THE SHOPHOUSE Hong Kong Turns Pre-WWII Building Into 4,000 Sq-Ft of Gallery Space

Opening exhibitions include works from Steve Harrison, Kiko Kostadinov, and Ben Edmunds.

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Last Saturday saw the official opening of Unveil Limited’s THE SHOPHOUSE concept in Hong Kong. The Grade III-listed pre-WWII traditional “tong lau” building has been restored and updated, but sees the reclamation of many fixtures and details from its rich past — details like the “Shanghai plaster” exterior, wrought iron window framing, and terrazzo floors all point back to Hong Kong’s celebrated and burgeoning past.

The new space serves as a 4,000 sq-ft gallery space with each floor dedicated to the works of different unconventional artists. For it opening, the five-storey building sees the residency of: acclaimed British ceramist Steve Harrison and his Taste of Cup exhibition with Postcard Teas London, the archival display of past works of Bulgarian fashion designer Kiko Kostadinov, and lastly, Ben Edmunds’ first solo exhibition in Hong Kong titled HAPPINESS™. The remaining mezzanine floor and rooftop are dedicated to a staff-curated library and garden/workshop, respectively. All three exhibitions will run until June 28.

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THE SHOPHOUSE
4 Second Lane
Tai Hang, Hong Kong

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