Date: 30 Sept – 12 Oct 2009 Venue: Galeri Chandan, Bukit Damansara
“I miss him so much”
Five small words that together, tell a heart-wrenching story of a mother who has lost a beloved son. A son who thought there was no other avenue for him to take, except to give his beating, living soul to the one who gave him life, so she and others he loved might find their way out of the predicament they were in.
I Miss Him So Much
Five words that stand for hope and promise of a better future, through the provision of school boarding facilities for the children of rural Sabah. Words that demonstrate the collective will, compassion and care of those who seek a better life not just for themselves, but for those less privileged than they. Words that say, “Never again.”
Asrama Donni is a hostel currently under construction in Kiulu, Sabah that will house 100 students so they don’t have to walk daily through the jungle for up to 4 hours to get to school. This art sale is one of several initiatives to raise the RM251,000 that is needed to complete the hostel. It stands for one less concern that the underprivileged rural students of Kiulu, Sabah need to face; a stronger foothold that they can stand on to face the challenges of their lives tomorrow. Works from celebrated Malaysian artists including Awang Damit, Fauzin Mustafa, Wong Seng Tong, Romli Mahmud, Rafiee Ghani, MATAHATI, Fauzul Yusri and Jasmine Kok will be sold to help raise funds for Asrama Donni.
For its part, Galeri Chandan will host the artwork and donate all proceeds due to the gallery towards the construction and completion of Asrama Donni.