Founder

Founder of Kamal Arts Limited

A brief biography
Kamal Dollah
 (b.1967) is a Singaporean artist who specialise in batik painting and caricature drawings. Kamal completed his diploma in graphic design at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) in 1993. He was actively involved in the local art scene and returned to Nafa in 2007 for sabbatical to attain his Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Practice from the University of Huddersfield (UK), with a thesis entitled ‘Innovating Tradition – Batik Painting in Contemporary Art Practice’.

Kamal’s Artshop was established in 2008 to train and provide employment to artists in the art-education and entertainment industry. Kamal Arts Limited a non-profit entity was formed in 2014 for a more effective outreach in bringing art to the community.

Artisan of the year award 2019 award winner conferred by The Rotary Club of Singapore for outstanding contribution to the arts and community service. Record holder of three artistic feats in the Singapore Book of Records. A Distinct member of the International Society of Caricature Artist and speaker at International Society for Education through Arts (UNESCO).

Education
Master of Art, Contemporary Practice – University of Huddersfield; UK, 2007
Diploma, Graphic Design – Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts; Singapore, 1993

Affiliation/Membership
The International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA) a non-governmental organization and official partner of UNESCO – Member since 2018
International Society of Caricature Artists (ISCA) – Member since 2007
Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (An association for Malay Artists in Singapore) – President 2002-2006, 2014-2018

Profession
Founder and Principal artist of a non-profit art company – Kamal Arts Ltd, 2014 – present
Master Caricaturist of a professional caricature Studio – Cartoon.SG, 2008 – present
Proprietor of graphic design firm – Bob Associates Design Consultants, 1994 – 2006

Past Teaching Experience
National Institute of Education, NTU. Batik painting elective, 2014 – 2019
UniSIM. Associate faculty and exam writer for SST Multimedia, 2008 – 2014
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Part-time lecturer, 1994 – 2008

Teaching Training
Essentials of Teaching and Learning; National Institute of Education (NTU), 2015
Working and Facilitating the Learning of Children with Special Needs in Arts; Social Services Institute, 2016
Advance Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA); Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, 2018
Teaching The Arts in an Early Childhood Environment; SEED Institute, 2019

Kamal Dollah’s Art Portfolio

Bricks Wearing Kamal, 2006
Installation Art of Batik painting and bricks, variables sizes.
Todak, 2012
Installation Art of Batik painting on bamboo with timbre base, variable sizes. Commissioned by national Arts Council.
Gelora (Turbulent), 2014
Batik, 200 x 170 cm
Passion Paradise, 2017
Batik, 120 x 100 cm
School of Todak, 2018
Batik, 100 x 100 cm
Orang-Orang, 2019
Installation Art of Batik Paintings, variable sizes.
Commissioned by National Arts Council
Longest Community Batik at 550 meter.
Singapore Book of Records
Commissioned by Wisma Geylang Serai and Singapore Art Week 2020

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