Stage created for creative community

Hakim Hayat

Local and regional poetry enthusiasts showcased their talents during the Jiwaku Puitis, an event hosted by Kris Karmila Kreations Co as part of the Brunei December Festival 2020 and World Poetry Day.

The event, held at Premier Motor Sdn Bhd Showroom in Beribi Industrial Area yesterday, highlighted local and international poets from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong was the guest of honour.

Kris Karmila said events such as these help to boost the creative community, especially among youth, by giving them exposure and providing a platform to showcase their talents and acquire more knowledge.

“Through these collaborations, it will create more opportunities to promote the uniqueness of the art culture especially graffiti art and poetry,” she said. “Art is beautiful, everyone is passionate about it, but it is not easy to sustain it.”

ABOVE & BELOW: The Jiwaku Seni exhibit at the event; and Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong listens to a speech by Kris Karmila Kreations Co founder Kris Karmila. PHOTOS: HAKIM HAYAT

Kris hoped for continuous support from all parties especially the government, private sector, the media and community.

She also expressed hopes of building interest in the younger generation to identify and discover their potentials and skills in different areas of the creative industry.

Meanwhile, the venue also concurrently hosted Jiwaku Seni, an event that highlights Doodle Graffiti art that sees seven local graffiti artists battling it out.

The top three artworks will be selected by Premier Motor Sdn Bhd and will be displayed in their showroom.

The showroom features creative booths offering services ranging from live physical performances, event management, make-up and beauty services, digital art and mural art.