|About vA!|| |
vA! A hub for you to explore and get passionate about Art!
Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (vA!) is an open, multi-directional art space that focuses on art learning, research and exchange. Here, whether you are a full-time artist, amateur enthusiast, or general public, you can absorb the nutrients of art, have the opportunities to create art and let it transform your life.
We pass on the knowledge of art to the public by organising different kinds of activities such as workshops and talks. Fully equipped with a number of art studios for ceramic, sculpture and printmaking, and also the multi-purpose studios, vA! facilitates the acquisition of experience and skills of budding artists and art lovers. We also bridge between the art practitioners and the audience with the exhibition hall, lecture theatre and multi-purpose rooms which are open to artists and art groups for hire. Moreover, with a mission to nurture young art talents and bring a wider vision for Hong Kong, we organise art and cultural exchange programmes with art communities both local and worldwide.
Situated in Hong Kong Park, vA! is housed in a Grade I historic building, originally called Cassels Block which was built around 1900 to serve as married quarters for British army officers. As a counterpart to its sister venue Oi!, also under the management of the Art Promotion Office, our English name vA! expresses the excitement and surprise that art can bring us. Representing the vertical axis, vA! provides art training for the public to further their artistic development, while Oi! as the horizontal axis explores the possibilities of art experimentation by providing space for projects that can inspire creativity and engage the public.