With political unrest and the COVID-19 outbreak, what better time to find some hidden beauty in Hong Kong. The city is blessed with some fine and famous galleries, but there are many smaller secret spots to seek out. Smaller outlets have had a tough time lately, so let Little Steps guide you and your family towards some splashes of color to show them your support.
An art space that is comfortable and not pretentious – here’s an art gallery where you won’t mind bringing the children. Bamboo Scenes Gallery offers stunning Hong Kong wall art by local photographers. Flip through ‘vinyl record style’ collection boxes for a laid-back art gallery experience. They’re partnered with local organic restaurant Locofama so you could grab a bite after with your little art connoisseurs. And the best part is that proceeds from the “Hong Kong Perspectives” exhibition support local charity ImpactHK.
Explore Hong Kong culture and identity at the photography gallery, Blue Lotus, which boasts the works of artists like Fan Ho and Michael Wolf. The upcoming child-friendly exhibition, “Back To Nature” will lead you through a photographic journey - A voyage through Mongolia with Marc Progin, a poet traveler, illustrates how art and nature have an innate ability to heal and enlighten us in times of trial – and for our children who have seen worlds shift, this is a timely exhibition. A selection of fine art prints spanning a period of shooting from 2007-2019 will be showcased.
Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, +852 5590 3229, www.bluelotus-gallery.com
Open Wed-Sun 11am-6pm and on Public Holidays from 2pm-6pm
A revitalized center for create-preneurs and lovers of art! Here you’ll find trendy and hip artistic exhibitions popping up all the time such as the trick art installation on the G/f or “Hong Kong on Steps – Tales of our City,” in which 20 flights of staircases across PMQ have been painted depicting the stories of the 11 artists who mix their city’s tales with their own personal stories. Have fun allowing your kids to literally run up and down the art (the staircase), take memorable photos, and explore the various workshops, pop-up galleries, cafes, and more in this family-friendly area.
A factory building that transformed into a village and art center! There are floors and floors of art exhibitions, cultural activities, and galleries to explore with your family. The galleries and central courtyard on level 1 currently house the exhibition “Cross All Borders: 2020, Dare to Create”. Artists with disabilities have unique stories to share, and this exhibition showcases the previous and recent works of 25 past award winners – you’ll love relishing in the art with your little ones!
Open Daily 10am - 10pm (specific exhibitions may have different hours)
Art with an international flair – the De Sarthe Gallery in Hong Kong is a large art space that often gets filled with the works of international and local artists – From contemporary artists to post-war to impressionists. Their current exhibition “Shifting Landscapes” is an innovative and thought-provoking presentation of the artwork of contemporary HK-based artists, Andrew Luk, and the Post-war master Chu The-Chun. Dip in with your little Monets!
Open Tues-Sat 11am-7pm
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