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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

VIR: Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam's charm

Jeffrey Wandly is a Singaporean painter who likes to explore the local culture and daily life in Vietnam. Wandly talked with VIR’s Hong Quang about his keenness to the unique culture on the occasion of the National Cultural Conference 2021, the second of its kind since 1946 held this week.Wandly captures the essence of heritage and historical landmarks with ink and acrylic on canvas. His paintings stimulate the viewers' senses with varying intensities. Fondly called the building whisperer by his collectors, Wandly has hosted shows and exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Vietnam. Wandly is also the co-founder of the Maya Gallery and serves now as the first deputy general director of the Hanoi-based BIDV Tower.What are your first impressions of Vietnamese people and culture when arriving here?My first impression was that Vietnam has a rich, colourfu . . .
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Saturday, 13 November 2021

Idris Mohamed Ali wins inaugural Heritage Prize award!

Maya Gallery congratulates Idris Mohamed Ali for winning the inaugural Heritage Prize (Hadiah Warisan)! Maya Gallery co-founders Jeffrey Wandly and Masturah Sha’ari were honoured to witness this momentous award ceremony graced by Mdm President Halimah Yacob. Mostly self-taught, Mr Idris has been painting Singapore’s landscapes and street scenes in watercolour for close to 6 decades, documenting our visual heritage. He has taught many students and teachers, and illustrated numerous award-winning books. His paintings can be found in the collections of the National Gallery Singapore, government offices, organisations and private individuals. Mr Idris has been a member of Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD), an art society of Malay artists, since its formation in 1962. Maya Gallery is honoured to have worked with Pak Idris (and still is!) and happy to have nominated him. This Heritage Pr . . .
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Friday, 29 October 2021

PLURAL ART MAG: Rewang, APAD’s 50th Art Exhibition

In a time of perpetual 2-pax gatherings (unless of course you are a Bloomberg delegate), Maya Gallery’s latest exhibition, Rewang, remembers the festivities of yore with wistfulness. Organised by Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD, or Association of Artists of Various Resources), the exhibition features works by 18 Malay artists from an open call that invites artists to respond to theme “Rewang” – the act of coming together as a community to prepare for festivities such as a weddings and religious ceremonies. There’s a smorgasbord of work to see here, from veteran founding members of this 59-year-old institution, Pak Idris Ali, as well as promising young artists such as Rusydan Norr.We were particularly taken with young artist Rusydan Norr’s curious explorations with chlorophyll printing to imprint images from his parents’ wedding onto betel leaves. Once commonly used for g . . .
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Friday, 22 October 2021

Rewang, APAD's 50th Exhibition, opens at Maya Gallery

Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD)'s 50th Art Exhibition, Rewang, opened on Friday, 22 October 2021, at Maya Gallery's new space. The private opening event was officiated by Mr Peter Ho, chairman of National Gallery Singapore. Formed in 1962, APAD (Association of Artists of Various Resources) is a non-profit society of Malay artists in Singapore, with the aim to promote an appreciation of visual arts and develop the artistic talents of its members, through the organisation of exhibitions and programmes. APAD has played a significant role in contributing to the local art scene. Rewang is described in the Malay society as a communal and social activity during the preparation of kenduri or feastful ceremonies and festivities. In the true spirit of "rewang", and marking APAD’s 50th exhibition, 18 members gather in the spirit of collectivity and togetherness after periods of isolation sin . . .
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Thursday, 21 October 2021

SAGG: Rewang, APAD’s 50th Art Exhibition

“Rewang” is described in the Malay society as a communal and social activity during the preparation of kenduri or feastful ceremonies and festivities. In the true spirit of “rewang”, and marking APAD’s 50th exhibition, 18 members gather in the spirit of collectivity and togetherness after periods of isolation since the pandemic. The exhibition features more than 30 artworks in various mediums by senior, established and emerging artists. Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) is an association of Malay artists in Singapore founded in 1962.Participating artistsAbu Jalal Sarimon, Dino Hafian Hafian, Fajrina Razak, Fazelah Abas, Idris Ali, Jeffrey Wandly, Khairul Faizin, Masturah Sha’ari, Mok Asan, Nafsiah Mohamad, Noor Rahman Saini, Ramli Nawee, Rofi, Rusydan Norr, Saiman Ismail, Sarah N Bat, Twomadi Part3 and Yusoff Abdul Latiff.Venue: Maya Gallery, 57 Genting Lane, #05-00, Singap . . .
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Friday, 15 October 2021

