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Penang Art Society@Melbourne, the Inaugural Overseas Arts Exhibition 艺术促进和谐关系

From 1 to 30 June, Australian art lovers, collectors and the public had the privilege of personally getting acquainted with Malaysia arts at a special exhibition titled ‘Penang Art Society @ Melbourne’ that took place at the astonishing gallery at SpACE@Collins, Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria. Organised by Penang Art Society (PAS) Malaysia and curated by the society’s President, Ch’ng Huck Theng emphasized that this first of its kind exhibition is a cross cultural exchange event to encourage cultural immersion, to promote international understanding and goodwill between Malaysia and Australia. The PAS@Melbourne marked an important milestone for the Society as it is the first ever art exhibition down under.


Dato Dr Rameez (left) acquired “Peace In The Village” from artist Yeoh Teik Hooi (right) with President Ch’ng witnessing the presentation

The exhibition was officiated by the Consul General of Malaysia to Australia in Melbourne, Dato Dr Mohammad Rameez Yahaya. ‘‘PAS has provided an important platform to nourishing and promoting the Malaysian art and culture scene. As we all know that people nowadays are emphasizing more towards the quality of life, arts and culture play important roles in enabling people from different background and different races to understand each other hence making this a better and peaceful planet to live in. The Malaysian government is proud of PAS’s effort in bringing Malaysia arts and culture to Australia and I would like to congratulate its President, Mr Ch’ng Huck Theng for taking this initiative to make possible this exhibition,’’ said Dato Dr Rameez in his speech. He further added that this is an important step to not only provide an exposure for the Malaysian artists but more important sharing and bridging the bond between two great countries.


‘PAS@Melbourne’ featured a collection of artworks from 20 renowned Malaysian artists, whose works have been exhibited at various international biennales and art shows, ranging from the Malaysian modern to contemporary art. President Ch’ng said in his statement, ‘‘having celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2013, the PAS is the oldest registered art society in Malaysia with over 500 members and still growing. Established in the 1950’s, it was set up with the objective of consolidating various artworks from the region including paintings, photography, Chinese calligraphy, poetry, music, dance performances, bonsai, feng shui and others, to preserve and further promote these cultures. ’’

Among the VIPs that attended this colourful event were Turkish Consulate General, Ersel Ozdemir, Felix Wong Director from Echo3 Media, Colin Abbot from AMBC, Ita Puspitasari Consulate for Social Cultural Affairs Indonesia and Councillor Ken Ong.

61日至630日,澳大利亚艺术爱好者、收藏家和公众在槟城艺术社会@墨尔本中感受到马来西亚艺术的创作思维和轨迹,这个在维多利亚墨尔本柯林斯街 SpACE@Collins 举行的展览会也以美好姿态带领马来西亚艺术走向国际舞台。

槟城艺术协会 (Penang Art Society) 主席兼策展人庄学腾强调,这是首次跨文化展览和交流活动,鼓励与促进马来西亚和澳大利亚国际间的相互了解。槟城艺术社会@墨尔本是代表着艺术交流飞跃的重要里程碑。




成立于1950年的槟城艺术协会在 2013 年迎来 60 周年纪念,是马来西亚历史最悠久的协会组织。目前协会会员已增进至500人,艺术协会除了持续着前人的步伐,也开拓国际联系及倡导艺术民风。而会员们的艺术特长多样化,包括绘画、摄影、中国书法、诗歌、音乐、舞蹈表演,盆景和风水等。而这次20名的艺术家也带来了40多个特色展览作品。

出席参观展会的有土耳其总领事 Ersel OzdemirEcho3 Media集团的总裁 Felix WongAMBC 的代表Colin Abbot,印尼社会与文化事务总领事 Ita Puspitasari 墨尔本市议员 Ken Ong

Waving Malaysian Flag in Milan 马来西亚国旗飘扬

IMG_6834-EditThis year marked Malaysia’s year as the Chair of ASEAN, which is the seventh largest economy in the world and home to a consumer market of over 600 million people. Flying the Malaysian flag high with the theme ‘‘Towards a Sustainable Food Ecosystem’’, the Malaysia Pavilion launched at Expo Milano, showcases the best of Asia to drive regional growth.

