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Lantau Blue

Known for running one of the few natural indigo dyeing practices in Hong Kong, Max To developed his own practice in Lantau with aims to revive natural methods of making high quality clothing with indigo dye. His practice has attracted the attention of several lifestyle and craft related media which has helped spread his ideas and create a network in the region. The Lantau Blue studio is located in a traditional village in South Lantau hidden in the forest and […]

Vivian Hui

Vivian is a passionate felt maker from Hong Kong. She is always inspired by nature and various cultures from travelling in many countries over the past 10 years with her husband. She finds sewing and felt making as her realm of art and is fascinated by the formation and textures of felting. She loves exploring different felting techniques and fusing different materials in her work. As a diver and mother, her recent experimental works focus on marine life inspired by […]

St. James’ Creation

St. James’ Creation was founded in 1999, formerly a ceramics workshop in the Rehabilitation Services Centre. Their creative and teaching teams are largely made up of persons with disabilities. While clay had been a primary medium of creation, St James’ Creation also explore with fiber arts, visual arts and video media. Through courses, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, St James’ Creation continuously sow seeds of happiness and instill self-confidence, strength as well as progressive changes with time. They have taken part […]

India By Hand

A platform for the promotion and development of the finest contemporary Indian art, design, fashion, and handcrafts to international audiences. The activities offered by India By Hand comprise of: 1) curated tours to India and social impact projects in India for students, professionals, and connoisseurs; 2) events, exhibitions, and experiences showcasing India in international commercial and design capitals; 3) products handmade in India and born out of the collaboration between designers and artisans.

Jackie Yoong

Curator, Asian Fashion and Textiles, and Peranakan Art, Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum, Singapore Jackie Yoong is a curator of Asian Fashion and Textiles and Peranakan Art at the Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum, Singapore. She was in the curatorial teams of the traveling exhibitions on Peranakan art to the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris (2010) and the National Museum of Korea, Seoul (2013). In Singapore, she worked on the exhibitions Great Peranakans (2015), Sarong Kebaya (2011) and […]

Kennie Ting

Director, Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum, Singapore Group Director of Museums, National Heritage Board, Singapore KENNIE TING is the Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Peranakan Museum, and concurrently Group Director, Museums at the National Heritage Board (NHB) Singapore, overseeing national museums and festivals managed by the NHB. As Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum, he has overseen the shift in the museum’s curatorial approach from a geographical focus to a thematic, cross-cultural focus, and from an […]

Kawita Vatanajyankur

Artist, Bangkok Kawita Vatanajyankur is an artist from Bangkok who has garnered international recognition through an artistic practice that utilises her own body, often to mimic and perform tasks otherwise carried out by tools; in the process, Vatanajyankur renders visceral the notions of manual labour and consumption, particularly as they relate to the female body within the context of her home, Thailand. Her work has been curated into prestigious shows such as Thailand Eye (2015) at the Saatchi Gallery, London and Islands in […]

Kang Ya-Chu

Artist, Taipei Kang Ya-Chu, is CHAT’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence. Born and based in Taipei, she has been exploring in her art practices the issues of identity, the relationship between human and nature and the social environment through an extensive range of medium including mixed media sculpture, site-specific installation, land art, video, drawing, photograph, textile research and collaboration. During her time as CHAT’s Artist-in-Residence, she continues her research within the context of Hong Kong, involving the narratives of former textile workers in […]

FFIXXED STUDIOS (Kain Picken and Fiona Lau)

Fashion design collective, Hong Kong and Shanghai FFIXXED STUDIOS is a contemporary, ready-to-wear label for men and women. Inspired by reimagining the everyday, the label focuses on exploring and reflecting work-life balance through artful fabrication and bold design. Founded in 2012 by Fiona Lau and Kain Picken, FFIXXED STUDIOS combines the pair’s backgrounds in fine art and fashion to create pieces born from a philosophy of reinterpretation, movement and openness. Their collections have appeared at Tokyo, Paris and Shanghai Fashion […]

Tominaga Wataru

Fashion designer, Tokyo Tominaga Wataru is a fashion designer and artist currently based in Tokyo and has lived in Helsinki, Paris and London. In 2015, upon graduation from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, he became the recipient of the prestigious Grand Jury Prize Première Vision at the 31st edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Tominaga’s characteristic works involve the application of vinyl over twisted and pleated fabrics printed with maximalist designs, which unfolds […]