I felt privileged to be able to attend the gala Awards Ceremony of the 6th Macau Design Biennial (at the newly opened Fisherman’s Wharf) as a guest of the Macau Designers Association (MDA). I had been in Macau two months earlier as one of the international jurors of the well-orchestrated biennial, a successful event that drew more than 600 submissions, organized with the support of the Civil Administration Department Macau SAR, the Macau Art Museum and the Culture Department of Macau SAR.
I was particularly impressed with the quality of poster design and visual communications created for Macau’s venerable cultural organizations. The exhibition of selected and award-winning work is on display at the spectacular Handover Gifts Museum of Macau, and award-winning pieces become part of the permanent collection of the Macau Art Museum. A published catalogue is expected later in the year.