The Pavilion represents the nation’s strong economic fundamentals, underpinned by comfortable levels of external reserves, low external debt, low unemployment and healthy inflows of foreign direct investment. Proudly Malaysian-made, the architectural design of the Pavilion is made up from four seeds which emblematic the Rainforest Seeds; also explained the kaleidoscope journey of Malaysia. The seed-shaped Pavilion is constructed with ‘‘Glulam’’, or a glued laminated wood made from tropical timber. The ‘‘Glulam’’ combined with the structurally complex design of the pavilion, is a testament of Malaysia’s capabilities in both innovative design and use of sustainable materials. In addition, this is the first appearance of ‘‘Glulam’’ in the European Market after having satisfied Europe’s stringent entry requirement.

The Malaysia adventure begins in the first seed, where the nation’s diversity is explored. Continues in the second seed, where it represents its natural food ingredients used in local gastronomic specialties that found in Malaysia’s rainforests.  Recognising that the rainforest are the country’s primary resource, the third seed showcase the country’s commitment to protect and safeguard the forests as a source of health and wellbeing for the future generation. To conclude this enlightening journey, the fourth seed delves into Malaysia’s rich heritage, offering the best of its music, arts and culture.

Malaysia’s presence at the Expo has enhanced the nation’s relationship with the European Union, and yet the Expo has created a platform for Malaysia to promote trade and investment. There are over 140 participating countries in the expo this year showcasing the best of their technology, creativity and innovation as the countries’ efforts for sustainable future.  The six-month Expo carries the theme ‘‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’’, is currently running until 31st October 2015; and is expected to attract about 20 million visitors.







Majestic Pavilions that Speak 宏伟展馆在叙述

A World fair that gather over 145 participant countries under the theme of ‘‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’’, Expo Milano 2015 is a thrill round-the-world trip brimming with surprises. After the World Expo in Shanghai in 2010, Malaysia is proud to join the exhibition again to celebrate this grand occasion with other worldwide exhibitors including a number of International Companies, Civil Society Organizations and Sponsors. Let’s take a tour through this impressive ground to explore each Pavilion and you will be introduced to a lively journey of each country’s culture, traditions and latest technology.





This is the first time China has been involved in the World Expo. Designed by New-York based architect Yichen Lu, the 49,000-square-foot Pavilion features an undulating timber frame roof covered with bamboo and aluminum panels. Matching with its evocative theme, China transmits its reflection on the theme of gratitude and respect for our mother earth, based on the concept that man is an integral part of nature.


这是中国首次以自建展馆方式参与世博会,由纽约建筑师 Yichen Lu 设计、49000平方英尺的展馆,以美丽田野特色起伏的木质结构屋顶,并覆盖着竹子和铝面板。这个动人哲学观也匹配于中国馆表达对于地球母亲的感恩和尊重,而人也是自然组成的部分。


Pavillon France - Expo Milano 2015


Spread over 3,592 square-meter space, the building is made up from laminated wood and is designed to look like a covered market that is the mainstay of French food culture.




Brazil 1


In a massive exhibition space of 4,133 square meters, the Brazilian Pavilion is the work by award-winning designers from Studio Arthur Casas and Atelier Marko Brajovic. The concept of the Pavilion derived from the metaphor of the network – flexibility, fluidity and decentralization. To highlight the country’s commitment to global access to food, the stunning Pavilion is filled with giant trampoline nets.


有大规模的 4133平方米展览面积,获奖设计师 Arthur Casas & Atelier Marko Brajovic 工作室设计。展馆的概念衍生自网络的隐喻性、灵活性、流动性和分散性,并且强调国家的承诺,全球获得粮食供应,令人惊叹的展馆也充斥着巨大蹦床网。



The building makes ample use of highly sustainable materials, reusable and recyclable. Wood, glass and water give life to a Pavilion that is completely demountable and reusable, after the Expo, in its new destination that will benefit the community; after the Exhibition the Pavilion will be disassembled and rebuilt as a sports hall for sports and physical activities.






Designed by British artist Wolfgang Buttress, the huge structure is inspired by a bee’s journey. The unique beehive is built from 169,300 individual aluminum parts and is assembled following the Fibonacci sequence. From an orchid to a flowery meadow and then returning to its hive, all companied by real-time audio sounds and visuals which has made UK Pavilion stand out among others.


由英国艺术家 Wolfgang Buttress 设计的大矩形结构,灵感来自蜜蜂的旅程。独特的蜂巢是由近169300个铝零件以斐波那契数列装配。从绚丽兰花草地重返蜂巢,伴随着实时音频声音和画面,这个前卫设计让英国馆显得更出众。