Portrait of Hong Kong by Fan Ho | Exhibition @ Blue Lotus Gallery
Mar
21
to Apr 14

Portrait of Hong Kong by Fan Ho | Exhibition @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Cocktail Opening: Thursday 21 March, 6–9 pm

Exhibition Dates: 22 March - 28 April 2019,

Venue: Blue Lotus Gallery, 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [New Address!]

This exhibition showcases the last body of work of prominent photographer Fan Ho as embodied in the book project ‘Portrait of Hong Kong’. For this final endeavour the celebrated and much-loved photographer and film director, Fan Ho, went through his extensive archive of negatives to compile a of series of work that had not previously been published. In 2015 Fan Ho selected about 500 old negatives from his own archive which he then cropped in his signature style. After the deeply unfortunate event of his passing, it took another year for the project to be completed with the help of his family and Sarah Greene. The flow of images takes you on a journey travelling from West to East of Hong Kong Island, starting with the boat people, moving through construction and modernisation, across the harbour to Kowloon side, ending in the New Territories and the quiet waters of Hong Kong.

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FROM ABBA TO ZAPPA | Gijsbert 'Gilbert' Hanekroot Exhibition @ Blue Lotus Gallery
Feb
15
to Mar 10

FROM ABBA TO ZAPPA | Gijsbert 'Gilbert' Hanekroot Exhibition @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Gijsbert Hanekroot, or ‘Gilbert’ as better known amongst the rock stars he photographed, will have his debut exhibition in Hong Kong at Blue Lotus Gallery, showing his grainy black and white photographs of 1970s rock legends in their prime including David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Patti Smith, Neil Young, BB King and other A-list artists who changed music forever. Gilbert gained intimate access to musical Gods we still worship today and amassed a visual rock-archive FROM ABBA TO ZAPPA. This rare opportunity to see a selection of Limited Edition and Vintage prints as well as related books will mark Blue Lotus Gallery’s first major exhibition at their brand new venue on 28 Pound Lane, Sheung Wan.

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Chai Wan Secret Tour | December
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour | December

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
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Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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Keith Macgregor, The Way We Were, pop-up at Usagi
Nov
2
to Nov 18

Keith Macgregor, The Way We Were, pop-up at Usagi

The Way We Were is a photographic journey down memory lane through the vast collection of work by the iconic Keith Macgregor that throws you back to Hong Kong during its prime: namely the 70s and 80’s.

The exhibition bursts with nostalgic street scenes steeped in colonial and local culture, city panoramas and images of life on the sea in full colour and black & white.

Importantly, this also marks the first exhibition showing a selection of Macgregor’s latest series titled ‘Neon Fantasies’; a passion project where the artist imagines a reverse reality where the city multiplies in illuminated neon signs.

The Way We Were expresses a city abound in colour, diversity and optimism, a documentation and flashback to a time where the ‘Hong Kong Dream’ was forged and people went ‘all in’ on the game of life.

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Chai Wan Secret Tour | October SOLD OUT
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour | October SOLD OUT

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
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Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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Chai Wan Secret Tour | September SOLD OUT
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour | September SOLD OUT

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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Meet Michael Kenna @ 'Philosopher's Tree' exhibition
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Meet Michael Kenna @ 'Philosopher's Tree' exhibition

Meet Michael Kenna, ask him questions or get your book signed. Part of his solo exhibition curated by Blue Lotus Gallery from 15 June to 01 July 2018. Witness Michael Kenna’s zen-like portraits of trees from around the world and meet the artist in person. Reconnect with the beauty of nature and witness one of the world Masters of analogue photography and darkroom printing.

 

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Chai Wan Secret Tour
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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'Philosopher's Tree' by Michael Kenna
Jun
15
to Jul 1

'Philosopher's Tree' by Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna is one of today’s most important and influential black & white landscape photographers. This exhibition, curated by Blue Lotus Gallery, focuses on a subject most dear to Kenna: trees. Good trees grow slowly, and those with strong resilience situated in good conditions can live for thousands of years. Each tree has its own story to tell. The viewing pleasure of Kenna’s work is likewise connected to a change of pace, close focusing, and a meditation of sorts. One cannot help but wonder, if these trees could talk, what would they tell us? 

This exhibition is curated by Blue Lotus Gallery as a pop-up at Usagi gallery off Hollywood Road,

 

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Artist Talk: 葉家偉 Alexis Ip + Daphné Mandel part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: 葉家偉 Alexis Ip + Daphné Mandel part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Get upclose and personal with these two artists, 葉家偉 Alexis Ip . Daphné Mandel. Hear about their work and process in an intimate setting. This is part of a group exhibition at our gallery from 12 May to 16 June 2018. With never seen before unique pieces in mediums ranging from photography, photo-collage, drawing, painting and moving images.

