Cattle Depot Artist Village

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Cattle Depot Artist Village

Cattle Depot Artist Village
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China141,778 contributions
Dec 2021
This is the old Ma Tau Kok Quarantine Depot (Cattle Depot) that was built in 1908 and used for more than 90 years as a cattle quarantine and slaughter centre. It is a Grade II Historical Site (2009) that is made up of 5 blocks of distinctive red-brick buildings with early 20th-century, western architecture.

Since 2001, the historic Cattle Depot has been repurposed as a village for artists now housing 20 art groups who make use of its facilities. The groups have performances, exhibitions and events from time to time and the heritage attraction is open to the public if you want to visit and view the grounds.

While there may or may not be art related events taking place on the day, the architecture is interesting enough to bring in a handful of visitors. Equally interesting is the adjacent Cattle Depot Art Park that opened in 2019, making a public park out of more of the old Depot building ruins.

The Cattle Deport Artist Village is located on Ma Tau Kok Road while the Art Park is back around the corner on San Shan Road. The Depot is open from 10am to 10pm daily while the Art Park is open from 7am to 10pm each day.
Written 19 December 2021
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China8,130 contributions
Apr 2021
This is the only remaining historic slaughterhouse in Hong Kong. Cattle Depot Artist Village is now a designated area for art galleries and workshops. The place, however, is very underwhelming. The whole complex is empty without any illustration. Only one building is open to public. Currently it does not offer much to visitors.
Written 11 April 2021
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EastmeetsWestAB
London, UK1,349 contributions
May 2020 • Couples
We accidentally come across this place in late evening. It was great to see this place with the old buildings. We bump into an artist there and have looked at his,bronze work. I loved it. I really wish the government will do more and bring more artists to this place.

Close by there is the cattle depot park.

An oasis of calm and serenity.

Nearby there are old buildings.

Worth a visit from my perspective.
Written 9 May 2020
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Audragon007
Chiang Mai, Thailand46 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Absolute waste of time! Took an hour to get there and what a huge disappointment. The only art is an old damaged faded installation and broken sculptures in neglected alleyways between buildings. It appears to be almost abandoned, with closed doors and a couple of old storage rooms and workshops. No art for sale anywhere. One gallery is valiantly trying to show paintings but the rest is dirty, overgrown and generally in poor condition. Don’t bother.
Written 28 November 2019
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maplette
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
We went today and the only interesting thing was the building. Quarantine for animals

If only someone would renovate it and get professional artists there, it would be a tourist attraction.

Unfortunately, it’s in the wrong area.

Do not waste your time.
Written 7 November 2019
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rupert852
Hong Kong, China20 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The old Cattle depot is a wonderful building in itself, but with little to no art to speak of it was rather a let down.
Maybe at specific times of the year there is more see and do there?!
Written 8 March 2018
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eee_joy
Hong Kong, China9 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Came by bus from Tsim Sha Tsui and walk along the Ma Tau Kok Road. Enjoyed photo-taking here.

Cattle Depot Artist Village
It comprises red-brick buildings with Chinese tiled roofs. Since its construction in 1908, it was a public slaughterhouse and quarantine depot for almost a century. It is the only pre-war cattle slaughterhouse that still exists in Hong Kong. The ex-animal depot was converted into an artist village, “Cattle Depot Artist Village” (CDAV). East of the CDAV is the Ma Tau Kok Gas Plant, which was built in the 1930s.

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Opposite to Cattle Depot Artist Village, the old buildings, built in the 1950s and 1960s, are under 10 storeys due to the aviation skyline height control (near the Kai Tak Airport).
Written 14 February 2018
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Roam741892
11 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Anyone interested in art and neighbourhoods will love this project. There are artists’ studios, topnotch exhibitions and sometimes art classes en plein air. I had so much pleasure at the Cattle Depot talking with people and enjoying quirky artwork that I didn’t want to leave.
Written 26 November 2017
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Kirsty W
Canberra, Australia46 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
After my poor feet suffered to get here - we arrive and find..... a nice building with no one and no artwork. There were two attendants out the front who ushered us in - for what reason I’ve no idea. We walked around and while the brick buildings were pretty there was nothing else going on. I highly suggest you don’t bother.
Written 31 October 2017
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Gail P
Perth, Australia108 contributions
Oct 2016
It took us considerable time and effort to make our way to the Cattle Depot. It seemed to be a motley collection of old junk outside the buildings. Is that art? I don't think so! There was no artists to be seen and everything seemed to be locked up although there was an attendant at the front of the building.
Written 28 October 2016
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