Connecting three islands through art


GEORGE TOWN, April 10 — Art has a language of its own that can connect people of all cultures and places and this is clearly demonstrated by the art exhibition — Three Islands — at Jawi House Gallery.

The exhibition is a showcase of the diverse works of six artists hailing from three islands — Penang, Langkawi and Singapore.

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Datuk Dr Wazir wants to connect the three islands of Penang, Langkawi and Singapore through the art exhibition at Jawi House Gallery.

Gallery owner Datuk Dr Wazir Jahan Karim said she wants to connect the different styles, cultures and artistic impressions from artists in these three islands through the exhibition.

“I want to connect the three islands through art and I hope to be able to expand to five islands to include Bali and Java in future,” she said at the soft opening of the exhibition.


susanna-newsPenang-based artist Susanna Hernesniemi and her abstract art on the natural heritage at the Jawi House Gallery.About 50 works are on display at the gallery, located along Armenian Street, and the gallery is open to the public.Paintings by Singaporean artist Jeffrey Wandly.

The works are all different in terms of techniques from bright bold abstracts by Finnish artist Susanna Hernesniemi; broad bold strokes in Chinese ink by Singaporean Jeffrey Wandly and pencil sketches by Masturah Shaari but all have a common Impressionist theme with strong heritage influences.

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Hernesniemi’s work represents the natural heritage of Penang while Wandly’s showcases that of the streets in Singapore.

“I grew up surrounded by nature so my works are concentrated on the conservation of Nature and the natural heritage,” Penang-based Hernesniemi said.

Works by Khalid Sapari, Rashid Top and Anuar Rashid will also be on display in the gallery during the month-long exhibition, which ends May 9.

The exhibition is be officially opened on April 19. For an early preview of the works or enquiries, call 04-2613680 or email

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