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Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre

Once home to Hong Kong’s various cottage industries from fashion manufacturing in the 1980s, is now a nine-storey multidisciplinary arts hub. Spread over almost 20,000 square metres, including an open-air central courtyard, JCCAC provides studios for over 100 artists and cultural organisations from all corners of the arts world, as well as housing a two-storey exhibition gallery, black box theatre, teahouse and craft shops.

Cattle Depot Artist Village

This heritage-listed building began its life more than a century ago as a slaughterhouse before being reborn as an artists’ village in 2001. The handful of distinctive red-brick blocks arranged around a courtyard are home to more than a dozen art groups, including an independent black box theatre run by local group On & On Theatre Workshop. Other prominent residents include larger-than life artist Kwok Mang Ho, more commonly known as Frog King, and the unesco-listed media art organisation Videotage. Visitors can come to admire the building’s historic architecture anytime (original elements such as water troughs and metal rings for securing the cattle remain) and visit the artists’ studios when they’re open.

Oi!

Originally built in 1908 as the clubhouse of the Royal Yacht Club, this heritage-listed series of  buildings has been given a new lease on life as a contemporary arts space designed to engage directly with the community. Set around a leafy courtyard, the three beautifully restored Arts and Crafts-style buildings offer a quietly contemplative contrast to North Point’s urban bustle. Focused on fuelling creative thinking, experimentation and collaboration, Oi! plays host to a varied programme of art exhibitions, workshops and events; many showcase the work of emerging local talent, while others draw people from the broader community into the role of creators.

12 Oil Street, North Point, Hong Kong