TongLau Space

General information

Brief description of organisation

TongLau Space is an art association set up in 2018
A space for multi functions:
Art workshop - Painting, Drawing, Ceramics, Textile Art, Flower Art, Chinese Ink etc
Artist In Residency
Others - Artist talk, Movie Night, Screening etc.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

Aim -
TongLau Space is a new Artist Run association, to bring lively AIR program to Hong Kong and to create more choices and opportunities for artists from overseas.

AIR program in HK are mainly held by institutions, museums and art centres by invitation.  Limited space and high rent alway are issues in HK, it is hard to provide housing, workshop and exhibition space for short term overseas artist by art association and independence artist studio. However, we strongly believe that AIR program is not only good for Hong Kong, but also good for artist around the world.  We would like to try to create more opportunities for artist who are passionate in art,  cultural exchange and interested in exploring the culture of Hong Kong and making new art in Hong Kong. We welcome different status artists to join our program, such as experienced artists, fresh artists or art students from overseas.

Objectives of Residency Program-
to promote contemporary art in all its diverse forms within an international context,
to stimulate creativity through direct contact with urban and the city of Hog Kong,
to set up an exchange of ideas within various disciplines of contemporary art practice,

Each artist will have the opportunity to develop his/her project within a number of different artistic fields that we have co-ordinate with different fields of art workshop. Such as
Visual Arts painting, drawing, photography, installation art, sculpture, etc.

All artists will have the chance to show and promote their work in the program.

cultural exchange and sharing of ideas in contemporary art with local as well as international artists.

Since TongLau Space is an artist run self financing association. Residency artist has to responsible for the travel, food and transport during the stay.
For the program fee US$1,800 per month (Counts 28 days)
Costs cover – share bedroom and studio space, advise and administration support.
Resources – Internet connection, kitchen and laundry

TongLau Space can help organise the end exhibition and opening reception, as well as publicising to the public. Additional fee is requested for the end exhibition.

4 artists at one time
Duration of residencies - one to three months
Expectations of the artist - Presentation and exhibition at end of Residency

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Film Making
  • Sculpture
  • Textile Art
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • between 1 and 3 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Presentation
Application who/how

Application by Mail

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency



  • Internet Connection
  • Kitchen
  • Woodworking Tools
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Shared Studio

  • Shared Room
  • Shared Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

Transportation from Mainland China

Get off at Mong KoK East Station and you are just eight minutes walk from the flower market

By plane

Transportation from Chep Lap Kok Airport

Take the Airport Express train from the platform which is inside the arrivals area of the airport. It is a fast train all the way to Central but you should get off at Kowloon Station. Outside the station find the green minibus station and take number 74. Get off outside the Queen Elizabeth School and you are just two minutes walk from the flower market.

Alternatively try the bus number E21 and get off at the Mong Kok police station. Continue walking along the road half a block until you can turn right into Prince Edward road. Then follow the walking instructions as per the MTR section above.

Nearest airport

Chep Lap Kok Airport

Contact information

TongLau Space
2/F 48 Flower Market Road, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Phone: 852-2827 0477

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