The Cultural Affairs Bureau has introduced new components to Anim’Arte NAM VAN. A number of three-dimensional art installations, of two illustrated characters, “Pipi” and “Lulu” are the theme of the Macao Cultural and Creative Map (CCM Map). The first batch of “Pipi” and “Lulu” art installations has been presented at Anim’Arte NAM VAN. All are welcome to appreciate the local creations and take photographs with them.
The Macao Cultural and Creative Map and its mobile app were released in 2014. The main characters of the CCM Map, “Pipi” and “Lulu” were designed by local illustrator Blue Chan. The six three-dimensional art installations of “Pipi”, “Lulu” and a pair of swallows installed in Anim’Arte NAM VAN were produced by local artist Wong Ka Long based on Blue Chan’s graphic images. Each art installation is 1.3m high on average and features a vivid image. In conjunction with all the space and distinctive elements in Anim’Arte NAM VAN, “Pipi” and “Lulu” introduce in different shapes the cultural and creative stores, café and performances in Anim’Arte NAM VAN.
Jointly managed by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, the Sports Bureau, the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Institute for Tourism Studies under the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture, Anim’Arte NAM VAN, located at Nam Van Lakeside Plaza, combines distinctive cafés, pedal boats, cultural and creative stores, weekend crafts markets, exhibitions and performances. The project has been well-received by the public and has attracted many local residents, visitors and families since its opening in June. The Cultural Affairs Bureau plans to introduce new components to Anim’Arte NAM VAN in order to enhance Macao’s cultural and creative product offerings while providing a diversity of cultural tourism facilities for the public, and thereby intensifying the cultural aura of the city.
The CCM Map is distributed at 180 locations in Hong Kong and Macao. For details of the distribution locations and the CCM Map, please refer to the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.com); the mobile app of CCM Map can be downloaded from the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.com/app/). A selection of over 100 local cultural and creative products is available for sale at the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Map-themed shops located at Anim’Arte NAM VAN.