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Oil Street Archive

This archive consists of documents related to the Oil Street artist village that existed from around 1998–2000 in the former Government Supplies Department complex in North Point, Hong Kong.

In 2006, an artist practicing in Hong Kong left the city in haste and dropped a box of materials at Asia Art Archive before her departure. In 2012, Asia Art Archive took this box of materials as a point of departure for a small-scale research project on the Oil Street artist village. This special collection of material consists of documents from the box originally left at AAA, as well as materials generously shared by practitioners that AAA researchers approached in 2012.

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For each of these collection items, we applied a description to facilitate ease in search and access. Every item has a title, access level, rights statement, description and the folder and path within the archive structure. This includes the URL to the webpage and URL to the items with online access. The metadata is predominantly in English, with some supplementary title and descriptive information in other languages.

This information has been exported from the database as Excel, XML, and JSON files.  

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Please acknowledge and attribute Asia Art Archive as the publisher of the data sets.

This information is made available for research use at the user’s own risk under the guidelines of CC0 and our Terms and Conditions.

Please do not use AAA’s logo, fonts, or other trademarks. Do not misrepresent the data sets or use them to mislead others. If you change, modify, or transform the information found within these data sets for your project, you must make it clear that you have made alterations to the source material.

Items Under Copyright or Other Restrictions

While the data sets are freely available for use under CC0, each collection item described within has its own rights statement with specific restrictions on rights and reproductions.

Please respect the copyright of each item. If you wish to use any item beyond what is permitted in the rights statement please contact the Collections team.

Contact Information

We would love to see what you do with our data sets, so please get in touch. As well, if you identify possible inaccuracies in the metadata please notify us and we will investigate.

E-mail: library@aaa.org.hk

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