Monday, October 19, 2015

Art Inspired by Peranakan Heritage

I am not really into art but I am making an exception for “Sylvia Lee Goh – Then and Now: The Enduring Heart”. On Friday, a trio of friends went to The National Visual Arts Gallery in Jalan Temerloh, off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur:


If we care to look at the local Peranakans, their unique heritage has been passed down the generations through food, language and customs. Sylvia Lee Goh (pic below) is one Nyonya doing her part to preserve her people’s culture – through her art.

Photo: The Star/Shaari Chemat
An entirely self-taught painter, this 76-year-old showcases a selection of fifty works from 1986 to 2014.
Sylvia Lee Goh is one of the few senior female artists still active in the Malaysian art scene today. That’s quite an achievement for the Penangnite who ventured into painting at the relatively late age of twenty-nine as a way to keep herself occupied. She has participated in 60 group exhibitions locally and abroad including in Australia, Argentina and China.
Her works abound with colorful flowers and gardens, Peranakan paraphernalia and kuih-muih, and Nyonya women at rest and at play.



Liverpool fans showed their approval of their new boss
The 48-year-old former Borussia Dortmund coach declared himself satisfied with a point after his first experience of EPL football as Liverpool manager on Saturday.
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As Klopp himself said: “It was a good first step”.

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