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.
3/F, Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road. Wanchai.
Artsman. Very friendly and knowledgable owners. Distributor of Maimeri products.
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.
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.
503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon
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
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.
INK’CHACHA. Alternative printing platform for illustrators, designers, photographers etc. They have risograph duplicator using soy ink.
The orange door,
Flat C, 4/F,
Far East Industrial Building,
334-336 Kwun Tong Road,
Ngau Tau Kok, Kowloon.
HK Imaging. Professional printer.
Suite 202, Thomson Centre, 76-78 Thomson Road, Wanchai.
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.