Art and mythical creatures
EXHIBITIONS GUNUNGAN Sutra Gallery 12, Persiaran Titiwangsa 3 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4021 1092 E-mail: email@example.com
TOMORROW TILL JULY 31:
Mohd Suhaili, Sutra’s resident woodcarver, paints Gunungan, a series of paintings in acrylic. Gunungan symbolically represents the created world or life itself. Gunungan also symbolises Mount Mahameru, the sacred mountain of the gods; the world tree – the axis mundi – linking the upper, middle and the lower worlds.
Rich in imagery, Gunungan is filled with mythical creatures: fauna and flora, sea creatures, serpents, guardians and gateways – allusions to the esoteric inner knowledge of life’s wisdom, and reaffirmations for those bestowed with insight into their meanings.
GAME OF THRONES A Pencil Microsculpture Exhibition by Salavat Fidai Sunway Pyramid LG2 Blue Concourse 3, Jalan PJS11/15 Bandar Sunway Subang Jaya
TILL JULY 9:
HBO Asia has commissioned Russian artist and sculptor, Salavat Fidai, to produce 16 Game Of Thrones-themed sculptures from the tips of fragile graphite pencils. The 16 pencils on display will include the microsculpture carvings of the Iron Throne, sigils from House Stark, House Targaryen, House Greyjoy, House Baratheon and House Lannister, as well as the Hand of the King pin, Cersei’s new crown, Drogon the dragon, the Three-Eyed Raven, the Night’s King, a White Walker, the Titan of Braavos, the Weirwood tree, and two swords – Brienne of Tarth’s Oathkeeper and Jon Snow’s Long Claw.
Fidai is world-renowned as one of the leading experts in the field of miniature sculpture, creating intricate and detailed art on the tips of pencils with diameters between 2mm and 5mm. He was born and raised in a small village at the foot of the Ural Mountains in Russia and began this unique form of sculpting in 2014. Besides carving miniature sculptures, he also creates miniature paintings on seeds and matchboxes. The exhibition is free and organised by HBO Asia and Astro.
DIPLOMACY@60: THEN & NOW National Museum Jalan Damansara, Tasik Perdana Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2267 1111
TILL JULY 15:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently showcasing an inaugural exhibition with the theme, Diplomacy@60: Then & Now. Together with 18 other foreign missions in Kuala Lumpur, the exhibition features the progress of diplomatic relations in Malaysia in the last six decades since its independence in 1957.
A quiz week with fun prizes will be held from July 3 to 9. Admission is free. Time: 9am–6pm.
MUSIC A MUSIC RETROSPECTIVE The Gardens Theatre Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur
JULY 7 & 8:
The Gardens Theatre plays host to A Music Retrospective, a two-night musical event that will feature a new line-up of artistes such as Mia Palencia, Kael, Peter Ong, Najwa Mahhiadin, Hunny Madu, and The Shanghai Sisters. Time: 8:30pm
Ticket: RM84 (1 night) & RM148 (2 nights’ pass) Ticket inclusive one complimentary drink. Buy four tickets, free two tickets. The Gardens Club members enjoy 10% off.
MJQ No Black Tie 17, Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2142 3737
MJQ (Tay Cher Siang, Julian Chan, Seiichi Fukuyama, Eddie Wen & Toru Wanatabe) performs.
Cover charge: RM53
TOMORROW & SATURDAY:
Nadir the band, strives to make music that is rare and unique, combining different life experiences and emotions together with explosive and crowd-chanting energy on stage, manifested in the colourful plethora of sounds and languages from various cultures in Malaysia and around the world. Bringing you some world flavour with their rock, jazz, alternative soul, this tri-lingual band has a spanking new 16-track album titled Synesthesia that’s about to hit the stores and mesmerise you. Showtime: 10pm. Cover charge: RM53
DANCE DANCEBOX Pentas 2 Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Sentul West Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4047 9000
This night of contemporary modern dance performances feature young and energetic dancers. The dancers and choreographers consist of students, fresh graduates and lecturers from various dance programmes; experienced performers; and a newly set up dance company. They want to tell stories through gestures and postures. The one-night performance is co-presented by MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio.
Choreographers/performers are Chloe Chotrani, Fahezul Suhaimi, Joyce Chan Suet Mei, Lau Beh Chin, Leng Poh Gee, Nusparc Dance Company, Dr Sang Wo Ha and Tan Bee Huang.
Tickets: Minimum donation of RM15 (walk-in).
EVENTS NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY 2017 Swan Conventional Centre Sunway Medical Centre 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya Tel: (03) 2698 7300 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cancer.org.my
National Cancer Society of Malaysia presents a seminar and workshop for cancer patients, survivors and carers. Learn to cope with life after cancer at this seminar and workshop from 8.30am to 4.30pm at Sunway Medical Centre. Fees: RM30 for patients and survivors, RM50 for all others.
POOCHES IN THE PARK Central Park, Bandar Utama (Opposite 1 Utama Shopping Centre) Petaling Jaya Facebook: KLPooch Resort and Rescue
JULY 9: KL Pooch Resort and 1 Utama present a carnival and barbecue (beef- and pork-free) to raise funds for disabled dogs. There will be gourmet grilled offerings, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, and sausages and kebabs for pooches as well. There will also be booths selling goodies ranging from the edible to the innovative. Make your own clay pawprint cast, meet with an animal communicator, and have your caricature drawn at the activities tent. The kids will love the bouncy castle. Visitors can cool off with their furries at the off-leash Wet ’n’ Wild Corner which has inflatable pools and sprinkler slides. All proceeds will go towards KL Pooch Resort’s new living quarters for their handicapped dogs. Time: 10am-7pm.
Tay Cher Siang and his quartet (MJQ) will perform tonight at No Black Tie. — Handout
Adipati Karna, a painting in acrylic in Gunungan series by Mohd Suhaili. — Sutra Foundation
Fragile graphite pencil tips with Game Of Thrones-themed sculptures. — Handout