Shalini Ganendra Fine Art

Exploring East Residency


The Exploring East Residency provides a meaningful and immersive introduction to arts management and life in Malaysia.


The EER is designed for mature, curious and reliable candidates possessing:


• strong analytical, writing and social skills;

• good CMS  and social media knowledge;

• strong multi-tasking skills; and

• a healthy dose of curiosity.


The EER experience develops strong life skills and rewards curiosity. Past EEResidents have gone on to take up varied vocations, including, in major museums/galleries; in the legal and corporate fields; as artists (including mime artists).


SGFA provides accommodation at the award winning Gallery Residence for the duration of the EEResidency (3 – 12 months). Applicants must either be in their final year of university or a graduate with a 2:1 degree. All disciplines welcome.


To initiate application process, please submit through email.


1) Statement of interest with dates of interest

2) Resume.

The EER at SGFA comprised an involved and exciting experience of gallery management in a unique environment. Staying and working at the Gallery Residence, I was exposed to the broad and multidirectional facets of running such a compelling space: interviewing and meeting artists, managing events and openings, and curating the virtual spaces behind the physical site. To be able to help with and gain experience of these processes, meet the fascinating people behind them, and travel to equally fascinating places was indelibly memorable.  Will Forrester, Oxford University, 2016



The EER gives invaluable professional experience. As an EER Resident you are given the freedom to help manage a gallery at the start of your career.   Katie Vann, Cambridge University, 2015


[The] EER program was a huge component of my securing a job due to the international exposure and experience it proved for me. In addition, the management [of the company] were very impressed with the immersive and variable nature of the EER program and how it allowed me to engage with such a variety of clients and visitors. On a personal note, the EER program was a milestone in my life and I look back to my time in Malaysia with pride and appreciation.   Gemma Eades, Melbourne University, 2014


SGFA provides a unique opportunity to explore South East Asia while learning the ins and outs of gallery management. There is no other opportunity quite like it.  Naimonu James, Harvard University, 2013


EER offers a great opportunity to travel around SE Asia and to be introduced to the workings of a professional gallery. I’ve been able to develop my writing skills, having published two reviews during my time here. Meeting and collaborating with local artists has been a highlight of the work, in addition to experiencing so many new places, cultures, and flavours.   Shelby Switzer, Cambridge University, 2012


Shalini Ganendra Fine Art provided me with the opportunity to gain excellent work experience and travel around South East Asia with a central base in a fantastic part of the world.  Alex Gomar, Cambridge University, 2011