Australian galleries killing it at Art Basel HK

Vernissage bought sales and sensation to the Hong Kong art fairs, with several Oz galleries catching the eye of the Asian market.
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<p>Asian collectors at Vernissage couldn’t get enough of Sam Jinks, presented by Sullivan + Strumpf at Art Basel Hong Kong. Photo ArtsHub.

There was a strong gathering of Australian collectors, curators and art community in Hong Kong for Vernissage and Art Week with the launch of the Asia’s hottest fair, touted as the gateway to the Chinese market, Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) third edition in its current iteration, and its new edgy satellite, Art Central.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina