Illustrations to bring Artists and all alike together - “The Asia Illustrations Collections” Art Exhibition
Illustrations has been steadily growing and expanding but without an outlet for publicity. To bring light to these illustrators and illustrations alike. Organised ⇨Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Co-Organised⇨Creative Volts, Endorsed ⇨Asia Illustration Society and Strategic Partner ⇨Art Expo Malaysia Plus hosted their first ever art exhibition outside of Taiwan over the weekend from 26 August to 3 September 2017 @ Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor Central, 10am-10pm.
From left to right: Tenco Teh (Vice-President AIS), Liu Jui Lung (President ,AIS), Koh Huey Min (Executive Director, Berjaya Times Square), Abner Yap (Founder, Creative Volts), KG Tey (Founder, Creative Volts), Peter Ng (President, Hong Kong Society of Illustrators)
The event, which was spearheaded by the Creative Volts and Asia Illustration Society team, brought together over 300 artworks from countries all over Asia.—including industry insiders, media, and general art lovers—to enjoy artworks from countries such as Taiwan, Japan Korea, Hong Kong, Macau. China, Malaysia, Singapore and more were highlighted with quirky, bold colours, striking exhibition designs, and wall illustrations.
Besides the usual showcasing of illustrations, the event gave a wider perspective of the illustrator industry, through the sharing of prominent key artists from the Asia region. These artists have been elevating the illustration industry with their vast amount of illustrations, insights and mentoring.
These sessions by these artists were indeed quite a mind opening view into the current, the development and the future of the industry.
Organizers and the Artists
Peter Ng, President of Hong Kong Society Illustrators (HKIS) sharing his experiences from the Hong Kong perspective
Liu Jui Lung, President of Asia Illustration Society (AIS) sharing a laugh with the group during the session
The Meet & Greet Session
What is an art exhibition without meeting the artists?
The launch day also saw fans getting the chance to meet their favorite artists, some of whom had flown in specially for Asia Illustrations Collection Art Exhibition 2017. Fans were thrilled to meet and get their postcards signed by their favorite artists.Some of these fans even brought their own sketchbooks to share with their favorite artists!
For its first ever illustrations exhibition out of Taiwan, it has given acknowledgment to many of the illustrators and gave affirmation to the the platform it has given and will be providing in the future.
A great accomplishment for the future of the art scene in this part of the world and we look forward to the next exhibition, with an abundant of unexplored artists from around the Asian region.
To follow them on this creative journey, they can be found on Facebook at 👉https://www.facebook.com/asia.illustrator/
More photos of the event can be found here👉https://photos.app.goo.gl/JoLKWrQ1YHCCLZ943
👉Article Guest Writer: Priscilla T.
👉Photos credit : Freddie Cheah