Blue Lotus Christmas Gathering
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Blue Lotus Christmas Gathering

photo credit: Jin Heng

photo credit: Jin Heng

Join us in wishing all our friends, families and clients a wonderful Christmas and end of 2017! We will be cooking some mulled wine and look forward to welcome you at our gallery in Chai Wan.

To mark this special occasion we have organised:

2.00-4.00pm book signings by Michael Wolf, Marcel Heijnen and Tugo Cheng

4.00-4.45pm exclusive performance of "Cruel Luxuries" by Elizabeth Briel

Come join us for an unforgettable afternoon.

RSVP: christina@bluelutus-gallery.com

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Blue Lotus Book Sale at Discovery Bay Market
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Book Sale at Discovery Bay Market

  • Discovery Bay Road New Territories Hong Kong (map)
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We will be selling amazing photography books and related merchandise of our wonderful artists this Sunday from 11am to 6pm! We will include free shipping and gift wrapping for customers at the market. Come Christmas presents shopping with all the amazing stands at the market organised by Handmade HK. Spend $500 and over = get a free Marcel Heijnen 2018 Market Cat Calendar!

We will have books and merchandise by such artists as: Fans Ho, Michael Wolf, Romain Jacquet-Lagreze, Greg Girard, Jo Farrell, Marcel Heijnen, KC Kwan, Marc Progin, Tugo Cheng, and Eleanor McColl!

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Michael Wolf & Tugo Cheng at Cheung Chau Wave
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Michael Wolf & Tugo Cheng at Cheung Chau Wave

  • Cheung Chau Family Walk New Territories Hong Kong (map)
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Blue Lotus artists Michael Wolf and Tugo Cheng were invited to show work at Cheung Chau Wave Art and Culture Festival 2017. 

Using a map which directs visitors to each site dotted around the island, one can explore various forms of art; photography street performance, video, painting, sculpture and music, all negotiating the theme of life by water.  The range stretches from island & water ecology to fishing culture including human birth.

Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to announce the collaboration of two of our artists:

Michael Wolf will show for the first time his brand new series of work: 'Fish'.
Wolf is well known for exploring Hong Kong's identity through various projects mainly exploring its urban culture and cityscapes. This time Wolf turns his attention to objects that are quintessential to Hong Kong's food culture: dried fish. Each specimen is displayed in oversized prints floating in mid-air accentuating its translucent nature while revealing its smallest details.

Tugo Cheng very appropriately will show his award winning 'Coastal Geometries' series documenting fishing culture in Fujian. The unique forms and geometries turn the seascape into an array of minimalist compositions of abstract lines and shapes. 

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Chai Wan Secret Tours
Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tours

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Sarah Greene, director of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 10 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

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Blue Lotus Session x KC Kwan
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Lotus Session x KC Kwan

I’m not a photographer, I just like taking pictures.’

KC has an extremely unique and touching story behind becoming a photographer and what has lead to his current work. A truly Hong Kong story not to be missed!

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his photography and process. 

Please note the talk will be conducted in Cantonese with English translation.

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Nick Poon
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Session x Nick Poon

Poon’s interest in photography started when he was in secondary school, when he began experimenting with his father’s Nikon F2. A few years ago he went back to having photography in his daily routine and has documented some the unique aspects of daily life in Hong Kong, Having started Photo Now with a group of passionate photographers, Nick is a champion of the art form and an exciting artist.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Eleanor McColl
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Lotus Session x Eleanor McColl

In China, the units of time are named after animals. Photographs of transport, accommodation and commerce are ripped, torn, then spliced together, eliciting the ever-changing face of Hong Kong: the cycles of time overlapping like the pictures in the collage. Come here more about Eleanor's zodiac series and creative work, her many projects, as well come to buy some of her quirky merchandise oozing HK themes.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about her photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Marcel Heijnen
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Session x Marcel Heijnen

Hong Kong’s shop cats are the little emperors of their retail kingdoms. When photographer Marcel Heijnen moved to the city he was immediately drawn to these photogenic mouse-hunters, and this project is the charming result. While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, each shot delivers an insightful context of Hong Kong’s traditional trades. Hong Kong Shop Cats was a massive hit, come hear about Marcel's new book Hong Kong Market Cats!

