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Friday, 20 May 2022

The Maya Gallery Art Sale!

ART SALE 20-21 May 2022 With the easing of safe management measures after two years since the pandemic started, local businesses can look forward to the increase in demand and consumption of products and services, and hope for a return to normalcy or even pre-pandemic levels. The local art scene is no different. With this easing of measures, physical exhibitions are back in full force, and openings reception are gradually being seen at several art galleries. For Malay-owned Maya Gallery, who has had two back-to-back exhibitions since the year began, and is currently in the midst of preparing upcoming shows in the second half of the year, they have just launched a flash art sale over six days—from 20 to 25 July, at their gallery space. in MacPherson.The sale features artworks by co-founders Jeffrey Wandly and Masturah Sha'ari, Hadiah Warisan (Heritage Prize) winner Idris Ali, and re . . .
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Friday, 25 March 2022

Serba-Serbi opens at Maya Gallery

A-LIST Maya Gallery and Core Design Gallery jointly present Serba-Serbi, a group exhibition featuring Malaysian contemporary artists, showcasing an assortment of works that exemplify artistic efforts conceived during the pandemic. The title is derived from a reduplicated Malay rhyming word that roughly translates to ‘variety’. Highlighted are works that embody heritage and culture, as well as values shared by audiences on both sides of the causeway. Artists: Ain Rahman, Anniketyni Madian, Haafiz Shahimi, Husin Othman, Mohd Fairuz Paisan (Po Oi), Nor Tijan Firdaus, Syafiq Hariz. Opening Hours: Tue to Sat, 12 pm – 6 pm (closed on Sun, Mon, Public Holidays).https://www.a-list.sg/event-details/?event_id=a-list-sg_serba-serbi-11 . . .
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Monday, 28 February 2022

Masturah Sha'ari & Jeffrey Wandly, Founders of Maya Gallery

FAB! LUXE  Interview By Zu Anjalika Kamis Gunnulfsen  Tell us all we need to know about Masturah Sha’ari and Jeffrey Wandly. Two individuals who share a passion for the arts, run an art gallery in Singapore. We are artists and also professionals in their own fields — Masturah is an accomplished designer; Jeffrey is a project development and management professional. Married to each other for 21 years, they have 3 children: Mariessa (19), Johanns (17) and Miea Sara (12).Masturah Sha’ari is the co-founder of Maya Gallery, an art gallery with a focus on heritage, culture and Singapore art. An accomplished designer, she has designed numerous publications, including the award-winning “The Mango Tree” and “Leluhur: Singapore’s Kampong Gelam”, winner of the 2021 NUS History Prize. She is a recipient of the Certificate of Commendation at the Conqueror Horseman Design & Print . . .
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Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Maya Gallery and Core Design Gallery present Serba-Serbi

ARTS REPUBLIC  Maya Gallery and Core Design Gallery are pleased to present Serba-Serbi, a group exhibition by Malaysian contemporary artists.The new year begins with the two-year pandemic upon us without a hint of abating, and the idea of an endemic era looms ahead. Yet artists in Malaysia are still vigilant in their artmaking; they ceaselessly carry ideas weighing on their minds, brimming with excitement by the mere mention of getting back into the swing of things.This is the third collaboration between the two galleries, known for their commitment to represent local artists. Singapore-based Maya Gallery focuses on works that reflect heritage and cultural values that are richly entrenched. Core Design Gallery is passionate about catapulting contemporary Malaysian art into the international arena. Both galleries aim to stimulate cultural discourses in the art community.Serba-Serbi is a . . .
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Monday, 31 January 2022

Happy Lunar New Year

Maya Gallery wishes you and your loved ones Happy Lunar New Year! May this Year of the Tiger bring happiness, good health and prosperity all year. Current Exhibition The gallery remains open during CNY on 1st and 2nd February 2022. Do visit our exhibition, "Bridging Through the Age," organised by Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD), ending this Thursday, 3 February. Opening Hours: 12 – 6 pm (closed on Monday). More information: bridgingthroughtheage.com. Online Shop Our online shop is open 24/7 should you need to purchase our art pieces or books. Browse: www.mayagallery.com.sg/main/shop. For any queries, please contact us at +65 96746050 or art@mayagallery.com.sg.  . . .
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Thursday, 13 January 2022

