Penang sketches by Ch'ng Kiah Kiean

07 May 2017 to 03 Jun 2017

Penang-based artist Ch'ng Kiah Kiean will showcase his recent series of sketches of Penang heritage buildings and streetscapes in his latest solo show at The Art Gallery, Penang.

All the 30 works, mainly rendered in Chinese ink or combined with watercolour, are for sale. The sizes range from 28 cm by 38cm to 28 cm by 114cm. Prices range from RM2,000-RM6,000.

Contemporary Indonesian Sculpture

28 Mar 2017 to 22 Apr 2017

Based in Yogjakarta, Indonesian artist Zulfian Amrullah studied landscape architecture and his sculptural art form is greatly influenced by his academic background with particular emphasis on space, structure and material.


The six works presented in his solo show at Ark Galerie, The Unknown of The Familiar, explore the idea of limitations of material.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 

12 Dec 2016 to 29 Mar 2017

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India's first biennale for contemporary art being held in Kochi, Kerala. 

The exhibition will be set in venues across Kochi, Muziris region and surrounding islands. There will be shows in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures. 

Indian and international artists will exhibit artworks across a variety of media including film, installation, painting, sculpture, multi-media and performance art.

Jai's free workshop

01 Apr 2017

Artist and art lecturer Jalaini Abu Hassan who is popularly known as Jai, will be giving a free workshop on art appreciation on April 1 from 10.30am-3pm. On his Facebook posting, Jai is inviting anyone who is interested including, "artist, art student, art enthusiast, cartoonist, caricaturist, collector, anyone, everyone, any levels, any disciplines."

Limited to the first 20 participants.

White Knight

07 Apr 2017 to 22 Apr 2017

Emerging female artist Raimi Sani will hold her debut solo show, White Knight, at G13 Gallery.

 Raimi's paintings first appeared at G13’s Project Room showcase last August.

Twelve of her recent paintings will be shown in this solo exhibition.

It is said that the works highlight her soul-searching journey as an individual and artist. 
According to the gallery's website,
‘White Knight’ is a metaphor that relates to the artist’s "self-representation in dealing with her dilemma". 

"Arrangements" by Mark Tan

24 Mar 2017 to 22 Apr 2017

Arrangements, a debut solo exhibition by Mark Tan, presents more than 80 prints and drawings produced in the UK and Malaysia between 2013 to 2017 that investigate memory, time and place through subject matter and the artistic process.


Gajah Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2017

23 Mar 2017 to 25 Mar 2017

Singapore-based Gajah Gallery has announced its participation in the 5th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong featuring the latest works from prominent contemporary artists: Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Ashley Bickerton, Jason Lim, Kumari Nahappan, Li Jin, Mangu Putra, Rudi Mantofani, Sabri Idrus, Suzann Victor, Wei Ligang, Wang Tiande and Yunizar.

Yusof Ghani in London

03 Apr 2017 to 07 Apr 2017

Leading Malaysian abstract artist Yusof Ghani will showcase 15 oil on canvas works in London.

The show will be opened by Datuk Ahmad Rasidi Hazizi, Malaysian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.

All the works will be for sale and the sizes range from 91.44 cm by 60.96 cm to 381cm by 228.6cm.

Call Ridhuan of Galeri Tapak for further details at  0133209000.

BMS '16

06 Feb 2017 to 20 Apr 2017

The works of 31 artists are on display at the Bakat Muda Sezaman 2016 (BMS’16) or Young Contemporary exhibition at National Visual Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur until April 20. 

BMS'16 is a prestigious art competition for young Malaysian artists under the age of 40 that was first introduced and organised by the National Art Gallery in 1974. 

The winners of BMS'16 was announced on March 15 and the main prize of RM25,000 is awarded to joint-winners Saiful Razman and Shin Pui San. 

ILHAM Public Lecture: TK Sabapathy

18 Mar 2017

Ilham Public Lecture presents Studying and Writing Histories of Art: A Beginning by eminent art historian T.K. Sabapathy who researches and publishes on modern art and artists in Southeast Asia and whose publications mark milestones for developing histories of art in the region. He is currently an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Architecture, the National University of Singapore, where he teaches modules in the history of art.