Before going to this event, I try to search for the event details, yes I know that this is a part of the big What About Kuching festival that is going on at the moment, and yes there are bit and pieces of information uploaded on social media. However, I just cannot imagine the flow of the program.
After a visit to Indah House on the 1st day of the event, I can conclude that the Art Street Kuching consists of 3 distinct program.
1st one is the Ruangseni, a mini-gallery with artworks, photography and short film screenings. The mini-gallery takes place at Indah House, Upper China Street, Kuching. The gallery is open to public from 22nd to 28th October 2018.
Short Film Screenings
2nd is the Street Theatre, which only takes place on 21st and 27th October 2018, from 7pm to 9pm. Artist performing include:
|"Nikal Pulai" by Ardilla Latif, Walid Ali, Qawiem Hamiza.*|
|“River” by the ‘Talents and the Performing Art Centre’*|
|"Wanderer" by Derek Kho*|
*Information and photos from https://www.facebook.com/artstreetkch/
Upper China street will be closed to give way for Street Theatre show.
Last but not least is the Sketch Hunt 2018. This program is organised by Urban Sketchers Kuching. Here, a group of 2-4 team members will be given a set of question and they need to go around within walking distant to search and sketch the answer on the papers that were provided to them.
Sketch Hunt is an interesting program that can be developed into something bigger like the Heritage Run. I am sure many would love to join this activity if it was promoted well and with lower entry fees maybe. This time, they are charging RM60 per team. Personally I think the prize is not a major factor; by joining this hunt, you will get to discover more about the history of our beloved city - Kuching.
Sketch Hunt registration counter at Indah House Kuching.
Art Street Kuching in Upper China Street is an art-oriented community experience in-conjunction with What About Kuching Festival. What About Kuching 2018, a 1-month-long festival, is a celebration of arts, culture and lifestyle.
For info on the festival, do visit https://aboutkuching.com/