Growth Brunei’s second Art in Adolescence exhibition at Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Centre yesterday featured 16 performances, ranging from dance, electric guitar, singing and violin, by youth and children as young as nine years old.
The event also featured nine art pieces by artists.
The exhibition served as a platform for youth to display their love and passion for art and music, including students from music institutions in the Sultanate.
“The exhibition is held to showcase the talents of youth in the country in conjunction with Youth Day,” said Growth Brunei CEO and founder Yasmin Sufri, aged 16. “We believe there is a lot of talent in the Sultanate and we want to provide a platform for them to showcase their artistry.”
She also shared that the first Art in Adolescence exhibition was conducted online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year, we are able to hold a proper showcase, which for many performers, is the first public performance since the start of the pandemic,” Yasmin added.
One of the highlights of the day was a performance by nine-year-old violinist Aisha Mrahorovic, who played Concerto No 5 in Dmajor 3rd Movement by Friedrich Seitz.
Aisha, who has been playing the violin for three years, said she was nervous yet proud to perform for her parents, sisters and teachers.
Growth Brunei is an organisation set up with its core in youth empowerment by encouraging the youth of Brunei to confidently share things they are passionate about.
The team comprises seven individuals under the age of 18.