About 3812

  • With gallery spaces in the heart of Hong Kong and London, 3812 has both Europe and China written into its...
    With gallery spaces in the heart of Hong Kong and London, 3812 has both Europe and China written into its...
    With gallery spaces in the heart of Hong Kong and London, 3812 has both Europe and China written into its DNA. It represents Hsiao Chin, one of the major postwar painters whose work can be found in M+ and New York's Metropolitan and who lived in Milan for 40 years, and important ink artists including Raymond Fung from Hong Kong, whose works are in The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Hong Kong Palace Museum as well as Nanjing based painter Liu Guofu, whose meticulous works are in Macau’s MGM Chairman’s Collection and Shanghai Art Museum; and it stages 'fascinating' exhibitions (to quote Colin Gleadell, the art market expert) such as 'Looking East: St Ives Artists and Buddhism' - exploring the debt of British art to Asian philosophy.
    Co-founded by Calvin Hui and Mark Peaker, 3812 represents and exhibits both modern and contemporary Chinese and British artists, fostering dialogues between them. The gallery regularly places their work in major public and private collections - and has participated in important art fairs such as Treasure House Fair, London. 3812 continues to develop its vision through representing contemporary artists of various genres such as the much-acclaimed Beijing-based Zhao Zhao, the Artist of the Year Award of Art China (AAC) in 2019, whose works were exhibited extensively, including in New York's MoMA PS1 and his one person show at the Long Museum in Shanghai in 2022 and the sensuous porcelains of Li Hongwei, collected by the Art Institute of Chicago and the British Museum among many other museums.

    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.
  • The Founders

    The Founders

    Mr. Calvin Hui

    Co-founder and Chairman


    Calvin Hui is an acclaimed cultural entrepreneur, art advisor, collector and curator based in Hong Kong. Recognised as one of the leading figures in the local art scene, he has been active in promoting modern and contemporary Chinese art over the years, with a focus on promoting ink art. Hui’s art business has been expanding rapidly and internationally in recent years: he co-founded 3812 Gallery in Hong Kong in 2011 and expanded to London in 2018. He was appointed as the Co-Chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia from 2011 to 2017 and was Founder and Director of INK ASIA from 2015 to 2017. Hui was also appointed by Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-chairperson of MGM China Holdings Limited as the art consultant and curator for building the Chairman’s Collection for the MGM Cotai project, which aims to enrich the MGM Cotai Art Collection. In 2018, Hui announced the establishment of INK NOW, the world’s first cultural brand specialising in the promotion of contemporary ink art and had organised the first INK NOW Art Expo in January 2019 in Taipei, which was awarded ‘The Twelfth Taiwan Interior Design Award - The TID Award of Public Space’. In November 2019, Hui launched INK NOW Shanghai collaborating with Suning Art Museum to co-present Inquiry on Water exhibition and the first international ink art symposium. Following the notion ‘Eastern Origin in Contemporary Expression’, he aspires to raise international attention to Chinese ink art by grounding it in academic research and market insights. 

  • Mr. Mark Peaker Co-founder and CEO Having retired from an international career in finance in 2001, Mark co-founded 3812 Gallery,...
    Mr. Mark Peaker 
    Co-founder and CEO

    Having retired from an international career in finance in 2001, Mark co-founded 3812 Gallery, one of the leading contemporary galleries in Hong Kong and London. Since the launch of its London outpost in 2018, Mark has focused on expanding the galleries’ European imprint through building sustained international cultural networks. Mark is an influential voice in Hong Kong and makes regular contributions to the city’s discourse on areas concerning government and social issues that affect the lives of ordinary Hongkongers. In 2022, he published his first book, Peaker of the Peak: Letters to the Editor Hong Kong 2003 – 2022, with Unicorn Publishing Group, featuring 20 years of his letters published in the South China Morning Post. Personally, he is an avid collector of silverware, a passionate skier and an exceptional home chef. He shares his partner Calvin’s passion for illuminating the connection between east and west in contemporary art on an international stage. He is a committed philanthropist, focused on children’s welfare and mental health. Since 2013 he has been Chairman of Shakespeare 4 All, a highly regarded NGO focused on using theatre for the benefit of children’s education and development. 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 an advisor to the board of MIND HK, a mental health charity.