Farewell to our National Treasure and Batik Master, Sarkasi Said

Maya Gallery is saddened with the passing of Singaporean artist Mr Sarkasi Said. He died peacefully at the age of 81, in his home last evening, 14 Oct 2021. A batik master, highly regarded for his unconventional wax-resist techniques, Sarkasi’s artworks have been exhibited internationally and can be found in public and private collections. He received the Cultural Medallion in 2020. Maya Gallery is honoured to have worked with him in two of our exhibitions—“Sambal Goreng” (2019) and “Reflection” (2021).Always ready and willing to share his stories and experiences of his art journey, Sarkasi Said was very humble of his achievements. We offer our condolences to Mr Sarkasi’s family during these difficult times.Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raajiuun. From Him we come, to Him we return.Semoga rohnya dicucuri rahmat dan ditempatkan bersama orang-orang yang beriman. Aamiin. . . .
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Friday, 1 October 2021

ADVISORY ON COVID-19

ADVISORY ON COVID-19Maya Gallery welcomes you to our art space. Your well-being remains our concern.Adhering to the latest safe management measures, all visitors to the gallery must abide by the following:Fully vaccinatedWear face masksCheck-in using TraceTogether-only Safe EntryPractise responsible social distancing at our premisesMay visit in groups of not more than 2If you are unwell, please rest at home. More on Safe Management Measures here:- National Heritage Board- National Arts CouncilThank you! . . .
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Friday, 17 September 2021

AURA: Time and Space

Maya Gallery is delighted to present Time and Space, an exhibition that explores our built environment from the past, present and into the future through the eyes of three Singaporean architecture-trained professionals Lee Hon Kit, Edmund Low and Jeffrey Wandly. Each has his own unique response to uniqueliving environments on our island, expressed through different media of digital art, photography and paintingrespectively. Featuring 40 works, the exhibition aims to increase an awareness of Singapore’s built environment and its changing landscapes, encourage the younger generation to appreciate Singapore’s struggles and achievements, and celebrate the intangible memories of our visual heritage. Supported by National Arts Council and held in commemoration of Singapore’s National Day, the showcase runs from 6 August to 26 September 2021 at Maya Gallery’s new space.More: https://a . . .
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Monday, 23 August 2021

SAGG: Time and Space

Time and Space is an exhibition that explores our built environment from the past, present and into the future through the eyes of three Singaporean architecture-trained professionals Lee Hon Kit, Edmund Low and Jeffrey Wandly. Each has his own unique response to unique living environments on our island, expressed through different media of digital art, photography and painting respectively. https://sagg.info/event/time-and-space . . .
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Sunday, 9 May 2021

A-LIST: Reflection

‘Reflection’ is the Maya Gallery’s first exhibition at their new space! It also marks the Islamic month of Ramadan—a period of fasting, to renew one’s faith, reflect on one’s actions and remind us to share joy and inspirations especially during difficult times like the pandemic. The exhibition also welcomes Syawal, where Muslims celebrate the end of the month-long fast in commemoration of Eid or Hari Raya Puasa, with gratitude is forged and of bonds amongst family and friends are strengthened. A visual celebration through the eyes of various artists , ‘Reflection’ presents fine work incorporating Islamic calligraphy, mosques, local landscapes and abstract expressions across various mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolour, batik, photography, ceramics and mixed media. https://www.a-list.sg/event-details/?event_id=a-list-sg_reflection-11&fbclid=IwAR01RqGZsaga9 . . .
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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Reflection – First exhibition at the new gallery space!

