Weekend for the arts: landscapes, nature and seeds take the art spotlight


  • Arts
  • Saturday, 10 Dec 2022

Miriam Omar's artwork 'Safe In My space' (2022) is featured in her debut exhibition 'Daydreams' at Zhan Art Space in Petaling Jaya. Photo: Miriam Omar

MIRIAM OMAR'S 'DAYDREAMS'

Venue: Zhan Art Space, The School, Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

Date: ends Jan 7, 2023

The Zhan Art Space has been transformed into a leafy and cosy wonderland with artist Miriam Omar’s first-ever solo exhibition Daydreams.

The exhibit is inspired by her love for landscapes, nature and vibrant colours, serving up an optimistic show to close off the PJ-based gallery's year. The works in Daydreams also helped her cope with anxieties and stress throughout the pandemic, where Miriam found her groove as an artist and prolific printmaker.

Having established herself back in 2018 as a multi-disciplinary artist and launching her own art and nature-based brand Project Mirro, Miriam is more than ready to take on the broader art scene with this extensive showcase.

The Daydreams exhibition comprises over 16 unique artworks exploring the themes of distorted memories, imagination and daydreams which blurs the lines between reality and imagination.

More info here.

A view of Syarifah's Measure Of Seeds exhibit at the Rimba Ilmu space in Universiti Malaya. Photo: Rimba Ilmu A view of Syarifah's Measure Of Seeds exhibit at the Rimba Ilmu space in Universiti Malaya. Photo: Rimba Ilmu

SYARIFAH NADHIRAH’S MEASURE OF SEEDS

Venue: Rimba Ilmu, Universiti Malaya, KL

Date: ends Dec 25

Visual artist and writer Syarifah Nadhirah is exhibiting her latest works Measure Of Seeds at the Rimba Ilmu space in Universiti Malaya. It is a mini showcase featuring a five-part etching series, sewn installation and a collection of curiosities.

Measure Of Seeds is an ecological pursuit to understand the ephemerality and transformation of our fragile landscape, attempting to recollect the geographical history of plantations in Malaya, whilst exploring the idea of plant migration across continents. As humans travel, so does nature,” reads the exhibit’s description.

Syarifah will deconstruct her work(s) in progress, including an interplay of materials, collected specimens and ink. In December 2020, she also released her book Recalling Forgotten Tastes: Of Illustrated Edible Plants, Food And Memories.

She has also released a limited edition fanzine-catalogue to accompany this Measure Of Seeds exhibition.

The Measure Of Seeds exhibition, in collaboration with Rimba Ilmu and supported by Cendana, is open Tuesday to Thursday (11am to 4pm) and weekends (11am to 5pm). Free admission.

More info here.

ANIGAMES | TABLETOP GAMES

Venue: GMBB, KL

Date: ends Dec 11

This weekend, the GMBB creative mall is hosting Anigames Con 2022, the largest tabletop games convention in South-East Asia.

With more than 50 booths for you to explore, the highlights of this event include a tabletop gaming zone, strategy card game zone, RPG game zone, VR game zone, murder mystery game zone and a local games showcase.

The convention - ticketed - also features exclusive merchandise, collectables, an adventure game book and fun tournaments throughout.

More info here.

Artist CC Kua gets into the mood for the festive season (make that double season!) with her postcard series, available at The Godown Artists Market this weekend. Photo: CC Kua Artist CC Kua gets into the mood for the festive season (make that double season!) with her postcard series, available at The Godown Artists Market this weekend. Photo: CC Kua

THE GODOWN ARTISTS MARKET × THE BACK ROOM

Venue: The Godown KL

Date: ends Dec 11

The Godown Artists Market is happening again this weekend (from 3pm to 10pm).

This year-end market features a collaboration between The Back Room gallery and The Godown, with an array of art-inspired gifts and affordably priced paintings, prints and more.

The line-up of artists include Dipali Gupta, Mark Tan and Silas Oo, Chi too, Ong Hieng Fuong, Badruddin Syah Abdul Wahab, CC Kua and Valen Lim, Syanan Anuar (of Bogus Merchandise), Joshua Fitton and Rico Leong.

Up on the mezzanine level, Rogue Art will has set a little reading nook for visitors to catch a quiet moment and peruse their latest publications.

There will also be performances, workshops for all ages and a F&B section featuring independent pop-up vendors outside the main hall.

More info here.

The Ilham Gallery Gift Shop is also a place to visit at the ATAS/NOT ATAS art bazaar at Ilham Gallery this weekend. Photo: HandoutThe Ilham Gallery Gift Shop is also a place to visit at the ATAS/NOT ATAS art bazaar at Ilham Gallery this weekend. Photo: Handout

ART BAZAAR: ATAS / NOT ATAS

Venue: Ilham Gallery, KL

Date: ends Dec 11

Join Ilham Gallery as it celebrates the festive season with the second edition of ATAS / NOT ATAS, an art bazaar (11am to 7pm) that celebrates arts, crafts and designs from all across Malaysia. There will also be various food stalls, talks and workshops throughout the weekend.

Along with the Ilham Gift Shop, the art gallery has curated a selection of art prints, gifts, books and music for the Christmas season.

This edition of the bazaar also features a special pop-up "888: Independent Designers Showcase", a collaboration between eight contemporary fashion and jewellery brands.

More info here.

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