Shopping for art supplies in Hong Kong

Just like many things in life, looking for art supply shops in Hong Kong could seem more confusing than it actually is at the beginning.  It becomes a fun activity once I did a bit of research and got some recommendations by resourceful friends.  Here are some places you might wanna check out if you need to stock up on art supplies, or look for places to print out materials etc.

HONG KONG ISLAND:

Artland. A 4000 sq. ft. art supply shop in Wanchai with wide range of products.  The place I go for Golden acrylics.

http://www.artland.com.hk/Artland_eng/Artland_Eng/About_Artland.html

3/F, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road.  Wanchai.

T: 2511-4845

Artsman.  Very friendly and knowledgable owners.  Distributor of Maimeri products.

http://www.artsmanco.com/

T: 2573-8159

Art Shop.  Sometimes I go there for W&N artist grade oil paints.  The owner is friendly and talkative.

1/F, 36-40 Johnston Road, Wanchai.

T: 2865-6510

KOWLOON

CN square.  The largest art supply store in Hong Kong which occupies a 5 storey building in Mongkok.  You can find almost anything you want from art supplies to offices equipments.  I go there for canvas, brushes, W&S artist oil paints and Holbein watercolors.  However, if you are looking for watercolor paper they only carry Canson.  They do have watercolor pads by other brands though.

http://www.yp.com.hk/chungnamhk/

503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

T: 2384-2430

Hong Kong art supplies.  Located in Prince Edward this shop doesn’t have the high end painting materials.  They mostly sell student grade products.  You can also find some art & craft materials there.  A shop gears towards students and primary/ high school teachers.

G/F, 77 Bute Street, Mongkok, Kowloon

T: 2390-0228

Kwong Yick Art & Design Materials Ltd.  The staffs are older and have characters.  They could give you the impression of “don’t give a f*ck” the first time you visit, but are actually very blunt and friendly.  A place for quality watercolor papers like Aches, Saunders and Fabriano.  I usually go there for Aches watercolor paper and Fabriano drawing book.  Also, this is the only place on the Kowloon side with Turpenoid natural which I use for cleaning oil paint brushes.  

G/F, 169 Sai Yee Street, Mongkok.

T: 2393-2277

PRINTING SERVICE

INK’CHACHA.  Alternative printing platform for illustrators, designers, photographers etc.  They have risograph duplicator using soy ink.

http://inkchacha.org/

The orange door,
Flat C, 4/F, 
Far East Industrial Building, 
334-336 Kwun Tong Road,
Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon.

T: 3590-9551

HK Imaging.  Professional printer.

Suite 202, Thomson Centre, 76-78 Thomson Road, Wanchai.

T: 2893-2389

Kwan’S (Poon Kee) Silk Screening Co.

Silk screen printing service and materials.

62A Yen Chow Street, Shum Shui Po.  MTR Shum Shui Po station C2 exit.

T: 2729-6633

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5 thoughts on “Shopping for art supplies in Hong Kong

  1. Thank you – I have just arrived in HK and find your suggestions extremely useful!

  2. Thai says:

    Very informative thanks! Do you know of any art supply stores in Yuen Long or anywhere in the New Territories? Also do these stores (the ones you listed) above sell Copic Markers?

  3. Lemontea says:

    Thanks a lot for compiling this list~ ^^ it directs us clearly where to find what. Thanks!

  4. Kris says:

    I am looking to have my complete canvas paintings covered in epoxy resin is there any place in Hong Kong that can help or I can purchase the resin to do this

  5. Lea says:

    This is so awesome! Thank you so much. You help me have a much bigger world in Art.

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