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PeterHarris(19232009)
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PeterBartonHaroldHarris,seminalfounderoftheWednesdayArtGroup(WAG)in1952,passed
awayon14March2009.TheWednesdayArtGroupcountedamongstitsmembersPatrickNgKah
Onn,DzulkifliBuyong,CheongLaiTongaswellasSyedAhmadJamal,whoaremodernartpioneers
inMalaya.
ReadinganoldWAGcatalogue/annualreportIfoundinamustycorneroftheVWFAresourceroom
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library,Iwasstruckbythehumilityoftheirtone.Mostoftheearlymembersreceivednoformalart
training,theirunschooledapproachtoartwasdrivenpurelybypassionandpersonalinterest.This
muchwasemphasisedinthewrittenliterature.
PeopledroppedinandoutofPeterHarrisswednesdayartclasses,manyweredabblersbutofthose
thatstuckaround,anumberofthemhavebecomerecognisablefiguresinthehistoryofmodernartin
Malaysia.Tellsusquiteabitaboutwhatcantranspirewithalotofzealthrownin,doesntit?
ClickherefortributearticlewrittenbyOoiKokChuen.
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vincentsays
19/03/20091:52PM
ithinkthiswasthedudewhointroducedthatvegetablesprintingexercisewealldidinschool.
stuffoflegends!

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adminsays
19/03/20091:59PM
ohmygod!Waaaayyycoool.Thisisarealgem,man!Ialwayslovethose.Myfavouriteislotus
roots!

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adminsays
19/03/20095:52PM
ithinkthiswasthedudewhointroducedthatvegetablesprintingexercisewealldidinschool.
Howdoyouknowthisdeliciousbitoftrivia???
Weshoulddoapostonallthethingswehadtodoinartclassinschoolremember:
Thebeandecoratedjar:coverajarwithalayerofplasticine,thenstickallkindsofbeansonit
tomakeapattern
Thecandlebatik:dripwaxontoasheetofpaper,coverwithpaint,thendripmorewaxand
thenanotherlayerofpaint,andsoonuntilyourehappy.Scrapeoffthewax,voila!
Thescratchydrawing:colourasheetofpaperwithrandomcoloursofwaxcrayon.Then
colourthethecolouredpaperentirelywithblackoilpastelcrayon.Scratchtheoilpastellayer
withasharpinstrumenttomakeadrawingthatrevealsthecoloursbeneath.

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Memmmmmories.
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vincentsays
19/03/20097:17PM
somethingilearnedfrommyarthistoryteacher.shehadadrawingofacowhedid.veryiconic
cow.alwayssmiling.bigeyes.domrmighthaveseenitinkbsmtextbooks.

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EeLenesays
05/05/20091:09PM
Hiall,
ArtSalon@Seni(managedbyTheArtGallery)willbeorganisingamemorialexhibitionasa
tributetoPeterHarris,whobecameaniconintheannalsofMalaysianArt
Thedurationofhisexhibitionisfrom10Juneto28August2009,from10am6pmdaily(except
forpublicholidays)
Anyinquiries,pleasecontact0126041434.

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