Oi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolfOi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
Oi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolf

At site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village, art has come full circle – the story of Oil Street, North Point, and how it earned its name

  • Named for a fuel depot and once the site of a power station, cemetery depot and government warehouse, Oil Street was colonised by artists in the 1990s
  • Their artists’ village was short-lived, but art returned with the conversion of a former Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club clubhouse into community art centre Oi!

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Oi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolfOi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
Oi!, a community art centre in Oil Street, North Point that was formerly the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Art has come full circle in the street, which was the site of Hong Kong’s first artists’ village. Photo: Christopher DeWolf
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