The opening of 3812 London Gallery in the exclusive St. James’s district, the most vibrant place for art in the city, marks a major step in the expansion of the gallery’s international presence. Established in Hong Kong in 2011, 3812 Gallery is recognised as the city’s foremost gallery dealing in Chinese contemporary art, with an expertise in ink work. In 2018, the gallery established a new space “Collect Art” in Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong with an aim to redefining the gallery and collector experience.
3812 London Gallery is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding of Chinese contemporary art with “Eastern Origin and Contemporary Expression”. We strive for establishing international dialogue and exchanges by uniting artists, academics, collectors and the general public through our thoughtfully curated art program. We believe that this sharing of cultural identity is essential in the understanding and appreciation of contemporary Chinese art.
People often ask what 3812 means? The name was born in 2010 in the French ski resort of Chamonix when founders Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker joined friends to ski the infamous La Vallée Blanche off-piste run. La Vallée Blanche route starts atop the Aiguille du Midi where the treacherous ‘arête’ ridge (3,812m) must be navigated. The descent that day, under the clear blue skies and towering peaks of Mont Blanc, as we carved our turns in the white powder of La Mer de Glace inspired our passion and imagination. From this inspiration and in homage to the challenges overcome, our name was decided and 3812 Gallery was born.
Mr. Calvin Hui
Co-founder and Chairman
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 Chairman. 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.