HKDI Gallery

About the Exhibition

The Tradition in the Future - GAFA Cultural Innovation Design exhibition will present a series of innovative designs and cultural projects from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition will showcase approximately 42 sets of innovative and inspiring graphic design, product design, animation and IP design, interactive design and digital media design projects. It will offer a glimpse into the fresh perspectives of young designers in the Greater Bay Area and how they seamlessly integrate traditional cultural elements into the realm of cultural and creative design. The exhibition marks the inaugural close-knit collaboration between the two leading design institutes in the Greater Bay Area following their memorandum of cooperation, which will further deepen and facilitate exchanges of new generations of designers across the regions. 

Exhibition Photos

About Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA)

Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 
Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), located in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, is the only higher fine arts institution in South China approved by the Ministry of Education and one of the eight fine arts academies in China. 

The School of Visual Arts Design at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 
The School of Visual Arts Design was established in September 2010 through the merger of the Decoration Department, which had a long tradition, and the emerging Digital Art Design Department. In November 2018, the Art and Technology Program was incorporated into the school. Currently, the school offers four undergraduate programs: Visual Communication Design, Animation, Digital Media Art, and Art and Technology.  At present, it also provides master's and doctoral degree education. 

School of Innovation Design, GAFA 
The School of Industrial Design was established in September 2010 and currently offers seven undergraduate programs: Industrial Design, Product Design, Intelligent Interaction Design, Art Design, Dyeing and Weaving Art Design, Clothing and Apparel Design, and Clothing Design and Engineering. Its teaching and research framework consists of five departments: Industrial and Interaction Design, Product Design, Art Design, Dyeing and Weaving Art Design, and Clothing Design, along with four research institutes: Furniture Design, Design Perception, Design Psychology, and Human Factors Engineering. 


Exhibition Sections

Visual Graphics and Images

Creative Products and Handicrafts

Digital Art

Animation and Entertainment

Culture Research Workshop

Press Release

Press Release (Download PDF)

Learning Resource

Exhibition Guide (Download PDF)

Master Lecture

Main Speakers:

Dr. Shen Ting, Exhibition Curator, Master Degree Supervisor and Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Ms. Hu Hao, Lecturer, School of Industrial Design, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts


20 February 2024 (Tuesday) 


3:00 - 4:00 pm 




A001 Lecture Theatre, Hong Kong Design Institute

Public Service

Guided Tours

Guided Tours can be arranged for schools and community groups by advanced booking. Registration and enquiries: 

Visit Us

Exhibition Period  
26.01.2024 - 29.04.2024
(Closed on Tuesdays

Opening Hours 
10:00 - 20:00 

Experience Centre, Hong Kong Design Institute 
3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, NT 
(MTR Tiu Keng Leng Station Exit A2) 

Enquiries / +852 3928 2566