17 June 2016

UOB launches the UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL in Hong Kong

United Overseas Bank Hong Kong (UOB Hong Kong) has joined hands with Regal Hotels International to launch UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL at Regal Airport Hotel, Hong Kong as part of their partnership to promote art in the community.

Themed The Land. The People. The City, the inaugural exhibition at UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL showcases 29 artworks from the UOB Art Collection. The artworks, curated by Tony Scott, Director, China Art Projects, demonstrate a harmonious mix of cultures and landscapes in Asia through bustling city scenes. For example, Scripts of Selective Sympathies by past UOB Painting of the Year winner Anthony Chua captures urban construction and the birth of the modern city through a double representation of a street scene. The repetitive imagery creates a rhythmic effect reflective of the busy city life. Other artworks on display include those from Chinese painting master David Kwo Da Wei, and other UOB Painting of the Year winners including Quek Jing Cheng,  Boo Sze Yang and Baet Yeok Kuan.

Both UOB Hong Kong and Regal Hotels hold a shared vision to encourage the appreciation of art in the community and to provide an avenue for young artists to showcase their works through sustainable initiatives and programmes. UOB is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries a nd territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. UOB started its art collection in the early 1970s as a way of supporting local artists. The UOB Art Collection now holds more than 2,000 artworks, of which many are displayed at the bank’s branches and offices, as well as public art galleries.

Regal Hotels is one of the largest hotel operators in Hong Kong, currently managing 26 hotels with 9,500 rooms and around 100 restaurants and bars. As professional hoteliers, Regal Hotels embraces the spirit of artisans with diligence and professionalism in serving people from different cultures and from all walks of life. In recent years, Regal Hotels put the ideas into practice by engaging art events including its sponsorship of the UOB Golden Garden Installation Art Awards in 2015. They first collaborated in 2015, when UOB Hong Kong and Regal Hotels organised an exhibition at Regal Airport Hotel to feature the winning artworks from the UOB Golden Garden Installation Art Awards. 

“Just as UOB has built an extensive network to serve and to connect our customers across Asia over the last few decades, we have been supporting the development of artists in the region through various community projects. In Hong Kong specifically, we launched the UOB Art Academy in April 2015 to make art more accessible to the community and to promote cross-cultural dialogue. This year, we are delighted to continue to work with Regal Hotels to showcase Asian art to people in Hong Kong and to travellers from around the world,” said Mrs Christine Ip, Chief Executive Officer of UOB Hong Kong.

Poman Lo, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Regal Hotels, said, “We believe the art exhibitions at the UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL will definitely become a point of attraction at Regal Hotels and enhance our guests’ experience as they view the display of Asian art.”

The exhibits at the UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL will be refreshed quarterly.


The UOB Art Space uniquely @ REGAL is  at 2/F, Regal Airport Hotel, 9 Cheong Tat Road, Hong Kong International Airport, and is open from 11am to 8 pm every day except Wednesdays.