A big group of sketchers gathered at Oil Street Art Space this morning for an in-depth talk delivered by Sylvia about the site then followed by a very satisfying sketch session.
Here is the info from the art space Facebook page:
Oil Street Art Space "Oil!" is a Grade II historic building that was built in 1908 as the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Its name links the ideas behind it with its location: Oi! sounds similar to the address in Cantonese and conveys a call for people's attention while providing a platform where they can realise their dreams in art.
「油街實現」是一所二級歷史建築，前身為香港皇家遊艇會會所，於1908年建成。「油街實現」與地址油街12號諧音，喻意此地作為一個起步點，通過不同的體驗，將藝術融入大眾生活，從而實現「油街實現」的願景，希望它能為藝術工作者提供一個平台、一個機會去實現夢想。「它的英文名稱 "Oi!"，是一個行動號召，邀請人們共同創造。名字亦能聯想到 "Oil"及「油街」，與中文名稱相連。