Author: Ista

How to be a full time actor in Malaysia? 10 key wisdom by Xavier Fong

All images credited to Xavier Fong  If you have decided to pursue a course in Theatre or Performing Arts, hats off to you! We can imagine the onslaught of resistance you might have faced from all corners upon announcing your heart’s desire. Eksentrika speaks to Xavier Fong, a full-time actor since 2008, on carving out a career from the stage right here in Malaysia. The 31-year-old, who has also dabbled as a director, producer, coach and stage manager, shares the pearls of wisdom he has gleaned since graduating from Akademi Seni Kebangsaan (ASK – Now known as Akademi Seni Budaya...

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Contenglah…but not the walls! What Contenglah really means

Have you been itching to doodle in the LRT Masjid Jamek tunnel after seeing the amazing works by Sanuri Zulkefli and Superdoofus aka Arif Rafhan Othman? Unfortunately, unless you’ve been commissioned as an artist to do that, your painstaking doodle efforts on the walls will have to be scrubbed away. But But But WHY? We know it drives you to tears but actually, as tempting as the available white space looks, combined with title “Contenglah” which can be construed as an invite but actually…it’s merely an expression. Contenglah organiser and member of Doodle Malaysia, Allie Hill clarifies that the theme and title,...

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Art will always be alive and kicking in Malaysia

Image credit: Robolism We are all of us artists. Some of us know how to channel it into a living and some of us are still struggling. But all of us need inspiration and encouragement from time to time. This is what Eksentrika is all about. A website with your stories and for people like you.     Whether you are a writer, illustrator, musician, thespian, chef or all of the above, we know you have an amazing story to share and we want to do just that. With these stories of struggle and achievement in the local art scene, we...

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Need inspiration for Inktober? Check out these 3 visual artists

Want to power up your art inspiration for Inktober this weekend? Artemis Art in Publika is hosting “Expressions”, an exhibition of recent works by three young Malaysian visual artists, Izzat Aziz, Keat Leong, and Nazmi Ismail. Izzat, who was the grand prize winner in Nando’s Malaysia’s “PERI-fy Your Art” competition in 2013, has produced pieces featuring the mystical elements of Malay culture, especially the ones long forgotten by today’s society. In his works, the 27-year-old aims to showcase a more colorful and interesting perspective of the Malay culture, than what is generally known to most. Keat Leong, 28, attempts to depict nostalgia and inner piece...

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Live doodle in Masjid Jamek | Sanuri Zulkefli

‘Penglipur lara (Storyteller)’ – Life is filled with stories and narratives that bring meaning and guidance. Let’s remember that life is not just for pleasure, but also for us to learn to be better people, to be stewards of the earth and to always glorify Allah the Almighty. This is the largest artwork I have produced since, 8 x 5 ft. I painted this over four days in the pedestrian tunnel of the Masjid Jamek LRT station. 6 Oktober – 9 Oktober My four days painting at the station were filled with memories and stories. On the first day, I...

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august, 2017

29jul - 9augjul 291:00 amaug 9Reka a creative market

4aug - 6aug 48:30 pmaug 6Langkau

5aug - 6aug 510:00 pmaug 6BLANK

6aug11:00 am- 8:00 pmHin Bus Depot Sunday Pop Up market

10aug8:00 pm- 12:00 amIF WALLS COULD TALK vol.37 feat Bernice Chauly and Leon Sapphire

10aug - 12aug 108:30 pmaug 12Kandang

10aug8:30 pm- 11:30 pmStephanie Van Driesen Live in Concert

12aug - 13aug 128:30 pmaug 13THE OUTCAST DANCE SHOW 2017

16aug - 20aug 168:30 pmaug 20THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

17aug - 20aug 171:00 amaug 2019th Asia Pacific Dance Competition 2017

19aug8:30 pm- 11:00 pmintim sessions (Copy)