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Bethany Lau

in Kuching

Life as an Artist

PRESENTED ON JUL 01, 2016
IN KUCHING @ VOL 3

Bethany Lau talks about her art and the beauty that she sees in finding your identity.

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My Life as an Artist

BY ZEB OLSEN
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 28, 2014

Zeb Olsen shares her life as an artist, in between teaching, working in a shop, and mothering a daughter. From being a guitarist in a band to a sculptor to a painter, Zeb's path has taken her all around Australia and she finds inspiration everywhere she goes. 

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A Modernist Against Modernism

BY YOHAN MEDHANKA
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 17, 2014

Yohan Medhanka, an impressive self-taught artist shows how life provides inspiration for his art, and then suddenly, everybody becomes a teacher to his art.

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Painting Is Life

BY TARAJI ALMATARI
@ VOL 1 ON DEC 06, 2014

Painter Taraji Almatari struggled to achieve her ambitions in a city where art gets little recognition, and tells us how she brought her achievements into a reality.

An Artist, Painter, Struggled In Life To Achive Her Ambitions 
Specially In A City Where Art Has No Recognition 
She Made Her Achivments Come To Life.

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The Essence of Life

BY JOSE GOMEZ
@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Artist and philosopher Jose Gomez explains the essence of life through his artworks and other artworks that inspire him.

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Go Your Own Way: On Embracing the SNAFUs, FUBARs, and Clusterf***s of Life and Business

BY NATALIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Natalie Anderson has always been a writer and artist at heart, but life’s detours dropped her off in the very manly world of barbering instead. The journey there went through art school and the Army, late night bars and other countries, and, somehow, right back to her creative beginnings.

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My Double Life

BY JAYE HO
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Artist Jaye Ho explores a variety of themes including urban mythology, paradoxes and military structures, through her sculptures, installations and paintings. She will also talk about her ‘double life’ as a twin.

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The Nomadic Life of an Artist

BY NIKY ROEHREKE
@ VOL 146 ON APR 26, 2017

Niky Roehreke left New York in summer 2014. Since then she lived in the woods in a camping car on Orcas island , in an apartment in Berlin, in a van across Japan, in a village in India, in the amazon jungle in Peru and recently returned to Japan and is working on her book about humans, nature and what happiness is.

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Oil painting

BY DI WU
@ VOL 35 ON MAR 22, 2018

What is the importance of having a hobby, especially in modern life? For Di Wu the practice of oil painting allowed him to observe interesting phenomena and reinvent himself.

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The Joy of Painting

BY IDC ARCHITECTS KUCHING
@ VOL 6 ON APR 28, 2018

June was only 5 when she held her first paint brush. Encouraged by her father, artist Raphael Scott Ahbeng, she was free to paint anything she wanted from his leftover colours. Colours have the simple ability to evoke feelings of happiness, an idea that she loves. With an illustrative and narrative quality, her paintings are simultaneously comforting and intriguing.

June draws her inspiration and ideas from her travels abroad. But she also hopes to see more budding artists in Kuching as inspiration and subjects are plentiful here. From nature, street life, coastal areas, kampungs to the plants in our backyards, our daily lives can be enriched with colour.