Hong Kong is a very art-friendly city—we see it in the numerous galleries, street art and photogenic locations alongside the many artists that choose to have their work exhibited here. But if you’re looking for more unique places to see the artsy side of Hong Kong, there are plenty of art spaces that are a little lesser-known.
Venture into these hidden art spaces that you may not have known exist before, and get ready to appreciate a new side of Hong Kong and fall in love with art even more.
1. Cattle Depot Artist Village
Art lovers and locals might have heard of Cattle Depot Artist Village but this former slaughterhouse-turned art space is truly a hidden gem in the sleepy neighbourhood. Located near To Kwa Wan and Ma Tau Kok, Cattle Depot Artist Village is now much more accessible thanks to the opening of the Tuen Ma line. This artistic hub is recognisable even from afar—a contrast to the high-rise older buildings surrounding it—thanks to its red brick exterior.
The art space was renovated into a local art community in 2001, well ahead of other notable places like Tai Kwun or PMQ. It’s the only surviving pre-war cattle slaughterhouse in Hong Kong, making it a place to truly visit both for the art and the history.
Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2364 2959