Public Art Forum
Public Art Forum


A forum and workshop will be organised to discuss the role of arts and culture in public spaces and sharing of best practices and experiences within the country, regionally and internationally. The forum on 20 October from 10 am - 5 pm features Nani Kahar, Dr Rosli Zakaria, Tetawowe Atelier, Aisyah Baharuddin, Lim Soo Ngee (Singapore), Ahmad Khairudin (Indonesia), Snow Ng and moderated by Pang Khee Teik. A two-day Public Art Workshop will also be taking place on 21-22 October 2019 from 10 am - 6 pm.


On a separate event, join us in a two-day public art art workshop of unexplored opportunities for artists and communities. This two-day workshop is a hands-on intensive introduction to the field, idea developing, methods, strategies and roles of public art. The participants will also be working and creating their artwork during the workshop.

Methods. Strategies. Roles: A Two-Day Public Art Workshop

Date: 21 and 22 October 2019
Venue: Ruang @Think City, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Max participant 30 person

Day-One of the workshops will focus on idea development and covering fundamentals of methods, strategies, roles, and concepts of public art. In Day-Two, the participants will work on creating their projects and participating in short presentations and a roundtable discussion at the end.

The workshop will be conducted by Aisyah Baharuddin an Interdisciplinary artist and social activist based in Batu Pahat, Johor. She is deeply involves in the development of Contemporary Art in Malaysia since 2004. And Singapore artist Lim Soo Ngee, whose approach to sculpture is immensely intimate, musing over the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society.

To register, please email to emilychowwenqi@gmail.com.


Meet the Facilitators

Lim Soo Ngee


Born in 1962, he earned a Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 before continuing to pursue a Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Edinburgh College of Art in 1997. Lim’s approach to sculpture is immensely intimate, musing over the different relationships between humanity, the environment and society. As such, his works usually present themselves as whimsical narratives that offer a commentary on the human condition.

Lim has represented Singapore in numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally, and is a regular contributor to many international sculpture symposiums, such as the inaugural International Woodcarving Symposium, Singapore in 2007 and the Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium 2009. His work was featured in the International Sculpture symposium of the 11th Asian Art Festival and is in the permanent collection of the Asian Sculpture Theme Park, Inner Mongolia, China.

His works are in the collection of the Singapore National Art Gallery, Esplanade Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore and other local and international private collections

Aisyah Baharuddin


Interdisciplinary Artist and Social Justice Activist based in Batu Pahat, Johor. Recently just moved about a year from Selangor when involving in the development of Contemporary Art in Malaysia since 2004.

Most of the artistic work practice is unique experimental approaches that interrogate and diverse; Mixed Media Painting, Living Art Installation, Performance Art and Street Art. Generally engaging Visual Arts and collaborates with social movements through community and Public art.

Co- founder of TIGA, (Tindakan Gerak Asuh). T.I.G.A is art initiative that actively participating, facilitating, and organizing a local and international project through Workshops, Carnival and Festival. Running a project space called ‘Pusat Sekitar Seni’ since 2012, empowering youth by organizing program in building up community, arts and environments. Organized a major projects; #PJSAF ‘Padang Jawa Street Art Festival 2013, ‘Population; in or out’ art exchange project 2014, Malaysia & Indonesia and PEACE PROJECT 2015/2016 JB. Supporting DIY/DIT collaborative strategies, collectivism, activism and relational Art Forms.

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