Red Bull (Product of Europe) today launched a submission call for aspiring Malaysian artists to submit original work for a two-week art exhibition titled #EhWauBulan. The exhibition in August will feature 59 selected artists to commemorate the nation’s 59th year of independence.

The exhibition will be curated by a distinguished panel of experts led by street artist Fritilldea, contemporary artist Ivan Lam and National Visual Arts Development Board trustee and artist Phillip Wong. The panel will also shortlist a selection of artists from the exhibition for an artist residency programme in the near future, designed to uplift them at various parts of their career.

Interested artists should paint, sculpt, and design their rendition of how their artistic journey unfolds; what inspires their future and what drives them on their journey. All visual artwork must be submitted for consideration via the #EhWauBulan site by 1 July 2016.

For further information and to view the first wave of original submissions, please visit RedBull.my/EhWauBulan.

Held in partnership and with the support of The National Visual Arts Gallery, Red Bull’s #EhWauBulan art outreach aims to cultivate Malaysia’s art scene and to empower local artists with wings to document their journey through art. An avid supporter of society and culture worldwide, Red Bull’s local efforts carries the ethos of its global art initiatives such as the Red Bull Art of Can and Red Bull Doodle Art.

The #EhWauBulan initiative comes at the heels of the launch of its first-ever limited edition Malaysian can. The can, which depicts the celebrated and emblematic Wau Bulan with a modern twist, was designed by street artist and panelist Fritilldea. The cans will be available nationwide in May.

Emma Mallaburn
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