Jointly organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and Macao Artists Society, the Exhibition of Artworks of the Members of Macao Artists Society 2016 was inaugurated on Tuesday, 16 August, at 6:30pm, at the Nam Van Old Court Building, featuring a total of 169 works by members of the Society. The opening ceremony was officiated by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ung Vai Meng; the Assistant of the Chief of the Department of Education and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R., Shao Bin; the Vice-President of the Administrative Committee of the Macao Foundation, Zhong Yi Seabra de Mascarenhas; the Director of Macao Daily News, Lok Po and the President of the Macau Artist Society, Lai Ieng.
Established in 1956, the Macao Artists Society is a time-honoured art association of Macao that has been devoted to promoting art in the city over the years. Its members, experienced in art production, have laid a solid foundation for local calligraphy and art. In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Society this year, each of its 169 members will showcase one exquisite work in the exhibition. This year’s exhibition features the highest number of artists from the Macao Artists Society of all editions.
This exhibition brings together different art forms, including watercolour, oil painting, sketch, ink wash painting, calligraphy and sculpture which showcase a variety of genres, providing an opportunity for visitors to appreciate local art and its far-reaching significance in promoting artistic development in Macao.
The Exhibition of Artworks of the Members of Macao Artists Society 2016 will be held from 17 August to 7 September at Nam Van Old Court Building. Admission is free. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 8pm including on public holiday (closed on Mondays).
Source: Cultural Affairs Bureau