My Art Quest

Official Launching of 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism 2013
By Liew Kian Yap

8th July 2013


The launching of Malaysia Contemporary Art Festival 2013 was held at KL Convention Centre. At 11am, a steady flow of supporters and friends of MCAT were gradually coming into the hall with great anticipation of MCAT 2013 activities. Most of the art enthusiasts were curious about the new highlights for this year`s event.

Arrival of MCAT supporters from art galleries, art institutions, artists, friends of MCAT, media, and government officials

Arrival of YB Dato` Seri Mohamad Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia and accompanied by Government officials

YB Dato` Seri accompanied by Government officials who are seated while he is viewing the program of the launching


The event begins with a performance from a violinist and cellist


YB Dato` Seri launches the Art Tour Shuttle accompanied by a tour guide and a group of foreign tourists. The Art Tour Shuttle is a new initiative by Tourism Malaysia to pick up tourists from 12 selected hotels to 7 participating shopping malls in the city centre to be accessible to art.  

While the programme is going on, Salleh Dawam (artist) silently sits at a corner to sketch a portrait of the Minister. Towards the end of the programme, he presents the portrait to YB Dato` Seri.  

YB Dato` Seri demonstrates a great support towards local artists by gathering them together, the success of Tourism Malaysia's initiatives are entrusted in the hands of artists as well as art galleries, art media and art institutions. With all these collective effort, surely this will positioned our nation to be an art tourism destination.

YB Dato` Seri is giving certificate of participation to the respective shopping malls and art societies


Izwan Abdullah (Publika)

Christine Chuah (Fahrenheit)

Kaevy Lim (Pavilion)

Participating Artist , Fauziah Yahya(Perlis)

Participating Artist, Ramli Samsuri(Kedah)

Participating Artist, Lothfi Pyracosmic(Perak)

Munif showing his works of art to the public

An art enthusiast is gazing at the tiger

An art lover is having a silent watch

An art enthusiast is admiring one of the masterpieces