7 August, JOHOR BAHRU – Celebrating Malaysia’s 63rd National Day, an art exhibition centred on the patriotic spirit is being held at R&F Mall JB from 7th August to 6th September 2020. With patriotic theme ‘Unity’ and ‘Unsung Heroes’, the exhibition showcased two sections including kids colouring and drawing competition entries, and also Malaysian local artists’ art pieces. Over 20 local artists were invited to showcase their works, including canvas, watercolor, sketching…etc.
Local award-winning artists like Choo Kok Choon, Lawrence Loh, Hisham Salmin, and Shirly Chu supported the art exhibition with their works that express their love towards Malaysia, such as drawings about their Kampung, Malaysian cultures, and precious wildlife. Responding to the current pandemic situation, some artists even drew masks on animals in a humorous way, but stressing the importance of wearing masks.
The National Day Kids Colouring & Drawing Competition has collected more than 150 artworks nationwide. All entries are currently being showcased at the Art Exhibition as well.
“We are overwhelmed with the supports from the kids nationwide,” said Daphne Tan, Marketing Director of R&F Mall, “Due to public safety, the management has decided not to have any group drawing session, but we are surprised to receive entries from other states such as Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan etc. Most of the artworks depicted how our frontliners and Malaysians united together to fight against the covid-19 pandemic. It’s so heart-warming by looking at those artworks. We encourage every Johorean to visit the exhibition and show supports to these talented kids.”
Besides from judges’ scoring, all competition entries are also open for public voting and online voting from 7th to 23rd August 2020. Shoppers can redeem a vote ticket from concierge, with a receipt of any amount spent. No limitation of minimum spending and numbers of voting. Shoppers can vote for their favourite art piece as many as they can throughout the voting period. All votes are countable in the final results and the winners will receive cash vouchers more than RM3000! The awards ceremony will be held on Malaysia’s 63rd Independence Day – 31st August 2020.
From 7th August to 6th September, the general public can visit the exhibition, centred on the patriotic spirit among Malaysians, from 10am to 10pm at R&F Mall indoor concourse. Continue to comply with health and safety guidelines, the number of visitors within the exhibition area will be controlled and limited at one time.