Find yourself thinking, “What to do this weekend?” yet again? Well, we’ve rounded up three art exhibitions happening this month in KL for your consideration.

There’s Batik: Exploring natural dyes by the Kuala Lumpur Natural Dye Association held at The Kuala Lumpur Journal, 18@8 Right Here! Right Now! by Wei-Ling Contemporary, as well as Afterwork by Ilham Gallery. Have a look at our list to see which calls out to you the most, or visit one each weekend to cover them all.


Batik: Exploring natural dyes by Kuala Lumpur Natural Dye Association

Natural dyes take centre stage at this exhibition presented by the Kuala Lumpur Natural Dye Association. Visitors can look forward to artworks by two renowned local batik creators — 2015 Piala Seri Endon champion, Kamaliah Ismail Zain, and MyCreative Ventures’ 2013 Fashion Pitch winner, Fern Chua.

The exhibition’s objective is to promote the practice of natural dyeing, which includes finding an environmentally-friendly and sustainable solution for creating batik in Malaysia. It will run from 4 to 19 March 2017, from 10am to 8pm daily, at The Gallery in The Kuala Lumpur Journal.

The Kuala Lumpur Journal, No. 30, Jalan Beremi, Off Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3 2110 2211


18@8 Right Here! Right Now! by Wei-Ling Gallery

Launched in 2005 as an exhibition by 18 artists at the gallery’s original address (No. 8 Jalan Scott), Wei-Ling Gallery’s 18@8 series is now in its 10th edition. 18@8 Right Here! Right Now! features artworks from 11 artists who were asked to create something that reflects of who they have become today, and what their work stands for now. Participating artists include Cheng Yen Pheng, Chin Kong Yee, Fauzan Omar, Ruzzeki Harris and Yau Bee Ling.

The exhibition is currently ongoing until 12 March 2017 at Wei-Ling Contemporary. Its opening hours are 11am to 7pm, from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Wei-Ling Contemporary, RT01 Sixth Floor, The Gardens Mall, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, +60 3 2260 1106


Afterwork by Ilham Gallery

This major group exhibition explores issues of class, race, labour and migration in the region and beyond. Presented in collaboration with leading Hong Kong contemporary art centre, Para Site, the exhibition premiered at the latter’s premises in March 2016.

The exhibition is curated by Freya Chou, Cosmin Costinas, Inti Guerrero and Qinyi Lim, while featured artists include Abdoulaye Konaté, Beatrix Pang, Eisa Jocson and Hit Man Gurung. It is currently ongoing until 16 April 2017, and is open from 11am to 7pm from Tuesdays to Sundays, and from 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

Ilham Gallery, Levels 3 & 5, Menara Ilham, No. 8, Jalan Binjai, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia