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Creative Mission, Creative Attack ArtCamp 2013

Saturday, 14th December 2013 | Leith Street Penang
ArtCamp 2013

This year, the Art-Attack themed ArtCamp will be filled with exciting and fun challenges that brings out the inner creative soul in you! Open to students aged 13-19 years old.
Come and experience our annual ArtCamp that promises to expand your artistic horizons through our series of activities and competition.
Register through post, in person or email to equator.academy.art@gmail.com latest by 6th December 2013 to avoid disappointment! See you there!
For more info, please visit our blog link


NAFA 75th Anniversary Art Exhibition 2013

Sunday, 24th November 2013 | Leith Street Penang
NAFA 75th Anniversary Art Exhibition 2013

NAFA celebrating 75 years of art education this year, the organiser NAFA Alumni Association Malaysia and co-organiser Equator Academy of Art hold the art exhibition together at Equator Art Gallery, 7 Leith Street on 24th till 30th November 2013. The objective is to highlight the active and vital contributions of the diverse and dynamic talents of NAFA's alumni to our society and to explore current local art from the perspective of the art practices of these outstanding 54 artists.

Among the 54 artists are Cultural Medallion recipients Tan Kian Por, Chan Chang How, Chan Yong Song, Chew Choo, Chiew Shuey Fook, Khan Siong Ann, Koeh Sia Yong, Lee Boon Wang, Lee Choo Kee, Low Hai Hong, Low Puay Hua, Sim Pang Liang, Tan Chin Soon, Tan Kee Sek, Teo Kim Liong, from Malaysia Alumni are Chan Chiow Teng, Cheah Thien soong, Cheah Xi Ming, Chia Hoy Sai, Chia Wai See, Chow Keong Soo, Chow Kok Seong, Chua Chay Hwa, Chuah Kooi Yong, Goh Ah Peng, Goh Yee, Heng Eow Lin, Hon Peow, Hong Poh Giok, Kee Siyu Lian, Keng Seng Choo, Khang Howe Ket, Khoo Boon Seng, Khor Seow Hooi, Lau Moa Seng, Leong Mee Kum, Leong Mee Lan, Lim Kim Hai, Lim Siew Hoon, Loke Gee Chian, Loo Foh Seng, Ny Ee Sen, Tan Chong Long, Tan Pek Cheng, Tan Szk Yaw, Tan Theon Song, Tham Peng Choon, Tiong Yiong Ching, Wong Kean Choon, Wong Miau Yong, Wong Nai Chin, Yee Eng Hin, Yee Sze Fook and Yong Khek Cheong.


Equator's Convocation 2013

Sunday, 17th November 2013 | Grand Ballroom, Traders Hotel, Penang
Equator Convocation 2013

The Convocation will be held on Sunday, 17th November 2013 at Traders Hotel with hundred of graduates from 7 disciplines in art & design field.


1st Prize Golden Achievement Awards 2013 Ceremony

Sunday, 29th September 2013 | Han Chiang College, Penang
Han Chiang College Golden Achievement Awards 2013

Congratulations to 3D Animation student Kelly Ong Suok Teng won the 1st Prize in the Best Animation category at the recently held Golden Achievement Awards 2013 organised by Han Chiang College. Her solo entry title "Revenge Boy" an animated sequence, is about robots rising up against humanity after being mistreated by them. Her digitally animated work beat out entries from other colleges and universities to bag the 1st Prize, trophy, certificate and MYR1,000.00.


Beauty & Warm - Fashion Runway by 17 students

Sunday, 29th September 2013 | All Seasons Place, Penang
Beauty Expo 2013 Fashion Show

The departmental 17 fashion students put up their latest fashion runway at All Seasons Place to make you beauty and warm for this winter collections, the Beauty Expo 2013 event was organised by Impress Group and collaboration with the Make-up Artists and Professional Model Agancy


Arts Kacang Class 108 Graduation Showcase 2013

Friday-Sunday, 23rd-25th August 2013 | Moral Uplifting Society, Penang
Arts Kacang Graduation Showcase 2013

The showcase are from 5 design departments - Graphic & Multimedia Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design Technology, Digital 3D Animation and Fine Art.
For more information please visit their official website - link attached


Digista Teens 2013 in the making

Thursday, 22nd August 2013 | Penang
ABU Digista Teens 2013

We welcome the RTM crew from KL to Equator for a one week video shooting of our animation students working on their projects.


Join Nippon Young Designer Award 2013

Wednesday, 14th August 2013 | Amoy Lane, Penang
Nippon Young Designer Award 2013

Push design boundaries for a greener and brighter tomorrow. Be part of the 2013 Nippon Paint Young Designer Award to prove you have what it takes to evoke emotions through interior and architecture design.
Prizes awaits you, for more information can refer to their official website - link attached.


