The National Visual Arts Gallery (Balai Seni Visual Negara) is currently holding the Members Only: Collection of BSVN Artist Membership exhibition at its 2A Gallery. The BSVN or Balai Seni Visual Negara had in 2009 launched the Artist Membership program which was aimed at encouraging the spirit of art to develop the national visual arts industry of Malaysia which is already very vibrant. The idea was to cultivate a more dynamic environment for art practitioners in the industry to be more active in the art scene and the program would help to drive more artist to be members of the BSVN Artist Membership.
The program was in 2009 officiated by Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal who was the Minister of Minister of National Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage then. It has been 4 years ever since and today, the BSVN program has more than 600 members and hence, the Members Only show will exhibit some of the remarkable artwork from some of its members like Gan Chin Lee and Mohd Faizal Abdul Samat. The showcase is held to create a more vibrant and cooperative spirit among the artists of the program and to continue the Visual Arts Gallerys efforts in the promoting and development of the Malaysian art industry.