NN Gallery is proud to present the Malaysian Watercolour Society’s (formerly known as Malaysian Watercolour Organisation) Annual 2008 Exhibition from 23rd March till 15th April 2008 at NN Gallery.
Malaysian Watercolour Society is the most active art group in Malaysia. The inclusion of many new members since last year has guaranteed a record number of participating MWS members and 88 number of artworks for this year’s show. Over 40 MWS artists are set to showcase their latest works ranging from portraiture, scenic landscapes and images depicting everyday life , market scenes and fishing villages, flora and fauna as well as some stylized abstract works.
The MWO members are some of the most accomplished watercolourists in the country, with illustrious members who have long dedicated their art to champion the medium.
Again in December 2007 , Dr Wong Seng Tong, Chairman of the Society held another landmark Watercolour Competition entitled My Beautiful Putrajaya”, in association with the Ministry of Arts,Culture and Heritage, Putrajaya Corporation to great success. This noble effort continues in the Society’s aim to showcase the art of watercolour.
Watercolours as a medium are reminiscent of a bygone era, they express a romantic and nostalgic imagery of people and places. Its traditions in Malaysia dates back pre-independence and even goes back as early as the nineteenth century. The art of watercolour bears a significant history in Malaysian artistic practices.
Works by established and up-coming artists will hang next to each other, showing the differences in styles, of colour palettes and textures and interpretations of their favoured subjects matter, all adding to the richness of this talented group.
In creating greater awareness and a love for the medium, the society has actively and passionately been promoting an appreciation of this medium through means of publications, field trips, painting excursions and exhibitions. This has rekindled interest in the public, and with younger members joining in the MWS giving new idioms and expression to traditions of watercolours, the future of the Malaysian Watercolour Society promises to be long-lasting and exciting.