Bid­ding for a cause

Char­ity art auc­tions seeks to help the Philip­pines typhoon vic­tims.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ARTS - By DINESH KU­MAR MAGANATHAN star2@thes­

IN a con­certed ef­fort to help the vic­tims of Typhoon Haiyan that rav­aged much of the Philip­pines, a group of Malaysian artists and art col­lec­tors and en­thu­si­asts alike have joined forces to or­gan­ise a char­ity art auc­tion on Dec 5.

Aptly named Art­friends For Haiyan Char­ity Art Auc­tion (in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Mercy Malaysia and Henry Butcher), the fundraiser will see some 25 art­works by Malaysian art scene stal­warts like Anuren­dra Je­gadeva, Ah­mad Zakii An­war and Jalaini Abu Has­san.

“What hap­pened was some of us got to­gether with some of the artists and art col­lec­tors and de­cided that we can do some­thing to help out the typhoon vic­tims.

“Some of them have do­nated their paint­ings at greatly re­duced prices and some have do­nated their paint­ings free of charge,” said or­gan­iser Datin Nariza Hashim Pe­tra, in a re­cent in­ter­view.

The other con­tribut­ing art- ists are Chong Siew Ying, Syed Thajudeen, Dato’ Shar­i­fah Fa­timah Zu­bir, Ta­jud­din Is­mail, Awang Damit, Bayu Utomo, Ah­mad Shukri, Hoe Say Yong, Kow Leong Kiang, Ise (Roslisham Is­mail) and Shia Yih Ying.

Nariza urged the Malaysian pub­lic to visit the auc­tion and “bid for the stun­ning art pieces from renowned artists for a good cause.”

The Art­friends For Haiyan Char­ity Art Auc­tion will hap­pen­ing at the White Box, Pub­lika So­laris Du­ta­mas, Jalan So­laris Du­ta­mas 1 in Kuala Lumpur on Dec 5. Pre­view is from 12pm to 7pm. Auc­tion starts at 8pm. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Me­gawati (Mercy Malaysia) 012212-0608 or Chris Tay (Henry Butcher) 016-298-0852.

Sub­mis­sion by Syed Thajudeen

Vase­and­man­gos­teen by ah­mad Zakii an­war

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