Thursday, October 18, 2018

2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Award

Intricate painting,
With a message of hope and optimism,
Wins the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Award.....

'Through the Eye of the Flower'
Painted by 37-year-old Ms Cheong Kiet Cheng...

Ms Cheong's surreal and dream-like painting,
Takes the viewer through the eye of a flower,
To see the world inhabited by children,
Fairies, whales and crocodiles..
At the centre of the painting,
Ms Cheong uses the image of her 2 young daughters,
To convey feelings of hope,
And promise of a better future...

The images of sun and curved whale,
Represent the golden crescent moon and star,
Of the Malaysia flag..

For the artist,
Hope lies in the centre for Malaysia,
While at periphery are the negativities -
Depicted in the form of a menacing crocidile..

 In the Emerging Artist category,
22-year-old Ms Koh Kai Ting,
Won the Most Promising Artist of the Year awrad,
For her painting titled The Double Potrait.

Using water colour on polyester mesh fabric,
Ms Koh created a painting that draws attention,
To struggle of those who are bullied,
And pressured to conform to societal norms,
At the expense of individual happiness...

The message was conveyed,
Through an image of a goat,
Pierced by thorns,
To show the magnitude of suffering,
Experienced under this circumstances..


The winning painting,
Will be exhibited,
At the UOB (Malaysia) Painting of the Year Gallery,
At the Bank's branch,
In Bangunan Bangsaria,
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

The exhibition will be open,
To the public until 24 November 2018,
Between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Friday,
And Between 10am and 3pm on Saturday.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Carousell "Sayangi Malaysiaku"

"Sayangi Malaysiaku" Lego Art Exhibition,
Is at LG2, Central Avenue,
Sunway Pyramid....

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad..
And Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah's Lego Mural...
Is highlight of "Sayangi Malaysiaku" exhibition...

18 unique Lego Mosaics,
Will be display,
Featuring interesting Malaysian moments,
Culture and sceneries...
Coupled with LEGO-themed activities,
For visiors by Carousell..

A total of 166,888 pieces of Lego bricks,
Were used for the portraits display at t he event...
With  9,216 pieces used for Tun M and Tun Siti's Mural..
Which was built by members of Republic of Bricks (ROB)

To date,
Carosell have approximately 1 million Lego listngs,
On Carousell...

Download Carousel app for iOS or Android..
Visit my.carousell.com for more information...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

"Sayangi Malaysiaku" Lego Art Exhibition

Carousell,
Republic of Bricks (ROB)
And Sunway Pyramid Mall...
Will be putting on a Lego Art Exhibition...
In conjunction with Merdeka..

The exhibition is free,
And it's open to the public..

Themed "Sayangi Malaysiaku"
Murals of Prime Minister,
Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad,
Will be among the highlights of the exhibition..

Over 20 Lego Mosaics and murals...
Featuring interesting Malaysia moments,
Culture and sceneries,
Will be on display,
And visitors can also look forward,
To Lego-themed activities by ROB,
A Lego builder community...

Date: 30 August 2018 (Thursday) - 2 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 10am - 10pm
Venue: LG2, Central Avenue, Sunway Pyramid.

For more information,
Visit Carousell's facebook page...
Or download the Carousell app,
From Apple Store or Google Play Store..

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Amazing Portrait... by James Woo

Introducing today's guest artist:
James Woo...
A very talented friend of mine,
Whom is also the composer of song 逆光, 
Featured in one of 8tv Drama Series

Can you even believe,
No teacher is teaching him,
All self-learning?

Such a great effort he put in....
To come out with,
So many pieces of quality art work...


The famous instagramer,
Pimtha...

She looks pretty in her photos..
Even prettier in his drawing...


He's always an IT fellow..
Guess that's why,
He really can drew Steve Jobs so well...

And thanks again,
For borrowing Steve Jobs' book to me...
Crucial for completion of one of my project...

Just love the innocent look..
Of this little cutie..

I suppose..
When it comes to portrait...
How an artist draw the eyes,
Really plays a truly important role..
In the whole piece of art work....

So,
What do you think?

Friday, August 3, 2018

Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition


The Usaga Tegas Heritage Art Competition,
By Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd (UTSB) is back....
This year,
Talented young artists,
From across the nation,
Are once again invited,
To demonstrate their artistic flair,
By interpreting...
Malaysia's rich tapestry of heritage through art..

To be eligible,
Young artist must be..
Malaysian students,
Pursuing their tertiary education locally..

