Founded in 2010 by Mr. Calvin Hui and Mr. Mark Peaker, 3812 is recognised as one of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary Asian art galleries. Aspired to fostering the dialogue on oriental culture and heritage, 3812 represents established and emerging artists who communicate their artistic and cultural experience with their unique contemporary vision. 3812 exhibits artworks, design pieces and collectibles from both the 20th Century and the 21st Century, our interest span from that of modern to contemporary periods with a specific focus on ink works.
To address the importance of promoting cultural value, 3812 organizes exhibitions, cultural programs, art fairs and collector’s events throughout the year at our tripled-decked gallery space, the only gallery in Hong Kong with its own garden, terrace, private salon and a dedicated exhibition space with a ceiling height of more than 4 meters.
3812’s name was formed by its founders after completing Vallée Blanche in Chamonix, France. The starting point to this off-piste run is a long, precarious ridge, 3812 meters above sea-level. As we descended in the shadow of Mont Blanc, carving our paths in the powder snow much as an artist’s brush traveling across the canvas. That moment, the inspiration for 3812 was born and the name is an homage to that memorable day in the French Alps.
Mr. Calvin Hui
Co-founder and Artistic Director
Calvin is an acclaimed cultural entrepreneur, art collector and curator in Hong Kong. He is the Chairman and Director of Ink Asia which he launched in 2015 to promote contemporary ink art across Asia; the Co-Chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia for which he has been instrumental in enhancing its international image; Founder and Chairman of Arts in Heritage Research (AHR), a not-for-profit organization founded together with Adrian Cheng to promote Hong Kong’s arts and heritage through community programs. Recently, Calvin was appointed by Pansy Ho as the Art Consultant and Curator for building the entire art collection at MGM Cotai. Calvin has participated in many art projects worldwide, major curatorial and management projects include the first-ever Hong Kong Pavilion at Masterpiece fine art fair, London; La Bienniale des Lions (2014); Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture’s exhibitions, forums and workshops (2008 and 2012). Calvin was also appointed to the Member of Art Museum Advisory Panel, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR from 2014-2016, and he was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 2009-2012
Mr. Mark Peaker
Co-founder and CEO
Since retiring from a diversified international career in finance in 2001, Mark co-founded 3812 Contemporary Art Projects, one of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary galleries. Mark is also a partner of Asia’s leading international arts fair, Fine Art Asia, as well as the Founding Member and Director of Arts in Heritage Research Limited, an NGO created to assist in the development of artistic talent and cultural advancement of Hong Kong’s youth talent. Moreover, Mark is the Chairman of Shakespeare 4 All, an NGO focused on using theatre for the benefit of children’s education and development. In addition, Mark is a past Vice-Chairman of fundraising for the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, one of Hong Kong’s oldest charities. He is also a regular fine dining reviewer for Tatler and a part-time thespian, having appeared in various works in Hong Kong. Mark is an avid skier, an unexceptional golfer and a passionate home chef.