2016.09.17 Sat, by
South Island Art Day 2016

[Press release]

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 12pm – 8pm

Admission: Free

The South Island Cultural District (SICD) galleries, art spaces and artist studios will open their doors for the annual South Island Art Day on September 24th, 2016. Following highly successful Art Nights and Art Days over the past 2 years, the SICD is expecting over 2000 local and international art lovers to attend the event at “Hong Kong’s New Destination for Contemporary Art”.

SICD promises an exciting and varied programme including art exhibitions in 24 art spaces, giving visitors the opportunity to attend exhibition openings, interact with local and international artists, experience contemporary art, dance and music performances, as well as enjoy free food and drink from our south side partners. A free shuttle bus will be in operation, bringing guests from Central (World Wide House/Pedder Street) to Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan.


What is the South Island Cultural District (SICD)?
Founded in 2013, SICD is currently formed by 18 galleries and art spaces in the South Island areas of Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan. With the exception of Central, no other district in Hong Kong can claim to have so many high quality galleries located in the same area. And no other district has so many galleries hosting exhibitions in large industrial spaces (ranging from 3000 to 5000sf). SICD is a major evolution and improvement to the Hong Kong art scene and the South Island district has became Hong Kong’s new destination for contemporary art.

Current SICD members are:

ADC Artspace
Gallery Exit
The Cat Street Gallery Annex
Greer Howland Smith Art Studio
Rossi & Rossi
Alisan Fine Arts
Infinity Gallery
Spring Workshop
Kirsteen Pieterse Studio
Pékin Fine Arts
KORU Contemporary Art
The Empty Gallery
Blindspot Gallery
Kumiko M. Art Studio
Whitestone Gallery
CHARBON art space
Mur Nomade
Yallay Gallery
Marsha Roddy studio
Michael Nock Studio
Chloe Ho Studio

South Island Art Day 1

Objectives of the SICD
Currently led by contemporary art galleries, the present objective of SICD is to bring awareness about the district to art lovers. We organise joint openings, specific events and liaise with art fairs and other festivals to promote the area. SICD has also produced a written guide to the district, which is available at key distribution points throughout Hong Kong. The group has a website and sends monthly e-newsletters with updated information about spaces, exhibitions, special events and show openings.

Soon SICD will include more cultural outlets in the area such as photo studios, dance academies, yoga centers, private kitchens, music studios, etc. Crossover and interdisciplinary events as well as cultural festivals will be organized. SICD is at the forefront of the promotion of this new and dynamic cultural neighborhood.

SICD online
Check our website www.sicd.com.hk for full information about SICD members, updated information about shows and special events and to see our downloadable guide.

For more information about SICD, to have a guided tour of the neighborhood or to set up interviews, Please contact Ms. Thisby Cheng on 2696 2300 or [email protected]

SICD Art Day 2