Hong Kong Creative Force

As Asia’s creative capital, Hong Kong has developed a leading edge in various sectors including design, advertising, marketing, digital entertainment, films, music, television, publishing & printing and architecture. The contribution of cultural and creative industries to Hong Kong’s economy has been remarkable and will continue to be the one of the important economic drivers in the future.

Sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the “Hong Kong Creative Force” is a campaign to enhance the awareness of local designers, especially the young creative talents, in the public community, as well as to promote their products and services to the business sector in Hong Kong and overseas markets.

Hong Kong Creative Force
This year, the “Hong Kong Creative Force” pavilion will showcase a series of local design projects, including design collaboration project with local young designers - “RetroInnovations”, “Miniature Depicting Unique Hong Kong”, “Beauty and Innovation in Traditional Craftmanship”, “Happy.Block.Chain.” and many other creative works from all disciplines.
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RetroInnovations

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Miniature Depicting Unique Hong Kong

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Book Tree

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Happy.Block.Chain.

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Beauty and Innovation in Traditional Craftmanship

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Art of Origami

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D-Awards

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HKwalls Gallery

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Live Illustration: Create to Connect

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Arts Are for Everyone

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FASHIONALLY

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The HK4As Kam Fan Awards

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Miniature Depicting Unique Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council continues the collaboration with the Joyful Miniature Association in presenting the uniqueness of Hong Kong through 10 sets of miniature created by local artists. The miniature are created with exquisite craftmanship vividly portraying Chinese Festivals, traditional Opera House, historical architectures, hilarious street scenes, nostalgic and modern-day Hong Kong.

Chinese Teahouse
Chinese Teahouse
Vivian Lee
Hong Kong Street
Hong Kong Street
Chan Hung Fai
Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree
Sandy Tsang & Lingsminiworld
Lee Tung Avenue
Lee Tung Avenue
Liu Kam Wa Bruce, Ian Choi, Tim Ho & Li Loi Yau
Memory of Resettlement Estate
Memory of Resettlement Estate
Chan Hung Fai
Newspaper Stand
Newspaper Stand
Ian Choi & Tim Ho
Shadow of the Walled City
Shadow of the Walled City
Ian Choi & Tim Ho
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance
Tony Lai (Carmen Poon Collection)
Tai O Heritage Hotel
Tai O Heritage Hotel
Liu Kam Wa Bruce, Ian Choi, Tim Ho & Li Loi Yau
West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre
West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre
Macy Kwan

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Book Tree

Book Tree is designed to explore how design transforms the lost spaces and neglected corners and impacts our community and also an installation to create a fun experience in where children can play while reading. It is composed of two elements, an open timber landscape to rest and a tree structure where the different branches hold books for different ages of children. It is currently operating in Mei Foo until the end of December and then move on to different locations across the city to continue making positive impact in our community.

Book Tree
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Happy.Block.Chain.

The project is designed by the Hong Kong Multimedia Design Association, is to explore our happy feeling in an interesting way. The projection mapping art piece delivers happiness and satisfaction in a modernistic way. Animation and videos will be projected to create visual effects with sculpture.

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Beauty and Innovation in Traditional Craftmanship

To reveal the beauty of traditional culture and the significance to sustain and pass on the skills and knowledge, 6 handcrafted masters based in Hong Kong are invited to create a series of works and art pieces including hand-carved mahjong, Chinese paper-cutting, paper mache and Chinese canton porcelain.

Hand-carved Mahjong
Hand-carved Mahjong
Biukee Mahjong
Chinese Bride
Chinese Bride
Li Yun Xia Papercut & Design
Modern Paper Mache
Modern Paper Mache
Po Wah Paper Craft
Mini Fa Pai
Mini Fa Pai
Sun Chung Florist
Jinno Inu
Jinno Inu
Jinno Neko
太平戰船
太平戰船
Lam Duen Shan Ming
Eric Chow
Eric Chow
LokrazyPlus Design
LokrazyPlus Design
Peter Ng
Peter Ng
Tom Lau
Tom Lau
Eric Chow
Eric Chow
LokrazyPlus Design
LokrazyPlus Design
Peter Ng
Peter Ng
Tom Lau
Tom Lau
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Art of Origami

Hong Kong Origami Academy showcases a series of origami in the exhibition. Visitors will be amazed by ingenious designer on how to magically transform a piece of paper, without pasting and cutting, to lively and 3D dimensional dragon in the form of origami. From design to completion, each origami art piece takes a total of 4 months with precise mathematical calculations. The handwork of each origami art piece is exquisite, which shows the fascination of origami and the design thinking of the designer.

