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About

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).

Residencies

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

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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.

News

  • Open Call: Year-Long Residency for Malaysian Visual Artists 2017

    Open Call: Year-Long Residency for Malaysian Visual Artists 2017

    Rimbun Dahan is now accepting applications for a year-long residency from January to December 2017 for visual artists from Malaysia. We have hosted year-long residencies from 1994 up to the end of 2013, and have seen Malaysian artists use their Read More »
  • Grace Blake

    Grace Blake

    Grace Blake is a visual artist working between Canberra and Sydney. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts in printmaking and drawing with a Bachelor of Arts art history from ANU. Her fascination with the virtual landscape manifests Read More »
  • Soraya Abidin

    Soraya Abidin

    Soraya Abidin (b. 1971) is a textile artist based in Sydney, Australia. The subjects and materials she uses to create her works are born of a love for the Primitive and Spiritual practices within her Malay cultural heritage. Soraya embroiders in Read More »
  • Irwan Sofwan

    Irwan Sofwan

    Irwan Sofwan is a poet and writer from Indonesia. His biography is written below in his mother tongue with a rough translation appended after: Irwan lahir dan tinggal di Serang, Banten – Indonesia. Karya-karyanya terdapat dalam beberapa buku antologi puisi bersama, Read More »
  • Doni Maulistya

    Doni Maulistya

    Doni Maulistya (b. 1987 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia) is an artist with an educational background in photography. He studied documentary photography through workshops such as Angkor Photography Workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia (2009) and Foundry Photo Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey (2010). He’s also made Read More »