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.
Rimbun Dahan hosts a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work.
Rimbun Dahan’s 14-acre garden is a valuable collection of plants indigenous to Southeast Asia, including many tropical forest hardwoods and some specimens of species now extinct in the wild.
- Visual artist Syed Fakaruddin is undertaking a 2-month residency at Rimbun Dahan from September to November 2020. During his residency, he is developing a series of works exploring the three layers of landscape painting: background, middleground and foreground. Each layer has a different expression and technique, depending on mood, memory and the residency environment.... Read more »
- Malaysian dance artists Silver Yee and Chloe Tan are in residence at Rimbun Dahan for a month in October-November 2020, working on bringing themselves back into the present through moving, while journaling to document their daily practices.... Read more »
- Writer and publisher Tan Dee May is working on Volumes 4 and 5 of her magazine Plates while in residence at Rimbun Dahan, as well as gathering energy and inspiration for future stories.... Read more »
- Visual and performing artist Tan Lay Heong creates installation art and shadow play performances using upcycled materials. During her residency at Rimbun Dahan, she is using natural materials found in her surroundings to create a new shadow play about the energy of nature.... Read more »
- Above: Shorea hemsleyana flowering magnificently at Rimbun Dahan. Over the MCO, we have cleared some of the trees at the front of the garden in Rimbun Dahan where we had too many duplicate species, to provide more space and light... Read more »