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Monday, 1 July 2013

Home: a solo exhibition by Sunar Sugiyou

Maya Gallery is pleased to present Home, a solo exhibition by third generation Singapore artist Sunar Sugiyou at the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore. The exhibition is on view from July 5, through September 12, 2013. With mastery in the art of Chinese brush painting, Sunar Sugiyou captures old Singapore landscapes and memories that engage the viewer to revisit one’s past, familiar places, our heritage, and concepts of what binds us as a family and nation. Part of the proceeds from the sale of artworks will contribute to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Needy Patients Fund.About the Artist Sunar Sugiyou (b. 1961, Singapore) is a pioneer graduate of the St Patrick’s Art Centre (now LASALLE College of the Arts). Sunar showed his first works at the Shell Discovery Art Exhibition (1986), and received high commendations at the Australian Art Awards (1987) an . . .
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Maya Gallery goes to Bank Art Fair, Hong Kong

Maya Gallery is pleased to be at Bank Art Fair in Hong Kong. This event will be held at the luxurious Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong, from 23 – 26 May 2013.The gallery will present an exciting body of high-quality works by Singaporean and international artists, from paintings to ceramics, and in various media such as Chinese ink, charcoal, watercolour and oil. The content of the oeuvre ranges from figurative, landscape, still life to abstract themes, to suit varying tastes of sophisticated art buyers. Maya Gallery is recognised for its selective collection of art by established to emergent artists from SIngapore, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world. The audience will also be surprised with the addition of a new form of collectibles - the pinhole camera –made by Singaporean photographer Karto, or Khamis Arifin. His latest collection promises to amuse, without compromising its fun . . .
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Friday, 12 April 2013

Maya Gallery celebrates its first anniversary

Celebrating a year of collaborations and inspiring stories, Maya Gallery brings to you its first anniversary exhibition, éncore!, a collective showcase of 30 Singaporean and international artists, some of whom the gallery has worked with, and the rest are new friends to the Maya family. It will run from 12 April to 12 May 2013.In 2012, Maya Gallery opened its glass doors to the public for the first time. The celebration night was vibrant, and bustled with talks in anticipation of what to expect of the gallery for the year. In less than 12 months, Maya Gallery has spread its wings far and wide, working with artists originating from various parts of the world – from Singapore to neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia, to faraway lands of Brazil and Turkey – to offer its audience an extensive viewing of art by accomplished artists, as well as new talents with great poten . . .
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Friday, 20 July 2012

Collaboration between Singaporean and Indonesian artists

Maya Gallery Singapore is pleased to showcase a group exhibition, Maya+Barrack, which explores the artistic journeys of Singaporean and Indonesian artists and shares their thoughts on social, cultural, political, economic and other global issues. The exhibition will run from 18 July to 1 August 2012.Singaporean artists Sunar Sugiyou, Rosihan Dahim, Jeffrey Wandly and Sufian Hamri, team up for the first time with Indonesian artists from the Yogyakarta-based Barrack Art – Stefan Buana, Afif AF, Ahmed Zafli, Bayu W., Harlen Kurniawan, Rully Rahim and Wira Purnama.With this show, we hope to offer opportunities for young artists to showcase their works by placing them with experienced artists, and in the process encourage further friendships and creative collaborations.Afif AF or Afif Abdul Fatah (b.1985) often depicts in his works the strength of the human spirit, which allows one to step . . .
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Saturday, 15 September 2012

An art exhibition by Singaporean and Balinese artists

Maya Gallery is pleased to present The Journey, an art exhibition with a Balinese theme showcasing works by artists from Singapore and Bali on various mediums in watercolour, Chinese ink, acrylic, oil, charcoal and mixed media.  These artists are Jeffrey Wandly (SG), Sunar Sugiyou (SG), I Wayan Sujana Suklu (Bali) and Huda Fauzan (Bali). The exhibition will run from 13 September to 3 October 2012.Bali is long known for being a haven for art, culture and tradition. Deeply rooted are the Balinese to their religion, expressed in various temple rituals and art forms preserved over the centuries. Coupled with beautiful landscapes and friendly hospitality, this island of a thousand temples has brought together many artists and art lovers from all over the world.Thus it is no surprise that Bali became the natural venue for the Maya Gallery’s first artist residency programme. The residency sa . . .
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Art Gallery Opens in Kampong Gelam

Maya Gallery was officially opened in historic Kampong Gelam on 12 April 2012 by Ms Janice Koh, Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) for the Arts. Housed in a 2-storey conservation shophouse, the gallery is conveniently located in a tourist belt close to Sultan Mosque and Raffles Hotel, and surrounded by cafes and restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisine. Its opening exhibition ‘from the heart’ features works by Singaporean artists Sujak Rahman, Sunar Sugiyou, Charlotte Tan, and Jeffrey Wandly in oils, acrylics, watercolour, batik, charcoal and Chinese inks. Also included is a special collection of hand-crafted collectible pinhole cameras by Karto, and ceramics by Iskandar Jalil, a renowned master potter and Cultural Medallion recipient. The event was attended by close to 200 guests, corporate bodies, architects, artists and co . . .
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Maya Gallery Opens

Asian Art NewsMay/June 2012Maya Gallery opened its doors on April 12, 2012 with works by Singapore artists Sunar Sugiyou and Jeffrey Wandly, known for their talents in watercolours, Chinese inks and charcoal respectively. Located in a conservation shop-house in Kampong Gelam, the gallery aims to promote contemporary art, including ceramics, sculpture and photography by both local and international artists.Maya Gallery is located at 666 North Bridge Road. To make an appointment, call (65) 6291 1760, email to art@mayagallery.com.sg or visit www.mayagallery.com.sg. . . .
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Encouraging collaborations

Asia Art NewsJuly/August 2012Maya+Barrack, on view at Maya Gallery from July 18 through August 1 (now extended to August 17), 2012, is a collaboration between Indonesian artists from Barrack Art, Stefan Buana and Stefan Buana and Singaporean artists.Buana, one of Jogjakarta's prominent contemporary artists, and founder of Barrack Art, is known for his innovative and symbolic paintings, and his six Barrack artists – Alif AF, Ahmed Zafli, Bayu W., Harlen Kurniawan, Rully Rahim, and Wira Purnama – will show works that explore their artistic journey and the understanding of their place in the midst of social, economic and global issues.Sunar Sugiyou, Maya Gallery's resident artist of Javanese descent and one of Singapore's established artists, has created numerous works that explore his Javanese roots even with the use of Chinese brush painting. Together with other Singaporean artists Ro . . .
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Monday, 30 April 2012

Official Opening of Maya Gallery

Maya Gallery was officially opened on 12 April 2012 by Guest-of-Honour, Arts NMP Janice Koh, and attended by close to 200 guests. Located in a conservation shophouse in the heritage district of Kampong Gelam, Maya Gallery is dedicated to promote local artists working on various media from painting to ceramics, photography and sculptures. The opening exhibition ‘From the heart’, which runs until 10 May, showcases Singapore artists Sunar Sugiyou, Charlotte Tan, Sujak Rahman, Karto and Jeffrey Wandly. Their collective works express stories of culture, heritage and the environment. Each artist has his or her own unique style of expression: Sunar is known for his bold yet unassuming expressions in acrylics, and Chinese ink; Charlotte’s abstract paintings in watercolours and graphite tell an underlying story of perseverence; Sujak is highly regarded . . .
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