Insightful Cultural Excursion in the Inner Harbour Area and Taipa
Taipa Village Cultural Association collaborates with the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR to create two big murals for the program “Insightful Cultural Excursion in the Inner Harbour Area and Taipa”. The two murals, which are created by two Macau emergent artists Vitorino Vong and Jane Ieng, beautify two rustic walls at Travessa Da Assunção and Barra Square of Inner Harbour Area, and put up a reminiscence of the old days of Macau as a fishing village.
Graduated from the Macau Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor degree in visual arts, Vitorino and Jane created these two murals in documentary and realistic style which they are talented in. In order to hold resonance for the villagers and residents in Inner Harbour area, a lot of research has been done in advance with reference to the old village life to bring the vitality of the historic scenes back to the present, allowing viewers to rediscover the past.
The mural at Travessa Da Assunção depicts a fisherman docking scene, uncovering the fishing life of the villagers in the area. The wall at Barra Square, which is 50 meters long and 2.4 meters tall, manifests a harmonious montage of different reminiscent scenes including the fishing industry, souvenir industry and cultural heritage. The mural is a treasure trove of the real scenes of the old days, complemented by imagination, time travelling and exaggerative interpretation, leading audience to a genuine historic journey with creative twist.
About the Program
To engage the local residents with art, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR organised the Insightful Cultural Excursion program in the Inner Harbour Area and Taipa. Run from 25 July to 16 August 2020, the program exuded a series of performing arts taken place at Barra Square, Feiro de Carmo and Taipa Houses-Museum during Saturdays and Sundays. This aimed to connect different forms of art with the general public and community, including artistic cultural performance, murals and art installations, so as to infuse diverse cultural elements into the old districts.
About Vitorino Vong (Right)
Vitorino graduated from the Macau Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor degree in visual arts. Since childhood, he was indulged in drawing and painting. During high school period, he began to take part in graffiti creation and participated in some art creation activities for his friends’ shops and other business establishments, including shop gate graffiti and indoor murals. After playing around with spray paint for some period, Vitorino started to pick up drawing pens and brushes in university period, widened his scope of creation in paintings and murals which were mainly inspired by his personal interest and favorable things including plants and flowers. Vitorino has created different stunning murals for a number of local specialty cafes and restaurants. Cooperated brands and organizations include D&G, DFS, Loro Piana, Grand Lisboa and Taipa Village Cultural Association.
About Jane Ieng (Left)
Jane graduated from the Macau Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor degree in visual arts. Dedicated in realistic drawing styles, her works are mostly inspired by her daily life and occurrences, documenting the stunning scenes of the city and different characters, including sculptures, sketching, illustrations and paintings. Cooperated brands and organizations include Tiffany & Co, Dior, Bvlgari and Taipa Village Cultural Association.
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