Bridging Through the Age: An Intergenerational Collaborative Exhibition

SINGAPORE ART GALLERY GUIDE (SAGG) Addressing and overcoming marginalized issue of age-segregation, Bridging Through the Age showcases the conclusive works of nine pairs of intergenerational artists. Each body of work is a manifestation of shared experience and expertise while embarking on a fantastical journey of unlearning and relearning differences and bridging the ‘generation gap’ through the spirit of art making. Evermore as we are living in the “age of zenosyne” and our external realities are swiftly shifting perspectives while our moments crash like tidal waves, no other time is better than now for us to be engaged and shape our future through social cohesion.Abu Jalal Sarimon + Nafsiah Mohamad; Dino Hafian + Masturah Sha'ari; Fajrina Razak + Sujak Rahman; Fazelah Abas + Jeffrey Wandly; Maisarah Kamal + Noor Ezan Khatib; Muddmitaq + Rofi; Nhawfal Juma'at + Ezzam Rahman; N . . .
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Thursday, 13 January 2022

Bridging Through the Age, an APAD exhibition, opens at Maya Gallery

Bridging Through the Age : An Intergenerational Collaborative Exhibition, opened on Thursday, 13 January 2022, at Maya Gallery. Organised by Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) as part of the association's 60th anniversary celebrations, the exhibition is supported by National Arts Council and held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2022. Officiated by Mdm Rahayu Mahzam, Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Health, on Monday, 17 Jan 2022, it was an opportunity for the artists to talk about their collaborative works and artmaking processes, and meet guests! Formed in 1962, APAD (Association of Artists of Various Resources) is a non-profit society of Malay artists in Singapore, with the aim to promote an appreciation of visual arts and develop the artistic talents of its members, through the organisation of exhibitions and programmes. APAD has played a significant role in contri . . .
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Monday, 3 January 2022

ADVISORY ON COVID-19

Maya Gallery welcomes you to our art space. Your well-being remains our concern.Adhering to the latest safe management measures, all visitors to the gallery must abide by the following:Check-in using TraceTogether-only Safe Entry.(Updated 1 January 2022) Fully vaccinated, including children below 12.Wear face masks at all times.Practise responsible social distancing at our premises.(Updated 22 November 2021 ) May visit in groups of not more than 5 .Sign in our guest book.As a responsible arts and culture stakeholder, we will abide by the following:(Updated 19 August 2021) Limit number of guests to 50% operating capacity. We can allow  38 pax at any one time.Provide hand sanitisers are various points.Maintain a list of visitors for contract-tracing purposesEnsure visitors maintain 1m safe distancing at all times, and not gather in groups of more than 5 pax.If you are unwell, please res . . .
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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Foreign artist impressed by Vietnam's charm

VIETNAM INVESTMENT REVIEW  Jeffrey Wandly is a Singaporean painter who likes to explore the local culture and daily life in Vietnam. Wandly talked with VIR’s Hong Quang about his keenness to the unique culture on the occasion of the National Cultural Conference 2021, the second of its kind since 1946 held this week.Wandly captures the essence of heritage and historical landmarks with ink and acrylic on canvas. His paintings stimulate the viewers' senses with varying intensities. Fondly called the building whisperer by his collectors, Wandly has hosted shows and exhibitions in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Vietnam. Wandly is also the co-founder of the Maya Gallery and serves now as the first deputy general director of the Hanoi-based BIDV Tower.What are your first impressions of Vietnamese people and culture when arriving here?My first impression was that . . .
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Friday, 29 October 2021

Rewang, APAD’s 50th Art Exhibition

PLURAL ART MAG In a time of perpetual 2-pax gatherings (unless of course you are a Bloomberg delegate), Maya Gallery’s latest exhibition, Rewang, remembers the festivities of yore with wistfulness. Organised by Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD, or Association of Artists of Various Resources), the exhibition features works by 18 Malay artists from an open call that invites artists to respond to theme “Rewang” – the act of coming together as a community to prepare for festivities such as a weddings and religious ceremonies. There’s a smorgasbord of work to see here, from veteran founding members of this 59-year-old institution, Pak Idris Ali, as well as promising young artists such as Rusydan Norr.We were particularly taken with young artist Rusydan Norr’s curious explorations with chlorophyll printing to imprint images from his parents’ wedding onto bete . . .
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Thursday, 21 October 2021

