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February 9, 2018
Biggest mural in Sarawak in Wisma Vasty

Biggest mural in Sarawak in Wisma Vasty

A 567-meter mural painting was recently unveiled in Sibu, Sarawak. This was on the wall of Wisma Vasty in Jalan Pulau. The mural was the work […]
January 15, 2016

Shows to look out for around Art Stage Singapore

Art Stage Singapore 2016 has excited everyone related in the art scene in a regional and global scale. As it gears up to entertain visitors on […]
January 14, 2016

Ai Weiwei’s backlash forces Lego to change bulk buy policy

Worldwide toymaker and brick-toy leader Lego has announced that it will reverse its policy on bulk purchases of the trademark bricks. This means that Lego will […]
January 12, 2016

Wei-Ling Gallery brings Malaysia art to Art Stage Singapore 2016

Once again, Wei-Ling Gallery is participating in the annual Art Stage Singapore 2016 which is set to be held at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Centre. […]
January 11, 2016

Top Graffiti Art in Klang Valley

Graffiti art was once associated with the likes of vandalism but since this street art became more popular, it has been seen with a different light. […]
January 8, 2016

Artist uses feather as canvas, causes a whole new dimension in art.

In what is seen as a delicate and very much unprecedented move, Cynthia Henry has used a very unconventional platform for her art. Cynthia, who hails […]
January 7, 2016

First All-Female Show ever for Saatchi Gallery

For anyone who knows the art scene across the world, London’s Saatchi Gallery will be no stranger. In fact, it has been known to be one […]
July 7, 2015
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Hitler’s Painting auctioned for €391,000

The name Adolf Hitler must resonate a lot of mixed feelings and impressions. He goes by dictator, ruler and many different names but perhaps not artist […]
July 6, 2015

TIGA – Intricate paper works in Kickstarter Project

If you are an art lover and advocates Malaysian art, then you should get involved with the Kickstarters project. As the name implies, it is a […]
July 3, 2015
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Emerging Malaysian Artists you should take note of

Malaysia is a hot-pot of art where there are constantly new and emerging artists who graduate each year while many established ones are continuously producing some […]
June 22, 2015

Tsunami of artwork sold at Art Basel

There was some sort of an exodus of art buying at the recent Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Dealers are reporting that there was a frenzy […]
December 18, 2014
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Gallery owner, artist and lecturers arrested for stealing Chen Shi Jie’s paintings worth RM1.5m

In what is one of the most high-profile art theft in the country, 6 painting worth about RM1.5 million were recovered by police from the KLIA […]
October 2, 2014
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The Essence of Malaysia in a Starbucks Cup

The contest was entitled ‘Romancing My Malaysia’ and it was a collaboration between KakiSeni and Starbucks Coffee. This contest was held to attract art lovers from […]
August 4, 2014
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3-year old Loh Ee Hao’s paintings raise RM40k for charity

It was hard to imagine a 3-year old boy producing such remarkable artworks what more when the works were sold and proceeds channeled for a good […]
July 15, 2014

Top 5 most expensive paintings on public display

Anyone and everyone who knows about art and even those who don’t would know who Leonardo da Vinci is. However, the old master’s works are not […]
July 2, 2014

Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal’s solo show in Croatia joins a host of others making waves in Europe

Held recently at the Museum of Arts and Craft in Zagreb, Croatia is a posthumous exhibition showcasing the art of national laureate Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal, […]
June 23, 2014

Malaysia’s Red Hong-Yi uses football to paint Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar for FIFA World Cup

Not long since her last success in creating headlines where she created a portrait of Hollywood Hong Kong action star Jacky Chan using some 64,000 chopsticks, […]
June 6, 2014

Malaysia’s Finest Architectural Designs & Artwork for 14th International Architecture Exhibition of the La Biennale Di Venezia

The upcoming Venice Biennale 2014 in Italy this coming 7th June will see some of the finest architectural designs and artworks form Malaysian designers. The show […]
June 2, 2014
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Choy Chun Wei showcases his signature at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 with ‘The Human Landscape’

Another Malaysian artist did the country when he showcased his works at the recently held Art Basel Hong Kong. Renowned contemporary artist Choy Chun Wei was […]
April 25, 2014

9 young artists to compete in World Contest in Japan in 2014 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

More than 1,100 artworks were received in the 2014 Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. Among them, 9 of the children won the challenge and will be […]
April 23, 2014

