Unimas plays host to international arts conference


KUCHING: The Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) is currently hosting the International Conference of Applied and Creative Arts (ICACA).

The two-day online conference is the sixth since it was established in 2005, and this year’s theme is ‘Sustainability and Legacy of Creative Arts’.

“Seven panellists will share their ideas and expertise.

“Among them are Dr Ian Adam Biggs, a research fellow from University of the West of England, Bristol; Dr Lee Sung Pill, a professor at Dongseo University, South Korea; and Dr Ding-Bang Luh, chairman of the Council of Professors at Guangdong University of Technology, China,” Unimas said on Tuesday (Aug 17), the start of the conference.

The representatives from Malaysia are Associate Professor Hasnul Jamal Saidon from Universiti Sains Malaysia; Professor Dr Ruslan Abdul Rahim from Universiti Teknologi Mara and Joe Sidek from Joe Sidek Production.

Besides the speakers, invitation was also extended to Azri Ali, a Unimas staff.

Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts dean Associate Professor Dr Musdi Shanat said the ICACA was a platform for researchers to share their respective research while exchanging ideas in the development of knowledge in the field of design and arts, including performing arts.

“The ICACA conference is also considered to be a social network space among researchers as well as panellists from industry, locally and internationally.

“The conference is open to the public but limited to the first 150 participants.

“Enquiries can be directed to ICACA 2021 conference officer Dr Connie Lim Keh Nie at 019-8880258 or email icaca_event@unimas.my and icaca.event@gmail.com.”

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