Old Bailey Galleries

Introduction

Dedicated to presenting contemporary art exhibitions and programmes as platforms for the continually expanding cultural discourse in Hong Kong, Old Bailey Galleries is a not-for-profit art centre, an important part of the restored Central Police Station compound.

Both reflecting and contributing to Hong Kong’s contemporary art landscape, exhibitions at the Old Bailey Galleries will affirm the city’s position as a leading international art hub in Asia. Working with other like-minded institutions and art groups to present the highest standard of exhibition making and arts programming, the centre will host six to eight curated exhibitions every year alongside ongoing public programmes.

A collaborative and inclusive approach will be adopted for the Old Bailey Galleries by engaging diverse domains of contemporary art practice. The centre’s wide range of exhibitions will be housed in museum-standard galleries that are spread over 1,500 sq m and designed by Herzog & de Meuron.

A broad multi-disciplinary residency programme will also be established, with five studios available and open to both international and Hong Kong-based art and heritage practitioners.

Education is an important part of the programme for the Old Bailey Galleries and a range of formal and informal programmes designed to cultivate engagement with various art practices will be on offer. These will include, but not be limited to, artist talks, workshops, symposiums and guided tours as well as creative printed and digital publications. Through these events and publications, Old Bailey Galleries exhibition space will contribute to an increased understanding of artists’ work, provide an archival record for further research and encourage cultural exchange through public dialogue.