Woodcuts, cameras, selfies: the Ilham gallery is preparing its first art bazaar

Ilham Gallery in Kuala Lumpur presents its first art bazaar Atas/Not Atas, which will take place this Saturday and Sunday (June 4 and 5) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There is no shortage of artistic creativity and accessible fun when it comes to the list of vendors, which includes Pangrok Sulap, Cultkids, Shan Shan Lim Studios, Cloud Projects, Izat Arif, Jesse Joy Studio, Huruf, Projek SembangSembang, Humana Art, Gerimis Art Project, Gerai OA, Bangkita Ceramic Studio, Mah Meri Cultural Village, Kids In Batik and many more.

From woodcuts and batik prints to plants and native crafts, the curated content ticks all the crowd-pleasing boxes.

Jeffrey Lim (centre) returns to Ilham Gallery for a weekend session of Kanta Portraits with his trusty camera. Photo: Kanta Portraits

However, if you look beyond the selfie scene, Atas/Not Atas also has a list of public programs, including workshops and art lectures.

On June 4, Pangrok Sulap will feature a woodcut workshop, while Snapshot Portraits by Kanta Studio and a Mee Goreng Miniature Workshop by Miniarture Concepts are sure to catch the eye of the curious.

The weekend’s flagship talk “North Borneo Baskets – A Discovery”, presented by Jennifer Linggi, stalwart of the Sabahan art scene, is something not to be missed this Saturday at 2pm.

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Art vendors, food pop-ups and DJ sessions – all important to today’s Instagram-worthy art event – will be located on the ground floor of the Ilham event space, while that workshops will take place on levels 3 and 5 (Ilham gift shop).

Ilham Gallery also presents its exhibition Ilham Art Show 2022, while that of Ahmad Fuad Osman Skola Gambar: Enrique of Malacca, an exhibition of historical fiction, has been extended until June 12.

If you want to participate in the Atas/Not Atas workshops, book in advance here.


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Reggie S. Williams