Funds raised by new Sands Gallery art exhibition to be donated to rural rehabilitation charity

Funds raised by new Sands Gallery art exhibition to be donated to rural rehabilitation charity
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Artwork by Chinese artists Water Poon and Romy Cheung will be the main focus of the second exhibition to be held at the new Sands Gallery at the Grand Suites at Four Seasons, with proceeds from the sale of some of the in-exhibition artworks to go a rural rehabilitation charity.

The exhibition themed – Full of Content, Full of Love – showcases over 40 bowls painted by Poon, some themed on the 24 Chinese solar terms, alongside one-of-a-kind folk art costumes designed by Cheung, some of which feature traditional Nantong blue calico from Jiangsu province.

The pieces incorporated the modern design into traditional materials to demonstrate the power of ‘Guochao’, literally ‘national trend’, a concept describing modern consumer goods that are infused with Chinese cultural elements as a key selling point.

The exhibition has toured in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Dongguan, with donations made to respective NGOs for youth education along the way.

For the Macau exhibition, 10 of Poon’s bowls are being donated for a charity sale, with all proceeds going to Rainbow Road, a project to help rural teenagers, especially those in ethnic regions of China, enhance their artistic abilities and promote the transmission of the cultural and artistic heritage of ethnic minorities.

“These bowls, which are themed on the 24 Chinese solar terms, not only serve as a container, but as a medium to spread love and goodwill to the community. I’m even happier that my art can turn into goodwill by nurturing the youth in rural areas of China to learn about and appreciate arts,” Poon said during the opening.

A MOP100,000 cheque was presented during the opening ceremony held today to Lok Hei, representative of the Rainbow Road Project and president of Macau Artist Society, with the presence of five of the philanthropists who purchased the bowls.

“By bringing exhibitions like this to Sands Gallery, we hope to contribute to Macau’s positioning as a multicultural exchange and cooperation base between Chinese and Western culture […] Our sincere thanks go to Master Poon and Ms. Cheung for bringing their unique works, including those in the ‘101 Bowls’ series on display, and for their commitment to utilise the exhibition to benefit a charitable cause,” Sands China President Wilfred Wong expressed after the event.

The exhibition will be open to the public 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily April 28-May 29.

Sands China also stated it plans to invest more resources into inviting renowned local and international artists of different art forms to host exhibitions at the gallery – a permanent art space inaugurated in February on the 6th floor of The Grand Suites at Four Seasons – in order to enrich the cultural experience of Macau residents and visitors.

This content was originally published here.