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Art events and workshops to check out in KL throughout August 2022

KL is home to some of the best art galleries and exhibitions in the country. Get inspired by visiting the latest art events taking place in KL throughout August 2022.

It’s time to discover what the city has to offer, and this month’s art events are looking fantastic. In case you haven’t heard, teamLab is holding a special exhibition titled “Resonating Microcosms”, located at Lalaport Bukit Bintang City Centre. For an eventful yet productive weekend, head to the GMBB and explore your creativity by attending these workshops: Merdeka Paper Flower and ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ Acrylic on canvas workshop by Ismail Baba. Abstract art enthusiasts can drop by Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara to see the most delicate finest art pieces by Mueen Saheed.

Bookmark our guide and stay tuned for more updates.

A list of the best art events and workshops to visit in August 2022:

teamLab presents Resonating Microcosms. 4 August – 30 November 2022. 

Central Rooftop Garden (L4). LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre.

Originating from Japan, the renowned art collective TeamLab makes its way to Lalaport BBCC, Kuala Lumpur. “Resonating Microcosms” is held on the rooftop garden, where you will be greeted by a sea of ovoid sculptures. According to the website, the egg-shaped sculptures reflect under the sun and emit a sound ten it is pushed, blown or hit by the rain. They will also respond to each other, glowing miraculously with the same tone and light. In case you didn’t know, the ovoids can change into 61 newly-defined solidified light colours. Be sure to drop by early to avoid the crowd and take note of the time slots below.

Address: 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Schedule: 7.30 PM – 8 PM, 8.10 PM – 8.30 PM, 8.40 PM – 9 PM, 9.10 PM – 9.30 PM and 9.40 – 10 PM.

Free admission.

Mueen Saheed at Sofital Kuala Lumpur Damansara. 1 August – 31 August 2022.

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Mueen Saheed is a celebrated abstract artist and jewellery designer. Before becoming a painter, he kickstarted his journey as a renowned jeweller, where he won multiple awards with his brand, Billari Fine Jewellery. His artworks are a beautiful display of his Sri Lankan heritage, past life in crafting jewellery, history, mysticism and personal philosophies. You can view his incredible work at the hotel’s lobby, Nizza restaurant, Cigar lounge and Clum Millesime.

Address: 6, Jalan Damanlela, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Free admission.

For more information, please call 03-2720-6688.

Jelajah – Heritage Nature Park at Kuala Lumpur Hokkien Cemetery. 13 August till 10 September 2022.

Located in one of the oldest cemeteries in Malaysia, the exhibition is an opportunity for every art enthusiast to discover the historical landmark of early Chinese settlements. The project is curated by Lostgens Artspace and features nine homegrown artists and art collectives: Ahlan, Atelier BT 11, David Wong, Emily Chow, Fiqtriey Haqimiey, Poodien, Hishamuddin Rais, Sun Kang Jye with Matt Gan Sian Wei and Sun Chen Shuen, and lastly, Rat Heist.

As quoted by The Star, “We don’t want the public to think of the cemetery as belonging to just the Hokkien community. It is part of KL’s history and heritage. It belongs to everyone. People need to realise that. The cemetery’s preservation is a shared responsibility. We knew we needed to do something to raise public awareness about preserving this cemetery. One way to let people know that this is a place of heritage, history and a natural ecological park is through this exhibition at a cemetery. I don’t think this has been done before,” explains curator Yeoh Lian Heng.”

According to Lostgens, each artwork is made to connect the artist and the chosen location. Before entering, grab an art trail map at the cemetery’s office. We look forward to seeing Rat-Heist’s sunflower installation as it is a celebration of life and a tribute to lost loved ones. Apart from that, Emily Chow’s 1,000 paper bird installation is a way to communicate with deceased loved ones, especially during the Qing Ming Festival.

Address: KL Hokkien Cemetery, Jalan Kerayong, Bukit Seputeh, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Merdeka Paper Flower Workshop at GMBB. 20 August 2022. 

art events august 2022

It’s time to test your skills by crafting the perfect peony bloom using textured crepe paper. As a symbol of love and happiness, the peony flower is adored for its beauty and meaningful expression of goodwill. Located at the Taiwan Reading Corner at the GMBB, the workshop is priced at RM200 per pax and occurs from 2.30 PM to 5.30 PM. 

Head over to the website for more info.

Address: No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

‘Keluarga Malaysia’ Acrylic on canvas workshop by Ismail Baba. GMBB Level 3.3-5.

Adored for his incredible use of naive art (a style that employs childlike simplicity in his technique), Ismail Baba, known as Pak Ma’il, will be conducting classes for adults and children on 14 August 2022 from 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM. For a closer look at his eye-catching yet colourful masterpieces, the exhibition will also run from 5 to 31 August 2022. 

Head over to the website for more info.

Address: No. 2, Jalan Robertson, Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Hero & featured image credit: Unsplash/Ricardo Gomez Angel.


Art events and workshops to check out in KL throughout August 2022

Amalina Anuar

Senior Writer

Amalina seeks joy in writing the ins and outs of the fashion, dining and beauty world. When she’s not stalking for her next handbag purchase, you can find her binge-watching the latest tv series, testing out beauty products or singing her heart out at concerts. As a part-time spin instructor, she uses music as a quick escape, which explains why she’s always bopping her head to a good tune, no matter where she is. Amalina is a fashion journalism graduate from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco and has always loved exploring big cities.

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