Hitting the 10-year milestone, the Nando’s Art Initiative has become a recognised platform for the Malaysian young and upcoming artists to launch their art careers.
“We at Nando’s believe that these creative individuals not only need a platform to showcase their skills and talents, but they also need support and guidance to progress to the next step,” Mac Chung Lynn, the group chief executive officer of Nando’s Chickenland Malaysia stated.
The art competition which started in 2008, was aimed at uncovering talented youth in the art industry. In the past 10 years, Nando’s has showcased more than 500 art pieces and has helped over 400 new artists exhibit their original works.
Running on the open theme of ‘Your Art, Your Story’, this year saw the initiative receiving a total of 578 entries from 46 participating universities and colleges. The exhibition was held from September 12 to 22 in Publika, Kuala Lumpur during which a silent auction was held, where bidding forms for the exhibits were made available to the public on site. Fifty per cent of the silent auction amount would go to the selected charity organisation or the college/university of the grand prize winner.
The two categories competed are fine art and digital art. For fine art, medium is open and can include acrylics, oil painting, silkscreen, collage, ink, mixed media, wood, canvas, metal, cloth and others. Meanwhile, digital art must be digitally produced which can include digital painting, vector drawings, 3D graphics and others.
In subsequent issues, Ipoh Echo will be featuring in-depth interviews with Perakean artists whose work had won or been shortlisted in the initiative.
Thus stay tuned!