If there’s one word to describe the 3D artworks currently being exhibited at Ipoh’s Goddess of Mercy cave temple, it would be “clever”.
Judging from the unassuming entrance to the exhibition hall, one wouldn’t expect to encounter the fantasy that lies ahead.
However, skeptics have been urged to try out the sample art by the door, and most are convinced enough to proceed after taking a photograph with it.
Produced by artist Sunny Goh (Goh Ang Kuan) or more popularly known as Uncle Five, over a course of almost three months, this exhibition has been opened to be public since Jan 23, 2014, and will be on for at least one year.
There are two sections to the exhibition – one exhibition hall, and one cave. There are more than 40 pieces of art in the hall itself, with more in the cave.
The cave, which depicts an underwater life, may not offer much right now as it is a work in progress.
Visitors to this 3D art exhibition, the first in the country, have to use their imagination to really appreciate these interactive artworks.
One needs to look out of the box and not just look at these artworks on the surface. Some would require you to look left, right, and even upside down.
Once you have taken photographs of these art with a model, you will marvel at how amazing the mind of Uncle Five works.
It helps that there are photo samples on the side to teach visitors on the various poses to adopt to get the best out of the art.
Most of the art here require the photograph to be in portrait mode, but for the sake of uniformity for my blog, I am only enclosing those that were taken in landscape mode.
As you can see, the art pieces are rather close to one another, so cropping is compulsory.
I was informed that Uncle Five will from time to time refresh some of these artworks, so that visitors who have already checked out this exhibition, can come again and see a fresh perspective of 3D artworks.
As this 3D art exhibition has carefully incorporated local culture and delicacies, it is an avenue to promote tourism in Ipoh.
Be prepared to spend at least an hour here at the exhibition hall, and longer if you intend to visit the underwater world exhibition as well, which is presently incomplete. For further information, contact Ms. Mont at 012-5700426.
Adult – RM15
Child – RM10
Senior citizen – RM10
below 7 years and above 70 years old – free of charge
*Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Goddess of Mercy cave temple (Kwan Yin Tong).
Event: 3D Art Exhibition
Venue: Kuan Yin Tong, Ipoh
Date: from 23rd January, 2014
Time: 9am to 5pm daily (until 6pm on weekends)
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