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Macao Annual Art Exhibition on display at Tap Seac Gallery
26/3/2005 - 17/7/2005

The “2005 Macao Annual Art Exhibition” of the 16th Macao Arts Festival will be on display at the Tap Seac Gallery from March 26. Local artists including Lok Cheong, Sit Lek Kan and Carlos Marreiros and President Heidi Ho of the Cultural Institute of the Macao S.A.R. Government attended the opening ceremony on March 26 at 6pm together with over 70 artists. The theme of this year's exhibition is “Macao’s Cultural Heritage – Beyond History”, out of 350 works, 125 are selected for exhibition. “Top Ten Entries” were also announced during the opening ceremony.

Macao’s distinguishing culture is the spring of our society’s development. In addition to protecting the precious historic cultural resources, humanistic spirit is essential to enlighten both society and mind, and to enable them to become the spiritual wealth of every Macao resident.

Preparation of the exhibition started last May, the Cultural Institute invited members from 34 local visual art associations to to discuss the theme and planning for the exhibition. The 2005 exhibition is named officially: “Macao Annual Art Exhibition” and after a series of discussions and revisions, a press release was distributed in August inviting the submission of entries until late October.

Currently, the “Historic Monuments of Macao” has been earmarked as China’s priority in applying for World Cultural Heritage listing. With “Macao’s Cultural Heritage – Beyond History” as its theme, this year’s exhibition aims at exploring the broader connotations of “Macao’s Cultural Heritage”, allowing us to reconsider our responsibilities in this historic mission while promoting Macao’s historic culture to the community.

A total of 350 works from 177 artists were submitted with 125 successful works including 18 ink wash paintings, 18 calligraphies, 36 drawings/paintings/prints, 24 photographs, 11 sculptures, 5 installations, 11 posters, 1 video and 1 fibre textile.

The selection panel consisted of experts from different fields of visual art, including the Art Director of the Cultural Institute of Shenzhen, Principal of the Shenzhen Fine Art Institute and ink wash painter Dong Xiao Ming, the Rector of the Institute of Sculpture of Guangzhou and sculptor Yu Chang, Taiwanese painter Chen Hsien Tung, Hong Kong designer Tommy Lee, and Canadian photographer and multi-media artist David Miller. Ten of the selected works were chosen as the “Top Ten Entries”

“2005 Macao Annual Art Exhibition” will be on display from March 26 to June 6 2005 at Tap Seac Gallery. Organised around the exhibition, there are also various visual arts-related educational activities such as “school workshops”, focused on teaching students in local secondary and primary schools as well as preschools, and “family art workshops”, aimed at teaching parents in cultivating their children.

 In Detail
Date 26/3/2005 - 17/7/2005
Time 10:00 - 19:00
Entrepreneur Cultural Institute of Macao S.A.R. Government