7 to 16 July 2017

Kuching, Sarawak

A 10-day feast for the senses!

Music | Art | Film | Craft | Culture | Talk | Fashion | Photography | Food


Events are free-for all unless stated otherwise. Pre-registration may be required for selected events with capacity limitations.

A prelude to the renowned three-day Rainforest World Music Festival, the Rainforest Fringe Festival will bring attention to Sarawak’s rich indigenous arts and culture.

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Highlights



Talk

The Alfred Wallace Talk

A talk on the life and work of British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, a man highly regarded for his influential writings on evolutionary theory and natural selection based on his scientific research in Sarawak.

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Exhibition + Talk

Jimmy Nelson’s Before They Pass Away

This exhibition showcases portraits captured by Jimmy Nelson, a visual chronicler raising awareness about the lives of indigenous people and their culture practices.

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Exhibition

Ch’ien Lee’s Photographic Works

The untamed lands of the rainforest and its inhabitants are the evocative subjects of photographer Ch’ien Lee’s collection.

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Exhibition

K. F. Wong’s Documentation

The brilliance of Sarawak and its people in the early years are expertly photographed by legendary identity, K. F. Wong.

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Concert

Sada Kamek : Music of Sarawak

Rainforest Fringe Festival’s own live music concert featuring:
Dayang Nurfaizah • Noh Salleh • Tony Eusoff • Nading Rhapsody • At Adau • Pete Kallang • Alena Murang • Mathew Ngau

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Fashion Gala

Sarawak : Theatre of Clothes

A fashion gala featuring Asian-inspired designs by some of the region’s top couturiers

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And more



EXHIBITIONS

Raphael Scott Ahbeng

A master of Sarawak’s natural landscapes

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EXHIBITIONS

Alena Murang

An artist, musician, dancer and visual artist

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EXHIBITIONS

Kendy Mitot

An artist from the indigenous Bidayuh tribe

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EXHIBITIONS

Berawan 1955

Displaying prints of panels from the ceiling of the Court House dating back to 1955

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EXHIBITIONS

Textile Tales of Pua Kumbu : The Sacred Journey

A textile exhibition showcasing the finest silk ikats of the Iban weavers of Rumah Garie

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ART INSTALLATIONS

OH! Rainforest

A whimsical, kaleidoscopic evergreen wonderland

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ART INSTALLATIONS

Spencer Byles

One-of-a-kind organic sculptures define the artistry of Spencer Byles. His outdoor exhibition will amaze his audience as he uses the rainforest as his canvas.

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MARKET

Craft and Vintage Market

A mélange of exceptional products and handicrafts reflecting the soul of the rainforest will be presented at our market. From handwoven bags made using eco-friendly materials to contemporary clothes made from traditional textiles, there will be something for everyone!

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SCREENINGS

Week-long film screenings – rainforest documentaries and films

From blockbusters to road trip documentaries, to some the rainforest is a setting for adventure, horror and romance whilst to others it is ‘home’. Be moved by the hold the rainforest has had on our psyche in one way or another.

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TALK

Charles Hose

Numerous Bornean species of amphibians, birds and mammals were named after Charles Hose. This talk informs the public about the beloved colonial administrator, ethnologist, and zoologist.

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TALK

The Healing Forest


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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Forgotten Sounds


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