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BNM MAG’s Art Bazaar 2022 Is Showcasing & Selling Breathtaking Pieces From 14 Local Artists In Their Art Gallery

BNM MAG’s Art Bazaar 2022 Is Showcasing & Selling Breathtaking Pieces From 14 Local Artists In Their Art Gallery

On this year’s Art Bazaar, around 100 and more artworks from 14 individuals are displayed and sold for a maximum of RM2,500 per piece.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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Attention all budding art collectors!

If you’re into arts or just love to browse around aesthetics art galleries, head on to Bank Negara Malaysia’s Museum & Art Gallery (BNM MAG) for their annual Art Bazaar.

This year’s theme is Alam Nan Tunggal

Since its inception in 2015, BNM MAG has been doing its Art Bazaar annually with different themes and artists. The aim of these programs is to help emerging homegrown artists showcase and sell their art to the public and a wider targeted audience.

The 14 participating talents with the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, Nor Shamsiah Yunus (middle).
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The event was also officiated by the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia YBhg. Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Yunus yesterday. She was then brought on a tour of each of the participating talents’ works around the exhibition floor.

With themes such as Female in the Arts, Differently-abled Talents, and more in the past, this year, the Art Bazaar is themed none other than our one and only mother nature – Alam Nan Tunggal. It’s done to appreciate our majestic nature as well as call for environmental action. We only have one Earth after all.

Faez Fahmi’s works are mostly abstract paintings based on his love for nature all around him, as he himself is a kampung boy who appreciates nature’s wonderful colours.
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

This time around, all the 14 emerging artists have less than 10 years of experience in the art business and they all have artworks related to nature and the environment. Some of the artists are even still students.

This year’s local artists are among the following – Khainifa Khalil (Pip of Art), Ratna Rashidi, Fairuz Atiqah, Umai Abdul Wahab, Ali Shazali, Dania Rizal, Hidni Ainy, Faez Fahmi, Nunu Hidayah, Enah Samad, Nor Azhar Ishak, Diana Ismail, Alya Hashim and Nur Amiera.

Pip Of Art’s artwork (left) & Ratna Rashidi’s Artwork (right).
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

Most of the talents heard about the opportunity from BNM MAG’s social media and decided to shoot their shot to be in the selected few.

Dania Rizal, who’s only been in the art business for three years, shared with us her love for this year’s theme and how it relates to her passion for zero-waste art.

As the theme suggests, the inspiration behind all my works is nature-based.

But I really do love creating eco-art pieces anyway, pieces that relate to nature or are zero-waste themed.

Some of the canvases that I’m using, for example, are recycled from past canvases.

Dania Rizal, Participating Talent to TRP
Dania Rizal’s Artwork (left) & Diana Ismail’s Artwork (right).
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

Another talent, Ali Shazali, talked about how rays of sunshine or light inspired him to create architectural works of art.

As I was an architecture graduate, we learnt a lot about natural lighting and shadows, so I wanted to incorporate what I learnt by designing buildings into works of art.

The end product that I wanted to create is the intricate shadow patterns that’ll show up once natural lighting passes through my artwork.

Ali Shazali, Participating Talent to TRP
Ali Shazali’s work (left) & Alya Hashim’s work (right).
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The artworks are also affordable for budding collectors as the prices are all below the RM2,500 limit. There are even mini paintings as low as RM250 and postcards as low as RM10!

Moreover, the art bazaar also features a line-up of special programs and activities for the week including art workshops, financial education talks and live demonstrations by participating talents. They’re all free! Check out the workshop schedule here.

Hidni Ainy’s mini artworks are being sold for as low as RM27 per piece.
(Credit: Melissa Suraya Ismail / TRP)

The artworks are being displayed for a week from 25 to 30 October 2022 at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara Malaysia. Admission is free and the public is welcome to purchase any of the showcased artworks.

Go and check out the exhibition or browse around BNM MAG’s famous art attractions such as the RM1 million money tunnel and their spiralling Nautilus Staircase.

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BNM MAG’s Art Bazaar 2022

Address: Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato’ Onn, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Operating Days: Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Monday)

Operating Hours: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance Fee: Free admission to all galleries

Artwork Price: Priced below RM2.5k

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