Art and myth­i­cal crea­tures

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EX­HI­BI­TIONS GUNUNGAN Su­tra Gallery 12, Per­siaran Ti­ti­wangsa 3 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 4021 1092 E-mail: su­trafoun­da­

Web­site: su­trafoun­da­


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


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.

Time: 10am–10pm

DIPLO­MACY@60: THEN & NOW Na­tional Mu­seum Jalan Damansara, Tasik Per­dana Kuala Lumpur Tel: (03) 2267 1111


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.

Time: 9pm.

Cover charge: RM53


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.

Show­time: 8.30pm

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: ade­ Web­site:

JULY 16:

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

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