ABOUT ART CENTRAL
Art Central, a cornerstone event of the Hong Kong Art Week, showcases the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established galleries from across Asia and around the world. Presented in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB), Art Central will take place 18 – 22 March 2020 on the iconic Central Harbourfront, right in the heart of Central Hong Kong’s business district.
Now in its sixth edition, Art Central has established itself as an international platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and experimentation, and is recognised as a place of discovery for seasoned collectors and new buyers alike. The Fair provides a platform for museum quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists across different mediums. With a unique identity in the Hong Kong visual arts landscape, Art Central delivers the best in today’s global contemporary art practice to over 37,000 VIPs, collectors, curators, critics and art lovers who visit the Fair during Hong Kong Art Week – the biggest art week within the Asia Pacific region.
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 inaugural edition 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.
COREY ANDREW BARR
Corey was formerly a Specialist and Head of Sales for Phillips, where he also organised exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, and design–working with leading international artists to mount exhibitions in New York and London. Barr was most recently Director of a prominent Hong Kong and London-based gallery focusing on Asian Contemporary art and was responsible for influential gallery exhibitions and presentations at prestigious international fairs. With diverse interests – from medieval architecture to 20-21st century conceptual practices, philosophy and contemporary fiction – Barr enjoys reading and visiting museums and non-profit spaces throughout Asia and around the world.
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 joined Art Central in 2018 as the Marketing Manager, and is concurrently the Fair Manager at ART SG.
VIP RELATIONS MANAGER
Joyce is a seasoned arts professional hailing from Hong Kong. Background in business development, strategic partnerships, and top client relationship management. Experience in the international auction house, national museum, and regional art fair sectors. Published poetry columnist & theatre critic. Joyce is trilingual in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and holds a BA from Columbia University in New York and an MA from SOAS, University of London.
Eliza has been in the events industry for the previous 6 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 2020. With 3 years experience working on Sydney Contemporary and multiple events over the years, she is now the Operations Manager for Art Central.
Lulu holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in Interpreting from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With her love of film, she has worked in the film industry as a part-time translator and copywriter. Lulu is now the Gallery Liaison for Art Central.
Aki has participated in marketing and organizing duties of various art exhibitions, as a major part of her artistic quest. She holds a BA in art from the Hong Kong Baptist University, and is now a Marketing Executive for Art Central. She is also an exploratory artist from Hong Kong. Her analyses of the human emotions and nature prompt the creation of her artworks on printmaking and drawing.