Pillars of Sabah is back with a splash of new colours and a new tropical vibe!
For the second edition, Pillars of Sabah collaborated with WWF-Malaysia to produce artworks highlighting environmental awareness, especially the endangered species in Sabah. Featured animals include the Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica), Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), Bornean sun bear (Helarctos malayanus euryspilus), as well as Borneo pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis).
Launched during WWF-Malaysia’s annual Earth Hour event on March 30 2019, the organisers and 30 Sabahan artists hope to achieve maximum impact in delivering a united message to the local and global community.
List of Artists and Artwork:
- Crystal Chin – Borneon Bay Cat
- Issarezal – Black Headed Pitta
- Nicole Fung – Hose’s palm civet
- Roderick – Whale shark
- Oliver Kah Adam – Gibbon
- Arthur – Hornbills
- Joanne Tang – Corals
- Jessieca – Banteng
- Alvin Chung – Orang Utan
- Alicesia – Irrawaddy Dolphine
- Iffah – Horseshoe crab
- David Koo – Sunbear
- Nicole Lim – Manta Rays
- Lim Chen Ching – Proboscis Monkey
- Tressie – Bulwer’s Pheasant
- Firdaus Teo – Tarsier
- Aurora – Pelagic Thresher
- Joanne Chin – Slow Loris
- Kah Yee – Binturong
- Monica – Sumatran Rhinos
- Cassidy – Borneon Flat Headed Cat
- Katie – Hawksbill sea turtle
- Chum – Dugong
- Mohd Nazim – Clouded Leopard
- Muazzam – Borneon Crestless Fireback
- Freandy – Wild boar
- Phikcheart – Bornean Bristlehead
- Rosemary – Pygmy elephants
- Clarissa Oatrick Balinu – Pangolin
- Mastini – Green Turtle
The Pillars of Sabah community art project was established with the aim to bring together the Kota Kinabalu community through art, and in the process highlight issues relevant to Sabah. Involving only artists from the Sabahan community, the project would also serve as a vital platform for these artists who may not otherwise have any opportunity for exhibition.
Since the first launch in September 2018, the project has been well-received, creating a new, popular places of interest in the city for locals and tourists. Not only has it succeeded in positively transforming a long-neglected site within central Kota Kinabalu, but it has also inspired the community towards a sense of active appreciation for art and its message.
Pillars of Sabah is supported by Sabah Art Gallery under Sabah Cultural Board, Sabah Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, and Nippon Paint (Sabah).
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