Located at No. 12 Oil Street in North Point, Oi! was originally the clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Built in 1908, the complex consists of a main block and 2 ancillary buildings. The combined use of red bricks and rendering for the façades, prominent chimney stacks and expressed rainwater pipes are features of an architectural style popular in the Edwardian period known as Arts and Crafts. The former clubhouse of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club was rated Grade 2 historic building in 2009.
The complex was revitalised into a space for promoting community arts in 2013 – Oi!. Oi!’s Chinese name is related to the Cantonese pronunciation of its address, signifying a starting point from which budding artists realise their dreams, whereas its English name gets it inspiration from the location, Oil Street, conveying a message for people to unlock their creative potential.
In May 2022, Oi! completed an expansion project integrating with an adjacent outdoor space of over 3 000 sq m. The new 2-storey “Oi! Glassie” provides space for art exhibitions and public participation activities. Oi! collaborates with various organisations and artists in organising diversified programmes and activities, and is a place for the community to fuel its creativity and experiment freely and transform everyday life through art.
To plan your journey to Oi!, visit the "HKeMobility" website (https://www.hkemobility.gov.hk) or mobile application developed by the Transport Department, and insert your starting point to search for routes of different transportation mode. Alternatively, you may click the “Journey” button in the Google Map below.
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