ART CENTRAL HONG KONG 2018
CENTRAL HARBOR FRONT HONG KONG
27 MARCH – 1 APRIL 2018
MARS Gallery will be returning to Art Central Hong Kong in 2018 and will deliver to their stand a curated
exhibition of new sculpture by seven leading Australian Artists; Daniel Agdag, Sollai Cartwright, Simon Finn, Lisa
Roet, Jason Sims, Tricky Walsh and Jud Wimhurst.
The announcement comes after a successful 2017 Art Central exhibition where MARS sold artwork to collectors
both nationally and internationally, including an acquisition by a private gallery in Malaysia. MARS director Andy
Dinan, was confident to secure a larger stand for 2018 and invite additional artists to exhibit their work.
“When the industry is doing it tough, Hong Kong Art Central is an important opportunity to promote our artists’
Internationally. Last year our artists work spoke to people within a global context” said Dinan.
Daniel Agdag is exhibiting for a second time at Art Central Hong Kong off the back of his first exhibition in a
New York Gallery. Agdag’s intricate sculptures made entirely from boxboard, trace paper and PVA glue are
housed in hand blown glass domes, often examining complex machines and the over engineering of simple
tasks with convoluted technologies.
Jason Sims, also exhibiting at Art Central for a second time, creates sculptural work from glass, steel and
mirror that serves as a vehicle to imagine the space encountered – to deconstruct perceived physical limitations
– and facilitate a kind of meditative response allowing viewers to interpret the illusion of space created as
For over two decades Lisa Roet has won acclaim in Australia and internationally for her powerful artistic
investigations into the complex interface between humans and our simian relatives.
Simon Finn’s practice is an exploration into static and movement- based representations through drawing,
sculpture and simulation technology. His work at Art Central will explore sculptural representations of the ocean.
Jud Wimhurst will combine the iconography of fast food with the tactics of warfare, utilising humour to draw
attention to the darker side of consumerism and the artifice of freedom.
Tricky Walsh’s sculpture practice primarily examines our relationship with inventions; the human need to
construct mechanism and methods in order to extend the reaches of our own possibility.
Sollai Cartwright sculpts and carves with marble from the marble yards in Pietrasanta, Tuscany. He has
created work for Art Central in his studio in Berlin and will travel with the work from Germany to Hong Kong.