The ‘Beyond Developing Ordinary Producing Remarkable Programme’, which was officiated by Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir, attracted some 300 participants to its workshops.
The inaugural programme, jointly organised by Koloni Karyawan Aman Jaya and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), which successfully implemented innovative elements of art, was hosted at People of Remarkable Talent (PORT) along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah recently.
In his opening remarks, Zambry congratulated the organisers, saying, “I am very proud of the works on display here. Each has its own identity. The participants do have artistic talent.”
He continued, “Art is an important and unique element. We’re proud of our artistic heritage. It’s our identity. A programme like this is a good platform for the young to further explore their talents.”
Executive Councillor for Health, Tourism and Culture, Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi, the patron of the programme, said, “Beyond defines the artistic culture of life, especially for the younger generation. This is the second programme we organised that placed importance on three elements of art; in ceramics, photography and fashion.”
Through the award ‘Anak Jati Perak’, Beyond honoured three big names in the three categories of art. They were Datuk Radzuan Radzi (fashion), Bustamam Mokhtar (photography) and Associate Professor Ham Rabeah Kamarun (ceramics).
“Recipients were selected based on their contributions to their respective fields, including achievements in Malaysia and internationally,” said Nolee.