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Material Matters,2019

November 14, 2019 – January 15, 2020

Little Syam, Oh&Ah by Sweii, RAW by Lina and Ummi Junid

Material Matters celebrates  artisanal craftsmanship of four Malaysian artists,  working in a rich variety of materials, including natural dye textiles and  upcycled as well as bespoke furnishing.  The four creators :  Samsiah Jendol (Little Syam),  Redzlina Abdul Wahab (RAW),  Sweii Chong (Oh&Ah),    and  Ummi Junid,  follow traditional craft techniques reworked  to a contemporary context.  The works speak to each other, placed within the open interiors of  Gallery Residence,  as testaments to expertise,  function and beauty.  

UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts, Arts in Asia Issue

Shalini Ganendra, ‘Editorial’

Volker Albus, ‘Of Pizzas and Laptops’

Gregory Burgess, ‘Building Community Architecture’

Sir Roy Calne, ‘Art & Surgery’

Beth Citron, ‘No Other Ground’

Dr Susan Cochrane, ‘Art in the Contemporary Pacific’

Matt Golden, ‘”He Who Eats The Durian Smells Of Durian”, Artist Matt Golden Chronicles A Fictional Musician’s Reverential Rite of Passage

Oscar Ho, ‘Critical Curatorship’

Kasahara Michiko, ‘somewhere between me and this world – contemporary Japanese photography’

Christopher Phillips, ‘Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide’

Anoma Pieris, ‘Regional identities and global aspirations in South Asian capitol buildings’

Brian Robinson, ‘Zenadh Kes: Art is Life’