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Patternways: Visualising Hong Kong in Transition

‘Patternways’ presents 4 significant patterns of Hong Kong, some more familiar than others, once found on department store wrapping papers, woven silk fabrics, woolen knitwear and wax printed fabrics. The exhibition display investigates each pattern as a designed product and the way they are circulated, and in the process, they connect Hong Kong with mainland China, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, all the way to Ghana and Nigeria. By connecting us with other places, patterns reveal Hong Kong as a city constantly open to and defined by change.

Curated by Bruce Li, Assistant Curator in Learning and Community

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The D. H. Chen Foundation Gallery

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A. Brunnschweiler & Co Limited, Sammy Acquah, Africa Center Hong Kong, Akosombo Industrial Company Limited, Kenneth Asare, Dilys Blum, David Bradley, By Y.B. Studio Asia Limited, Cha Textiles Limited, Albert Chan, Priscilla Chan, Chan Kong Ching, Edith Cheung, Janice Chow, Chuk Sheung Yu, Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores Company Limited, Excellent Silk Mill Limited, Fortune Star Media Limited, Helena Halim, HKR International Limited, Alfred Ho, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Graphic Archive, Centre for Communication Design, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Silk and Fibre Trade Union, HSBC Archives, inkolize Hand Print Studio, Kwai Chun Ming, Kary Kwok, Dr Calvin Y. M. Lam, Lane Crawford, Lee Mei Yin, Liong Wai, Ela Lo, Chihiro Mutanga, Innocent Mutanga, Arkin Ng, Rebecca Pan, Photo Library, Information Services Department, Michael Rogge, Agatha Sit, Hei So, South China Morning Post, Suen Wai Leung, Keith Tam, Tee Siew Mooi Janet, David Sheekwan Tong, Dr Kaman Tsang, Donna Tsui, Tsui Woo Siu Ming, Kelvin Tung, K. K. Tung, Tung’s Computer Weaving Neckties Centre, Wing On Company International Limited, Women’s Wear Daily, Dr Dixon Wong, Wong Ka Chun, Wong Sun Chan, Y. S. Wong, Rachel Wood, John Wu, Yokoyama Ikko, Dr Nakano Yoshiko, Yu Hiu Ha

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