Among a variety of artistic and cultural events organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, "Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts" plays a distinctive role. As an exhibition platform for local artists and art enthusiasts, a bridge of "meeting friends for art appreciation and exchanges" and an important access to approach contemporary arts in Macao, this exhibition is indispensable for promoting the development of local visual arts.
We called for entries for "Collective Exhibition of Macao Visual Arts", over 300 pieces (sets) of artworks were collected, which covered oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, photography, video, installation, animation interactive installation and other cross-media creations. The age of participants ranged from 10 to 73, and artworks from the youth group accounted for approximately one third of the total collection. The jury comprised artistic experts and scholars from Macao, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. After rigorous evaluation from the quality, connotation, creativeness and skill of the entries, our jury members finally selected 79 pieces (sets) of award-winning and short-listed artworks.