Rimbun Dahan is the home of architect Hijjas Kasturi and his wife Angela. Set on fourteen acres outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the compound of Rimbun Dahan is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms.

Sabri Idrus. 'Canggai.' 2014. Wood, metal, copper & charcoal. 200 cm (diameter).


Rimbun Dahan hosts a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.


Other Sites

Rimbun Dahan is affiliated with Hotel Penaga, a boutique heritage-arts hotel in George Town, Penang, which has its own artists’ residency. Other residencies in Horsham, Victoria, Australia, and Sungai Cendor, Pahang, are in development.


  • Bumper Egg-Laying Season Calls for More Buying

    Bumper Egg-Laying Season Calls for More Buying

    The Rimbun Dahan Turtle Hatchery needs donations to keep buying endangered marine turtle eggs to save them from being eaten. Our egg-buying budget has been exceeded by massive egg-laying this season. Please donate to help every egg become a turtle. Read More »
  • Call for Applications: Rimbun Dahan Southeast Asian & Hotel Penaga Residencies 2017 Round 1

    Call for Applications: Rimbun Dahan Southeast Asian & Hotel Penaga Residencies 2017 Round 1

    Applications are now open for Rimbun Dahan’s Southeast Asian Residency and the Hotel Penaga Residency for 1 January to 30 June 2017! RIMBUN DAHAN SOUTHEAST ASIAN ARTS RESIDENCY We invite visual artists (of all disciplines), writers, arts managers, and researchers/curators Read More »
  • Ibed Surgana Yuga

    Ibed Surgana Yuga

    Ibed Surgana Yuga was born in a traditional Balinese farming family, 14 August 1983. He has been living in Yogyakarta, Java since 2003 to complete his theatre direction study in the Theatre Department of the Indonesia Arts Institute of Yogyakarta. In Read More »
  • Lucy Marinkovich

    Lucy Marinkovich

    Lucy Marinkovich is a Wellington (NZ) based professional contemporary dancer, choreographer, and the founder of multi-disciplinary performance collective the Borderline Arts Ensemble. Lucy choreographs regularly for Footnote New Zealand Dance Company and is a guest tutor at the New Zealand Read More »
  • Pitchaya Ngamcharoen

    Pitchaya Ngamcharoen

    Pitchaya Ngamcharoen is Thai artist based in Chiang Mai and Bangkok. As an animal spirit, Pitchaya has always been drawn to her own species — non-human. Her artistic process usually involves animals and human participants to create a form of Read More »