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A Canvas of Diversity: Filipino Artists Shine in New Major Exhibition in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, a city renowned for its vibrant cultural tapestry, has long been a haven for Filipinos seeking to hone their craft and make a name for themselves. From the revolutionary figures of the 19th century, such as Dr. Jose Rizal, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Gregorio del Pilar, who sought refuge in Hong Kong to establish the newly independent Philippine government, to the modern-day professionals, including investment bankers, teachers, accountants, architects, graphic designers, homemakers, students, and foreign domestic helpers, Filipinos have consistently flocked to the city in pursuit of a better life.

Among these individuals are talented Filipino artists who have made Hong Kong their home for over a decade, achieving success in their respective fields. Galleria Camaya is proud to showcase the outstanding works of these artists, a testament to their dedication and perseverance in the face of busy and hectic lives.

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The exhibition also highlights the remarkable works of young Filipino artists born and educated in Hong Kong, who remain steadfast in their Filipino heritage.

Of particular note is the Guhit Kulay group, comprising over thirty foreign domestic helpers who, despite their demanding schedules, have found time to create stunning works of art. Formed in 2017, Guhit Kulay began as an art class with the Pintura Circle, a charity dedicated to promoting Philippine art in Hong Kong. This initiative allowed the talented artists to connect with one another and find the courage to regularly paint together. Since then, the group has proudly displayed their works in various exhibits across Hong Kong, with some members even winning awards in competitions.

This exhibition is a testament to the power of art to bring people together and transcend cultural boundaries. It is a celebration of the Filipino spirit, which has long been a driving force in shaping the landscape of cultural diversity and harmony in Hong Kong.

The “Visual Narratives From Overseas Filipino Artists” group exhibition is being organized by Galleria Camaya in cooperation with the Philippine Association in Hong Kong (PAHK). Part of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to a migrant worker shelter home in Hong Kong.

Additional Information:

Visual Narratives From Overseas Filipino Artists

Exhibition will be on view everyday from 10 to 9pm
up to 1 pm on 10 June 2024

Opening Cocktails, 5 June 2024 6pm
at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
5th Floor, Exhibition Hall
7A Kennedy Road, Midlevels, Hong Kong


Rodolfo Canete Jr., a seasoned freelance journalist and media producer based in Hong Kong, is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist with a diverse creative portfolio. Over the past year, his work has garnered accolades in international art competitions across Asia, Europe, and the United States. Currently, he is the artist-in-residence at ANASAEA Artverse in Berlin and Vienna. His unique style of panoramic street photography and award-winning digital collage are featured in the “Visual Narratives From Overseas Filipino Artists” exhibition at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre.