Why did we name it Anita CHAN Lai-ling Gallery?
We started phase I renovation project in 2007. However, with the Fringe Club premises declared grade-1 heritage in 2009, the whole renovation process became far more complicated than expected. The original plan had been for 24-month; it turned out to have taken 6 years.
During that time, some of our venues were closed for renovation, and our income decreased. After having spent our savings, we ran of money. We needed help. It was the descendants of Dr. Anita Chan Lai-ling who made a generous donation. The sponsorship helped us survive this financial crisis. In 2011, the gallery was officially named after her.