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We invite you to answer our open call with an opportunity to participate in a forthcoming exhibition that will celebrate everyday ghetto creativity from extra-ordinary people of diverse spectra and all walks of life. Throughout human histories and cultures, in difficult circumstances and dire situations, we the people have proven time and time again that when the tough get going, we are capable of finding solutions and creating new approaches out of something close to nothing. Such ability often generates results of ingenious and imaginative sparks with (un)expected significations.

Send us your very own unique artefact that you once fashioned out of desperation, which fulfilled a specific function or purpose. The artefact should be based on at least 50% of a pre-existing found object, and should have required a fair degree of handcrafting quality in order to be transformed into a new personalised item.
The piece should not exceed 180 cm (H) x 100 cm (W) x 50 cm in total dimension, and a production cost under HKD$500.

We will select the most representative pieces to be exhibited in our forthcoming show at our new gallery - The Catalyst on Po Yan Street. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 entries in the following categories:

Most practical/functional; Most stylish design; Most popular / Best in show (voted by the public). Prizes’ value will be announced at the exhibition’s opening.

All submissions should be sent to or by mail* and should include the following:

- Images of both front and rear views of the artefact, with image size no larger than 2MB

- A short description including title, year, and media (no more than 100 words)

- Your contact details (full name, email address)

Submission deadline: 30th April, 2021

*mail to The Catalyst, G/F, No.2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan

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