Varsity calls for visual arts collaborators

Jamil (right) officiating at the ReQaseni Exhibition programme.

KOTA SAMARAHAN: Collaborators are needed to help in terms of generating funds for art students.

UiTM Sarawak Rector Prof Datuk Dr Jamil Hamali said that it will help instil the spirit of entrepreneurship among upcoming artists.

“With that, both sides would reap equal benefits through the exchange of fresh ideas to fulfil the needs of the market.

“Their collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Design will also be a boon to the arts industry in Sarawak,” he said when officiating at the ReQaseni Exhibition programme at the campus here yesterday.

Jamil also urged the faculty to continue organising programmes to promote students’ artwork.

Jamil (right) officiating at the ReQaseni Exhibition programme.

“This exhibition will help expose our students’ talent as well as place visual arts as a meaningful medium in the state.

“It will also help to elevate the thinking skills of our graduates in their field of choice in the future,” he said.

On the programme, he said that it will help inspire the new generation to be more creative and innovative.

“This also sends a clear message to the community that works of art play an important role in disseminating information through visual communication.”

Jamil added that such programme is also a testament of the university’s support towards the arts and creative industry, as well as their concern on its development.

Also present were UiTM Deputy Rector Assoc Prof Dr Firdaus Abdullah, Faculty of Arts and Design dean Prof Dr Ruslan Abdul Rahim and other dignitaries.

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