Zakii shows ‘Pleasure and Paint’ in Hong Kong’s Galerie Huit

Everyone in the Malaysian art scene knows Ahmad Zakii Anwar. His still life paintings are impeccably intricate and among some of the best anyone would have […]
April 10, 2014

Malaysia’s very own Red Hong Yi uses 64,000 chopsticks to create Jackie Chan’s portrait

Red Hong Yi, our very own artist has presented Hong Kong superstar Jackie Chan a unique birthday present. She created a portrait of him using 64,000 […]
April 9, 2014

Ming dynasty rare ‘chicken cup’ auctioned off at record of RM118m

In a recent antique auction by Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, a rare wine cup known to be fired during the Ming Dynasty broke the record when […]
February 19, 2014
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Where are the new Malaysian artists?

Malaysia has one of the most vibrant and dynamic contemporary art scenes in the region today. This is very much evident with the mushrooming and opening […]
February 13, 2014
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ABU=ASHES painting by Young Contemporaries finalist removed for reasons unknown

A painting by emerging Malaysian artist Cheng Yenpheng was removed by the National Visual Arts Gallery as it contained a famous anti-Umno slogan. The painting was […]
January 28, 2014

Artist charged with sedition for t-shirt designs during anti-price hike rally

A Malaysian independent artist has landed in hot soup recently when his artwork was ‘investigated’ by police for sedition. He was summoned by the police for […]
January 21, 2014

Students redesign shop shutters at 1 Shamelin Mall’s KL Street Art Festival

The 1 Shamelin Kuala Lumpur shopping mall recently had an artistic ‘facelift’. This came in the shape of the Kuala Lumpur Street Art Festival or KLSAF […]
May 29, 2013

Wei-Ling Gallery represents Malaysia at Art Basel 2013

The widely anticipated Art Basel 2013 Hong Kong saw some very interesting visitors who came to the most prominent art fair in the world. There were […]
May 13, 2013

Remembering Tew Nai Tong – The Passing of a true Malaysian Artist

The Malaysian art scene recently suffered a great loss when Tew Nai Tong passed away on May 4th. The late artist’s works have been an inspiration […]
January 25, 2013

Art teacher Eric Lai to create a Zacharevic-inspired murals for Ipoh

If one had not known better, if seems that mural art is making some form of ‘comeback’ in recent years. The truth is, mural art has […]
January 17, 2013

The One Academy students win Tanjong Heritage National Art Competition

The 2012 Tanjong Heritage National Art Competition held last year saw some very overwhelming response which had 4 students from The One Academy emerging winners for […]
January 11, 2013

London’s World Eco-Fibre and Textile exhibition to feature textile art by Society Atelier Sarawak

The Society Atelier Sarawak is putting Malaysian art in the world map again where it is going to host a major textile art exhibition at the […]
January 1, 2013

The ‘12’ art exhibition diffused the anxiety by presenting great art

Simply entitled ‘12’, The Warehouse art gallery in Georgetown recently showed some of the interpretations by a group of artists about the widely talked about 21-12-12 […]
December 19, 2012

Art fair to help animal shelter Noah’s Ark’s

Jessica Chia, a Chapman Art School recently came up with the idea of organizing an art fair to raise funds to help the Noah’s Ark Natural […]
December 18, 2012

12 year-old Malaysian Mok Yan Ling wins United Nations art competition

Mok Yan Ling, a 12 year old Malaysian girl created history for Malaysia when she won the 9 to 12 years old category of the United […]
December 13, 2012

Latiff Mohidin’s painting tops sales at Malaysian Modern and Contemporary Art Auction

Art auctions have been drawing out the headlines in the Malaysian art scene recently and the latest edition came through the Malaysian Modern and Contemporary Art […]
December 13, 2012

Mural artist Ernest Zacharevic do not consider himself a street artist as walls are like canvases

By now, the name Ernest Zacharevic would strike a chord with anyone who is familiar with the Malaysian art scene. For those who do not know, […]
December 7, 2012

Playground in Island 2012 – bringing media art together in Sabah

A digital event entitled ‘Playground in Island’ was held in Kota Kinabalu in Sabah recently. The event was a digital event that brought together creative artists […]
December 7, 2012

Portrait art inspired from Facebook photos

Vincent Phang’s recent solo exhibition drew some rave reviews in Penang recently. The 27-year old artist is currently holding the ‘Facebook Illustration 2012’ exhibition which will […]
November 30, 2012