TropFest 2013

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 | Amoy Lane, Penang
TropFest 2013

An introduction to Asean Short Film by speaker Ms.Lisa Case.


Malaysia Youth Creative Awards 2013, 1st Runner-Up

Saturday, 3rd August 2013 | PenangPAC, STRAITS QUAY, Penang
Youth Creative 2013

Congratulation to 1st year animation class 123 students Tan Chee Wei, Teoh Jun Xiong and Hoong Jian Hua for winning 1st Runner-Up. Creatively produced an interesting pixelation animation title "2nd Chance". It's a Public Awareness Short Film of drink and drive issue.


Penfurnex Interior Design Competition 2013

Friday, 19th July 2013 | PISA, Penang
Penfurnex Design Awards 2013

Congratulation to 2nd year students Suki Chong, Choo Lin Hooi, Lee Liang Long and Chan Hoong Ching of 2nd & 3rd Prize Winners in Malaysia Penfurnex Interior Design Competition 2013 recently, the annual event was organised by Penang Furniture Manufacturers and Dealers Association.


Archidex 2013 Study Trip

Saturday, 22nd June 2013 | Kuala Lumpur
Archidex 2013


ID & Arch Departmentals Organised Study Trip 2013

Friday, 21st June 2013 | Melaka
Interior Design & Architectural Department Study Trip 2013


Intro to Heritage and Conservation Workshop

Saturday, 27th April 2013 | Royal Hotel, Penang
George Town World Heritage Inc Workshop 2013

This Introductory Workshop covers the BASICS of what you need to know when you are going to restore, repair and look after heritage buildings, especially in the Historic City of George Town, from an introduction to the city as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and overview of basic principles of conservation to explanations of the various technical stages. The workshop is organised by George Town World Heritage Inc.


Star Education Fair 2013

Saturday & Sunday, 23rd - 24th March 2013 | PISA, Penang
Star Education Fair 2013


Mercedes-Benz STYLO Fashion Awards 2013

Friday, 22nd March 2013 | ALOFT Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Tan Chun Yong

Congratulation to fashion student Tan Chun Yong of winning 2nd Runner-Up of Mercedes-Benz STYLO Emerging Designer of the Year 2013 recently in KL.
All the staff and lecturers of Equator would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners Tan Chun Yong for his effort.


MOU between Taylor's University & Equator Academy of Art

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
MOU Taylor's University


Digital Sculpture Workshop

Friday, 22nd February 2013 | Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
JMC Academy


FREE HPV Vaccination for Female Students

Wednesday, 16th January 2013 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Activities 2013

This year we started off with FREE HPV Vaccination program for our female students with the aim to protect women against cervical cancer. The program is under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and LPPKN (Lembaga Penduduk dan Pembangunan Keluarga Negara).


Welcome Class 133 New Student

Tuesday, 8th January 2013 | Leith Street Campus, Penang

Welcome to Class 133 New Equatorians, the students were greeted by friendly lecturer and start developing their creative potential in visual arts, and they were giving a chance to get to know each of their classmate.


Equator's "Doom & Gloom!!!" Artcamp 2012

Friday, 14th December 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Artcamp 2012

This year's "End of the World" themed event will be filled with chills and thrills that will scare and send shivers down your spine! Open to students aged 13-19 years old.
Experience a day of creative learning by exploring and expanding your artistic horizons through our series of activities and games. Register before 5th December 2012, we need your Help to Stop the monsters invasion!


Equator's Convocation 2012

Sunday, 2nd December 2012 | Grand Ballroom, Traders Hotel, Penang
Convocation 2012

The Convocation will be held on Sunday, 2nd December 2012 with hundred of graduates from 7 disciplines in our art & design field.


ABU Digista teens Project

Sunday, 25th November 2012 | RTM Station, Selangor
ABU Digista teens Project 2012

ABU Digista teens Project, it's a new kind of international image festival that allows teens from various regions of Asia to challenge movie productions and makes it fun to learn from each other, connecting with participating countries. ABU Digista teens is a co-produced TV program by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
This year's theme is "Life". Teens from 7 countries (Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia) challenge a one-minute movie production per team. Equator's animation student Lim Ee-Wei are representing Malaysia with his title "Oh Butterfly!".


25th Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, 25th November 2012 | Grand Ballroom, G-Hotel, Penang
25th Anniversary Celebration

Equator of Art and Design was founded in the year 1987. This year we celebrate our 25th Anniversary milestone with a series of programs and activities which encompass events related to lively art & design. These include academic events, workshops, and exhibitions.
The grand finale is the Anniversary Dinner at G-Hotel on the Sunday, 25th November 2012. A fashion show and series of exciting programs will be the highlights of the night.