There are 5 categories:
1. Oil or acrylic
2. Watercolour
3. Charcoal or pencil or oil pastel or ink
4. Print making
5. Mixed media

Winners for each catogory will received:
1st prize winner: RM8,000
2nd prize winner: RM3,000
3rd prize winner: RM2,000
Consolation prize winners: RM500 each..

All winners will receive a certificate,
And also RM500 worth of TGV (Tanjong Golden Village) tickets.

*Art work from Fung Wei Wei,
University Sains Malaysia
1st Prize for Watercolour-category last year...

Scoopful of whimsy,
The artist portrays Malaysia's increasingly threatened heritage sites,
As a melting ice-cream cone,
Irresistible to ravenous developers...
Personally love this art work very much!

"Peeping future - Where is my home?
Sim Hoi Ling,
From Dasein Academy of Art,
1st Prize for Mixed media category last year

The exaggerated scale,
Between the minute onlooker,
And the colossal wrought iron grill,
Lends drama to this piece..

Lee Lih Xian,
From ATEC Academy, Penang,
Won 1st Prize form Charcoal / Pencil / Ink Category last year,
With titled Goh Ka Ki...

The artist exhibits a skilled hand,
And remarkable coloured pencil technicque,
In this effervescent piece.

The Chatting among 3 Nyonya Women...
Goh Jing Shya,
From ATEC Academy, Penang,
For Oil / Acrylic category last year...

In this vividly expressive piece,
The artist presents the Peranakan culture,
Through the unusual perspective,
By inviting viewer,
To catch a glimpse of an intimate conversation,
Between 3 elegant Nyonya women,
From the ground level...

Winners of the Usaha Tegas Heritage Art Competition 2017,
With Maureen Toh, Director of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd,
And Lim Ghee Keong, CEO of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd..

Interested to be a part of this art competition this year?
Submit your entry before 30 August 2018.
For more information,
Please contact,
Usaha Tegas Heritage Committee
UTHeritage@ut.com.my


Monday, May 21, 2018

Juddy Roller Studios

I'm truly amazed...
By this drawing...
Very details....

It's an art work by..
Shaun Hossack,
Founder of Juddy Roller Studios...
And Artistic Director of Wall to Wall Festival...

Shaun Hossack is well known across Australia,
As one of the foremost experts on street art and urban culture.

As the founder and artistic director of Juddy Roller,
An influential creative agency,
That specializes...
In contemporary urban art,
Art direction,
And graffiti management..

He's at the vanguard of the national street art movement..

Shaun commissions artists,
From around Australia,
And the world to transform,
Countless blank walls,
Into priceless work of art,
That inspire communities,
Attract tourism,
And bring moments of joy,
To people's lives...

 Silo Art Trail in Victoria...

 Upper West Side,
Street Art Precinct..

Aus Open 2018,
Tennis Australia...

For more information,
Hop over to Juddy Roller's facebook page..
Or
http://www.visitmelbourne.com



Make Your Mark in Melbourne Art Work

Make Your Mark in Melbourne,
Grand Prize Winner....
I Love MelBURN!
Mohd Zulfadi bin Ahmad Nawawi aka Akid One
Akid One's first exposure to animation,
Contributed to his breakthrough in street art and various forms of art...

1st Runner Up..
Which is my top personal preference..
I love the idea behinds of art has no boundary..
And the way it express the whole art work,
With just black and white...

Kong Chak Kiong,
Experienced in large-scale murals,
He shows no signs of slowing down to paint the town,
Such as the Sibu airport,
And LHDN Sarawak..
And Giant Hypermarket...

2nd Runner Up:
Happy Kangaroo!
By Goh Jiat Sin aka Artai,
Showcases his love,
Towards hip hop culture through art...

His drawing of kangaroo,
Is indeed super cheerful!
Love it!

Ellie Yong aka SillyJellie,
With the title of Weave of Life..
With her head partly in the clouds,
This illustrator / muralist tells stories through images..

M For Melbourne...
By William Sii Tong Ung aka Will Sii,
Meshes words and art to create his pieces,
In a colourful and playful way..

Rasa Sayange
By Muhammad Sukor Romat,
Combining Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne in his art...

 Gathering...
By Chang Jean Lynn...
Very cute piece of drawing..
Very nice and cheerful art..

From Whaling to Whale-watching..
By Oii Ying Guat..
I like the way she displayed..
The two contrast side of how people treats whale...
Wonderful stories told..
In her art work..

World's Most Liveable City...
Unique approach on abstract art,
Makes his work a standout!