Malaysian designers exhibits their batik designs at fashion show

8 local fashion designers showcased their traditional batik designs at a fashion show recently. The event was held the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex which was organized […]
November 29, 2012

Malaysia art practitioners among five Nations in SeaMAF 2012

Malaysia was part of the 5 nations that took part in the recently held SeaMAF 2012 (Southeast Asian Malay Art Festival). It was a festival that […]
November 28, 2012

Winners selected for ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ art competition for slow learners and physically challenged

A prize-giving ceremony was recently held by Resorts World Genting to conclude the ‘Malaysia Truly Asia’ art competition. The event was held for slow learners and […]
November 27, 2012

Art lover Dr Abdullah Sani Lecturer sets up own art gallery in Terengganu

Dr Abdullah Sani Kamaluddin is the owner of Ganu D’Art Gallery. He is after all one of the few art enthusiasts in Malaysia who spent his […]
November 26, 2012

Lu Lei indulges in his Chinese calligraphy art in his seaside residence of Port Dickson

It is not often that one comes across an artist who devotes his entire artwork to the industry and that is just what Lu Lei, a […]
November 23, 2012

Russian artists travel around Malaysia to capture landscapes for coffee table book

As part of the government’s effort to promote Malaysia in the world through art, a group of Russian artists will be travelling around the country on […]
November 21, 2012

Young T-Shirt designers win Fun Tees-PAWS competition

Fun Tee recently collaborated with PAWS (Paws Animal Welfare Society) in the ‘Design for a Cause’ contest. They have identified the 7 winners which were announced […]
November 21, 2012

Artist sends artwork to space and will last billions of years

Technology and science have enabled many things in life and in art. Hence, it is no surprise that it is now possible to do something out […]
November 20, 2012

Rothko painting fetches $75.1mil at Sotheby’s and record for Pollock’s work too

As 2012 comes to the last month, it is yet again time for record breaking art auctions and among that which took place saw a painting […]
November 19, 2012

UMS lecturer collects art and helps aspiring artists

For Dr Awangku Hassanal Bahar Pengiran Bagul, the head of BIMP-EAGA Unit for Tourism Development at UMS (University Malaysia Sabah), art appreciation is not just collecting […]
November 16, 2012

First major Europe solo for laughing man artist at Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art

Yue Minjun, one of the most popular Chinese artists today marked another feather in his cap when he opened his first major show in Europe in […]
November 16, 2012

Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita kicks-off nationwide tour at Iskandar Malaysia

It seems that the Iskandar Malaysia region in southern state Johor is becoming quite the place to be in recent months. With world class theme parks […]
November 16, 2012

Andy Warhol art fetches $17 million at auction in sale of collection

The widely anticipated auction of the works of pop art icon Andy Warhol got off to a roaring start when his works fetched more than US$17million […]
November 16, 2012

Datuk Michelle Yeoh gets Lifetime Arts Achievement award

Datuk Seri Michelle Yeoh is a person who needs no introduction in the film industry. She was the first Asian actress who acted in a James […]
November 14, 2012

Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2012 continues the trend and buzz in the art world

The Singapore Affordable Art Fair is set to take place in the next few days and will surely be one of the anticipated art events around […]
November 14, 2012

Forgotten Picasso ceramics discovered in Uzbek museum

An interesting discovery recently saw a collection of decorative and dessert plates and other tableware that featured motifs of Pablo Picasso came about in a state […]
November 14, 2012

Robbers stole $2 million art from South Africa museum but they left out the important one

With news of a recent heist in an art gallery in Amsterdam not even close to subduing, another came under the spotlight and this time it […]
November 14, 2012

77 Malaysian artists show unity in A4 sized art show

It was quite a unique environment to see such a reputable list of Malaysian artists’ works gathering within the second floor of the shoplot in Taman […]
November 12, 2012

Renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero designs rum bottle to help raise fund for museum

Fernando Botero, a renowned Colombian artist is doing his part to help raise funds for Medellin’s museums where he will be shifting his talents to designing […]
November 12, 2012

Kolams and peacocks the main theme at malls this Deepavali

As Hindus around the world make preparations for the upcoming Deepavali celebrations, it is very common to see major public spaces like shopping centres and others […]
November 12, 2012

2 boys win renewable energy drawing competition

Children in primary schools and the term ‘renewable energy’ might not strike much of a chord in most situations but a drawing and colouring competition organised […]