PearlLam Galleries

The Bund & People's Square

The Shanghai branch of this Hong Kong contemporary gallery is set within an old bank building dating from 1936. With a mix of Chinese and international abstract artists, it's definitely worth popping in to see what's showing. There's also another exhibition space in the somewhat creepy basement. It's part of the Art on the Bund gallery precinct.

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Nearby The Bund & People's Square attractions

1. Holy Trinity Church

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Dating back to 1869, this was an important church for the British during the days of colonial Shanghai (and featured in JG Ballad's Empire of the Sun)…

2. Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Building

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Adjacent to the Custom House, the Hongkong & Shanghai Bank Building was constructed in 1923. The bank was first established in Hong Kong in 1864 and in…

3. Custom House


The neoclassical Custom House, established at this site in 1857 and rebuilt in 1927, is one of the most important buildings on the Bund. Capping it is Big…

4. AroundSpace


Housed in a beautiful 1932 art deco building, that – like several other galleries in the area – was formerly a Chinese bank, AroundSpace is an elegant art…

5. Bund 5

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Built in 1925 for a Japanese shipping company, this building's design features a mix of Western neoclassical and Japanese styles. Upstairs is luxury…

6. Three on the Bund

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When it opened in 2004, Three on the Bund was the strip’s first lifestyle destination and the model that many other venues have since followed. It's now…

7. Shanghai Gallery of Art

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Take the lift up to the 3rd floor of Three on the Bund to this neat, minimalist art gallery showcasing current highbrow and conceptual Chinese art. It's…

8. Bank of Communications Building

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With the Bund offering a showcase of the world's great architecture styles, representing art deco is the Bank of Communications Building with its classic…