Music Life in Melbourne..
By Yeng Kian Han aka Sky..
If you would like to see the whole piece of art..
Remember to hop over to...
Publika Shopping Gallery!~


For more information,
Kindly visit http://www.visitmelbourne.com

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Make Your Mark in Melbourne

Visit Victoria (VV),
Publika Shopping Gallery,
And UEM Sunrise..
Is calling all aspiring and professional..
Malaysian street artists...
To take part in the...
Make Your Mark in Melbourne,
In collaboration with UEM Sunrise Street Art Competition..

Submit your artwork by 8 April 2018 5pm,
via www.makeyourmarkinmelbourne.com
For the chance to get your very own wall.
At the regional Victoria's Wall,
To Wall Benalla 2019,
The only street art festival of its kind in Australia,
And walk away with RM48,000 total cash prize...


Last year's winner,
Leonard Siaw,
Is the first Malaysian street artist,
To make a mark in Melbourne,
At the Wall to Wall Benalla 2018,
And rubbed shoulders with a host,
Of local and international street artists...
Such as George Rose, Justine McAllister,
Lolo Ys, Tim Bowtell,
As he painted a 1-storey building....

For more information,
Kindly visit http://www.visitmelbourne.com



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ZooMoo Leo The Wildlife Ranger

Fun Art time,
Together with ZooMoo,
Leo The Wildlife Ranger...

 Leo, The Wildlife Ranger,
And his partner Katie,
Together with their sidekick puppy Hero...
Bringing us an exciting adventures,
On ZooMoo with a fun craft box...

First, cut out the shapes...

Stick it on the appropriate place..


 Follow the instruction..
And complete adding up...
The characters' special feature...

ZooMoo's Leo, The Wildlife Ranger,
Is an educational programme,
That aims to increase awareness,
And encourage appreciation of wildlife's diversity.

Episodes are set around the main theme,
Of helping animals in need,
And the importance of taking care,
Of the environment...

Catch Leo, The Wildlife Ranger,
On ZooMoo Astro CH619 12:20pm!~



Friday, October 13, 2017

2017 UOB Painting of the Year

United Oversea Bank (Malaysia) Bhd
Awarded the 2017 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Award...
To Mr Chok Yue Yan,
For his painting titled
"I thought, we can stay strong like stones"

With his win,
Mr Chok joins the ranks of illustrious past,
UOB Painting of the Year winners,
Including Ms Yim Yen Sum,
And Ms Minstrel Kuik,
Who have gone on to receive..
National and international acclaim,
Through their many group and solo exhibitions...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Talented artist represent Malaysia in Melbourne

One talented Malaysian,
Leonard Siaw Quan Cheng,
Wins the opportunity,
To represent Malaysia..
In acclaimed Wall to Wall Festival Benalla 2018,
In Melbourne..

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

ZooMoo's pinecone turkey craft activity

Special thanks to ZooMoo,
The world's first children's TV network,
Devoted entirely to Animal World...
For sending us a craft box....
With all the materials we need,
For crafting a cute animal:
Featuring TURKEY!~

The craft box,
Contains all these goodies...
To keep us busy...
During the holiday!~

Let's begin crafting:
ZooMoo's Pinecone Turkey Craft...
The instructions are super clear and simple,
And my kids can just follow,
Without mummy's help...

Step 1:
Apply glue on the back of the googly eyes..
And stick them on the tip of the pinecone..

Step 2:
Cut a small triangle from the orange felt fabric/

Step 3:
Glue the orange felt triangle,
Below the googly eyes...

Step 4:
Apply some glue,
On the back ridges of the pinecone..

Step 5:
Poke the stem of the feathers,
Into the ridge of the pinecone...
The instructions actually said,
We must make sure the purple feather,
Is in the centre,
Follow by the orange and then red by the side...
But.. we just like it anyway it is..
Yes, random one..

Lastly,
Cut 2 small turkey feet,
From the orange felt fabric,
Glue the felt to the bottom of the pinecone..

And YES!
This is our Pinecone Turkey,
For the holidays!~

Happy Holiday everyone...

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Pop Safari
Thursdays and Sundays,
1:15pm, 5:15pm and 9:15pm

Ludovic
2pm everyday from 1 December,
Repeats 6pm, 10pm and 10am

The Hive Special Christmas Episodes
25 December at 11am, 3pm, 7pm and 7am

World Watch Calendar Coundown
Premieres Sunday 4th December at 5pm,
Repeats throughout December

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