13th UOB Painting of the Year competition invites artists to explore their creativity
Open to all Malaysian citizens and permanent residents, the top country winner will receive an award prize of RM100,000
Inspired by the 2022 UOB Southeast Asian POY winning artwork by Thai artist Chomrawi Suksom, the 13th UOB POY programme identity shows how the evolving sphere symbolises our world in a constant state of change and renewal, represented by different cultures and identities.
UOB Malaysia has launched the 13th UOB Painting of the Year (POY) (Malaysia) competition, inviting artists to uncover their passion for art and showcase their ingenuity.
The UOB POY competition is the bank’s flagship regional visual arts programme and one of Southeast Asia’s most prestigious annual art competitions that aims to uncover and nurture artistic talent across the region. This year, the art competition has expanded to Vietnam, enabling many more to uncover their passion for art.
Ng Wei Wei, Chief Executive Officer, UOB Malaysia said, “At UOB Malaysia, we believe that art plays a catalytic role in society in raising social change, creating a bigger conversation and uniting people of different cultures and backgrounds.”
Call for the 13th UOB POY (Malaysia) competition entries and the enhanced prize awards for Emerging Artist Category
Submissions will be received digitally, from today until July 31. The competition is open to all Malaysian citizens and permanent residents. The winners of the 13th UOB POY (Malaysia) competition will be announced at an award ceremony in September.
The panel of judges for the 13th UOB POY (Malaysia) competition includes:
Bibi Chew, Industry Advisory Panel (visual arts) for Cendana Malaysia and head of illustration and senior lecturer at Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA)
Choy Chun Wei, leading Malaysian contemporary artist, whose works have been exhibited internationally across China, Hong Kong SAR, the United States, Pakistan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
Ahmad Fuad Osman, leading Malaysian contemporary artist and judge of National Art Gallery’s Young Contemporaries Awards.
The top country winner will receive a country award prize of RM100,000 and will be among the five country winners from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to compete for the coveted UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award, with an additional prize award of S$13,000 (RM44,000), and a chance for a residency programme at the renowned Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan.
To further support the pursuit of art by aspiring artists in the region, UOB Malaysia has raised the prize money for the Emerging Artist Category, with the Most Promising Artist of the Year winner receiving RM16,000, up from previous years.
source – The Vibes