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Art and theatre happenings to check out this month

Art and theatre happenings to check out this month

Buro Culture Guide

Text: Su Fen Tan


Image: Facebook / Naiise
Image: Instagram / Wei-Ling Gallery

Learn to perfect your signature, join an art jamming session, or catch the premier of Company the musical in KL — find out what else you can do around town this month here:

5 - 8 July, Hansel and Gretel @ KLPac

Performed by the Kuala Lumpur City Opera, Hansel and Gretel follows the story of two mischievous children who were punished by their Mother and whilst picking berries in the forest encounters the Sandman, Dew Fairy and the evil Witch who turns children into gingerbread.

Tickets start at RM 148. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


6 - 8 July, Made In China | Photography Exhibition by 懿璇 Yi Xuan Wang @ RAW Art Space

According to the artist and photographer herself, the photography exhibition is "True, serious, ironic, funny, coincidental. This is the life I that I've encountered. It happened to be in China. But I don't define it. I hope it brings you some contexts and associations. It is pretty straight forward and simple."

For more information, visit the event page.


7 July, Poesy Art: Signature Workshop @ Fab Space KL, Isetan: The Japan Store

Perfect your signature with the help of interdisciplinary artist Poesy Liang. She'll guide you to develop your personal signature and give it an artistic flair.

The course fee is RM80. For more information, visit the event page.


8, 15, 22 & 29 July, HART - An Art Get Together @ Koncent Malaysia

Happening every Sunday this month, join in the art social gathering event at Koncent and have some watercolour fun while making new friends along the way as you paint and learn techniques from one another.

The participation fee is RM, inclusive of drinks and art supplies. For more information, visit the event page.


11 July - 5 August, 3 @ Wei-Ling Gallery

A solo exhibition by Malaysian artist Sean Lean, 3 focuses on the trinity which rules in natural things. The body, soul, and spirit; the past, present and future. Presented in a series of triptychs, each artwork provide commentary on different issues ranging from the political, social, and religious to the personal and intimate, with the panels playing off one another to highlight contrast.

For more information, visit the website.


12 - 14 July, Company @ KLPac

PAN Productions present Company, the acclaimed Broadway musical with a comedic and entertaining take on bachelorhood, marriage and middle age woes. Peter Ong, Dina Nadzir, Brian Cheong, Sabrina Hasan and Iz Sulaini will star in the premier staging of this musical in Malaysia.

Tickets start at RM158. For ticketing and more information, visit the website.


14 July, A Bit of Culture: BFM 89.9 @ Ilham Gallery

Always enjoyed the A Bit of Culture segment on BFM? Then join presenter Kam Raslan live along with his two guests at this live recording at Ilham Gallery as they take a look at three topics from the wide world of the arts, creativity and pop culture.

For more information, visit the website.


21 July, Script Lettering for Signage & Décor Workshop @ Naiise, Zhongshan Building

Whether you're a bride-to-be planning to add a personal touch to your big day, or an art enthusiast who appreciates beautiful lettering, let Natasha Dian will take you through the basics - you'll even get to bring back your very own personalised small brass mirror.

The course fee is RM290, inclusive of materials. To reserve a spot, visit the website.


23 July - 17 September, Teh Tarik with The Flag @ The National Visual Arts Gallery of Malaysia

Presented in collaboration with Wei-Ling Gallery, Teh Tarik with The Flag features works from 14 selected prominent Malaysian artists that explore the symbolic power of the flag as a means to reflect on and extend the rich and complex story of the 'Jalur Gemilang' as a potent symbol and a marker of identity, unity, belief, and division.

For more information, visit the website.


Ongoing exhibitions:

15 May - 14 July, The Summer Vignettes @ Shalini Ganendra Fine Art (SGFA) Gallery

The Summer Vignettes features works by established and emerging Malaysian artists as well as local design firms, so you'll be able to find an eclectic mix of exciting works in a mixture of mediums and well-made homeware. It showcases Malaysia's dynamic creative art practises coming together to celebrate quality lifestyle.

For more information, visit the event page.


25 March - 15 July, Patani Semasa @ Ilham Gallery, KL

Showcasing contemporary art from the Golden Peninsula in collaboration with MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Patani Semasa features works of art as well as cultural representations of the 'Patani Region' from 27 artists-both locals and those engaged with issues relevant to the area in question- a kaleidoscope of different perspectives, methodologies, and responses developed throughout 13 years of experiences.

For more information, visit the website.

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