Art Talk

Art Dialogue between Yap Hong Ngee & Jane Yap Jian Yi
By Liew Kian Yap

Dots· Lines·Circles
Art Dialogue between Yap Hong Ngee & Jane Yap Jian Yi
18 May to 2 June 2013 at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, Kuala Lumpur
In this warm and lovely month of May, Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM), Selangor & Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Shui-Mo Art Society and Jane Yap Atelier are honoured to present a father and daughter art exhibition entitled “Dots· Lines·Circles - Art Dialogue between Yap Hong Ngee & Jane Yap Jian Yi”. This exhibition will be officiated by Mr. Goh Choon Piow, President of The Selangor & Kuala Lumpur Teo Chew Association on 19 May, 2013 (Sunday) at 2.00pm.

Works of art from Yap Hong Ngee (below)


1 combined creative artwork from both father and daughter

Dots, lines, circles are the basic elements of painting.  Art derives from our daily lives.  It is the experiences from our daily lives that give inspiration to the formation of dots, lines and circles in art.  10 years ago, artists Yap Hong Ngee and Jane Yap jointly held an art exhibition entitled “6028” at Wisma Kebudayaan SGM for the first time.  After 10 years, they return with the prime spirit of “dots, lines and circles”, and to begin a new milestone in their artistic journey.  This exhibition is not simply an art exhibition, but also a wonderful dialogue between the father and the daughter. Many changes can occur within these 10 years, be it in art or in their lives. Yap Hong Ngee said: “In a flash of time, I am already 70 years old. There is an old saying that goes, ‘It is rare to live up to 70 years old’, but for me, 70 is just the beginning.” With this youthful heart, he continues to travel this long artistic road with his daughter, both armed with a strong sense of curiosity and seeking spirit to develop and explore the wonders of art.

Works of art by Jane Yap (below)



This exhibition will be held from May 18 until June 2 at Soka Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, Wisma Kebudayaan SGM, 243, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur. Opening hours are from 11am to 6pm, admission is free.
In conjunction with this exhibition, the organisers have arranged a series of educational programmes, details as follows:
1.  "Why children should draw?" - A dialogue on aesthetic education for children
Do you believe a happy child begins with drawing? Yap Hong Ngee and Jane Yap wish to share with parents how drawing can enable children to foster creativity and feel happy in their lives.
Date: May 18 (Sat)
Time: 2.30pm – 4pm
Venue: Multipurpose Hall, 6th Floor
Medium: Mandarin
Participant: Parents
Free admission, but registration is required.
2.  Adventures with “Dots·Lines·Circles” - Children Art Project
Children are born artist, they will draw creatively whenever they hold paintbrushes. Come and let your children unleash their drawing talents, and enjoy the wonderful family gathering through art!
Date: May 18 (Sat) & June 2 (Sun)
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Reception Hall, 2nd Floor
Material Fees: RM 25 per day per session
Suitable Age: age 5-12 only
Maximum 20 children per session, reservation by first-come, first-served basis.
3.  Art Dialogue Fun Space
Everyone has a unique artistic ability regardless of age. Have fun drawing with your family and friends, filling your heart and weekend with the joy of art!
Date: May 20 to June 2
Time: 11am – 6pm
Venue: Soka Exhibition Hall
Activity is suitable for all ages.
Registration is not required, visitors are welcome to participate as they wish.
For registration and more information about the programmes, please contact:
Ms. Chan Yin Kwan | Tel: (603) 9075 6876 |  Email: 
Registration is required at least 7 days before the event. Programme details are subject to change.

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