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Dialogue With Our Nature by Bong Choo Chew opens May 13, first exhibition in 20 years


The debut to the opening of Bong Choo Chew's "Dialogue With Our Nature" solo art show at La Promenade Mall received extensive publicity in the Sarawak mainstream media.


Numerous print and broadcast media remarked on the rarity of oil painters in Sarawak and spotlighted Bong's charitable intentions.


Dialogue With Our Nature is on May 13-31 at the Kuching-Samarahan Expressway mall.



The Borneo Post, 13 May

Bong, who is from Lundu, hopes more youth will take up oil painting. He said he had stopped painting for about 20 years before taking it up again during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.


DayakDaily, 13 May

“I would like to pay tribute to the late Tan Sri Datuk Amar Wee Boon Ping, who helped me to go to Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and made me the artist I am today,” Bong Choo Chew said.



Sin Chew Daily, 13 May

“现在越来越少见油画,因此鼓励年轻画家能积极培养这方面的兴趣,否则油画将有可能会消失” 黄邓楚州说


See Hua Daily News , 13 May

近70岁的黄邓楚州表示,此次画展的70%销售收益将作为慈善公益目的。他希望本地的艺术爱好者能够欣赏其作品,也造福社会。


TVS, 13 May

“Pameran ini yang bertemakan Dialogue With Our Nature sebenarnya memberi makna yang besar kepada kita kerana menyeru supaya menjaga alam sekitar termasuklah tidak membuang sampah ke dalam sungai atau laut,” kata Bong Choo Chew di sini hari ini.



Utusan Borneo, 13 May

“Lagipun, hari ini ramai anak muda lebih suka membuat lukisan akrilik berbanding lukisan cat minyak. Oleh sebab itu hasil lukisan cat minyak amat sukar dibuat oleh mereka,” kata Bong Choo Chew.



Utusan Sarawak, 13 May

Beliau yang telah berkecimpung dalam dunia lukisan selama 50 tahun itu turut menyatakan bahawa 50 lukisan minyak ‘Dialogue With Our Nature’ yang dipamerkan itu mengambil masa beberapa tahun untuk disiapkan.






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