Art Central in partnership with UOB returns to the Central Harbourfront from 27 – 31 March 2019 [VIP Preview & First Night 26 March] with over 100 contemporary galleries showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established galleries from across Asia and the globe.
Now in its fifth edition, Art Central is recognised as a place of discovery and a platform for museum quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists.
Staged within an architect-designed temporary structure, the strong gallery line-up is complemented by a dynamic six-day programme that includes interactive installations, experimental film and performance, engaging panel discussions, as well as some of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries.
Billed as one of the most anticipated events on the city’s cultural calendar, the 2018 fair welcomed over 39,000 international collectors, curators and art enthusiasts adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week and firmly establishing itself as an unmissable art event.
“Art Central boasted over 100 galleries, around three quarters of which were Asia based and had a noticeable edgy feel. The impressive list of galleries complemented an ambitious programme of discussions, installations, performance and film.”
“Aimed at shining a spotlight on galleries from the Asia Pacific region, Art Central in Hong Kong featured edgier works from emerging artists.”
“Art Central remains the city’s edgiest art fair.”
Time Out Hong Kong
WHO WE ARE
Tim was one of the original founders in ARTHK: Hong Kong International Art Fair which launched in 2008 and was sold to MCH Group, the parent company of Art Basel, in 2011. Tim has also gone on to launch Sydney Contemporary which is the leading art fair in Australasia and Tim has been recognized frequently in the Australian Art Media Power Lists as the most influential person in the art scene in Australia. Tim is a co-founder of Taipei Dangdai, and ART SG.
Sandy is Chairman of Angus Montgomery Ltd, a pioneer in the events industry with over 100 years of experience. Sandy has had a key role in launching and running key art world events such as ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair, Photofairs Shanghai and San Francisco, and India Art Fair. Sandy is a co-owner of Sydney Contemporary, and a co-founder of Taipei Dangdai, and ART SG.
Will is the founder of the PULSE Art Fairs which are staged annually in New York and Miami. He was a co–founder of ART HK and is a director of India Art Fair. Will is also founder of the Affordable Art Fairs, which are staged in a variety of cities across the world.
Charles was Managing Director of ART HK since the fair’s inception in 2007 and was solely responsible for developing the fair’s successful marketing and sponsorship initiatives. He played a pivotal role in ART HK’s collaboration with Art Basel, and has been the Managing Director of Art Central, Taipei Dangdai and ART SG since their inception.
Shuyin started her career in art at Christie’s auction house, working in London, Singapore and Hong Kong for over six years and contributing world record prices for Southeast Asian art. She then joined a contemporary art gallery as a director of the Singapore space, helping to develop their gallery program and art fair strategy.
SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGER
Rosie’s background degree was in Art History. Her first experience of an art fair was working as an Operations Assistant on the first Sydney Contemporary in 2013. Since then she relocated to London where she has worked across a variety of industries with different events. This includes three art fairs in London. She is now the Senior Operations Manager for Art Central.
Emma began her career working in Melbourne’s art scene before relocating to Singapore in 2014 to lead the operations for an international gallery. In this role she contributed to projects and exhibitions including collaborations with international museums, art fairs and cultural organisations. She joins Art Central in 2018.
VIP RELATIONS MANAGER
Joyce joins the team from Christie’s where she has spent the past six years working in Client Strategy across Hong Kong, Shanghai and London. Prior to this she worked in Business Development from P3 Publishing (Hong Kong), Multicultural Audience Development at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and in Editorial at Vogue China (Beijing). Joyce is trilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and holds a BA from Columbia University, New York and a MA from SOAS, University of London.
Eliza has been in the events industry for the previous 5 years, working on a large range of Exhibitions to parties within various industries globally. With her love of Art at core with a Business Management degree, she is passionate about creating a successful unstoppable Fair for 2019. With 2 years experience working on Sydney Contemporary and multiple events’s over the years, she is now the Operations Manager for Art Central.
Possessing a background in design, Katy began applying her passion towards art by working in an art gallery. She later joined an exhibition design project as a project assistant in order to play an administrative role in the arts and design industry. Katy is currently devoting her full attention to Art Central as its Fair Coordinator.