Ann Dunham’s Legacy: A Collection of Indonesian Batik Where: Special Gallery 1, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
When: Till July 20
Call: 03-2274 2020 ext 316
A rare opportunity to view the private batik collection of Ann Dunham, the late mother of US President Barack Obama. Twenty pieces of her batik bought in the 60s and 70s when she stayed in Jakarta, as well as her personal momentos will be on show. Along with the exhibition will be a description of the rich history of batik, especially in its designs, wearing and making. This exhibition is organised by the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) and the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur.
40 years of Lee Joo For
Where: The Purplehouz Fine Arts Gallery, No. 17, Jalan Chantek, Petaling Jaya
When: Until June 30.
Lee Joo For, 83, who is also an accomplished poet and playwright, has migrated to Australia in the 1970s. Forty-one of his paintings, including works from as early as the 1960s, are on sale. His favourite subjects are horses, bulls, the female forms and tigers.
Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA) Exhibition
Where: The Warehouse Gallery, 198 Jalan Tun H S Lee, Kuala Lumpur
When: Till Jun 16
The winning entries of the KLPA exhibition are showcased here. The Malaysian and Singaporean photographers who are involved in the exhibition include Soraya Yusof Talismail, Ariff Awaluddin, Cheryl Hoffman, Zhuang Wubin and Kevin WY Lee.
Coming Of Age — Forgotten Faces Of Greying Asian Photography Exhibition
Where: Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
When: Until June 24
Call: 03-9075 6876
Featuring the works of David Tay Poey Cher, president of The Photographic Society of Singapore. It showcases the faces of old folks whom the photographer had met in a two-year trip around Asia. The works have also been compiled into a book, the sales of which go towards helping the elderly.
Peasant Landscape II
Where: Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, Petaling Jaya
When: Till June 15
Call: 019-333 7668
Featuring the works of landscape artists Khalil Ibrahim and Shafurdin Habib. Khalil’s forte is fishing villages of the East Coast while Shafurdin’s is kampung scenes in exquisite watercolour and acrylic.
Chin Kon Yit — Revisited
Where: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art @ Gallery Residence, 8 Lorong 16/7B, Section 16, Petaling Jaya
When: June 15 to Aug 30
Call: 03-7960 4740
Watercolourist Chin, renowned for his picturesque sketches of local architecture and scenes, shares 58 works that have gone into making his Sketchbook series — the Kuala Lumpur Sketchbook, Penang Sketchbook and Malacca Sketchbook.