Maya Gallery kicks off its first exhibition, 'Reflection', on 8 May 2021 at its new gallery space! The gallery started in Kampong Glam in 2012. It later moved to Ubi in 2015, and once again settled down in a bigger premise on the fifth floor of 57 Genting Lane in April this year. 'Reflection' marks the month of Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims all over the world. A period of fasting with steadfastness, it is a time to renew one's faith, reflect on one's actions and recollect memories of loved ones. Denoting values of peace, kindness, patience and love, Ramadan reminds us to share joy and inspirations especially during difficult times like the pandemic. The exhibition also welcomed the month of Syawal, celebrating the end of the month-long fast. Known as Eid or Hari Raya Puasa, this holiday is marked with gratitude and strengthening of bonds amongst family and friends. A visual celebrat . . .
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Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Maya Gallery relocates to 57 Genting Lane

Maya Gallery has relocated to a new space! Our home is now at 57 Genting Lane #05-00. Thanks to you, our artists, collectors and friends, for your kind support since we first started in 2012. Each move comes with new vibes and we are excited to continue our journey with you. Do look out for our upcoming exhibitions in the coming months, where we feature our treasured artists and introduce new talents. Amidst the move, we continued to uphold our commitment to community projects. Maya Gallery is proud of the appointment of our gallery cofounder and director Masturah Sha'ari as Chairperson (Working Committee) for Voices & Visions, the fourth edition of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition. Organised by the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) in conjunction with International Women's Day, the exhibition showcased more than 100 Singapore female artists with works ranging from paintin . . .
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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

SAGG: Voices & Visions

Voices & Visions is the fourth edition of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition. Organised by the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the exhibition showcases more than 100 Singapore female artists with works ranging from painting and batik to ceramics. Voices & Visions also features iconic artists such as Chen Cheng Mei, Lai Foong Moi and Rosma Mahyudin Guha, who have greatly contributed to the local art scene.https://sagg.info/event/voices-visions/ . . .
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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Maya Gallery director appointed as Chairperson of Singapore Women Artists Exhibition 2021

Maya Gallery is proud to announce the appointment of our gallery director, Masturah Sha'ari, as Chairperson of the working committee for Voices & Visions, the fourth edition of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition. Organised by the Federation of Art Societies Singapore (FASS) in conjunction with International Women’s Day, Voices & Visions will feature more than 100 female artists with works ranging from painting and batik to ceramics. Held at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Voices & Visions aims to reflect the inspirations and ideas of women artists. It is an opportunity to encourage a sense of empowerment and recognition of women’s achievements in art.Voices & Visions also features iconic artists such as Chen Cheng Mei, Lai Foong Moi and Rosma Mahyudin Guha, all who have greatly contributed to the local art scene. The exhibition will be officiated by Mdm Rahayu Mahza . . .
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Friday, 5 January 2018

SAW 2018: Off Centre

In the recent economic position, more art spaces and galleries have been compelled unfortunately to relocate into other areas for better rent, in exchange for low human traffic, poorer visibility, and accessibility for the public. Instinctively triggered by the recent relocation into the industrial district of Ubi, Maya Gallery invites art lovers and art collectors to venture Off Centre—out of the city and into unlikely spaces to appreciate local and regional artistry. From 15 to 28 January 2018, join Maya Gallery for an unforgettable collective of artists with intriguing works of art on unchartered walls. In conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2018. . . .
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

MALAY MAIL: 10 things about Jeffrey and Masturah, the artists behind Maya Gallery

GEORGE TOWN, May 10 — One is a trained architect but has decided to tap into his “inner artist” and create spectacular ink paintings of buildings while another is a graphic designer who finds beauty in old places and discarded objects.Husband and wife, Jeffrey Wandly and Masturah Sha’ari, are the co-owners of the up and coming Maya Gallery in Singapore. Jeffrey’s striking, bold paintings of buildings created by way of pouring and swirling ink onto canvas have garnered quite a following ever since his first solo exhibition at Artshow Busan, Korea last year. As for Masturah, she focuses more on detailed pencil drawings of ordinary items such as a ball of scrunched up paper or the intricate details of a blossoming flower. The couple established Maya Gallery back in 2012 to promote local artists internationally and to create an appreciation for art through art program . . .
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Buffel Art Project: Artistic Vibes

Jeffrey Wandly, 50, and Masturah Sha'ari, 45, Founders of Maya Gallery —Q: You are both founders of Maya Gallery and are greatly involved in other art-related businesses too. Do your kids have similar artistic inclinations? Jeff: Art is part of our lives and it's been with us since we were kids. When you do art, your world view changes and we like to encourage that for our kids too. Whenever we go overseas, we'll definitely bring a bag of art supplies, so they can doodle and sketch when they feel inspired. Q: You do illustrations in your free time and have even published a book. Is that something we'll be seeing in your creation? Mas: I did illustrations of origami animals in a children's book that was published. I'm thinking of using this same 3-D technique for the bull sculpture. There'll be bright colours and origami effects, but instead of crayon, I may go for acrylic, which pro . . .
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Monday, 1 July 2013

Home: a solo exhibition by Sunar Sugiyou

Maya Gallery is pleased to present Home, a solo exhibition by third generation Singapore artist Sunar Sugiyou at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore. The exhibition is on view from July 5, through September 12, 2013. With mastery in the art of Chinese brush painting, Sunar Sugiyou captures old Singapore landscapes and memories that engage the viewer to revisit one’s past, familiar places, our heritage, and concepts of what binds us as a family and nation. Part of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will contribute to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Needy Patients Fund.About the Artist Sunar Sugiyou (b. 1961, Singapore) is a pioneer graduate of the St Patrick’s Art Centre (now LASALLE College of the Arts). Sunar showed his first works at the Shell Discovery Art Exhibition (1986), and received high commendations at the Australian Art Awards (1987) an . . .
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Maya Gallery goes to Bank Art Fair, Hong Kong

Maya Gallery is pleased to be at Bank Art Fair in Hong Kong. This event will be held at the luxurious Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, from 23 – 26 May 2013.The gallery will present an exciting body of high-quality works by Singaporean and international artists, from paintings to ceramics, and in various media such as Chinese ink, charcoal, watercolour and oil. The content of the oeuvre ranges from figurative, landscape, still life to abstract themes, to suit varying tastes of sophisticated art buyers. Maya Gallery is recognised for its selective collection of art by established to emergent artists from SIngapore, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The audience will also be surprised with the addition of a new form of collectibles - the pinhole camera –made by Singaporean photographer Karto, or Khamis Arifin. His latest collection promises to amuse, without compromising its fun . . .
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Friday, 12 April 2013

Maya Gallery celebrates its first anniversary

Celebrating a year of collaborations and inspiring stories, Maya Gallery brings to you its first anniversary exhibition, éncore!, a collective showcase of 30 Singaporean and international artists, some of whom the gallery has worked with, and the rest are new friends to the Maya family. It will run from 12 April to 12 May 2013.In 2012, Maya Gallery opened its glass doors to the public for the first time. The celebration night was vibrant, and bustled with talks in anticipation of what to expect of the gallery for the year. In less than 12 months, Maya Gallery has spread its wings far and wide, working with artists originating from various parts of the world – from Singapore to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, to faraway lands of Brazil and Turkey – to offer its audience an extensive viewing of art by accomplished artists, as well as new talents with great poten . . .
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Saturday, 15 September 2012

An art exhibition by Singaporean and Balinese artists

Maya Gallery is pleased to present The Journey, an art exhibition with a Balinese theme showcasing works by artists from Singapore and Bali on various mediums in watercolour, Chinese ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal and mixed media.  These artists are Jeffrey Wandly (SG), Sunar Sugiyou (SG), I Wayan Sujana Suklu (Bali) and Huda Fauzan (Bali). The exhibition will run from 13 September to 3 October 2012.Bali is long known for being a haven for art, culture and tradition. Deeply rooted are the Balinese to their religion, expressed in various temple rituals and art forms preserved over the centuries. Coupled with beautiful landscapes and friendly hospitality, this island of a thousand temples has brought together many artists and art lovers from all over the world.Thus it is no surprise that Bali became the natural venue for the Maya Gallery’s first artist residency programme. The residency sa . . .
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

