The red-brick complex at 12 Oil Street is a Grade II historic building that was originally built in 1908 and once served as the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and later as the staff quarters of the Government Supplies Department. The site is being refurbished as an art space and will be ready to open in its new configuration by 2012/13.
A project was organised during the preparation, in which 12 groups of people from different walks of life were paired with 12 artists to stage their own version of the 12 Oil Street story with their cameras. The completed photographic works and episodes from behind the scenes will be successively posted online from January 2012 onwards.
The 12 participating community groups include iPhone users, architecture students, South Asian families, North Point residents and several others. The 12 albums created will record 12 unique experiments based on the interactions between the artists and the different communities.
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The Art Promotion Office (APO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was founded in early 2001 with the mission to promote community art and public art. The APO also runs the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, which offers professional facilities for artists and learning programmes for art enthusiasts.
By collaborating with art practitioners, organisations and community groups to promote art, we aim to let art blossom in the community!
The APO – connecting art with people and people with art!