Three educators presented details outlining the benefits of an arts-based education in Brunei during the inaugural Brunei Art Symposium held at Mahakarya Institute of the Arts Asia in Batu Satu yesterday.
Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Wadood Bolkiah bin Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz and spouse Pengiran Siti Aminah binti Pengiran Othman were present.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.
The presenters were from various artistic disciplines – painting by Atelier Huifong Ng; music by Lily Chiam of Expression Music; and film/moving image by Dean of Mahakarya Dr Alexander J Fischer.
Among the topics discussed were job opportunities and the importance of creative and critical thinking skills often present in arts-based education.
The one day event also saw live musical performances, videos and an art exhibition from 48 young artists to commemorate World Heart Day 2019.