Undoubtedly one of Hong Kong’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Sheung Wan is home to hip restaurants, bars, pop-up stores, cafés and some of the city’s most interesting galleries. Here are our must-see sites to appreciate the arts in Sheung Wan

Contemporary by Angela Li

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Above Contemporary by Angela Li. (Courtesy of the gallery)

Begin your tour on the western side of Sheung Wan at Contemporary by Angela Li on the famous Hollywood Road.

If striking, edgy exhibitions are what you’re looking for, the carefully-curated solo and group shows at Contemporary By Angela Li offer just what you're looking for.

Working with artists such as Chen Wenling, Peter Steinhauer and Tony Oursler, the gallery's diverse portfolio showcases art from near and far.

Contemporary by Angela Li, G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 3571 8200; cbal.com

Blue Lotus Gallery

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Above Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze, The Blue Moment #27, Hong Kong (2015). (Courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery)

Pick up a coffee from SP_CE—a café that embodies Sheung Wan’s laidback creative vibe—on the way to your next art stop: Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Founded in 2007, Blue Lotus Gallery specialises in photography and works on paper that explore Hong Kong’s identity and culture. Local legends Fan Ho and Wing Shya, who is famous for his work with film director Wong Kar-wai, are just two of the photographers represented here.

Blue Lotus Gallery, G/F 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, +852 6100 1295; bluelotus-gallery.com

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Lucie Chang Fine Arts

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Above Miloza, Sphere of Exploration, Acrylic on Canvas (2015). (Courtesy of Lucie Chang Fine Arts)

Just a short walk from Blue Lotus is Lucie Chang Fine Arts, which is committed to exploring the influence of classical art—particularly Chinese classicism—in contemporary art.

Among the talents who have exhibited at the gallery are Fang Lijun, one of Mainland China’s most prominent artists, and Zhang Huan, who has attracted international attention with his performance art and paintings.

Lucie Chang Fine Arts, G/F, 26 Tai Ping Shan St, Sheung Wan, +852 2546 8128; luciechangfinearts.com

Soluna Fine Art

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Above Soluna Fine Art. (Courtesy of the gallery)

The next stop on your Sheung Wan art tour is Soluna Fine Art, a specialist in Asian fine art and crafts with deep roots in South Korea, where it operates a gallery in Seoul.

Lee Kang-hyo, Park Yoon-Kyung and Huh Sangwook are among the ranks of both established and emerging Korean artists represented by Soluna.

Soluna Fine Art, G/F, 52 Sai Street, Sheung Wan, +852 2955 5166; solunafineart.com

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Liang Yi Museum

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Above Installation shot of Chrysanthemum and the Dragon at Liang Yi Museum. (Courtesy of Liang Yi Museum)

Transition from contemporary art to exotic antiques and wander over to Liang Yi Museum. 

Bringing together East and West, the museum’s stunning 400 pieces of antique Chinese furniture are complemented by a collection of 700 European clutches, compacts and powder boxes from luxury maisons such as Cartier, Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels. The expansive four-storey museum will have you dreaming of the past.

Remember to book your visit in advance—Liang Yi Museum is open by appointment only.

Liang Yi Museum, G/F, 181-199 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 2806 8280; liangyimuseum.com

Over The Influence

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Above MeeNa Park, Scream, Installation View, Over the Influence Hong Kong (2019). (Courtesy of the gallery)

Over The Influence will quickly jolt you back to the present after a dose of nostalgia at Liang Yi Museum. This gallery specialises in contemporary art, displaying works by artists from around the world including MeeNa Park, Scott Campbell, Nobuyoshi Araki and Erró.

If it’s time for dinner, pop around the corner to Bibo, a French restaurant that shares a block with Over The Influence that is adorned with works by the likes of Damien Hirst, Banksy and Jeff Koons.

Over The Influence, 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road, Central, +852 2617 9829; overtheinfluence.com

Bibo, G/F, 163 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, +852 2956 3188; bibo.hk

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