Penang Art District’s first nationwide art competition magnifies voices of young artists

Penang Art District’s first nationwide art competition magnifies voices of young artists

The ‘Spotlight by Penang Art District’ is a creative platform that nurtures young Malaysian talents and gives them the chance to realise their potential. The art competition received encouraging submissions from young artists below the age of 30.

IT was a period of festivity and people were celebrating the Chinese New Year.

However, at this quiet part of the town, people were screaming for help, and siren broke the silence of the night.

Many passersby stopped to witness the raging fire burning down a building.

Undergraduate Yap Ley Min witnessed all that from her home and she decided to paint a picture based on what she saw.

“The fire took place last year (2017). I saw people gathered at the scene.

“Some tried to help, some talked about the incident, others just watched.

“The fire fighters were busy trying to put out the flames,” she said when interviewed after the ‘Spotlight by Penang Art District’ group exhibition prize presentation ceremony at EcoWorld@Macalister today.

IT was a period of festivity and people were celebrating the Chinese New Year.
 
However, at this quiet part of the town, people were screaming for help, and siren broke the silence of the night.
 
Many passersby stopped to witness the raging fire burning down a building.
 
Undergraduate Yap Ley Min witnessed all that from her home and she decided to paint a picture based on what she saw.
 
“The fire took place last year (2017). I saw people gathered at the scene.
 
“Some tried to help, some talked about the incident, others just watched.
 
“The fire fighters were busy trying to put out the flames,” she said when interviewed after the ‘Spotlight by Penang Art District’ group exhibition prize presentation ceremony at EcoWorld@Macalister today.

Read more from the article here by Buletin Mutiara.