KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 2 — The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah intended to keep seeking opportunities to preserve and uphold the Islamic art heritage in Selangor so that it can be cherished and passed on to the future generations.
He said the art exhibition entitled ‘Mihrab – Pameran senilukis bertemakan masjid’ held at the Whitebox, Publika from Oct 28 to Nov 18 here realises his ambition and effort in raising the artistic expression on the unique architecture of mosques in Malaysia.
“Alhamdulillah, my wish came true with this kind of exhibition.
“I would also like to acknowledge the local artists who made the exhibition a success especially on their contribution in producing artworks that highlight the beauty of mosques in Selangor,” he said when launching the exhibition today.
Also present were the Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin and Selangor crown prince Tengku Amir Shah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, as well as officials from UiTM.
Inspired by Sultan Sharafuddin, the exhibition was organised by the Segaris Art Centre from UiTM Holdings Sdn Bhd and presents 74 works of art by 38 Malaysian art enthusiasts.
Among them are the royal painter Datuk Azman Yusof, Johan Marjonid, Khairuddin Zainuddin, Lee Eng Beng, Yong Look Lam, Nor Hanim Mohd Nor, Najib Bamadhaj and Lina Tan.