Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Transforming waste into art: Kuala Lumpur Colour District exhibition draws crowd

THE Kuala Lumpur Colour District (KLCD) exhibition, organised by Dunia Motif with the support of ThinkCity, concluded on May 19th after four days of showcasing the transformative power of art in addressing the waste crisis. Held at Pasar Chow Kit, the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the exhibition explores innovative ways of repurposing organic waste into art pieces.

Ummi Junid, founder of Dunia Motif, expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming support received from both the public and local sellers at Pasar Chow Kit. “It’s truly heartwarming to see the sellers embracing the exhibition and showing interest in collaborating further,” Junid remarked.

“Not only their response were positive, they actually took their time off to bring their own collectibles to add into the display! Their enthusiasm reflects a shared commitment to sustainability and being mindful on how we consume everyday.”

Resident Artist, Ummi Junid preparing for KLCD exhibition

Throughout the exhibition, visitors were treated to a diverse array of artworks created from organic waste sourced from the bustling market scene of Downtown KL. Each artwork showcased the creative potential of repurposed materials in promoting environmental stewardship.

In addition to the art displays, the KLCD exhibition featured workshops and interactive sessions aimed at raising awareness about the importance of sustainable practices in the arts catered to public and business owners.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about upcycling and mending clothes, the relationship between our food and fashion consumption, natural dye and waste reduction strategies, empowering them to take meaningful action in their communities.

Among the items exhibited at Kuala Lumpur Colour District (KL) last
weekend at Pasar how Kit

The choice of Pasar Chow Kit as the venue for the KLCD exhibition underscored its message of inclusivity and accessibility to art. As a vibrant cultural hub, Pasar Chow Kit provided the perfect backdrop for celebrating the diversity of Kuala Lumpur’s communities and the shared vision of building a more sustainable future.

This project is supported by ThinkCity under The Creative Kuala Lumpur (Creative KL) Grants Programme. The programme is designed to revitalize the historical city centre towards the creation of a creative, livable, and thriving hub.

As the curtains close on the KLCD exhibition, Dunia Motif looks forward to continuing its mission of promoting sustainability through art. – REFELKS!

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