ASIAN ART NEWS: Encouraging collaborations

Maya+Barrack, on view at Maya Gallery from July 18 through August 1 (now extended to August 17), 2012, is a collaboration between Indonesian artists from Barrack Art, Stefan Buana and Stefan Buana and Singaporean artists. Buana, one of Jogjakarta's prominent contemporary artists, and founder of Barrack Art, is known for his innovative and symbolic paintings, and his six Barrack artists – Alif AF, Ahmed Zafli, Bayu W., Harlen Kurniawan, Rully Rahim, and Wira Purnama – will show works that explore their artistic journey and the understanding of their place in the midst of social, economic and global issues. Sunar Sugiyou, Maya Gallery's resident artist of Javanese descent and one of Singapore's established artists, has created numerous works that explore his Javanese roots even with the use of Chinese brush painting. Together with other Singaporean artists Rosihan Dahim, Jeffrey Wand . . .
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Friday, 20 July 2012

Collaboration between Singaporean and Indonesian artists

Maya Gallery Singapore is pleased to showcase a group exhibition, Maya+Barrack, which explores the artistic journeys of Singaporean and Indonesian artists and shares their thoughts on social, cultural, political, economic and other global issues. The exhibition will run from 18 July to 1 August 2012.Singaporean artists Sunar Sugiyou, Rosihan Dahim, Jeffrey Wandly and Sufian Hamri, team up for the first time with Indonesian artists from the Yogyakarta-based Barrack Art – Stefan Buana, Afif AF, Ahmed Zafli, Bayu W., Harlen Kurniawan, Rully Rahim and Wira Purnama.With this show, we hope to offer opportunities for young artists to showcase their works by placing them with experienced artists, and in the process encourage further friendships and creative collaborations.Afif AF or Afif Abdul Fatah (b.1985) often depicts in his works the strength of the human spirit, which allows one to step . . .
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ASIAN ART NEWS: Maya Gallery Opens

Maya Gallery opened its doors on April 12, 2012 with works by Singapore artists Sunar Sugiyou and Jeffrey Wandly, known for their talents in watercolours, Chinese inks and charcoal respectively. Located in a conservation shop-house in Kampong Gelam, the gallery aims to promote contemporary art, including ceramics, sculpture and photography by both local and international artists. Maya Gallery is located at 666 North Bridge Road. To make an appointment, call (65) 6291 1760, email to art@mayagallery.com.sg or visit www.mayagallery.com.sg.Asian Art News, May/June 2012 . . .
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Monday, 30 April 2012

Official Opening of Maya Gallery

Maya Gallery was officially opened on 12 April 2012 by Guest-of-Honour, Arts NMP Janice Koh, and attended by close to 200 guests. Located in a conservation shophouse in the heritage district of Kampong Gelam, Maya Gallery is dedicated to promote local artists working on various media from painting to ceramics, photography and sculptures. The opening exhibition ‘From the heart’, which runs until 10 May, showcases Singapore artists Sunar Sugiyou, Charlotte Tan, Sujak Rahman, Karto and Jeffrey Wandly. Their collective works express stories of culture, heritage and the environment. Each artist has his or her own unique style of expression: Sunar is known for his bold yet unassuming expressions in acrylics, and Chinese ink; Charlotte’s abstract paintings in watercolours and graphite tell an underlying story of perseverence; Sujak is highly regarded . . .
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Art Gallery Opens in Kampong Gelam

Maya Gallery was officially opened in historic Kampong Gelam on 12 April 2012 by Ms Janice Koh, Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) for the Arts. Housed in a 2-storey conservation shophouse, the gallery is conveniently located in a tourist belt close to Sultan Mosque and Raffles Hotel, and surrounded by cafes and restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisine. Its opening exhibition ‘from the heart’ features works by Singaporean artists Sujak Rahman, Sunar Sugiyou, Charlotte Tan, and Jeffrey Wandly in oils, acrylics, watercolour, batik, charcoal and Chinese inks. Also included is a special collection of hand-crafted collectible pinhole cameras by Karto, and ceramics by Iskandar Jalil, a renowned master potter and Cultural Medallion recipient. The event was attended by close to 200 guests, corporate bodies, architects, artists and co . . .
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