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D-Awards

Both D-Awards and D-exhibition aim to promote and recognise the importance and contribution of design in Hong Kong in the past 50 years. They show how design helps resolve issues in the society, improve our living quality and advance civilisation. The exhibition contains various categories of exhibits, covering the different needs of citizens. With the belief that design exists primarily to create a harmonious society. Even with changes over times, the goal of promoting a "happy city" remains the same.

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HKwalls Gallery

10 selected artworks painted on streets by 9 artists of HKwalls are gathered to feature the uniqueness of Hong Kong buildings and how artists convert the inconspicuous buildings facades and corners into colorful and fantastic artworks. The artworks refresh and lighten up our daily lives through passing by the streets in Hong Kong.

ALEXIS DIAZ
ALEXIS DIAZ
BO LAW
BO LAW
BUCK TEETH GIRLS CLUB
BUCK TEETH GIRLS CLUB
CREATIVE HUSTLERS
CREATIVE HUSTLERS
DAN KITCHENER
DAN KITCHENER
MEGIC
MEGIC
SHEEP
SHEEP
STORM
STORM
STORM
STORM
ZLISM
ZLISM

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Live Illustration: Create to Connect

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council invites premium illustrators to join forces with all visitors to make live illustration outlining this year’s theme “Co-create a Happy City” and the Partner City Melbourne. Creative illustrators will also provide live portrait to visitors in the afternoon of every show day.

Live Portrait Illustrators:

Eric Chow
Eric Chow
LokrazyPlus Design
LokrazyPlus Design
Peter Ng
Peter Ng
Tom Lau
Tom Lau
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Arts Are for Everyone

Partnering with Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong and social enterprise ADAM, this section showcases artworks from five visual artists: Jack Li, Kevin Cheng, Apple Tong, Frank Wong and Li Siu Yin. The artworks are characterised by their vibrant colours and enlivening contents, and sharing their unique perspectives and creativity.

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FASHIONALLY

The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest (YDC) was initially organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 1977 with an aim to nurture new blood for the fashion and garment industries. It has always been the ultimate platform for local design professionals and is also regarded as one of the most prestigious fashion design competitions in Asia.

The contest is open to any local design talents under 45 with a solid fashion design background. The jury looks at the mood boards of each participant at the first stage and those who score the highest average mark enter the final, when they need to prepare a collection of four sets of outfits – disregarding season and gender – and impress the jury with their creativity, marketability, workmanship and overall appeal. In addition to an overall champion, there is also a first runner-up and second runner-up, and the contest can help put them on the right path to a dazzling fashion career.

Carrie Kwok
COMME UN ENFANT
Derek Chan
Narcissus
Jane Ng
Shatters and Layers
Kevin Ho
Femme Fatale
Matt Hui & Lilian Tsang
Project B
Mountain Yam
Free Like a Bird
Necro Poon
The Sound of Riot
Shirley Wong
Sooner or later, all stories end
Tak Lee
Season I
Walter Kong & Jessica Lau
Wish Luck My Old Man
Wilson Choi
The Stolen Soul
Yannes Wong
Too much is not enough
Yeung Chin
Boxing
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The HK4As Kam Fan Awards

Since 1984, the HK4As has been organizing the Kam Fan Awards annually, to give recognition and kudos to outstanding creative works in the market. Kam Fan, literally meaning “Golden Sail”, is highly regarded as the “Grand Prix” accolade of the Hong Kong advertising industry. It is perceived as one of the most prestigious Advertising Awards in Asia.

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Agency
3M
Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong
Birdland (Hong Kong) Ltd
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK
Cathay Pacific Airways
McCann WorldGroup HK - Cathay Pacific Central Team
Hang Lung Properties Limited
McCann WorldGroup HK - McCann & Spencer
HK Television Entertainment Company Limited
HK Television Entertainment Company Limited
Hong Kong International Airport
Havas Hong Kong
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Grey Advertising Hong Kong Limited
HSBC
Grey Advertising Hong Kong Limited
Huawei Device (Hong Kong) Co Ltd
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK
JBL
Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong
McCann WorldGroup HK - McCann & Spencer
McCann WorldGroup HK - McCann & Spencer
Mitsubishi Electric (Hong Kong) Limited
Dentsu Hong Kong
Orbis
Ogilvy & Mather Group HK
PCCW Media Limited
Havas Hong Kong
SCRABBLE CLUB (HK)
Cheil Worldwide, Hong Kong
Society for Community Organization
BBDO Hong Kong
Tai Pan Bread & Cakes Company Limited
FAQ Comms Ltd
TeaCha
BBDO Hong Kong
The Women’s Foundation Limited
J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong
Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.
BBDO Hong Kong

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Supporting Organisations
Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong Design Council of Hong Kong HKwalls Hong Kong Interior Design Association Hong Kong Multimedia Design Association Hong Kong Origami Academy Joyful Miniature Association The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/ events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.
*Information is subject to change without prior notice.