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Romain JL at Paris Fotofever
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Romain JL at Paris Fotofever

We are very pleased to announce we will be exhibiting for the first time in Paris featuring Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's work with a solo exhibition at Fotofever. We will be exhibiting is world famous series The Blue Moment and Vertical Horizon. In addition we are premiering a select few works from his current project Concrete Stories.

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Blue Lotus Session x Tugo Cheng
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Lotus Session x Tugo Cheng

Tugo is behind the award-winning series “Coastal Geometries” that captures the abstract patterns of the aquaculture activities of Fujian province in the southeast coast of China. Bamboo rods are erected for multiple purposes such as growing shellfish, hanging fishing nets and drying seaweed. Tugo Cheng follows the fishermen's movement and expresses it in rhythmic landscapes reminding us of ink paintings. This series aims to arouse public's awareness for the conservation of traditional fishing culture in China. Some of these extraordinary scenes are disappearing due to the rapid infrastructural development and land reclamation in the region. Some images as seen in the 'Coastal Geometries series', can be found in the book “Discovering China” together with other gorgeous China landscapes.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Session x Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze

Romain first became recognised with his stunning Blue Moment series, capturing Hong Kong in that split moment at summer’s dusk when the city turns blue. Over two summers the artist scouted elevated vantage points with a large format camera. He documented this city in an unprecedented and unexpected way. Romain JL indeed has secured his position as one of Hong Kong’s most exciting young photographers.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Movana Chen
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Lotus Session x Movana Chen

Movana's recent touring project, “Travelling into your Bookshelf” is an on-going project to create dialogues around memories of books that have been donated to her by people from all over the world.  Through meeting friends and strangers and reading their books, Movana attempts to establish relationships with them and learn about their culture by exploring their memories and manintaning a two-way communication. Through her knitting process with the participants, she hopes to create a new way of reading and enabling the viewers to re-examine the existing communication barriers between people. It is full of adventures, inspiration, suprises, energy; everyone and every culture is connected. Travelling Bookshelf is a  never-ending story, a piece that crosses times, places, people, cultures, histories and love.

Come listen to her fascinating stories at the Blue Lotus Sessions. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes HK$50 voucher for any book purchase.

Book here

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Michael Wolf
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Session x Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf has published his photo series that explore interesting aspects of the urban phenomena in more than 30 photo books, including his celebrated series 'Architecture of Density', 'Inside/Outside (2009'), 'Real Fake Art' (Peperoni Books, 2011), 'Tokyo Compression' (2010), 'Transparent City' (Aperture and MoCP, 2008), Hong Kong: Front Door/Back Door, (Thames & Hudson, 2005), and Sitting in China (Steidl, 2002). His latest book is 'Informal Solutions' (WE PRESS, 2016). For a full detailed list of books, click here.

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, book here.

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Blue Lotus Session x Lau Yut-Fung
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Blue Lotus Session x Lau Yut-Fung

Lau Tut-Fung has just released an exciting new book called Little Red Harbour 小紅港 - which is based on the question, what will Hong Kong will look like in 10 years? The book brings us on the personal black & white journey of the artist, through the back streets of Hong Kong, into bars, snake dealers, the quirky and the dark, maybe in a drug-infused daze. By considering what will come, the artist has documented what may be lost.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and process. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes $50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here.

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Blue Lotus Session x Pierfrancesco Celada
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Lotus Session x Pierfrancesco Celada

On the west side of Hong Kong Island, on the waters of Victoria Harbor, is a pier that has become much more than just a pier. Every day, from sunrise to sunset, young people gather with their friends, props and selfie sticks to take portraits against the pier’s cargo pallets, shipping bollards, and standing pools of water.

The pier, known officially as the Western District Public Cargo Working Area, has an industrial background that lends well to photos, and particularly ones that garner likes on Instagram. Italian photographer Pierfrancesco Celada, who lives in Hong Kong, walked by one day and noticed the pockets of people scattered all over the pier taking photos, some as silly as jumping selfies, and in other areas, official wedding photos.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and writing. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, included HK$50 voucher on any book purchase.

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Blue Lotus Session x Marc Progin
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Lotus Session x Marc Progin

Since 1999 Marc travelled thousands of kilometers by bicycle, foot and aboard camel caravans.  The story behind Progin's photos tells of extraordinary expeditions through the Mongolian desert discovering traces of ancient civilizations, empires and cultures dating back millenniums. A true adventurer armed with a camera, Marc's stories are as breathtaking as his photos. 

http://www.progin.com

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and writing. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes $50 voucher on any book purchase.

