LAB 2016 Sculptors’ Night of Discoveries

8 Nov 2016 Ferado

November 6

The Langkawi Art Biennale 2016 Exploration Journey continues. This time, with a group of sculptors from various parts of the world.

Tonight fifteen sculptors from Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal, Japan and the Philippines gathered at Breakfast Bar, Langkawi Island. They discussed plans for the sculptural projects they will be making for for the upcoming celebration of Langkawi Art Biennale 2016.

They will be sourcing materials from Langkawi Island. Some of the materials to be used are marble, stone, wood and materials from scraps.

Sculptors representing Malaysia, Philippines, Australia
Sculptors representing Malaysia, Philippines, Australia
Nepal meets Australia: Raju Pithakote and Lawrence Dinesh Wilkes
Nepal meets Australia: Raju Pithakote and Lawrence Dinesh Wilkes
Helen Crawford (Australia) and Fumihiko Sano (Japan)
Helen Crawford (Australia) and Fumihiko Sano (Japan)
Mr. Liew Kian Yap welcomes Mauritius sculptors led by Jean Lewis Dick. Jean-Daniel Orion,  Nicolas MAriette, Ryan Azenor and Baliram Ourmila compose the group.
Mr. Liew Kian Yap welcomes Mauritius sculptors led by Jean Lewis Dick. Jean-Daniel Orion, Nicolas Mariette, Ryan Azenor and Baliram Ourmila compose the group.

It was a night of discovery, getting to know one another and planning together for the sculptural projects that will be showcased in the Langkawi International Convention Center during the Langkawi Art Biennale celebration from November 16 to 23.

Mr. Liew Kian Yap, Langkawi Art Biennale Founder led the discussions.
Mr. Liew Kian Yap, Langkawi Art Biennale Founder led the discussions. .
Sculptors shape, mold and fashion with artistry and precision...I wonder what's going on in their minds as we plan for the coming days.
Sculptors shape, mold and fashion with artistry and precision…I wonder what’s going on in their minds as we plan for the coming days.

” As artists, we should not be confined to a place or the materials we are going to use in the sculptural pieces we are making. We are here to explore and express our creativity and resourcefulness as artists, not to be limited with materials or space”, Jik Villanueva of the Philippines shares his point of view in the discussion.

All are excited to execute their respective sculptural pieces.
All are excited to execute their respective sculptural pieces.

Afterwards, Charles Lesquelin performed some of his songs for the sculptors and the public.

The excitement rises as we look forward to seeing more of the artists’ performances in the coming days and seeing their outputs, both from the painters’ group and the sculptors’ group.

Daily, we get exciting doses of more explorations and discoveries as we get nearer to the opening of Langkawi Art Biennale 2016.