Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the “32nd Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists - Exhibition of Works by Winners”, was inaugurated on Friday, 28 July, at 6:30pm, at the Old Court Building. The opening ceremony was officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Leung Hio Ming; the Acting Director of the School of Arts of the Macao Polytechnic Institute, Lai Ming Hoi, Victor; the Vice President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; the Vice President of the Yu Un Chinese Calligraphers and Painters Association of Macao, Sio Chun Iun and the Head of the Department of Exhibitions and Museums of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Lei Lai Kio.
In last year’s “32nd Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists”, young local art enthusiast Lam Wun Keng was awarded the “Best Creation Special Prize” and “Best Work - Western Painting”. In addition, four artist were awarded the “New Talent Prizes”, namely Chan In Iong in the category of Western painting, Chan Chong Hei in the category of Chinese painting, and Guan Seng Lok and Un Ka Ian, both in the category of Chinese calligraphy. This exhibition features a total of 72 works by those five winning artists. Among the works in the exhibition, Lam Wun Keng presents a watercolour entitled “Waves Scouring The Little Hill of Lions” as well as prints created on red bricks, which reflect the artist’s attempt to reveal urban textures and her emotional connection to the city, as well as her thought about Macao’s development. In turn, Chan In Iong seeks to break away from traditional layout of Western Painting, especially in her awarded works “Amusement Park”, which portrays the emotion of several imaginary persons when they play the “roundabout” in the children’s park, trying to explore issues related to each individual’s growth.
Chan Chong Hei liked to draw a variety of imaginary cartoon characters when he was small, he started learning Chinese painting at the age of nine and gradually has had an interest in it. He was awarded the “New Talent Prize” at the “Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists” for two consecutive years, which brought him satisfaction to continue his creation. Guan Seng Lok and Un Ka Ian studied Chinese calligraphy in their early childhood and obtained satisfactory results in different Chinese calligraphy competitions, highlighting the enormous value of artistic creation through their repeated practice.
The “32nd Collective Exhibition of Macao Artists - Exhibition of Works by Winners” is held from 29 July to 27 August at the Old Court Building, located at the Avenida da Praia Grande, and is open daily from 10am to 8pm, (closed on Mondays). Admission is free. For more information about the exhibition, please contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000, during office hours.