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"Materials / Designers" Exhibition



  • Date

    13 Mar - 29 Oct 2023

  • Organiser

    Material Resource Centre of PolyU Design

  • Time

    11:00 - 20:00

  • Venue

    V210, Podium, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, PolyU Map  


Ada Chan

Cindy Chan

Elaine Chan

Chan Hei Shing

Jonathan Mak

Sara Ng

Emily Tang


Ms Man TSANG 2766 7971


Materials / Designers Exhibition Extended! 

We're excited to announce that due to popular demand, the "Materials/Designers Exhibition" will be extended until 29 Oct 2023! Don’t miss your chance to see our alumni’s amazing works created with different materials.


Slasher is an emerging term coined for those with multiple careers, referring to the numerous ‘slashes’ in their work title enumerating their different job abilities. The idea of slashing suggests that young people no longer confine themselves to a single position. Multiple careers allow them to pursue various interests and a more satisfactory work-life balance. 

“Materials / Designers” reflects the idea of slashing by displaying designers’ liberating relationships with different materials. The Material Resource Centre of PolyU Design invited seven young designers, the alumni of PolyU Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, to create artwork for the exhibition. These young designers achieved outstanding accomplishments and received numerous awards during their studies, and now, they have unleashed their potential in various fields of design. For this material-themed exhibition, each designer has produced artwork using a single material, from the traditional, including paper, Hong Kong reclaimed wood and acrylic, to new intelligent panels such as OLED and a biological agent, yeast. Each material has unique characteristics. With this exhibition, the Material Resource Centre of PolyU Design hopes to show the designers’ insights into these materials, allowing visitors to understand their relationships and explore the materials’ possibilities.

The exhibition showcased 7 works made by representative materials of their designers, who are School of Design alumni.


Public Visit

External visitors of the exhibition are required to register at least two working days in advance.





“Materials / Designers” Exhibition Sharing 「物料/設計師」展覽分享會 

vol.3 卷三 | 27 March 2023 6:00-7:00PM Online

vol.2 卷二 | 20 March 2023 6:30-7:30PM Online

vol.1 卷一 | 13 March 2023 6-7PM Online


Keynote Speaker

Ada Chan

Industrial & Product Design, 2007
Winner of 2018 Wofoo Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-Being, 2018 A’Design Award & Competition, 2012 CIDP Top Student Award, 2011 TEDx25th Ward


Cindy Chan

Product Design, 2019
Most Outstanding PolyU Student of 2018

Elaine Chan

Communication Design, 2021
Winner of 2021 CreateSmart Young Design Talent Special Award

Chan Hei Shing

Visual Communication Design, 2006
Winner of 2006 YIC Young Design Talent Award, 2010 Swatch Young Illustrators Award, Merit Winner of 2013 HKDA Global Design Awards

Jonathan Mak

Visual Communication Design, 2013

Sara Ng

Communication Design, 2019
Winner of 2019 DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award, Finalist of 2017 DISH Logo Competition

Emily Tang

Industrial & Product Design, 2015
Winner of the 5th Spirit of Hong Kong Awards by SCMP, Innovating For Good Award September 2017, 2015 Create Smart Young Design Talent Special Award, Hong Kong League National Winner of 2015 James Dyson Award

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