Founded in 2011 by Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker, 3812 Gallery 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 from both the 20th century and the 21st century, our interest spans from that of modern to contemporary periods with a specific focus on ink art.
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 created after a stirring day of skiing the Vallee Blanche off-piste run in Chamonix, France. To ski in the shadow of Mont Blanc one must first navigate a precarious ridge 3,812 meters above sea level; tethered together with our guide it was the start of an inspirational day; as we carved our turns in the powder snow we drew comparisons to the brushstrokes an artist leaves upon their canvass; at that moment, as the sun set over the Alps, the name of our gallery dawned.
Mr. Calvin Hui
Co-founder and Artistic Director
Calvin is an acclaimed cultural entrepreneur and avid art collector in Hong Kong. He acted as the Co-Chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia from 2011-2017, a leading international fine art fair held in Hong Kong in every October. In December 2015, Calvin launched INK ASIA, the first international art fair specialising in contemporary ink art, which was held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Calvin Hui co-founded 3812 Gallery with Mr. Mark Peaker in 2011, and now being recognised as a leading art gallery based in Hong Kong, and currently acts as Artistic Director. As an art collector and experienced curator, Calvin is appointed to the Member of the Art Working Group for Tai Kwun in Hong Kong, and was appointed as a Member of Art Museum Advisory Panel, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR from 2014-2016; Advisor for the Arts Education Group, Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC). He was also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 2009-2012.
In 2013, Calvin, together with cultural entrepreneur Adrian Cheng, co-founded various not-for-profit initiatives such as Arts in Heritage Research (AHR) and SKETCH HONG KONG which aim to cultivate a sustainable growth and wider awareness of Hong Kong’s arts and heritage in a regional and global context.
Calvin regularly attends art exhibitions in various cities within Asia and around the world and has developed a valuable network of artists, curators, gallerists and collectors. He had also contributed articles on art-related topics to major publications in Hong Kong such as the Hong Kong Economic Journal, a leading financial newspaper.
In 2014, Calvin acted as the curator of Biennial of the Lions, celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China, which was held in Macau. Calvin was also appointed as the Art PR consultant for the Le French May Arts Festival in Hong Kong and Macau by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.
Since 2016, Calvin was appointed by Miss Pansy Ho as the Art Consultant and Curator for building the entire art collection including the Chairman’s Collection for MGM Cotai, which aims to enrich visitor experience and diversify the cultural offering for Macau.
Mr. Mark Peaker
Co-founder and CEO
Since retiring from a diversified international career in finance in 2001, Mark co-founded 3812 Gallery, one of the leading contemporary galleries in Hong Kong. He is 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.