101 Bowls – An art exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and the fashion of Romy Cheung opens today at the Sands Gallery

0

Funds raised through artwork donated to Rainbow Road

MACAU, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sands China unveiled the second exhibition of its new Gallery of sands Wednesday at the Grand Suites of the Four Seasons, with 101 Bowls – An art exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and by Romy Cheung Fashion.

Sands China’s latest exhibition at the Sands Gallery, 101 Bowls – An Art Exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and the fashion of Romy Cheung, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from 28 April to May 29, 2022, at the Grand Suites of the Four Seasons.

Sands China’s latest exhibition at Sands Gallery, 101 Bowls –  An art exhibition featuring Water Poon's Art & Fashion by Romy Cheung is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from April 28 to May 29, 2022, at the Grand Suites at the Four Seasons.

Sands China’s latest exhibition at the Sands Gallery, 101 Bowls – An Art Exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and the fashion of Romy Cheung, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from 28 April to May 29, 2022, at the Grand Suites of the Four Seasons.

Guests of honor attend the opening ceremony of 101 Bowls –  An art exhibition featuring Water Poon's Art & Fashion Wednesday by Romy Cheung at the Sands Gallery.

Guests of Honor attend the Opening Ceremony of 101 Bowls – An Art Exhibition featuring Water Poon’s Art & Romy Cheung’s Fashion Wednesday at the Sands Gallery.

Artist Water Poon leads guests of honor on a tour of 101 bowls –  An art exhibition featuring Water Poon's Art & Fashion Wednesday by Romy Cheung at the Sands Gallery.

Artist Water Poon leads guests of honor on a tour of 101 Bowls – An Art Exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and Romy Cheung’s Fashion Wednesday at the Sands Gallery.

Artist Water Poon leads guests of honor on a tour of 101 bowls –  An art exhibition featuring Water Poon's Art & Fashion Wednesday by Romy Cheung at the Sands Gallery.

Artist Water Poon leads guests of honor on a tour of 101 Bowls – An Art Exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and Romy Cheung’s Fashion Wednesday at the Sands Gallery.

The exhibition is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the diversification of art and culture, providing a platform to promote in-depth exchanges and cooperation between local and international artistic talents.

Under the theme “Full of Content, Full of Love”, the exhibition was created as a labor of love by Chinese artist Water Poon and Romy Cheung. It features over 40 bowls painted by Poon, some themed on the 24 Chinese solar terms, as well as unique folk art costumes designed by Cheung, some of which feature the traditional Nantong blue calico of jiangsu province, incorporating modern design into traditional materials to demonstrate the power of guochao, or the rise China cultural tide.

“Sands China is very pleased to present this exhibition as part of our company’s desire to support the long-term development of art and culture in Macau“, said Dr. Wilfred WangChairman of Sands China Ltd. “By organizing exhibitions like this at the Sands Gallery, we hope to contribute to from Macau positioning as a basis for exchanges and multicultural cooperation between Chinese and Western culture. Master Poon is a versatile artist and has provided art lovers with an extraordinary aesthetic experience through his varied art forms. Our sincere thanks go to Master Poon and Ms. Cheung for displaying their unique works, including those from the “101 Bowls” series, and for their commitment to using the exhibition to benefit a charitable cause. We are also grateful to the Macau Liaison Office and the Macau SAR Government for their continued guidance and support.”

Poon is an artist, photographer, designer and director. During his career he published over 50 photo albums, art books and travel notes. His works have been exhibited around the world, including China, Singapore, Japan, Canada and United States. He has won numerous awards, including that of Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Professional Youth of the Year, Hong Kong Artist of the Year for photography and Martell Artist of the Year in Shanghai, China.

