Lau Ming-Hang

Lau Ming-Hang was born in Hong Kong in 1975. He is also known as “SunFool”. Lau is a freelance stage lighting and three-dimensional paper art designer. In 2001, he graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) degree, majoring in stage lighting design. 

In 2006, he added a third dimension to his paper-cutting, as well as performances to create a pop-up book story theater. The unique effect of his pop-up books, blended with the flexible presentation techniques of storytelling, has become a very distinctive theater performance form. Lau has designed pop-up sets for many performance groups in Hong Kong and other countries. He also collaborates with various organizations, including Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Repertory Theater Company, developing and promoting interdisciplinary arts: 3D paper-cutting and theater performances. He hopes that through his creations and workshops, modern elements will meet traditional paper-cutting, allowing younger generations to enjoy the art of paper-cutting.

1975

Born in Hong Kong

2001

Graduated with Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from Hong Kong Academy for
Performing Arts. Majored in Theatre Lighting Design

2006

Started pop-up book theatres

“Fire“, Cattle Depot Theatre, Hong Kong

2008

Pop-up Book Theatre “Mr. Windy Nobody“, The Fringe Club, Hong Kong

2009

Pop-up Book Theatre “Am I Crying?”, JCCAC Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, Hong Kong

2011

Pop-up Book Theatre “Am I Crying“, the 1st M1 Chinese Theatre Festival, Singapore

2012

Pop-up Book Theatre “Run Bunny Run“, the 1st Hong Kong People’s Fringe  Festival 2012, Hong Kong

2013

Pop-up Book Theatre “Just Do it Lady Eccentric“, Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Black Box Production, Hong Kong

Pop-up book workshop tutor of Community Arts Education in Tin Shui Wai Programme – “Alive – Image of Tin Shui Wai”, The Fighting Blues, sponsored by Hong Kong Arts Development Council

2014

Pop-up Book Theatre “Ordinary Living“, Close to YOU International Puppet Festival, Taipei 2014, Taipei, Taiwan
Pop-up Book Theatre “Ordinary Living“, Macao City Fringe 2014, Macau

2014-2016

Tutor of Pop-up book workshop of The Arts Ambassadors-in-School Scheme Creative Arts Day Camp, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong

2015

Tutor of Pop-up books workshop tutor of ARTmusing Summer Workshop 2015, Macau Cultural Centre, Macau

2017

“The Legendary Pulp” Exhibition Lighting Design, Hong Kong Open Printshop, Hong Kong

2018

Pop-up Book Theatre “Mr. HALF Dwells“, Cattle Depot Theatre, Hong Kong

“Sparkle! A Good Waste of Time” Exhibition Design, Oil Street Art Space, Hong Kong

“Ten Years in JCCAC”, The Fighting Blues, Hong Kong

2018-2020

Tutor of paper-cut workshop under“Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage
Education Programme”, Lingnan University and Hong Kong Art School

2019

Co-director of Object Theatre Tak’s Story, Jumbo Kids Theatre, Hong Kong

“Old Textbooks: The Good Old Days” Exhibition Installation Design, The Mills, Hong Kong

Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme Annual Exhibition, 

Lingnan University and Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong

Prague Quadrennial 2019, Hong Kong Association of Theatre Technicians &  Scenographers, Hong Kong

2020

Pop-up Book Theatre “Big Nose and Little Ding“, JCCAC Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, Hong Kong

Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme Annual Exhibition, 

Lingnan University and Hong Kong Art School, Hong Kong

“Jik6.Tik1.Lau4”, The Fighting Blues, Hong Kong

“Dance Me to the Trees“, “TST Stories”Exhibition, YMCA The DOOOR Arts Space, Hong Kong