By Fachri Mirza
GOMBAK, 20 February 2019: The 13th heritage and contemporary studies exhibition, themed “MONOCLE: “Voyage to a new perspective”, was successfully opened for public viewing from 18 to 20 February from 8.00 am until 5.00 pm.
Organised by third year students of Bachelor of Applied Art and Design of KAED, the event held at KAED Gallery, was aimed to promote and cultivate the differences in culture, and emphasise on exploring Thailand and its culture.
MONOCLE represents a journey to expand students’ vision and perspective towards Thailand that comprises rich values, language, art, and architecture.
Officiating the event, Deputy Rector (Academic and Industrial Linkages), Prof. Dr. Isarji Hj Sarudin said, “I give my deepest appreciations to all students of Applied Art and Design for successfully organising this wonderful exhibition. I hope other kulliyah would replicate the work of the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) in providing experiential learning for their students, as well, not only theory but also practice.”
The event was the outcome of a five-day educational trip by 56 students from the Kulliyyah to Bangkok, Thailand recently. They visited Thailand’s art and crafts industries such as bronze, flute, silk, batik, and pottery production, and cultural places such as Grand Palace, Watt Arrun temple, and Bang Luang Mosque. The visit was organised with the objective to collect data, to learn about history, and to interview the local people.
MONOCLE Exhibition Programme Manager, Adrina Sofea said, “We have been preparing for this exhibition since our first year. We expanded our journey to Bangkok because the previous batch went to Indonesia and visited local places.”
“This is a big success and I am very proud of all in the team,” Adrina added. ***
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