 

Curated by Blue Lotus Gallery and an Associated Project of Le French May 2018. Hong Kong Dimensions will take you on a fresh journey deeper into one of the world’s most iconic cities in terms of space and time, the man-made and the human, the ultra real and the imagined, and the point where these all melt into one another.

 

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Book Launch "Concrete Stories" by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery
May
26
5:00 PM17:00

Book Launch "Concrete Stories" by Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Be the first to get your 1st edition copy of “Concrete Stories” and have it signed by the artist Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze. This book launch also includes an artist talk where Romain will explain how this body of work, which he started in 2014, came about, his process and the making of the book.

This is part of a group exhibition at our gallery from 12 May to 16 June 2018. With never seen before unique pieces in mediums ranging from photography, photo-collage, drawing, painting and moving images.

Curated by Blue Lotus Gallery and an Associated Project of Le French May 2018. Hong Kong Dimensions will take you on a fresh journey deeper into one of the world’s most iconic cities in terms of space and time, the man-made and the human, the ultra real and the imagined, and the point where these all melt into one another.

 

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Artist Talk: Pete Ross + Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Pete Ross + Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze part of 'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Get upclose and personal with these two artists, Pete Ross & Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze. Hear about their work and process in an intimate setting. This is part of a group exhibition at our gallery from 12 May to 16 June 2018. With never seen before unique pieces in mediums ranging from photography, photo-collage, drawing, painting and moving images.

 

Curated by Blue Lotus Gallery and an Associated Project of Le French May 2018. Hong Kong Dimensions will take you on a fresh journey deeper into one of the world’s most iconic cities in terms of space and time, the man-made and the human, the ultra real and the imagined, and the point where these all melt into one another.

 

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Blue Lotus Gallery @ Affordable Art Fair 2018
May
17
to May 20

Blue Lotus Gallery @ Affordable Art Fair 2018

  • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
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A group exhibition with a star studden line-up:

葉家偉 Alexis Ip . Eleanor McColl . Greg Girard . Ian Lambert . Jim des Rivières . Keith McGregor . Pete Ross . Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze . Stefan Irvine . Tugo Cheng  

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present a new and fascinating group exhibition showcasing the incredible work of award-winning artists around the theme of Hong Kong. A star-studded line-up with world-famous artists as well as new and exciting artists! You will discover Hong Kong from its bost urban to its most natural. Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze's new series "Concrete Stories" - show the wonderful everyday activities of human's on the rooftops of this huge metropolis. Jim des Rivières zooms in on the spectacular yet under appreciated Hong Kong species of moths in beautiful photographic prints. Hong Kong's Walled City was only documented by two photographers, Ian Lambert and Greg Girard, both photographers will be showcasing works from their epic and historical series "The City of Darkness."

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'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery
May
12
to Jun 16

'Hong Kong Dimensions' @ Blue Lotus Gallery

A group exhibition at our gallery from 12 May to 16 June 2018. With never seen before unique pieces in mediums ranging from photography, photo-collage, drawing, painting and moving images.

 

Curated by Blue Lotus Gallery and an Associated Project of Le French May 2018. Hong Kong Dimensions will take you on a fresh journey deeper into one of the world’s most iconic cities in terms of space and time, the man-made and the human, the ultra real and the imagined, and the point where these all melt into one another.

 

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Chai Wan Secret Tour
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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Wing Shya 'Sweet Sorrow' @ Blue Lotus Gallery
Apr
7
to Apr 28

Wing Shya 'Sweet Sorrow' @ Blue Lotus Gallery

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Sweet Sorrow, Wing Shya’s photographic ode to our desolate human condition. Sweet Sorrow reads as a techni-colour love letter to the city that raised him: Hong Kong. Our city serves as a backdrop to what is really going on in the psyche of the “Me Generation” who grew up with smart phones and a heightened attention to all things visual. This epic production which came with price tag of 3 million hkd, involving a creativie team close to a 100 people, Sweet Sorrow may be the most visually gratifying work ever produced in Hong Kong to tackle a subject so intimate and personal as finding the sweet in the sorrow. 

 

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Wing Shya 'Sweet Sorrow' @ Art Central
Mar
26
to Apr 1

Wing Shya 'Sweet Sorrow' @ Art Central

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Sweet Sorrow, Wing Shya’s photographic ode to our desolate human condition. Sweet Sorrow reads as a techni-colour love letter to the city that raised him: Hong Kong. Our city serves as a backdrop to what is really going on in the psyche of the “Me Generation” who grew up with smart phones and a heightened attention to all things visual. This epic production which came with price tag of 3 million hkd, involving a creativie team close to a 100 people, Sweet Sorrow may be the most visually gratifying work ever produced in Hong Kong to tackle a subject so intimate and personal as finding the sweet in the sorrow. 

