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.


  • Jennifer Tyers

    Jennifer Tyers

    Australian visual artist Jennifer Tyers has been resident at Rimbun Dahan for three months, painting the grounds with a particular interest in the various plants and trees. Read More »
  • ‘Oriented’ by Joanna Gambotto at Hotel Penaga

    ‘Oriented’ by Joanna Gambotto at Hotel Penaga

    On 30 January 2015, Australian painter Joanna Gambotto will share her works from her 3-month residency at Hotel Penaga in George Town, Penang. Read More »
  • Introducing Syar, New Arts Manager at Rimbun Dahan

    Introducing Syar, New Arts Manager at Rimbun Dahan

    Rimbun Dahan has recently hired Syar to be our new arts manager, working part time to provide support for our resident artists, document our visual arts collection, and organise more programs and events. Welcome, Syar! Read More »
  • Dancing in Place 2015

    Dancing in Place 2015

    Dancing up a tree. On a sculpture. Underwater. Underground. Dancing in Place 2015 is a weekend of site-specific contemporary dance works at Rimbun Dahan, free for the family to enjoy, on 31 January and 1 February, 3-6.30pm. Read More »
  • Khairani Barokka

    Khairani Barokka

    Indonesian writer, poet and indisciplinary artist Khairan Barokka is in residence at Rimbun Dahan for six months, working on writing projects as well as using text in mixed media works. Read More »