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"Art><Creativity" Exhibition Series in the Greater Bay Area:

Childhood Fun on Paper


Sue Lai、STICKYLINE(Mic Leong, Soilworm Lai)



(closed every Monday)


Gensquare Cultural Space, Jiangmen​

No.197 Hexing Square, Baishi Road, Jiangmen)


Remember playing with your friends in your childhood days? Perhaps on a fine day, you would all throng to the park, scramble to line up for games, or play sports together. If it rained, you might move to a covered playground or pavilion to play board games, such as "Peace and Happiness Chess", taking turns to move the figurine chess pieces, hopping from box to box, all of you eager to move ahead on the paper chessboard. The exhibition, titled "Childhood Fun on Paper", features Sue Lai and the creative ensemble STICKYLINE, who revive the nostalgic boardgame "Peace and Happiness Chess" in their own creative ways. Visitors are invited to set aside their electronic games for a while to explore together the joy of childhood as they navigate the virtual world on paper.

Sue Lai excels in Chinese gongbi (fine brush) techniques to capture scenes of everyday life and portraits, and children are often her source of inspiration. In this exhibition, she applied her gongbi painting techniques to recreate a chessboard, on which children play various games. The artistic rendering has modern touches to illustrate the timelessness of innocence in young hearts, shown on their faces.Designers Mic Leong and Soilworm Lai of STICKYLINE pursue their long-standing passion for paper. Breaking the limitations of the two-dimensional frame, they created three-dimensional paper sculptures in human form to put on the huge three-dimensional chessboard. Whether they are child figures, playground facilities, or flowers at the edge, they are presented in a variety of proportions to help recall our collective childhood memories of playing in the park.


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Sue Lai Kwan Ting, born in Hong Kong, graduated from the Fine Arts Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Chinese painting in 2011. Sue has taught short courses of Chinese fine brush flower and figure paintings at HKU SPACE since 2015. She likes using ink to paint animals in nature, using gongbi to do portraits, and depicting scenes of everyday life in loving detail. Her works have been exhibited in places such as Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan in China, and in Israel. She received the "Young Artist Award" for her work May at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009; her work Compartment received Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012; and her painting Daughter and Father was shortlisted at "Ink Global 2017". Sue received an Excellence Award at the fourth edition of Art Next Expo in 2021, and she was the Finalist in The 2022 Sovereign Asian Art Prize with her painting Draw Something. Her works have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Legislative Council of the HKSAR, and local and overseas private collectors.

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STICKYLINE was formed in 2011 by creative Hong Kong designers Mic Leong and Soilworm Lai, both graduates of the School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in Industrial and Product Design. Renowned for their distinctive, large-scale polyhedron sculptures, the duo are the masterminds behind the creative engineering, intricate mathematics and complex geometric structures in their work. Crafting simple yet durable shapes using paper and metal, STICKYLINE combines technologies in kinetics, sound and light to enhance the experience of their works. The duo also conducts site-specific curation, explores experimental spatial experiences with minimalist geometric aesthetics and injects communal creative energy into their ever-evolving body of work. STICKYLINE features a clientele ranging from international brands to Hong Kong organisations such as Design Trust, PMQ, Landmark and Lee Gardens, as well as private commissions.

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Presented by:

​Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Art Promotion Office

Hong Kong Designers Association

Project Partner:

Shenzhen Fringe Art Center​

Venue Support:

​Gensquare Cultural Space

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