Star Wars - The Fan Art Awakens

Star Wars: The Fan Art Awakens

It would not be an exaggeration to say that no other film franchise has captured the hearts and minds of generations like Star Wars. Since Episode IV: A New Hope hit the screens in 1977, the franchise has had a following like no other.

With the release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we thought it would be appropriate to pay tribute to another aspect of the film franchise that has become a worldwide phenomenon – Star Wars Fan Art.

2015 has been a tough year all around and so we also thought that it would be an opportunity for us to end our exhibition schedule for the year on a lighter note.

Featured in this exhibition are the works of a few artists we’ve worked with before, such Art:Tech, Shannon Taylor Sim, and T.W. Chang (aka Skinner), plus works by several artists new to us. One of the highlights for the exhibition is the collection of Star Wars Fusion Wayang Kulitmany thanks to artist Tintoy Chuo for facilitating this display.

The exhibition opened on Saturday, December 19 and continues until the year-end.

Come join us to pay tribute to a new beginning for film’s most well-known franchise, as well as enjoy the fan art, created by fans of the Star Wars series of films, young and not so young.

Star Wars – The Fan Art Awakens:

a sneak preview of artworks

The response to the exhibition open call was beyond expectation, with participation coming not just from artists within Malaysia, but from as far away as Poland! Art is always best seen ‘live’, but to pique your appetite, we present a sneak peek of what you can expect to see at the exhibition.

Arworks by Skinner (The Dark Side of The Force) and Shannon Taylor Sim (Princess Leia) are available for sale as digital prints from Artemis Art.

One of the highlights is a virtual/slide-show exhibition featuring the superb tableau photography handiwork of Michał Skrzypczyk from Poland. We selected 16 of his works to be shown as part of Star Wars: The Fan Art Awakens, all of which are available for sale as archival-quality digital prints.

Another highlight is a display of Star Wars inspired shadow puppets, from the Fusion Wayang Kulit collection. Many thanks to artist Tintoy Chou for loaning us the display for this exhibition.

The two driving forces behind Peperangan Bintang Wayang Kulit – creative designer Tintoy Chuo and wayang kulit master Muhammad Dain Othman (left) – with the Star Wars-inspired puppets (photo courtesy of The Star)

Tintoy Chuo and wayang kulit master Muhammad Dain Othman (left) – with the Star Wars-inspired puppets (photo courtesy of The Star)

Finally, a big thank you to participating artist Skinner for helping us design the exhibition poster – it just would not have been quite complete without it.

  • لىرا
    Posted at 01:11h, 29 December

    hi, still on?

    • S. Jamal Al-Idrus
      Posted at 07:20h, 30 December

      Yes, officially until tomorrow

  • Tait Medina
    Posted at 03:05h, 05 May

    I am interested in purchasing the digital image of Princess Leia by Siti Rasyeedah Abdul Hamid to use on my Instagram feed today. Please let me know if that is possible. Thanks!

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