The Chinese New Year is around the corner. “The World at Their Fingertips – Exhibition of Weaving, Dyeing and Embroidery Skill Art of Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region” will be held from 22 January to 16 February, at the Chun Chou Tong Pavilion of Lou Lim Ioc Garden, featuring the traditional craft skills and showcasing the unique artworks of weaving, dyeing and embroidery from Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 21 January, at 6:30pm and the exhibition is organized by the Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, the Department of Culture and Tourism of Jiangsu Province and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and co-organized by the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R. and the Centre for Ethnic and Folk Literature and Art Development of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China.
Dedicated to the traditional crafts, the spring festival exhibition showcases over 200 pieces (sets) of the unique artworks from Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in a novel and intriguing way. Artworks from the two regions, which are representative areas of weaving, dyeing and embroidery skills of the Han Chinese and ethnic minorities, are known for their advanced craftsmanship. Those from Jiangsu Province are exquisitely made with brightly coloured quality materials, while those from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region are created with a broad palette of colours and a strong ethnic touch. All the artworks are highly practical and highly valuable for research due to their embodiment of the cultural essence of China.
In order to allow the public to experience the fun of craft-making, IC will organize “Workshop of Jiangsu Sachet Fabric Art” and “Workshop of Guangxi Tie-dyeing”, each in four sessions. Inheritors from the two regions are specially invited to introduce the sachet fabric making and the tie-dyeing skills. The workshops will be held on 8 and 9 February, from 10:30am to 12:30pm and from 3pm to 5pm, at No.55-57, Avenida do Coronel Mesquita (Green Townhouses), conducted in Mandarin. Each session of workshops takes 2 hours and is limited to 20 participants. Admission is free. Interested parties can register online through IC’s “Activity Registration System” at www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event, subject to availability. Registration period is from 20 January to 6 February. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, in order to allow the public to have a better understanding of the weaving, dyeing and embroidery skills, inheritors from the two regions will present demonstration during the exhibition period from 22 to 26 January, from 10am to 12pm and from 3pm to 5pm.
“The World at Their Fingertips – Exhibition of Weaving, Dyeing and Embroidery Skill Art of Jiangsu Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region” will be held from 22 January to 16 February at the Chun Chou Tong Pavilion of Lou Lim Ioc Garden. Admission is free. The Garden is open daily from 9am to 7pm, including public holidays. For more information about the exhibition and activities, please contact IC through tel. no. 8988 4000 during office hours.