Experience Tigers at Close Range at Maybank Balai Seni Art Exhibition ‘Expressions of the Malayan Tiger’ Exhibition to Promote Tiger Conservation
Maybank is hosting an art exhibition showcasing 50 works of art by Malaysian artists who participated at the recent art competition held in conjunction with Maybank’s 50th anniversary celebration as well as to create greater awareness on tiger conservation.
The art exhibition, “Expressions of the Malayan Tiger” attracted 84 artists who submitted works in various art forms such as paintings, prints, collage and sculpture and using mixed medium including watercolour, oils and charcoal. The artistic style varies from realism to abstract, expressionism to impressionism as well as pop and nouveau art.
“The works of art showcase the vision, passion, style and creativity of the artists in capturing the power and strength of the tiger and how people affiliated with Maybank may be inspired by their works. They have broadened our imagination of the Tiger as the paintings come to life via their artistic styles,” said Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, Chairman Maybank at the prize presentation ceremony and launch of the exhibition at Balai Seni Maybank today.
Present was renowned artist, Yusof Ghani representing the panel of judges as well as the winners and participants of the various categories.
The art competition was opened to two categories, one for young and contemporary artists aged 22 to 35 years and the other for art students aged 18 to 21 years. A total prize money of RM35,000 was offered to winners of exhibition.
Tan Sri Megat said the young art community has an important role to play in the development of art in the country. “The positive response of our young artists to the competition has contributed to enriching the artistic heritage of our nation.”
Tan Sri Megat also thanked the young artists for their participation and said that the Bank will continue to engage with the art community and hope that they will use their artistic talents to be a friend of the earth and wildlife conservation. “Maybank has through the years hosted numerous art exhibitions for a variety of causes, both charity in nature and to promote young artists and talent in the country. This also falls in line with our CSR philosophy of engaging with our community, bringing value and enhancing the quality of life,” he said.
The art exhibition is open to the public from 14 December 2010 till 14 January 2011 (excluding 21-23 December) and admission is free. Details of the opening times as follows:
Monday to Thursday : 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Friday : 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Bank holidays: Closed