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Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Kebun Rupa, as viewed from Kebun Rasa
Kebun Rupa MGTF (Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah) USM  (Universiti Sains Malaysia) is finally ready, after 3 years of vibrating in a lingering quantum state. It was initiated by its first Artist-in-Residence, Najjar Musawwir from the USA last year in 2011. It is currently occupied informally by Shamsul Bahari, a local Penang artist. Other than residency, Kebun Rupa is currently utilized for small scale tutorial and consultation space.

Kebun Rupa is a space for multi-dimensional paths to garden the mind through trans-disciplinary engagements in visual culture, cultural studies, cybernetic and new media paradigm, mind studies, quantum physic, Eastern metaphysic, alternative healing and sustainability. 

Kebun Rupa provides studio space, video editing concolse, video art library of USM Video Art Collection, mini library primarily on new media and electronic art, mini lecture, seminar and tutorial space, private consultation space, guest lounge, a mini pantry and a washroom/toilet. 

Kebun Rupa is located just across the office block of the Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia (MGTF USM). It is also surrounded by a natural setting, on a majestic and historical hill, a stone throw away from USM Eco-hub, Global Archaeological Research Centre and Durian Valley (mini jungle). It is just a walking distance from USM's Guest Houses, a restaurant, a futsal field, and a majestic view of the iconic Penang bridge and Straits of Penang. 

Kebun Rupa is driven by the spirit of unveiling and experiencing the infinite creative manifestations of the working of the Supreme Intelligence. Kebun Rupa humbly welcomes those with likewise spirit, propelled by abundance of love, joy and happiness.

Kebun Rupa is now working with NAFA's Jogjakarta and LAVAA  Langkawi on a series of residency program for creative individuals.

For pictures, click

Blessed souls who have stirred some good ripples at Kebun Rupa:

March 2012 

1. Noor Azizan Paiman (Lecturer, visual artist, now doing his Phd at USM)
2. Raja Shahriman (Visual artist) and wife Mala
3. Bibi Chew (Lecturer and Head of Foundation Studies), MIA KL 
4. Lily (lecturer at MIA) 
5. CEO of Malaysian Institute of Art (forgot her name!)
6. Kelvin Chuah (Phd student USM)

April 2012

1. Ema (Masters student UNIMAS)
2. Leila Tehrani (Masters student USM just graduated) 
3. Nor Zaidi (Phd student USM)

April 2012 onwards :

1. Stella Chong (Masters student USM)
2. Assoc. Prof. Omar Bidin (Dean, School of the Arts USM)
3. Yusuf Bakar (Senior Cultural Officer, USM)
4. Tengku Sabri (Visual artist/lecturer MMU)
5. Musrizal (Curator, National Art Gallery)
6. Hasmi Hashim 
7. Azizi (LAVAA)
8. Badrul (Penang businessman)
9. Anuar (Yayasan Islam Pulau Pinang)
10.Nazli Aziz (Galeri Chandan)
11.International exchange students at USM
12.1st. year, New Media Technology students, USM.
13.Final year Fine Art students, USM.
14.Prof. Zakaria Ali (UPSI) and wife
15.Assoc. Prof. Suhaimi (UPSI)

For related links :

Initiation of Kebun Rupa


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