Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ As a self taught artist ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ & art lover ๐Ÿ’—, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was proud to receive an exclusive privilege ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ recently to attend the official launch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ of Art In The City (AITC) ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Definitely it was a meaningful launch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ being officiated with the arrival of the Minister of Federal Territories, ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ YB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad who shown the strong support ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป for the development of the local arts & acknowledged that Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ is a nation brimming with talent. However, it may currently lack of supported avenues & right policies that can contribute in showcasing its potential ๐Ÿ˜

An art inspiring welcome ๐Ÿค— speech by the Founding CEO of Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Pn Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin with her great art passion ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

“A project with this scale requires the support ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป from many counterparts & we own our heartfelt ๐Ÿ’• gratitude ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป to all our partners’ for their direct & indirect contributions to AITC. Some have facilitated & hosted the artworks, while others have worked to ensure the integrity of artwork is maintained with its advance technology & nevertheless, all of them have helped in making the vision of AITC a reality. Together, we will be able to position Kuala Lumpur (KL) ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ as an upcoming cultural capital in addition to making Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ known for its great arts & artists.” presented by Pn Izan ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

All guests ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ were impressed ๐Ÿคฉ with an amazing Dikir Barat performanceย ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต by PUSAKA

Not just that, also with an exclusive chance to greet & meet each of the featured artists ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ of AITC

Hmm…What’s all about AITCโ“โ‰๏ธ


It’s a campaign with collaboration ๐Ÿค between Ministry of Federal Territories, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), CENDANA & 12 other partners unite to bring Malaysian arts ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ to the people ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ by showcasing local Malaysian artists ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ in addition to promoting the inherent value of culture in defining our national identity ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was shared with this campaign from her artists’ ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œcommunity when it was 1๏ธโƒฃst open with a call for local artists’ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ to submit artworks that represents Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ in Jan 2018 ๐Ÿ˜€


There were over 1๏ธโƒฃk pieces of artworks ๐Ÿ–ผ received & then 30 pieces being shortlisted โœ… by a panel of academics, art & culture experts for public voting ๐Ÿ—ณ

AITC is a stunning outdoor visual display of local arts across KL ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ that serves as a strategic effort to promoting the Malaysian local arts community ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ in expressing & showcasing their talents, while making art more accessible to all general public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ



It features 14 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists & local grassroots talents ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ in random sequencing listed below,

  • Datoโ€™ Mohd Hoessein Enas ~ the Father of Malaysian Portrait Painting
  • Kok Yew Puah
  • Sivabalan Arumugam
  • Syamsul Addenno
  • Datuk Ibrahim Hussein
  • Ahmad Sanuri Zulkefli
  • Suzi Chua
  • Art:tech
  • Jing Chung
  • Natasha Iman
  • Brindha Kumar
  • Nor Aziela Binti Ahmad
  • Samantha Cheah

Each piece of their artwork ๐Ÿ–ผ actually highlighting the respective different artistic stylesto representating the Malaysian culture, heritage & the country ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ


AITC aims to bring Malaysian arts ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ to all general public i.e. making it more accessible for everyone, both local Malaysia citizens ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ as well as foreign tourists cum expatriates

In summary, just everyoneโ€ผ๏ธ Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฒโ€ผ๏ธ

Not just that, it aims also to promoting & increasing โฌ†๏ธ awareness of our local arts & culture scene, to encouraging all the general public ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ to visit the art galleries & museums ๐Ÿ› around Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , as well as to strengthening KL city๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™โ€™s position as an upcoming cultural & creative hub ๐Ÿ˜‰


Why KL ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™โ“โ‰๏ธ

As mentioned by ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผYB Tuan Haji Khalid bin Abd Samad in his speech ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ, “With a population ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ of approximately 1.76millions, KL ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ serves as a great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป canvas for the artists ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ to dream big & create art ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ beyond borders where their masterpieces can draw the attention they deserve, whether they may be at a local, regional/ even international level.”ย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป


Other than the publicly displayed art pieces, AITC also featuring a myriad of activities which Malaysians ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ can enjoy the mural paintings ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ, monthly traditional performances ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅin collaboration with PUSAKA, regional mentorship programme with OUR ArtProjects, routable discussions ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค๐Ÿ‘ฅ between local artists & RogueArt, art workshops at corporate offices, a pop-up visual fair called SHIFT etc. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ๏ธ

Truly a strategic effort ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป to increasing โฌ†๏ธ greater awareness of the Malaysian local arts & culture scenes ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

Amidst the historic KL iconic buildings ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, AITC brings together the cultural backdrop & stories in this thriving city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ by transforming the landscape into a colourful visual experience as a must-see destination๐Ÿ“for art lovers, local Malaysian ciitizens, expatriates & foreign tourists๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ



After reading ๐Ÿ“– about AITC, sure you are curious ๐Ÿค” where to locate๐Ÿ“the artworks ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–ผ of AITC from the featured Malaysian local artists ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽจ

All the artworks ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ–ผ are being displayed cum showcased prominentlyย at strategic locations๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“with high visibility โฌ†๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€ across the KL city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ e.g. National Art Gallery, Lot 10, KL Citywalk (KLCW) etc. & digital billboards around the city ๐Ÿ˜


It’s all from great joint synergised efforts ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปwith both public & private partners between Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture (MOTAC), National Art Gallery, LEDTRONICS, KL Citywalk, Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lot 10, Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Wisma Maran, Maybank Foundation, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Wariscan, KL Hop-On Hop-Off etc. to ensure optimum reach at high โฌ†๏ธ traffic areas in the heart โค๏ธ of KL city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, art galleries & museums ๐Ÿ›

Do feel free to download ๐Ÿ“ฒ the map ๐Ÿ—บ to appreciate the visual arts, photos & videos opportunities via ๐ŸŒ

Ohh ya…Do keep an eye ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€ the next time when youโ€™re in KL city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™, do opt for an artistic walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธaround it, also plan your time to droppingย  by 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many art galleries/ museums ๐Ÿ›

More details of AITC,



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12 thoughts on “Art In The City ~ Bringing Malaysian Arts to the People

  1. Hey there! I realize this is somewhat off-topic but I had to ask. Does managing a well-established website such as yours require a massive amount work?
    I’m brand new to operating a blog however I do write in my journal on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for me. Thankyou!

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    1. Hi Susannah, personally from my experience it doesn’t require much efforts for having & maintaining a blog. Moreover you have been keeping your daily journals to share your experience

      You may opt for the popular ones either blogspot or wordpress (like I do) to start your blogging journey

      Happy blogging ya ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. 1st time got to know about this local artists efforts & promoting local 100% Malaysian talents:D
    Hope to see your artworks being included as part of this initiative too
    Keep it up!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement & trust to my art passion ๐Ÿ˜€
      I was aware of this opening earlier, however I didn’t diligently to participate this great art initiative, my bad to let go a chance of my participation ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


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