Why art lovers will be flocking to Hong Kong in March
Hong Kong will be the "go to" destination for art lovers in March with Hong Kong Arts Month running from March 1-30.
The event will feature internationally acclaimed artists, as well as neighbourhood exhibitions and community performances from traditional styles through to the more modern and contemporary.
Here's just a taste of what's in store:
The Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) runs from February 23-March 24 and will feature over 1,700 international and local artists across 130 performances. Highlights include: the American Ballet Theatre's Whipped Cream; National Theatre of Great Britain's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; and the Welsh National Opera's performance of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande.
Art Central Hong Kong will be held in the Central Harbourfront Event Space from March 27-April 1, introducing 30 new galleries and more than 100 international galleries, many of which are from the Asia-Pacific region.
Art Basel Hong Kong (below), now in its sixth year, will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 29-31. The globally renowned art fair will feature works from 248 leading galleries from 32 countries and territories.
In addition, authentic and inspiring events in local neighbourhoods will feature a range of exhibitions and performances.
Hong Kong's first international sculpture park, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, will feature sculptures by 18 emerging and renowned local and international contemporary artists while ArtisTree of Taikoo Place will host a musical exhibition, Notating Beauty That Moves, from March 3-29.