Showcasing local creativity, talent

Aziz Idris

Over 230 creations by 11 artists are on display at the Impiana 2.0 Art Exhibitionand Bazaar from February 1 to 28 at the Mabohai Shopping Complex.

Permanent Secretary (Community and Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari was the guest of honour at the opening ceremony on Monday.

The majority of the artworks are by local artists, including two female youth, revolving around the theme ‘Calak Melayu Islam Beraja’.

The exhibition aimed to showcase the country’s cultural and creative arts while raising the profile on the local art scene.

Several artworks are also for sale to encourage a culture of art collecting. It is hoped that the event will provide artists with opportunities to expand their portfolio.

During the month-long exhibition, family-oriented activities will also be conducted including a colouring competition for children.

Permanent Secretary (Community and Culture) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Hajah Nor Ashikin binti Haji Johari at the exhibition. PHOTO: SYAHMI HASSAN