Water Gives - Water Takes Art Competition

Friday, 23rd November 2012 | Goethe-Institut Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

5 Fine Art students Ahmad Zharif, Wu Pei Xian, Tan Jia Shin, Loo Jing Lin and Raydita Anggady participated in Goethe-Institut Malaysia organised Art Competition Water Gives - Water Takes from 15 July till 21 September 2012 in Kuala Lumpur recently.


Adobe Design Software Presentation For Class 123

Thursday, 22nd November 2012 | Equator Leith Street Campus, Penang
Adobe software for class 123

Congratulation again to Class 123 students for receiving their Adobe Creative Suite CS6 design softwares, included Adobe Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6, InDesign CS6, Flash CS6 and etc. The software presentation were presented by the Principal Dato' Chuah, VP Dr.Lim, Ms Tan and Ms Ong. This is the college initiative to encourage our students to use original softwares.


Tanjong Heritage 2012 Winners

Thursday, 8th November 2012 | Maya Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Tanjong Heritage 2012

Winners from Equator attended the Tanjong Heritage Awards Ceremony recently. The winners in the Charcoal/ Pencil/ Ink category are Lim Liong Keat (1st Prize). Other consolation prizes goes to Tan Shu Wei (Charcoal/ Pencil/ Ink), Khaw Chu Keat (Water Colour), Tan Jia Xuan (Print Making).
All the staff and lecturers of Equator would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners and participants for their effort.


Autodesk Panorama 2012 Finalist

Thursday, 8th November 2012 | Singapore
Autodesk Panorama 2012

Finalists from Equator attended a week Autodesk Panorama Bootcamp 2012 in Singapore recently. The winners are Lim Ee-Wei, Tan Sheng Khai and Jonathan Abel produced their 3D animation title "Robsolete" that give them a chance to exchange ideas, explore new skills and paid for by Autodesk, Singapore.
Robsolete Autodesk Panorama 2012 All the staff and lecturers of Equator would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners for their effort.


Congratulations to our shortlisted finalists of the AKPK Video Competition!

Tuesday, 6th November 2012 | YouTube.com
AKPK Video Competition

They need your help by voting for them in Youtube, every vote counts! Voting period is from 5 - 11 November 2012. Thank you.

This national competition aims to promote financial awareness amongst students and young adults. Agensi Kaunseling dan Pengurusan Kredit (AKPK) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Negara Malaysia.

"Change" by student Bailey Yan AKPK Video Competition
"Now and Then" by student Lee Zhe Lin AKPK Video Competition
"The Adventures of A Shopaholic" by student Tan Sheng Khai, Rynne Lee, Johnathan Abel AKPK Video Competition
"Never Too Late" by student Chor Yuh Shuan AKPK Video Competition


Then & Now Fashion Exhibition 2012

Saturday, 3rd - 10th November 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Then & Now Fashion Exhibition

The "Then & Now" Fashion Exhibition 2012 showcase fashion alumus fashion portfolio and their success in fashion industry. Featured work by Chuah Joo Lee, Xavier Lim, Stephanie Yeoh, Aden Yong, Mervin Ng, Josephine Wong, Ong Lai Mun, Chewwis Chew, Brian Goh, Jessie Khoo, Tang Chia Ying, Jasmine Quah, Natasha Tan and Others. Fashion Design enthusiasts are welcomed, the admission is Free.


Photography Exhibition 2012

Saturday, 22nd September 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Photography Exhibition 2012

The "Heritage & Exploration" Photography Exhibition 2012 brings a new angle from young photographers perspective of our Malaysian culture and our local environment scene. The exhibition will be officiated by YB Tuan Ong Khan Lee (Penang State Assemblyman for Kebun Bunga) on Saturday, 22nd September 2012 (10.30am) at Leith Street Art Gallery. Photography enthusiasts are welcomed, the admission is Free and refreshments will be served.


Ricardo Lecturer from Mexico

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Ricardo


Melvin Lecturer from Philippines

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Melvin


Giancarlo Lecturer from Italy

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Giancarlo


Jon Lecturer from England

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 | Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
Jon Kuiter


Freaky Fright Night - Halloween Party

Saturday, 27th October 2012 | Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
Halloween Party 2012


The "Stardom" Graduation Design Showcase 2012 - Class 098

Friday-Sunday, 7th - 9th September 2012 | Caring Society Complex, Penang
Graduation Design Showcase


Malaysia Youth Creative Awards 2012, 2nd Runner Up

Saturday, 23rd June 2012 | PenangPac, Straits Quay, Penang
Youth Creative Short Film Contest 2012

Congratulation to animation class 113 students Lau Siew Ling, Pang Chyi Wen, Goh Jia Mei, Boon Yan and Ong Souk Teng for winning 2nd Runner-Up. Creatively produced an interesting pixelation animation title "Are You A Phone Addict". It's a Public Awareness Short Film of our present and future generation in mobile social age.
Malaysia Youth Creative Awards 2012


Interior & Architectural Design Alumni Showcase 2012

Saturday, 30th June - 16th July 2012 | Leith Street Campus, Penang
Interior & Architectural Design Alumni Showcase 2012


RTM - Digista Teens reality Show filming at Equator

7th-20th May 2012 | Penang
RTM Reality Show Filming

Thank you all for your support and hard work! The 1st Season to be air on RTM2 at 10.30am every Sunday, starting from 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th June & 1st July 2012.


