Street art

Street artists take over Hong Kong gallery for 'live painting'

Nine artists collaborate to turn Sheung Wan space into a street-art corner

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 3:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 August, 2015, 5:26pm

Nine Hong Kong-based street artists have joined forces to present Hidden Street, a community project that will transform a Sheung Wan art gallery into a street-art corner reflecting local culture.

 The artists – 4get, Anny, Bao, Cath Love, Felipe Wong, Hadrian Lam, Peter Yuill, Sinic, and Uns – have taken over the Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO and will work on a “live painting” until  August 13. Members of the public can visit the Sheung Wan gallery to view and participate.

An opening party will be held on August 14 to celebrate the paintings’ completion and  guests will get a chance to create their own special-edition Hidden Street T-shirt courtesy of PrintHouse Hong Kong.

The show is open to the public until September 11. During that time the gallery will host talks by the artists, as well as a talk by local indie band singer and illustrator Jan Curious. It will also hold youth workshops (for children aged 10 to 16) and present daily screenings of On the Road, a street-art travel documentary featuring artists Sinic, Nan, and WHYYY (IDT Crew) who travelled for 50 days from Kunming in southwest China to Tibet, about 2,250km, to paint on an array of surfaces.

WATCH a preview of On the Road

A gallery spokesman said the artists chosen for the project had strong connections with Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan.

Hidden Street, until September 11. Monday-Saturday, noon-7pm; Sunday, noon-5pm, Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong SOHO, 189 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan.

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