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Donkey Art Prize - Finalists Showcase, 19 - 31 August 2012
 Donkey Art Prize – Finalists Showcase

Showcase of contemporary painting, photography & digital art

In collaboration with Blindonkey Cultural Association

Exhibition Duration: 19th – 31st August, 2012

Venue: State-of-the-Arts Gallery, G/F, 36 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong

Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm (Mon – Sat), Sun/Public Holiday by appointment


State-of-the-Arts Gallery and Blindonkey Cultural Association are delighted to present the finalists artworks of the International Donkey Art Prize 2012. This event is part of a global touring exhibition that will take place across three continents, traveling through Milan, Miami, Hong Kong and Madrid, with the intention to connect art with the thought of internationality. And State-of-the-Arts Gallery is proud to be the venue supporter of their Hong Kong event. The exhibition will showcase 10 pieces of the finalists works among the total of 100 pieces, and it runs from 19th to 31st August, 2012.


Donkey Art Prize, at its second edition, is included as one of the fifty best photo contests in the world, and has discovered some very interest talents in the past year. Contestants come from all over the world. The organizer of The Prize, Blindonkey Cultural Association is a non-profit organization based in Verona, Italy that strives to create and maintain a close network of artists, galleries and art-lovers. The Prize is dedicated to helping young and emerging talents gain their first insight into the art industry and more exposure in the market. The artworks displayed include the two winning pieces – ‘Thorny Anatomica’ (painting) by Nicolas Blowers (Australia) and ‘Dependency n 15’ (photo & digital art) by Giovanni Presutti (Italy).


The internationality of the Donkey Art Prize echoed with the mission of our gallery in bringing overseas emerging talents to the Asian market and offering them a platform to shine and speak with the crowd. Hoping to represent the sense of a connected world in the spirit of art, our gallery reinforces the multicultural tastes and remains an open heart when it comes to artwork selection, curation and presentation.


The Opening Reception will be held on 23 August 2012 at State-of-the-Arts Gallery. Selected artists will be present.


Note: High resolution photos will be provided upon request

Media Enquiry and Interview Appointments:

Ms. Elizabeth Lau / (+852) 2526-1133 / 6178-6683 / email: / website:








地址:香港中環砵典乍街 (又名石板街) 36號地下。


開放時間: 星期一至星期六 上午11時至下午7時,星期日及公眾假期:請先預約




Donkey藝術大獎被選為全球最優秀的50個攝影比賽之一。上年首屆比賽更發掘了不少藝術新星,參賽者來自世界各地不同國家。主辦的非牟利機構Blindonkey文化協會位於意大利維羅納,致力建立並維繫藝術家,畫廊和藝術愛好者之間的連繫。這藝術大獎的主要目的為支持有才華的新晉藝術家踏入藝術界,於市場上展示和發掘自我潛能。是次展覽作品包括兩張得獎作品:Nicolas Blowers(澳洲)的「Thorny Anatomica(油畫)Giovanni Presutti(意大利)的「Dependency n 15(攝影)




開幕酒會將於2012 823 日(星期四)舉行。屆時部分參展藝術家將出席。




Ms. Elizabeth Lau / (+852) 2526-1132 / 6178-6683 /email: /website: