Organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2018” was inaugurated on 27 September at the Tap Seac Gallery. Winning artists were awarded in the ceremony. The opening ceremony was attended by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government, Alexis Tam Chon Weng; the Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao S.A.R., Wan Sucheng; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mok Ian Ian; the Director of the School of Arts of the Macao Polytechnic Institute, Hsu Hsiu-Chu; the Member of the Cultural Consultative Committee, Lai Ieng; the Head of the Department of Exhibitions and Museums of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Lei Lai Kio; the President of the Macau Artist Society, Lok Hei; the President of the Macao Sculpture Association, Ng Sang Kei; and the President of the General Assembly of the Photographic Society of Macao, Ma Chi Son.
The “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2018” is an iconic cultural event in the local visual arts sector and a platform for Macao artists to showcase their talent and creativity. A total of 291 works from 182 participants were submitted since the open call last June. The artworks feature innovative themes and a wide variety of media, ranging from paintings, photography to cross-media creations, showing the diversity of the local art scene.
80 artworks have been rigorously selected by a jury composed by 5 experienced art professionals. The work The Fourth of the Wall Series by Lam Un Mei won the Grand Prize of the Jury Award and the Young Artist Award. 10 artworks were selected to receive the Excellent Artwork Award, namely The Fourth of the Wall Series by Lam Un Mei; The Miniature of the City by Vong Vitorino; Leading by Lei Ka Ieng; Boat I, Boat II by Leong Wai Lap; Mixed Feelings – Sense of Distance, Sense of Flow by Chan Ka Ian; Robotic Bugs Fantasy Series by Ho Wai Leng; City of Dreams by Sam Kin Hang; Hover by Route Arts Macau; Local News J1 by Leong Fei In; and Images Collection Plan (90 Pieces of Junk) by Wong Weng Io. In addition, 10 artworks integrate the Special Artwork Selection, namely Imitation by Ieong Mei Cheng; Comet by Ieng Tan Wai; What is being waited? by Sit Ka Kit; Self-healing by Choi Iong Iong; Handa Plan by Cai Guo Jie; Cloud II by Tong Chong; Macao Series by Lam Un Ieng; Hidden Scenery IV, Hidden Scenery VII by Tam Kun Fong; 1460 Days of Waiting by Chiang Wai Lan; and Rest by Leong Chi Ian.
The “Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts 2018” is held from 28 September to 18 November at the Tap Seac Gallery, located at No. 95 Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida, and at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, located at No. 163 Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 9pm, including on public holidays. Admission is free. For enquiries, please call IC through tel. 8988 4000 during office hours.