39 artists join forces for National Day hashtag panels

|     Izah Azahari     |

SOME 39 youth from various art studios have joined forces in painting giant hashtag panels in conjunction with the 35th National Day Celebration in the Sultanate.

The hashtag panels will be displayed at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex starting today.

According to Project Manager and Head of the Design and Decoration Unit at the Culture and Art Division under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Wan Nur Zahidah binti Metussin, the project hopes to maximise the experience of the National Day celebration and to fire up the spirit of patriotism through art.

“We called artists in different fields from both freelance and studio groups. The turn out was unexpected with so many applicants taking part,” said Wan Nur Zahidah.

Among the studios that joined in were Guerrilla Artchitects Studio, The Collective Arts Studio, The BirdHouse Studio, SketchOne Studio and Arttralia, apart from freelance artists and members of the public.

“The public is welcome to view the outdoor exhibition which will be at Yayasan Complex for two weeks. It will be moved to another location in the capital after that,” the project manager added.

Photos above and below show artists working on the giant hashtag panel. – PHOTOS: MCYS