Art galleries are heading to Wong Chuk Hang instead of the usual tourist spots like Central, attracted in part to the low rent and space. Photo: Rossi Rossi

Art and culture in Hong Kong: why art galleries such as Axel Vervoordt are moving to Wong Chuk Hang from the usual tourist areas like Central

  • Art galleries are moving from busier areas of the city to a former industrial neighbourhood in Southern district because of its low rents and space
  • The arts scene is growing there in spite of relatively low footfall, thanks to high- quality exhibitions and creative programming
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Art galleries are heading to Wong Chuk Hang instead of the usual tourist spots like Central, attracted in part to the low rent and space. Photo: Rossi Rossi
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Aaina Bhargava

Aaina Bhargava

Aaina recently joined SCMP after working as for the online art platform CoBo Social. With a background in art history and emphasis on contemporary art, she has worked for a diverse range of local and international art institutions. She has previously contributed to print and online art/design publications including: Design Anthology, Artomity, Asian Art News, museeum.com, and the Artling’s online magazine.