Interior Design Workshop 2012

Monday, 16th April 2012 | Amoy Lane Campus
Interior Design Workshop

From our partner University of Wolverhampton, facilitator by Ben Slater, that the workshop aims to develop awareness of the importance of conceptual thinking in design methodologies, enabling a deeper and more considered approach to design solutions. More than 70+ 2nd year interior students attended the workshop in kinaesthetic learning style. The workshop geared toward the creation of a physical model of furniture, using only regenerated or discarded material with the aim of stressing the ability to interpret and represent form and functions in a quick, easy and very effective way, to support concept generation and project proportion.


German Tiger Art Exhibition 2012

Saturday, 14th April 2012 | Malaysian-German Society, Penang
Student Exhibition

A group of Equator's Fine Art and 1st year students participating in the recent Malaysian-German Society organised titled "German Tiger Art Exhibition 2012". The art exhibition is one of the many cultural activities promoting Malaysian artists whose work is somehow connected to Germany. The Art Exhition open ceremony is officited by Dato' Chuah Kooi Yong.


Fashion Redefined - Fashion Show

Saturday, 7th & 14th April 2012 | Gurney Plaza, Penang
Fashion Show at Gurney Plaza

Yes this trend is for everyone, Equator's 13 fashion students hold their fashion collection showcase titled "Fashion Redefined" recently at Gurney Plaza. More than 40 outfits were showcase, you can find custom made fabric and plenty of range for everyone. And for those who are, they can rest assured knowing that any investment pieces, will be worthy investment in 2012 fashion trends.


Recruit New Talents from Rhythm & Hues Malaysia

Saturday, 7th April 2012 | Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang
Rhythm & Hues

Rhythm & Hues is a multiple Academy Award-winning global film production studio specializing in visual effects and computer animation for feature films and television commercials is here.


The "Score" Graduation Design Showcase 2012 - Class 093

Friday-Sunday, 6th - 8th April 2012 | Straits Quay Convention Centre, Penang
Graduation Design Showcase


Adobe Design Software Presentation For Class 118

Thursday, 29th March 2012 | Equator Leith Street Campus, Penang
Adobe software for class 118

Congratulation again to Class 118 students for receiving their Adobe Creative Suite CS5 design softwares, included Adobe Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, InDesign CS5, Flash CS5 and etc. The software presentation were presented by the Principal Dato' Chuah and VP Dr.Lim. This is the college initiative to encourage our students to use original softwares.


MOU between Hatyai University & Equator Academy of Art

Friday, 16th March 2012 | Hatyai University, Thailand
MOU with Hatyai Uni


Congratulation!

Saturday, 10th March 2012 | Times Square, Penang
Winner

Congratulation to our student Tan Zi Xing, 3rd Prize Winner of "My Dream Hero Design Contest 2012" recently.


Architecture Design Workshop by Prof. Dr.Roger Fay

Monday, 5th March 2012 | Equator Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
Architecture Workshop

Our partner University of Tasmania, Professor Dr.Roger Fay's gave the lecture and workshops for 2nd and 3rd year Architecture Students. His presents enhancing the quality of the architecture department and compliance with international standards.


Students Overjoyed to Receive RM200 Book Vouchers

Thursday, 19th January 2012 | Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
MyQuest 2011

Diploma students from Equator Academy of Art were delighted to receive their RM200 book vouchers from the Federal Government.
"The vouchers help the students lessen their burden in buying books and art materials" said the Principal Dato' Chuah at the presentation.


Congratulation!

Sunday, 15th January 2012 | Times Square, Penang
Competition

1st year students Doreen Lim Xhin Wei & How Chia Wei, both won Consolation Prize of participating the Lion Dance's Lion Head Design Competition 2012 during Chinese New Year Festival.


A Double Celebration for the Year 2012

Wednesday, 28th December 2011 | Amoy Lane Campus, Penang
MyQuest 2011

Equator Academy of Art was rated 4 Stars in Arts & Humanities and 4 Stars in Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction by Malaysian Quality Evaluation System (MyQuest) recently. It's a double happiness moment for everyone here at Equator to celebrate, where everyday is a little step towards achieving our goals to be a top rated education institution. Next year is also our 25th Anniversary in providing specialised art & design education. All the staff, lecturers and students of Equator would like to say Happy Happy New Year and have a fruitful year ahead. Thank You!