Happenings

Leading artists unite for ArtAid15

21 Aug 2015 to 31 Aug 2015

An exciting mix of leading artists from Malaysia and Indonesia have joined hands to raise funds in aid of the Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) for the benefit of People Living with HIV.

This group charity exhibition – ArtAid15 – is speaheaded by artist Ahmad Zakii Anwar and will be held at the Segaris Art Center at the Publika Mall in Kuala Lumpur from Aug 21-31.

Weaving the world in watercolour

09 Jul 2015 to 24 Jul 2015

What has a famous diamond ring, IMDB and watercolours got in common?

Well, these symbolic elements and other cryptic “scratchings” are featured in watercolourist Chang Fee Ming’s latest body of works to be shown at  Christie’s Hong Kong gallery space in a selling exhibition from June 17 to July 24.

Chang will showcase over 70 artworks in Hong Kong with some of the strongest works of his career to be exhibited in a major show entitled “Weaving the World in Watercolour”.

Roundtable discussion on Ismail Hashim’s legacy

01 Feb 2015

 

“Ismail Hashim: Essays, Interviews & Archives” is a multi-faceted four-part, posthumous retrospective exhibition tracing the legacy of the late photographer and includes a roundtable discussion.

Part I includes four essays that “contextualize” Ismail’s early formative years. These essays highlight the people involved and the “art historical” developments that shaped his works. The writings also aim to analyse the formal, aesthetic and thematic thrusts.

Yesteryear by Haron Mohktar

20 Jan 2015

Painter Haron Mohktar’s distinctive style captures Malaysia’s rich multi-cultural traditions.

Typically, his paintings focus on themes such as the heritage of the country reflected in old buildings and people and their daily activities. While his early works focus on old houses, rural landscapes and buffaloes, Haron has developed his own voice over the years.

Malaysian art pioneers

06 Dec 2014

Eight of Malaysia’s groundbreakers in art have been commemorated in a book entitled, Eight Pioneers of Malaysian Art – Second Edition, in an effort to tell the story of how Malaysian art has progressed from their era until today.

Authored by Datuk Dr. Tan Chee Khuan after over two decades of research, it focuses on the early development of Malaysian art and the contribution the eight artists brought into the local art scene.

Time

25 Oct 2014 to 15 Nov 2014

Entitled, “Time”, this exhibition showcases the gallery’s art collection to mark its 18th anniversary.

Prints and drawings by various artists have been selected for this show. They include the works of famous artists. The exhibition also provide an opportunity for emerging artists to show their creativity.

Diverse Sensibilities

01 Oct 2014

This group exhibition of artists from South India showcases the varied and individualistic approaches of A.V. Ilango, Chelian, Elanchezhivan and Reena Kochar.

Inspired by many influences and concepts such as mythology, rituals, animals and dance, their works express the abstraction of the figurative essence distilled from the core of their creative impulse. The exhibition provides an excellent overview of the burgeoning creativity in the contemporary visual art movement of South India.

The exhibition will be launched on October 1 at 7.30pm with a dance performance.

Art Chat with Min Wae Aung

07 Apr 2014

 30 ArtFriends will be organising the first part of their inspirational “Art Chat ” series at Lasalle College of the Arts n 14 April, at 2pm.

Often referred to as Burma’s greatest living artist, Min Wae Aung studied traditional landscape and portrait painting at the Slate School of Fine Art, Yangoon (Rangoon).  As an artist, he only began to venture into a more contemporary style after paying a visit to the USA in 1993, and by his experiences as a commercial graphic artist.

Horizon 2014

29 Jan 2014

Opening on Jan 29, Artelier gallery will hold an exhibition by four local landscape artists entitled “Horizon 2014-A Malaysian Landscape Exhibition”. The participating artists are Fauzin Mustafa, Johan Marjonid, Zainal Abidin Musa and Alan Ng. The exhibition highlights the use of various techniques and media in portraying the Malaysian landscape.

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MEA Award 2013

26 Jan 2014

Organised by HOM (House of Matahati art gallery) and Galeri Chandan, the MEA Award is a competition that honours young emerging artists in Malaysia.

Five artists with the highest number of votes from a judging panel will receive RM3,000 cash, RM2,000 worth of art supply vouchers and a travel grant of 10 days to Indonesia.  All five winners will have a showcase exhibition in August this year plus a one-man show in 2015. Participants were required to submit three artworks produced in 2012 and 2013 which have never been exhibited locally.