Saturday, December 10, 2011
If Batik is your cup of tea and you would like to know more about this art-form or craft or if you are in the Batik business, the Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition (KLIB) 2011 held at the KL Convention Centre may be up your alley.
Inaugurated in 2005, people from various fields – artists, designers, students, lecturers, people in the batik and handicrafts industry, batik enthusiasts and aficionados have been attending this Exhibition, which has a wide array of batik fashion and products. You won't want to miss this once-a-year Batik extravaganza for the chance to pick up a beautiful batik piece of art - a batik shirt, dress or kaftan for yourself, batik art to decorate your home with or other batik souvenirs to bring home as gifts for friends and loved ones.
DATE AND TIME:
KLIB Convention 2011
9th - 10th Dec 2011:
10:30am - 6:00pm
KLIB Exibition 2011
9th - 11th Dec 2011:
10:30am - 5:00pm
The exhibition is open to the public and trade at all times.
Minors of 16 years and below will NOT be admitted. All visitors must be in proper business attire. The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to those deemed inappropriately dressed.
List of selected speakers for 2011
1. Mr. Ray Pierotti - surface design for painters, weavers, textile designers and interior & architectural designers - USA
2. Mr. Alexsey Zaytsev - The connection of the variety of technics in art works of batik - Azerbaijan
3. Ms. Miyoko Kawahito - Ori-nui Shibori (Folded and Stitched Tie-dyeing) Technique using Awa Natural Indigo- Japan
4. Ms. Lee Creswell - Creating a batik using Cold Liquid Wax and Seaweed Solution - UK
5. Ms. Monika Salva - batik-diversified textures of wax in contemporary textiles -India
More international speakers..
1. Prof. Dato' Najib Dawa - Malaysia Batik
2. Prof. Madya Khairul Aidil Azlin - Enhancement of Batik Indigenous Design Through Indigenous Knowledge
3. Dr. Nazlina Shaari - Environment Friendly Mordant for Natural Dyeing Process in Batik
4. Mr. Edric Ong - Asian Textiles in world fashion
5. Mr. Eddie Yap - From canting to textural brush strokes to shibat (shibori+batik)
Visit the Kuala Lumpur International Batik (KLIB) Convention & Exhibition 2011 website for more information.