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Hoan Gallery’s 2024 season continues with second solo art show

KUCHING: Hoan Gallery proudly presents its second solo art show of the 2024 season, "Colourful Echoes"

by renowned contemporary artist Joanne Lau.

The exhibition opened to a large and enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, May 18, and will run until June 15.

Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts of Sarawak Deputy Minister, Datuk Sebastian Ting was

present to grace the opening.

The event drew hundreds of guests, including members of the Sarawak Artist Society, art collectors, corporate

leaders, and former clients, underscoring Lau's significant impact on the art community.

"Colourful Echoes" marks a milestone in Lau's artistic journey, coinciding with her 70th birthday celebration

and her first solo exhibition at Hoan Gallery.

This exhibition is particularly meaningful as Lau plans to donate a portion of the proceeds to three non-

governmental organisations, embodying her belief in art as a means of giving back to the community.

The exhibition features over 50 acrylic-on-canvas artworks, showcasing six distinctive series: "The Journey of

My Life," "The Abstract Series," "The Rainforest Series," "The Forest Series," "The Garden Series," and "The

New Zealand Series."

Each piece reflects Lau's deep connection with nature and her surroundings, capturing moments of beauty

and emotional resonance.

In a media preview interview, Lau shared her artistic thoughts.

“For my connection is intertwined with my surroundings, this has allowed me to see the beauty in everything,

capturing these moments as it is deeply embedded in my life,” Lau said.

Born in Sibu, Sarawak, in 1954, Lau is known for her semi-abstract impressionist style.

After retiring from a career in education, Lau reignited her passion for art in 2009, drawing inspiration from her

early school artworks.

Her empathetic nature and profound relationship with the environment are evident in her work, which vividly

conveys her experiences and emotions.

Lau's artistic development was significantly influenced by her mentors, Sim Chiap Hin and David Chew, before

she embarked on her own creative exploration, culminating in her distinctive semi-abstract impressionist style.

The Hoan Gallery recently concluded an eight-week exhibition, "Hidden Gems: The Life Works of Chong Liew

Syn," and previously showcased an all-oil painting exhibition by Bong Choo Chew.

"Colourful Echoes" continues the gallery’s tradition of highlighting exceptional talent and diverse artistic


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