Charity Sale of 100 Works of Art to Help Target Groups

A total of 100 works of art by students of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar campus will be exhibited in an art charity programme called Singgah Berkias.

The programme also received cooperation from the Ipoh City Council (MBI), which provided the space and opportunity for the works to be physically exhibited at the Ipoh Tourism Information Center (ITIC).

According to the Rector of UiTM Perak, Prof. Dr. Md Yusof Hamid, the works were produced by the first semester students of the Landscape Art Diploma Programme, and the proceeds from the sale of the works will be given to target groups.

He said all 100 works involved the efforts of about 60 students, which started last year.

“The proceeds of the works will later be donated to several parties such as Tuntung Conservation Project in Bota and funds for UiTM category B40 students in need. Of course, many students have been affected by the spread of COVID-19 over the past two years.

“Contributions will also be given to the artists who will receive their respective share from this sale.

“The launch of this programme is to attract attention and encourage the public to buy this work virtually, and at the same time, MBI has given space to UiTM to hold a physical exhibition,” he said when interviewed at the signing ceremony for the Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) between UiTM Perak Branch and MBI at Dewan Azlan Shah, recently.

Md Yusof said that the physical exhibition of works at ITIC will take place from October 15 to 22.

He hopes that all the works can be sold and receive a favorable response from the public.

“We hope that within these two months, all the works will be sold and that the exhibition will have buyers. Today we will launch this programme in a virtual way that will be accessible soon.

“In the virtual platform called Singgah Berkias, people can make purchases online. Each work has been priced.

“We are targeting the sale to hotels, local governments or institutions that are interested in buying the work of these students,” he added.

The artwork will be sold starting from as low as RM450 up to RM1,250. All the works have gone through the evaluation process from the lecturer.

By Rosli Mansor Ahmad Razali

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