Book here.

 

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Blue Lotus Session x Jo Farrell
Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Blue Lotus Session x Jo Farrell

For the past 13 years Jo Farrell has been photographing some of the last remaining women with bound feet in China. Many of these elderly women, often well over 90 years old, are farmers in poor provinces like Shandong and Yunnan. Farrell collected stories of their challenging lives enduring China's turbulent history as published in her latest book. Farrell's work looks beyond their feet and captures a piece of history for generations to come.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and writing. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes $50 voucher on any book purchase.

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Blue Lotus Session x Greg Girard
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Blue Lotus Session x Greg Girard

Girard, a respected Canadian photographer, whose work has examined the social and physical transformations in Asia's largest cities for over 30 years, is also co-author with Ian Lambot of the seminal book “City of Darkness”, the definitive record Hong Kong’s infamous Kowloon Walled City, and its updated re-release “City of Darkness Revisited”.

Join us in an intimate setting to listen to his stories and learn more about his books, photography and writing. 

Max 12 pax, HK$ 100 a person, includes HK$50 voucher on any book purchase, book here

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Greg Girard 'HK:PM'  [Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989]
Oct
27
to Nov 12

Greg Girard 'HK:PM'  [Hong Kong Night Life 1974-1989]

HK:PM is an exhibition of photographs of Greg Girard's nocturnal wanderings in Hong Kong made between 1974 and 1989. The exhibition also marks the release of the book of the same title, published by Asia One. HK:PM takes you through the neon lit streets and into tattoo parlours, dive bars and the hotel rooms of soldiers and sailors who frequented them. 

 

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Chai Wan Secret Tours
Oct
21
11:00 AM11:00

Chai Wan Secret Tours

  • Blue Lotus Gallery, (Chai Wan Industrial City I, Unit 1606) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chai Wan is sheltering many interesting places; galleries, artists' studios, a private museum, a wholesale oyster supplier, book shops and interesting crafty businesses.  But most of these places can be challenging to find.

Join us on a guided tour around the area, led by Sarah Greene, director of Blue Lotus Gallery. 

Limited to 10 pax per group.
HK$300 p/person, can be booked on our online shop or in cash at start of the tour.

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Fine Art Asia 2017
Sep
29
to Oct 3

Fine Art Asia 2017

For this special occasion, we have curated a concise survey of Hong Kong's history through three significant projects by three prominent photographers. 

Fan Ho gives us a portrait of Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s, Greg Girard takes us back to neon-lit night life of the Hong Kong of the 70s and 80s while Michael Wolf is portraying the post-2000 Hong Kong that we are so familiar with today.

Prints, vintage prints and books will be made available throughout the fair.

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Marc Progin ‘The Spatial Odyssey Back in Times’
Aug
11
to Aug 19

Marc Progin ‘The Spatial Odyssey Back in Times’

From 11-19 August 2017, Blue Lotus Gallery presents a pop-up photography exhibition in Ghent Belgium: “The Spatial Odyssey Back in Times”, by Marc Progin, a Swiss photographer, and writer residing in Hong Kong. 

This exhibition is presented by Blue Lotus Gallery as part Ghent's fotofestival: '80 Days of Summer'. 

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Fan Ho: Visual Dialogues - Hong Kong through the lens of Fan Ho
Jun
13
to Jun 30

Fan Ho: Visual Dialogues - Hong Kong through the lens of Fan Ho

  • Sothebys HK, One Pacific Place 5/F (map)
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'Not many artists can get as many hearts racing as Fan Ho can. The legendary young photographery shook the world with with his dramatic shots of Hong Kong street scenes in the the 1950's. Over 30 works are exhibited and up for sale at Sotheby's, gathering what is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives of the artist. Among vintage works, the public will also be able to see Ho's precious Rolleiflex camera used throughout his lifetime, as well as check out the brand new book. "Fan Ho: Portrait of Hong Kong", published by WE PRESS available for sale at the exhibition' –Lifestyle Asia

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Exhibition: Hong Kong Upside Down
May
6
to Jun 17

Exhibition: Hong Kong Upside Down

‘Hong Kong Upside Down’ is an exploration of Hong Kong’s mesmerizing cityscapes from two opposite angles. French photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze points his camera upwards and expresses Hong Kong’s vertical élan in a series called ‘Vertical Horizon’ while Tugo Cheng investigates Hong Kong from a bird’s eye view as revealed in ‘City Patterns’.

