison on Old Bailey Street in Central, 25 artists decided to turn the 165-year-old building into a gallery.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Have time to spare? Enjoy yourself with a spell behind bars

Want to have a taste of what life behind bars was like decades ago? Here is your chance to stay in tight quarters like a caged animal, check out a cat-o'-nine-tails that graced the behinds of many naughty prisoners and have your mugshot taken.

6 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Journey to the History of Victoria Prison

Prison Art Museum; various dates

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am