island6 is an artist-founded, artist-run "art first" organization founded 2006 in Shanghai with a production site and an adjoining gallery for the cutting-edge, new media artwork of the Liu Dao art collective in Shanghai. The production studio is equipped for all manner of artistic creation – from traditional Chinese papercutting to interactive video animation – while the spacious gallery is used for thematic exhibitions. Every "art forward" island6 exhibition is the product of multi-disciplined, collaborative in-house workshops.
Following the 5 Year Plan for world domination, the Liu Dao electronic art collective has sailed across the straits to set up a mini-island6 in the glamorous heart of Hong Kong. Located in the historic district of Sheung Wan, island6 Hong Kong is propitiously situated on No. 1 New Street, an intersection that marries old and new elements of the area. With the opening of "Dripping with Aurum" (June 2012), island6 is proud to join the community of local and international art galleries located in this historic and blossoming arts district. island6 Hong Kong will follow in the footsteps of her big sister in Shanghai in showing cutting-edge new media art that explores contemporary issues in Asia through multimedia, interactive artworks. In its signature style of fusing the traditional with the modern, the artworks on display will involve the use of LED, interactive components, photography, video, neon, sculpture and post-contemporary painting imagery.