Rewang, APAD’s 50th Art Exhibition

SINGAPORE ART GALLERY GUIDE (SAGG) “Rewang” is described in the Malay society as a communal and social activity during the preparation of kenduri or feastful ceremonies and festivities. In the true spirit of “rewang”, and marking APAD’s 50th exhibition, 18 members gather in the spirit of collectivity and togetherness after periods of isolation since the pandemic. The exhibition features more than 30 artworks in various mediums by senior, established and emerging artists. Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) is an association of Malay artists in Singapore founded in 1962.Participating artistsAbu Jalal Sarimon, Dino Hafian Hafian, Fajrina Razak, Fazelah Abas, Idris Ali, Jeffrey Wandly, Khairul Faizin, Masturah Sha’ari, Mok Asan, Nafsiah Mohamad, Noor Rahman Saini, Ramli Nawee, Rofi, Rusydan Norr, Saiman Ismail, Sarah N Bat, Twomadi Part3 and Yusoff Abdul Latiff.Venue: Maya Gall . . .
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Friday, 17 September 2021

Time and Space

AURA ASIA ART PROJECT Maya Gallery is delighted to present Time and Space, an exhibition that explores our built environment from the past, present and into the future through the eyes of three Singaporean architecture-trained professionals Lee Hon Kit, Edmund Low and Jeffrey Wandly. Each has his own unique response to uniqueliving environments on our island, expressed through different media of digital art, photography and paintingrespectively. Featuring 40 works, the exhibition aims to increase an awareness of Singapore’s built environment and its changing landscapes, encourage the younger generation to appreciate Singapore’s struggles and achievements, and celebrate the intangible memories of our visual heritage. Supported by National Arts Council and held in commemoration of Singapore’s National Day, the showcase runs from 6 August to 26 September 2021 at Maya Gallery’s new . . .
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Monday, 23 August 2021

Time and Space

SINGAPORE ART GALLERY GUIDE Time and Space is an exhibition that explores our built environment from the past, present and into the future through the eyes of three Singaporean architecture-trained professionals Lee Hon Kit, Edmund Low and Jeffrey Wandly. Each has his own unique response to unique living environments on our island, expressed through different media of digital art, photography and painting respectively. https://sagg.info/event/time-and-space . . .
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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Reflection

A-LIST ‘Reflection’ is the Maya Gallery’s first exhibition at their new space! It also marks the Islamic month of Ramadan—a period of fasting, to renew one’s faith, reflect on one’s actions and remind us to share joy and inspirations especially during difficult times like the pandemic. The exhibition also welcomes Syawal, where Muslims celebrate the end of the month-long fast in commemoration of Eid or Hari Raya Puasa, with gratitude is forged and of bonds amongst family and friends are strengthened. A visual celebration through the eyes of various artists , ‘Reflection’ presents fine work incorporating Islamic calligraphy, mosques, local landscapes and abstract expressions across various mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolour, batik, photography, ceramics and mixed media. https://www.a-list.sg/event-details/?event_id=a-list-sg_reflection . . .
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Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Voices & Visions

SINGAPORE ART GALLERY GUIDE (SAGG) Voices & Visions is the fourth edition of the Singapore Women Artists Exhibition. Organised by the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the exhibition showcases more than 100 Singapore female artists with works ranging from painting and batik to ceramics. Voices & Visions also features iconic artists such as Chen Cheng Mei, Lai Foong Moi and Rosma Mahyudin Guha, who have greatly contributed to the local art scene.https://sagg.info/event/voices-visions/ . . .
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Sunday, 10 May 2015

10 things about Jeffrey and Masturah, the artists behind Maya Gallery

MALAY MAIL George Town, Penang, May 10 2015 One is a trained architect but has decided to tap into his “inner artist” and create spectacular ink paintings of buildings while another is a graphic designer who finds beauty in old places and discarded objects.Husband and wife, Jeffrey Wandly and Masturah Sha’ari, are the co-owners of the up and coming Maya Gallery in Singapore. Jeffrey’s striking, bold paintings of buildings created by way of pouring and swirling ink onto canvas have garnered quite a following ever since his first solo exhibition at Artshow Busan, Korea last year. As for Masturah, she focuses more on detailed pencil drawings of ordinary items such as a ball of scrunched up paper or the intricate details of a blossoming flower. The couple established Maya Gallery back in 2012 to promote local artists internationally and to create an appreciation for ar . . .
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Encouraging collaborations

ASIAN ART NEWS Maya+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 Rosihan Dah . . .
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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Maya Gallery Opens

ASIAN ART NEWS Maya 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.Asian Art News, May/June 2012 . . .
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