Those familiar with Wei-Ling Gallery at Jalan Scott will find a certain resemblance in her new space at Gardens Mall, Mid Valley. To echo the pre-war setting of the flagship gallery in Brickfields, Wei-Ling Contemporary utilises Peranakan antique doors and tall customised grills to provide a sense of modern warehouse feel. The design is specially crafted by local architect Lim Cho-Wei.
We love the idea of an art gallery in a shopping mall. It’s more accessible to the public to appreciate art – a subject that’s commonly misunderstood as intimidating and overly sophisticated. Wei-Ling Contemporary is minimally designed so that the attention is all on the featured artworks. Think of this as a studio museum – the vast room enables arbiters to view art in a less constricted space. We heard that Wei-Ling may be organising talks by artists and professionals on topics such as art investment, and contemporary art. This may just be the chance for you to start an art collection.