Saturday, July 08, 2017

Art exhibition to be held during Rainforest World Music Festival

KUCHING: Sarawak Artists Society (SAS) and Hilton will be holding an art exhibition in conjunction with Rainforest World Music Festival at Hilton’s foyer from July 13 to 16.

Hilton is collaborating with one of Sarawak’s most prestigious Visual Arts Society to showcase both established and upcoming artists right here in Kuching.

“Supporting Sarawakian artists aligns with Hilton’s purpose of celebrating local culture and creating opportunities. We are excited to host the upcoming art exhibition with Sarawak Artists Society,” said Hilton Kuching general manager Hamish Watts at a press conference here yesterday.

The theme of this exhibition is ‘Rimba Sarawak’ where the paintings express the beauty of Sarawak in a myriad of colours and art styles, according to SAS president David Chew.

Participating artists will create pieces that reflect their emotions and reinterpretations of Sarawak’s lushful rainforests, iconic animals and culture that are synonymous with nature.

“Rimba Sarawak hopes to engage viewers, locals and tourists to appreciate Sarawak from another perspective. Smaller pieces will be produced with this in mind, so the artworks will serve as exquisite souvenirs for travellers to bring home,” said Chew.

These heartfelt paintings will be displayed for viewing in Hilton for a few days with most, if not all of them, to be paraded on Hilton’s walls after the art show.