Recognising young and emerging Malaysian artists via Art@HomeDec
KUALA LUMPUR, 26 October 2017 – Art@HOMEDEC was launched today as a special feature of Part 2 of the popular Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HOMEDEC), at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This four-day event is a continuation of last week’s successful HOMEDEC (Part 1) on Design & Renovate. Art@HOMEDEC provides a platform for young and emerging artists aged 35 and below to showcase their work to a wider Malaysian audience. Curated by Galeri Chandan, over 100 pieces of artworks and sculptures by young and emerging Malaysian artists are on display for the public to appreciate and to purchase to decorate their homes.
(From left) Dato’ Vincent Lim (C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president); Liliane Lee (C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd senior manager and HOMEDEC project manager); Harni Jonet (Galeri Chandan gallery manager); and Mohamad Faisal Ghazali( Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers deputy president) at the opening of Art@HOMEDEC, a new component of the immensely popular Home Design and Interior Exhibition (HOMEDEC)
The art pieces are divided into three categories: New Artists (introducing recently graduated artists with high potential), Young Artists (artists who have shown their potential and have been actively involved in various exhibitions for the past five years); and Emerging Artists (artists who have made breakthroughs in the art scene with active participation in local and international art exhibitions). “We are very happy to team up with HOMEDEC to create this platform for young and emerging artists to meet with potential fans and buyers among the Malaysian public. We hope to heighten awareness of career possibilities in the visual arts among young Malaysians and to raise greater interest in art among Malaysians in general,” Harni Jonet, Gallery Manager from Galeri Chandan, said at the press conference this morning.
“We see the introduction of Art@HOMEDEC as a meeting point for artists and homeowners who appreciate art. We believe that giving the space for these young artists to showcase their work will galvanise the visual arts fraternity and encourage more Malaysians to invest in artworks to beautify their living spaces,” said Liliane Lee, Senior Manager of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, who is also the Project Manager of HOMEDEC. Both Part 1 and Part 2 expect to see more than 120,000 visitors visit 1,600 booths featuring the latest in home related products, interior design ideas and solutions from over 500 exhibitors. Part 2 — which runs from today to 29 Oct — focuses on products and services related to furnishing, refinery, decorating ideas and interior styles under the theme of ‘Furnish & Decorate’. As the popular home and living exhibition celebrates its 15th year this year, visitors can expect a host of exciting programmes and highlights, including:
HOMEDEC’s Best Deals of up to 70% by renowned brands and exhibitors
Visitors who spend RM1,500 and above in a single receipt will stand a chance to not only win HOMEDEC Contest products and cash vouchers but also to try their luck to grab as many RM100 bills as possible from the Grab All the Cash You Can contest box provided.
HOMEDEC Grab All the Cash You Can
All participants have to do is try to grab as many RM100 bills as possible in a set timeframe. HOMEDEC will double whatever amount has been grabbed and pay the lucky winner immediately in cash.
Register & Visit Contest*
All HOMEDEC visitors are automatically in the running for the Register & Visit Contest upon registration and will stand a chance to walk away with one of four pendant lights by NSB Lighting Sdn Bhd.
Win Freebies and more when you participate with our HOMEDEC Cruisers in various fun-filled activities during the exhibition.
Cuckoo — Did You Know? Contest*
HOMEDEC’s strategic partner, Cuckoo, brings visitors on a fun trail in the hunt for specific Cuckoo Stations found in various halls during the exhibition. To enter, simply fill up a quiz form obtained from the stations or info counters then drop them in the contest box in Cuckoo’s booth. Prizes to be won are Cuckoo rice cookers and a grand prize of a RM2,500 Cuckoo cash voucher.
The HOMEDEC (Part 2) exhibition is on from 10am to 8pm from now till 29 Oct. Entrance is free for all although visitors are required to register before entry. For more information and updates on HOMEDEC, log on to www.homedec.com.my