Arts Empowering Lab


AEL is a non-profit that stages some of Macau's more interesting exhibitions of local art and photography from its headquarters inside an attractive colonial building. The gallery is named At Light. Check their website to see what's on before you go.

One show titled 'All That Remains Are Memories' featured graphic paintings by a young Macanese artist Lai Sio Kit that were inspired by Macau's old tiles and bricks.

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