Igniting Art, Fuelling Creativity
At 12 Oil Street, we believe passionately in the transformative power of art.
We ignite art by providing a space that fuels creativity, imagination and an open dialogue and by inviting diverse communities to experiment freely with contemporary art and culture.
Through the empowering experience of co-creation, people can catch the spark of creativity, transforming their everyday lives and the lives of those around them through art.
Oi! is a new platform for exchanging ideas that aims to nurture young artists, promote community art and develop as an innovative and engaging venue for encouraging collaboration and co-creation in art. With the hope that boundless imagination and new experimental ideas can be triggered and that creativity can be sparked through different types of collaboration, we set out to connect art with people and the community.
Oi! is a Grade II historic building that was built in 1908 as the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Its name links the ideas behind it with its location: Oi! sounds similar to the address in Cantonese and conveys a call for people's attention while providing a platform where they can realise their dreams in art.
Oi! will work closely together with the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, its sister organisation under the Art Promotion Office. Representing the vertical axis, the VAC will continue to provide art training programmes for the public to further their artistic development, while Oi! as the horizontal axis will explore the possibilities of experimenting in art by providing space for projects that can inspire creativity and organising programmes that engage the public.
To inspire communities through co-creative experience that connects them to art
• Bridging diverse people
• Sparking a passion for art
• Sustaining art in communities
• Fuelling creative thinking