UMS Organize Borneo Art Exhibition

neoart latestsWEDNESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER - Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), through Visual Arts Technology Programme (PSTV) from Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW), will be organizing a Borneo Art Exhibition from 29th until 30th November 2014 at Suria Sabah shopping mall.

This programme, which is also a collaboration with UMS Chancellery Department, will be exhibiting students’ and academicians’ from FKSW art works and pieces. The exhibition involved paintings, sculptures and ceramics which revolve in native Borneo arts and specifically related to Sabah arts.

Head of Programme of Visual Technology Arts (PSTV), Norhayati Ayon said that there will be around 50 of the best collections from the students and lecturers, with native Borneo arts theme owned by PTSV since 2005 that will be exhibited.

She added that there will be a two dimension (2D) art works; paintings that can be in watercolour, oil, charcoal and also pencils, and a three dimension (3D) art works; sculptures made of iron, wood, ceramics and recycled discarded materials.

“We will also provide a digital corner that will show students’ collections including short film, documentary and animation with Borneo thematic stories especially Sabah’s folklores,” she said.

According to her, other than showcasing PTSV’ best collections, the exhibitions will open up opportunities to all PTSV undergraduate students to showcase their art works at the special corner in the exhibition, which will be known as ‘Bazar Seni’.

“We hope that through this two types of exhibitions, the new current students will be able to gain experiences and knowledge on how to exhibits and markets their works to the communities,” she said.

With ‘Sabah Tanah Airku’ theme, Norhayati also mention that the exhibition is also aims to help collecting funds for the less capable and fortunate students to lighten up their burden during their studies in PTSV Programme.

“Hence, the publics are welcome to buy the art works, from both the best collections and students’ art works that, will be displayed in the exhibition,” she explained.

The organiser also welcomes corporate and private organisations to come and attend the Borneo Art Exhibition. They are also encourages to buy the exhibited works to be collect and display as their companies’ collection.

For further information about Borneo Art Exhibition 2014 – NeoArtex 2014, please contact M Fazmi Hisham (Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya., tel: 088-320000 ext 2647), Norhayati Ayob (Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya., tel: 088-320000 ext 2719), or Addley Bromeo Bianus (Alamat emel ini dilindungi dari Spambot. Anda perlu hidupkan JavaScript untuk melihatnya. tel: 088-320000 ext 2707) at Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Arts Block, UMS.

Source: M Fazmi Hisham, FKSW
Media and Citra Division
Chancellery Department