Categories: Life & ArtsNews

TAR UMT collaborates with MIROS and BKR for inspiring road safety art exhibition

It showcases a total of 800 artworks selected from 346 participants, 51 countries and five continents

by AZALEA AZUAR

TUNKU Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology (TAR UMT) has partnered with the Malaysian Road Safety Research Institute (MIROS) and Balai Kartun Rossem (BKR) to unveil the International Cartoon Exhibition: Towards Safer Roads 2023.

The exhibition showcases a total of 800 artworks selected from 346 participants, 51 countries and five continents. Out of these, only 70 artworks have been printed and are on physical display.

It is taking place at the university’s V Gallery in Block V from Nov 29 to Dec 13.

According to TAR UMT president Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei, the artwork aims to raise awareness about road safety.

“Cartoons have a remarkable ability to capture our attention, evoke emotions and communicate complex messages in a simple, yet impactful way. 

“This exhibition aims to leverage this power to educate the TAR UMT community and the public,” she said during her speech.

Meanwhile, MIROS DG Dr Siti Zaharah Ishak said this exhibition would not have been possible without the help of cartoonist Rosidi Semail who is mostly known by Rossem.

MIROS’ mission focuses on incorporating science and art in road safety interventions, and the MIROS art cluster has successfully implemented various artistic approaches over the past three years.

TAR UMT and MIROS have continued their successful collaboration since 2022, focusing on road safety through video projects.

These projects have improved students’ journalism and digital skills, leading to a renewed collaboration for the second year in a row.

Zukri

Recent Posts

Siam Paragon and renowned pop artist Philip Colbert celebrate Thai New Year with vibrant ‘Songkran Lobster Wonderland’

BANGKOK, April 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Siam Paragon, a 'World-class shopping destination' and a top-of-mind…

1 hour ago

Flash News: OKX Wallet Integrates with Firefly, Enhancing Web3 Social Experience

SINGAPORE, April 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- OKX, a leading Web3 technology company, today announced the integration…

6 hours ago

KuCoin Announces a Monumental $20 Million Gratitude Airdrop for Its Loyal Community

VICTORIA, Seychelles, April 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- KuCoin, a global leader in the cryptocurrency exchange…

7 hours ago

Sydney mall attacker identified, ‘nothing’ to suggest terror motive

SYDNEY – Australian police have identified a 40-year-old man who suffered from mental illness as…

11 hours ago

Iran launches unprecedented strikes on Israel, opening wider conflict

JERUSALEM – Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel Saturday, the Israeli…

11 hours ago

Statement by the Prime Minister on the attacks by the Iranian regime against Israel

OTTAWA, ON, April 13, 2024 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following…

12 hours ago