 

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Jo Farrell Lecture @ Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Jo Farrell Lecture @ Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science

  • Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science (map)
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For the past 13 years Jo Farrell have been photographing some of the last remaining women with bound feet in China. She has interviewed all these women about their foot binding and their lives during the Cultural Revolution and the great famine in China. She has just published a new book illustrated with photos and stories from 50 of these women. The majority are between the ages of 80 and 100 years old and are from Shandong and Yunnan Provinces. These women come from peasant backgrounds and have lived incredible lives working in the fields despite their bound feet. Farrell's work looks beyond their feet and captures a piece of history for generations to come.

Please note there is a HK $20 Admission Fee

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Jo Farrell 'BOUND' @ Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science
Mar
18
to Mar 31

Jo Farrell 'BOUND' @ Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science

  • Hong Kong Museum of Medical Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the past 13 years Jo Farrell have been photographing some of the last remaining women with bound feet in China. She has interviewed all these women about their foot binding and their lives during the Cultural Revolution and the great famine in China. She has just published a new book illustrated with photos and stories from 50 of these women. The majority are between the ages of 80 and 100 years old and are from Shandong and Yunnan Provinces. These women come from peasant backgrounds and have lived incredible lives working in the fields despite their bound feet. Farrell's work looks beyond their feet and captures a piece of history for generations to come.

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Chai Wan Secret Tour
Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tour

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Christina Jensen, coordinator of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 12 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

Please note we can provide private tours for a minimum of 8 people and in Cantonese on request.

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Michael Wolf & Tugo Cheng @ Cheung Chau Wave
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Michael Wolf & Tugo Cheng @ Cheung Chau Wave

  • Cheung Chau Family Walk New Territories Hong Kong (map)
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Blue Lotus artists Michael Wolf and Tugo Cheng were invited to show work at Cheung Chau Wave Art and Culture Festival 2017. 

Using a map which directs visitors to each site dotted around the island, one can explore various forms of art; photography street performance, video, painting, sculpture and music, all negotiating the theme of life by water.  The range stretches from island & water ecology to fishing culture including human birth.

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to announce the collaboration of two of our artists:

Michael Wolf will show for the first time his brand new series of work: 'Fish'.
Wolf is well known for exploring Hong Kong's identity through various projects mainly exploring its urban culture and cityscapes. This time Wolf turns his attention to objects that are quintessential to Hong Kong's food culture: dried fish. Each specimen is displayed in oversized prints floating in mid-air accentuating its translucent nature while revealing its smallest details.

Tugo Cheng very appropriately will show his award winning 'Coastal Geometries' series documenting fishing culture in Fujian. The unique forms and geometries turn the seascape into an array of minimalist compositions of abstract lines and shapes. 

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Romain JL @ Paris Fotofever 2017
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Romain JL @ Paris Fotofever 2017

We are very pleased to announce we will be exhibiting for the first time in Paris featuring Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's work with a solo exhibition at Fotofever. We will be exhibiting is world famous series The Blue Moment and Vertical Horizon. In addition we are premiering a select few works from his current project Concrete Stories.

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Greg Girard:  'HK:PM'  [Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989] @ PMQ
Oct
27
to Nov 12

Greg Girard: 'HK:PM'  [Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989] @ PMQ

HK:PM is an exhibition of photographs of Greg Girard's nocturnal wanderings in Hong Kong made between 1974 and 1989. The exhibition also marks the release of the book of the same title, published by Asia One. HK:PM takes you through the neon lit streets and into tattoo parlours, dive bars and the hotel rooms of soldiers and sailors who frequented them. 

 

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Fan Ho, Greg Girard and Michael Wolf @ Fine Art Asia 2017
Sep
29
to Oct 3

Fan Ho, Greg Girard and Michael Wolf @ Fine Art Asia 2017

For the special occasion of Fine Art Asia Sarah Greene curated a concise survey of Hong Kong's history through three significant projects by three prominent photographers. 

Fan Ho gives us a portrait of Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s, Greg Girard takes us back to neon-lit night life of the Hong Kong of the 70s and 80s while Michael Wolf is portraying the post-2000 Hong Kong that we are so familiar with today.

Prints, vintage prints and books will be made available throughout the fair.

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Fan Ho: Visual Dialogues - Hong Kong through the lens of Fan Ho @ Sothebys
Jun
13
to Jun 30

Fan Ho: Visual Dialogues - Hong Kong through the lens of Fan Ho @ Sothebys

  • Sothebys HK, One Pacific Place 5/F (map)
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'Not many artists can get as many hearts racing as Fan Ho can. The legendary young photographery shook the world with with his dramatic shots of Hong Kong street scenes in the the 1950's. Over 30 works are exhibited and up for sale at Sotheby's, gathering what is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of the artist. Among vintage works, the public will also be able to see Ho's precious Rolleiflex camera used throughout his lifetime, as well as check out the brand new book. "Fan Ho: Portrait of Hong Kong", published by WE PRESS available for sale at the exhibition' –Lifestyle Asia

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