11am - 8pm
Inspired by the materials, textures and shapes of the Central Police Station compound, the Tai Kwun Store collection presents an array of everyday basics which are made of carefully chosen materials and which reference the colours of the site’s architectural features.
Playful and minimalist, Tai Kwun products let visitors savour and relive their experience at home.
Tai Kwun Contemporary has commissioned five local and international artists to create public artworks for Tai Kwun. Inspired by these the Tai Kwun store offers some limited collectible items. Bring them home now!
The Japanese artist Izumi Kato (b.1969) depicts human-like creatures that probe real or imagined sources of life. Available for the first time—exclusively for Tai Kwun—as a transparent coloured figurine, this vinyl doll references Kato’s iconic and limited "soft vinyl figurine" series which he began in 2010 and further contributed to his signature soft vinyl sculptures. The figurines refer to Kato’s ongoing experiments with materiality as a volatile element. Their significance lies in their pulsating yet contemplative existence, which subtly evolves beyond process and creation to attain a spirit of their own.
Tote bags by Les Beatitudes, developed in collaboration with the legendary Hong Kong artist, Gaylord Chan. Chan worked with this charity organisation to make the six colourful flags that are hung against historic Block D on special occasions. He wanted to emphasize the unique aspects of Tai Kwun with the massive flags. A series of floating rhombuses seem to allude to the process of repetition one has to go through in search of some higher truth. Three yellow circles lined up vertically might be the route of a rising sun, while two pairs of curved, rounded forms look like arms locked in a loving embrace. The flags are titled (from left to right) Search, Concentrate, Combine, Expand, Hold and Embrace, revealing the mindful side of Gaylord and bringing a meditative charm to the openness of the Prison Yard.
Les Beatitudes was set up in Sham Shui Po to empower women by utilising their skills in embroidery, sewing and product design to create bags and accessories with fabrics from discarded clothes. Gaylord Chan worked with the women to produce the flags, which took months of meticulous planning, selection of materials, more than 20 women and half a year of handiwork. The tote bags are designed by Gaylord Chan with the sewing ladies as a collectible item.
Tai Kwun Architecture Postcard
Tai Kwun's architecture is full of surprising angles and rich details. This postcard collection allows visitors to take home artistic glimpses of this magnificent heritage site.
Tai Kwun Pen
With a unique twist mechanism and smooth gel ink, the Tai Kwun pen looks great on any surface. Its satisfying weight makes handwriting a pleasure.
Postcard (Set of 8) + Pen
(30% off) $88
Tai Kwun Mini Dotted Notebook
With its pocket-size format, this notebook is highly portable. Made with special wood-free paper, the dotted page design and detachable pages make this notebook a handy way to jot down your thoughts.
Colours: Orange / Yellow / Blue
Size: A6 (60 Pages)
Tai Kwun Mechanical Pencil
Tai Kwun mechanical pencil uses a unique lead reminiscent of carpenter's pencils. Helpful when making important markings, this pencil works well over a variety of paper surfaces. Leads are easily available at stationery stores.
Notebook (Set of 3) + Mechanical Pencil
(40% off) $111
Tai Kwun Enamel Coffee Cup + Enamel Plate
Reminiscing about old times and imagining the utensils used in canteens on site, the enamel collection is a tribute to times past and an endearing reminder of our heritage.
Coffee Cup Size: Medium coffee cup size
Plate Size: 24cm DIA
Caution: This delicate enamel item is made as per the traditional technique. Handle with care and wash with cold water to prolong its life.
Tai Kwun Printed Tea Towel
The Tai Kwun apron and tea towel are perfect for the aspiring master chef in a stylish kitchen. With their quirky architectural patterns, they are a fun keepsake of your visit to Tai Kwun.
Size: 50 x 75 cm
Cup + Plate + Towel
(20% off) $220