2019 UOB Painting of the Year
Malaysia’s very own artist, Ms Cheong Kiet Cheng, winner of the 2018 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Competition, has been selected for the prestigious UOB-Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s (FAAM) Artists Residency Programme. The artist bagged the 2018 award through her artwork titled ‘Through the Eye of the Flower’ which portrayed her technical skill and creative use of ink on canvas to depict an intricate collage of symbols inspired by nature to tell a story of hope and rejuvenation. The month-long UOB-FAAM Artists Residency Programme supports and promotes the development of up-and-coming artists through a series of workshops, lectures and exhibitions. In addition, the FAAM is the only museum in the world that collects and exhibits Asian modern and contemporary art and has a permanent collection of more than 2,900 artworks!
If you are an artist too and would like to share your artwork with the world, why not compete in the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) Competition and stand a chance to walk away with RM100,000? It is now open for entry! You will need submit an entry form and provide a physical or digital photo of your artwork via email or post. Entry forms are available online at www.uobpoy.com and across UOB Malaysia branches nation-wide from 7 June 2019. Submission closes on 22 August, 2019 at 5.00 pm. The winner of the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Malaysia) award will be announced at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in October and will go on to compete for the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award in Singapore in November. The 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award winner will then receive an additional USD10,000 and the chance to attend the one-month residency programme at the FAAM.