He said: “I am very pleased to present these works from the ‘101 Bowls’ series at the Sands Gallery. Art is a pillar of culture, and it is an honor to be able to present the rich history of Chinese art and culture with this exhibit. These bowls, which are themed around the 24 Chinese solar terms, serve not only as a container, but also as a medium to spread love and goodwill to the community. I am still happier that my art can turn into goodwill by nurturing rural youth with China discover and enjoy the arts. For this exhibit, 10 of my bowls are being donated for a charity sale with all proceeds going to Rainbow Road, a charitable campaign contributing to the education of young people in ethnic areas of China and the development of cultural and artistic education. My gratitude goes to Sands China for their support and for helping to educate visitors about Chinese art at their properties, and to all the philanthropists who have supported this initiative. »

A charity tour, the exhibition toured Canton, Shanghai and Dongguan, with donations made to the respective NGOs for youth education along the way. For the Macau exhibition, 10 of Poon’s bowls are donated for a charity sale, with all proceeds going to Rainbow Road, a project to help rural teenagers, especially those from ethnic areas of Chinaenhance their artistic abilities and promote the transmission of the cultural and artistic heritage of ethnic minorities.

During the opening ceremony, Poon took the opportunity to present a check for MOP 100,000 to Lok Hei, representative of the Rainbow Road Project and president of the Macau Artist Society, in the presence of five of the philanthropists who purchased the bowls. Poon and Cheung then gave the honored guests a guided tour of the exhibition.

The expo’s honored guests were Yin Rutao, Deputy Director General of the Publicity and Culture Department of the Macao SAR Central People’s Government Liaison Office; Lok Po, Member of the National People’s Congress and Director of the Macau Daily News; Dr. Wong; Cheng Wai Tong, deputy director of the Macau Government Tourism Office; Sam Hou In, Head of the Department of Exhibitions and Museums of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs of the Macao SAR; Lai Ieng, vice president of the Guangdong Artists Association; Lok Hei, president of the Society of Artists of Macau; Poon; and Cheung.

Inspired by the mantle and alms bowl of a Buddhist monk, the bowls and garments on display showcase the truth, goodness and beauty of nature. In particular, the bowls were made by ceramics company JOYYE, with Poon painting them with elements related to the 24 Chinese solar terms and the idea of ​​positivity in life. The exhibition aims to showcase the beauty of ceramic culture and paintings while benefiting charities. The artist explains that the idea of ​​”101″ represents the reunification after the accomplishment of consummation, the return to the starting point, and without forgetting the original intention, which is the communication of love and good will via bowls as a medium.

101 Bowls – An art exhibition featuring the art of Water Poon and by Romy Cheung Fashion at Sands Gallery is open to the public from 11 a.m. to7 p.m. Daily April 28-May 29, 2022.

The Sands Gallery is a permanent art space located on the 6th floor of the Four Seasons Grand Suites and offers guests the opportunity to explore a variety of ever-changing art exhibits. The gallery was born out of Sands China’s desire to help cultivate an environment that nurtures creativity and appreciation for art in Macau. It also aims to support the development of art and culture and to bring a greater diversity of experiences to the city, while promoting and encouraging professional artists in Macau and throughout the region.

sands China plans to invest more resources to invite renowned local and international artists of different art forms to hold exhibitions at the gallery to enrich the cultural experience of Macau residents and visitors.

About Sands China Ltd.

Sands China Ltd. (Sands China or the Company) is incorporated in the Cayman Islands limited liability and is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 1928). Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macau. The Company’s integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip include The Venetian® Macau, The Square® Macao, Le Parisien Macao and Le Londonien® Macau. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macau on the Macau peninsula. The Company’s portfolio includes a diverse mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping centers; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Theatre, Parisian Theatre, Londoner Theater and Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between hong kong and Macau. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio aims to contribute to from Macau transformation into a global center for tourism and leisure. sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS).

For more information, please visit www.sandschina.com.

Media contacts:

Corporate Communications, Venetian Macau Limited
Mabel Wu
Tel: +853 8118 2268
Email: mabel.wu@sands.com.mo

jesse chiang
Tel: +853 8118 2054
Email: jesse.chiang@sands.com.mo

SOURCE Sands China Ltd.

Share.

Comments are closed.