About Art Central 2017
Now in its third edition, Art Central is recognised as a place of discovery and a platform for quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists. Staged within a 10,000 sqm architect-designed structure, the strong gallery line-up is complemented by a dynamic five-day programme that includes interactive installations, experimental film and performance, engaging panel discussions, as well as some of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries.
Billed as one of the most anticipated events on the city’s cultural calendar, the 2016 Fair welcomed over 32,000 international collectors, curators and art enthusiasts, adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week and firmly establishing itself as an unmissable art event.
Charles Ross was Managing Director of ART HK from the Fair’s inception in 2007. He played a pivotal role in ART HK’s collaboration with Art Basel, and has been Managing Director of Art Central since its launch in 2015.
Director of Galleries and Programming
Having been Co‐Director of a commercial gallery in South Africa for 12 years, Craig Brown relocated in 2010 to successfully complete an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Since then Craig has held senior positions in the creative industries, including both arts media and fairs; and is currently responsible for spearheading Art Central’s critical programming.
Board of Directors
Tim Etchells, Sandy Angus and Charles Ross together founded the inaugural Art Central. The same team together founded ART HK in 2008, which quickly became a major fixture of the international art world, prior to Art Basel acquiring the Fair in 2011.
Tim Etchells went on subsequently to launch Sydney Contemporary in 2013 with the Fair’s third edition happening in September 2017. Sandy Angusisaco - owner of India Art Fair and also founded Photo Shanghai, the first international art fair dedicated to photography in Asia‐Pacific and Photo San Francisco, which launches in January 2017.