Rub’ A Paint “From Rubber Trees to Art Gallery” Exhibiton

An exhibition to promote the development of Getah Colour with the collaboration with the National Art Gallery was held on 5 June 2018 with 85 works of art are exhibited from 17 artists. The exhibition, Rub’ A Paint “From Rubber Trees to Art Gallery” is open to public until 24 June 2018. This event was officiated jointly by YBhg. Professor Dato’ Dr Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa, Director General of National Art Gallery with YBhg. Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor, Director General of Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB).

The development of Getah Colour by MRB presents an innovative product, set to become the world’s newest painting material for visual arts. 30 percent of its composition comprises latex, and this natural rubber-based paint is environmentally friendly as opposed to acrylic and oil paints, which are petroleum-based. Although slightly different in texture from that of acrylic, watercolour or oil colour, natural rubber-based paint has several advantages as an ideal material to be utilised by children and amateurs in a learning environment.

The MRB is committed to continuous improvement and enhancement of this product, while attempting the development of other related products including mural paint as well as a prototype paint formulation with adhesive qualities. These efforts will serve to expand the application of natural rubber, while spurring greater economic growth in line with potential commercialisation of the Getah Colour range of products.

Director General of MRB signing on the iPad to officiate the opening of the exhibition

Artist Ajis Mohamad giving a brief explanation regarding his work of art

Director General of MRB and National Art Gallery with the artist that participated in the exhibition