A swing around the city’s art galleries shows it’s international artists that get all the love while home-grown talent often struggles to shine through. MobArt wants to change that. With the launch of its online art shop, it aims to give local creatives a platform on which to promote and sell their work. “It’s also about boosting Hong Kong’s image as a vibrant community for art,” says MobArt founder Steph Chung Yue-ching. “Our ambition is to promote art as a lifestyle and act as the bridge between artists and those who value and seek creativity.” New Hong Kong service lets you buy art by instalment MobArt started out in 2009 as a mobile gallery curating art exhibitions in public spaces. Artists featured on the website include London-based Elsie Wong Nga-sze, who was born and raised in Hong Kong, and United States-born Emily Eldridge, who lives in the SAR and whose quirky pop art-style prints have a “girly” appeal. Those nostalgic for traditional Hong Kong snacks will love Anita Cheng Kit-yan’s Cha Chang Tang series. The online shop offers a wide range of limited-edition art prints, photographs and sculptures as well as drawings and paintings at prices to suit a range of budgets. MobArt has more than 200 artists available for commissioned works and only a small selection of those are featured in the online shop, but there are plans to add more. Discover more at mobart.net .