Had a long day setting up for Borneo Eco Film Festival as the event is on Saturday!

At the meantime, I have received an invitation from the Sabah Cultural Board/ Sabah Art Gallery to attend one the most notable events of the year – the 31st Sabah Annual Art Selection Award Night.

So excited!

 

This is my second time attending the event; major changes in the second one
Previously, the Sabah Annual Art Selection Award Night held in Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa with a flamboyant welcoming troupe outside the hall, while inside have a sitting capacity of about 500 attendees. However, this year, the event is held in Le Meridian Kota Kinabalu with a more intimate setting. With this arrangement, everyone gets to chit chat with each other from table to table.

 

The Annual Sabah Annual Art Selection Exhibition and Award Night is…
A major annual art award and artwork exhibition involving selected and awarded artwork by local artists, ranging from secondary school students to professional artists.

The displayed paintings share the ‘Sabah’ theme, paying tribute to the rich tapestry of the State’s culture and natural treasures. Since the event is held as part of the Head of State’s Birthday Celebration, the Head of State will be present to grace the event officially.

 

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So in love with this art piece

It was an awesome night to begin with.

One of the highlight was to witness the Head of State played the electric guitar on stage as the opening gimmick. It was a rare opportunity

Also, the performances throughout the night were amazing.