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Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen - Swing a Shop Cat
Apr
27
to Jun 4

Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen - Swing a Shop Cat

Venue:  Rear Shop, G/F, 241 To Kwa Wan Road

Presented by Blue Lotus Gallery
Hosted by Swing a Cat

Marcel Heijnen's series 'Hong Kong Shop Cats' has taken the world by storm since its release late 2016. Swing a Cat is thrilled to host the second HK exhibition of this series during which the photographer will reveal some brand new works. Photo books and limited edition prints will be available and the artist will be present during the opening event.

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Exhibition: Michael Wolf: 'Tokyo Compression'
Apr
20
to May 13

Exhibition: Michael Wolf: 'Tokyo Compression'

  • Michael Wolf's viewing room, A504 Kailey Industrial Bdg (map)
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Blue Lotus Gallery is proud to present Michael Wolf’s: 'Tokyo Compression’.

Despite Wolf being a firm fixture in the Hong Kong art scene, this important body of work has never been exhibited in Hong Kong before. The same series is shortlisted by the prestigious PRIX PICTET, the global award in photography and sustainability, which this year has the theme of SPACE.

‘Tokyo Compression Final Cut’, the book’s 4th revised edition will be launched during the preview night and will available for sale throughout the exhibition. The book has been selected by Martin Parr as one of the most important photo-books of the last decade. The exhibition will be held in the artist’s studio in Chai Wan giving visitors the opportunity to meet the artist in person while visiting the exhibition.

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Book Launch: Michael Wolf | Hong Kong Coat Hangers
Mar
18
4:30 PM16:30

Book Launch: Michael Wolf | Hong Kong Coat Hangers

  • Michael Wolf Studio, A504 Kailey Industrial Bdg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please come join us for Michael Wolf's latest book launch ›Hong Kong Coat Hangers‹

›Hong Kong Coat Hangers‹ is the eighth volume from Michael Wolf's Hong Kong Back Alley Encyclopedia, which will be completed in 2017 with the ninth part.

With this series of books Michael Wolf erects a memorial to his beloved chosen hometown. I look forward to the last volume and hardly believe that Michael Wolf can really stop then.

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Lee Du Ploy 'The Glass Facade'             幻象 .人生
Feb
3
to Feb 24

Lee Du Ploy 'The Glass Facade' 幻象 .人生

Organised by Blue Lotus Gallery

Venue: ZZHK, 3 Wa Lane (between 227-229 Hollywood Road) Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Blue Lotus Gallery is excited to announce a solo exhibition '' The Glass Facade'' by Lee Du Ploy. 

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The new year marks a new beginning so we set our new year’s resolutions: we hope to be thinner, make lots of money and enjoy our lives as best as we can. Basically we are looking for happiness but unfortunately this quest can be challenging at times.

Mental illness can be caused by genetic heritage or the wrong chemistry in the brain. But often it is thrown upon us as a reaction to deep trauma and pure tragedy. Bad things happen. We can't protect ourselves from the hardship that life intends to dump on us. And we all react very differently. This is what intrigues Lee do Ploy the most. Through his paintings of portraits we meet some exceptional troubled human beings and we learn an invaluable lesson: that however different we make assume ourselves to be, we are remarkably alike. 

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Book Launch and Pop-Up Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen | Hong Kong Shop Cat
Dec
9
to Dec 18

Book Launch and Pop-Up Exhibition: Marcel Heijnen | Hong Kong Shop Cat

Venue:

Pop-Up @ ZZHK Gallery

G/F, 3 Wa Lane (between 227-229 Hollywood Road)

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

 

Blue Lotus Gallery is delighted to launch Marcel Heijnen’s new exciting book/print and exhibition project: Hong Kong Shop Cats. 

While the cats are undoubtedly the furry celebrities of his photographs, each shot delivers an insightful context of Hong Kong’s traditional trades. From dried fish and rice to paper offerings, the backdrop of each shot presents a portrait of Hong Kong’s local culture.

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