School turns gardeners’ old rest house into art gallery

Chieng browsing through a folder of the students’ artwork.

SMK Methodist in Sibu, Sarawak, has turned the former rest house for gardeners into an art gallery which showcases about 50 pieces by Form Six students.

Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng said during the launch of the gallery, “I remember when I was a student here, this place was a residence for gardeners.

“It was often flooded and very muddy back then.”

He praised the school for coming up with the idea of transforming the space into a gallery for students to exhibit their artwork.

“It is good that the school has this gallery as it encourages students to be more creative and innovative.

“Our youths are the country’s future leaders, so this gallery calls for them to think out of the box,” he added.

Chieng cited his time spent studying naval architecture (ship building) at an Australian university as an example.

“We were told to be creative all the time in order to move forward.

“Creativity leads us to see the bigger picture so that we can create greater things,” he emphasised.

Among those present at the opening were school principal Philip Ling and the Parent-Teacher Association chairman Ting Wei Ping.

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