Growing up, I have been told time and time again that I should not care what others think.  However, I’m willing to make an exception this one time, because I’m curious to know what’s on your mind after you’ve paid for tickets for ‘Contoh’.

This week is your last chance to check out some thought-provoking art installations on display in Sengkurong.


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The three-person exhibition is being held at the Creative Space Gallery in Sengkurong. (Be sure to take the stairs up to 6B. It’s located at the same block as Homeselect Furniture and Hot Point Restaurant. The building is just opposite of the main entrance of SKH Supermarket.)

Ian Chan Yasmin Jaidin Faiq Airudin Contoh

Ian Chan (right) with Yasmin Jaidin and Faiq Airudin. (Photos courtesy of Creative Space Gallery)

The three people involved in this exhibition are Faiq Airudin, Yasmin Jaidin and Ian Chan, who made his debut in the Brunei art scene during the “45/7: Alinea” (pronounced as 45 past 7) in December 2019.

Earlier this week, the Neue team sat down with Osveanne Osman, the Manager and Curator of Space Art Gallery & Studio in Brunei, to learn more about the ‘Contoh’ exhibition, which has been extended until this Sunday (August 9).

So what’s the significance of ‘Contoh’ exhibition?

Well, according to Ian, it’s being able to talk about key issues in society that people easily overlook in their busy lives.

“Art becomes a medium for exchanging ideas and to open up cemented opinions,” he said in a telephone interview with Neue.

Yasmin Jaidin Contoh

Yasmin Jaidin poses besides her art installation titled ‘Titih’. (Photo: Neue/Azaraimy)

To purchase tickets for the ‘Contoh’ exhibition, drop a DM to @creative.space.brunei via Instagram.

Keep in mind the last day of the exhibition will be this Sunday (August 9), so be sure to secure your tickets as soon as possible.