Opened in 2011, this 3,800-square foot space is an extension of the flagship gallery in Brickfields. Lim Wei-Ling continues to actively engage with contemporary artists such as Ivan Lam and Anurendra Jegadeva, Choy Chun Wei, Yau Bee Ling, Amin Gulgee, Zulkifli Yusoff, Hamidi Hadi, and Umibaizurah Mahir. Art shows range from paintings to sculptures, and photography to installations. The gallery is a great way to kick-start the day. A quick stop here provides perfect art and cultural opportunities as well as shopping inspiration. G212, Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall; Tel: 017- 887 7216; 016-913 6252. OPENING HOURS: Daily, 11am to 9pm. WHAT’S HOT: ‘Measuring Love’, a thematic group exhibition based around the concept of love, features the works of nine emerging contemporary artists. Runs through September 10. Dip into art mid-retail therapy.
RICHARD KOH FINE ART, KUALA LUMPUR This private art gallery and exhibition studio highlights the engaging work of contemporary Southeast Asian artists. The gallery doubles as a vintage furniture store with beautifully restored pieces run by Richard Koh and his partner. 2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II. Tel: 03-2283 3677. OPENING HOURS: Daily, 10am to 10pm. WHAT’S HOT: ‘Immortal Beloved’ showcases stamp collage pieces from Chang Yoong Chia from August 15 to September 5.
One of the city’s major art spaces, Galeri Petronas has made art more accessible to the public. The gallery promotes both aspiring and established talents, and aims to reflect the diversity of Malaysia. Its Art Resource Centre boasts an extensive collection of books and audio-visual material. Lot 341-343, Level 3, Suria KLCC. Tel: 03-2051 7770. OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm. WHAT’S HOT: Marking the 50th year of Malaysia Day, Zulkifli Yusoff’s ‘ Merdeka’ is on till September 8.
Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur