RIVETING performances, artistic showdowns and a weekend of fun activities were the highlights of the recently concluded #INTIFRESH carnival, held to commemorate the launch of INTI International College Subang’s new and trendy South Block.
Starting off with an appreciation for the arts, Art Battle Malaysia organised by Ruby Subramaniam, was a breathtaking experience for the audience who watched 11 artists go head-on in a 30-minute art battle.
Later, the audience voted for their favourite pieces of artwork.
The speed painting battle, which has run internationally in the United States, Canada and Brazil, was brought to Malaysia to create better exposure for local artists.
Featuring an international line-up of artists all the way from Iran and India, including Malaysian superstars, the exhilarating showdown showcased various styles of painting, different levels of artistic skills and deeply emotionally-connected art pieces that came to life on a blank white canvas within 30 minutes.
The first round of 11 artists were then shortlisted to six semi-finalists, and eventually down to two finalists.
Each round saw the artists rigorously and meticulously creating inspiring pieces to win over the crowd, not just by the look and feel of the pieces, but also through the techniques applied.
Eventual winner Anna Sabrina from Malaysia received the majority vote on the final round for her beautiful and colourful interpretation of a person’s mind being blown.
Sabrina, who had previously joined Art Battle Canada in 2015, was pleased to join the Malaysian leg and clearly delighted to be named the champion of Art Battle Malaysia 2017.
Some of the artworks were auctioned off immediately and bought by audience members who were captivated by the artists’ works.
The #INTIFRESH event ended on a high note with a music festival, which saw over 500 participants singing and dancing along to the music by Malaysian artists.
The acts included local crunk legends and international award winning hip-hop group, K-Town Clan; AIM (Anugerah Industry Music) nominee, Back2Basixx and singer/songwriter and rising star, Talitha Tan.
The evening also featured a stylistic varied fashion runway showcase of clothing designs by INTI’s Diploma in Fashion Design graduates and design students.
The newly redeveloped South Block offers a fresh, cosmopolitan learning environment to suit its dynamic student population.
Leveraging innovative and creative designs within its classrooms and throughout its five collective blocks, it offers an enhanced teaching and learning setting that emphasises openness and collaborative learning.