RHB Banking Group’s (“RHB”) third edition of Art with Heart (AWH) 2019, themed ‘Diversity & Inclusivity’ features more than 100 artworks by 27 young and emerging Malaysian artists.
A Special Preview Night for RHB’s valued customers and business partners was held at Bangsar Shopping Centre and was officiated by the Honourable YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar bin Wan Chik, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, representing the Honourable YB Datuk Mohammadin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
“RHB’s Art with Heart Exhibition gives local artists a valuable platform to showcase and expand their artistic work and I am confident it will take local art to a higher level as well as help to build art tourism in Malaysia.
“I would like to commend RHB for taking the lead by giving the opportunity and providing the creative space for young and emerging Malaysian artists to showcase their creative capabilities. These efforts will go a long way towards connecting young talents to external opportunities, thus giving them the visibility, exposure and the recognition they deserve, locally and globally. This will ultimately contribute towards building a sustainable as well as robust and inspired arts and culture scene in Malaysia,” said Honourable YB Datuk Mohammadin Bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
AWH 2019 is part of RHB’s corporate responsibility initiative providing Malaysian artists a platform to showcase their works involving various elements of diversity and inclusivity including race, ethnicity, gender, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system as well as empowerment.
“RHB is proud to be able to harness the talents and ideas of young and emerging local artists through this strategic platform which gives them the opportunity to reach out to the right audiences, and further fuel appreciation for the local art scene.
“We believe that the arts culture will enrich and create meaning in peoples’ lives; it has the capacity to unify communities, activate spaces, to promote sustainable development, investment, tourism and economic activity. The appreciation of art and culture is at the center of any society and community,” said Dato’ Khairussaleh Ramli, Group Managing Director of RHB Banking Group.
AWH 2019 exhibition is open daily to members of the public from 10.00 am – 10.00 pm from 24 June to 30 June 2019 at the Concourse area of Bangsar Shopping Centre.