Friday, 6 January 2017

PICC exhibition

As part of this festival, Fatimah Chik was invited to exhibited her batik and Shiboritik art works -

The setting up at Putrajaya International Convention  Centre -

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Shiboritik live on TV!

Fatimah Chik's live appearence on  TV3's  SELAMAT PAGI MALAYSIA  show :

Shiboritik is a technique that combines the resist methods of both Asian art of batik and the Japanese art of shibori. 

Shibori, although resists the penetration dyes by tying specific areas and using pressure on the fabrics, it is NOT simply tie and dye! The reason, being that there is a deliberate planning and calculation involved and various 'folding' and 'pressing' and tying techniques.

This video shows veteran artist, Fatimah Chik, giving a demonstration on the various forms of shibori. 

How batik is combined with shibori can be seen by observing the final art pieces where wax is applied to block out areas, re-dyed and re-applied in symmetrical alignment, which is Fatimah's forte!

She loves both batik and shibori and has pioneered a way to combine the both techniques into a coherent result. She currently owns the trademark for this technique.

Selamat Pagi Malaysia
Tetamu (guests)
i. Datuk Mohd Zubir Mohd Zain, Pengarah Kanan Bhg Rekaan dan Penyelidikan Kraftangan Malaysia
ii. Fatimah Chik, Artis Catan

Monday, 2 December 2013

Nukilan Jiwaku - Art Clinic & Shibori Workshop

A special workshop on Shibori - The Art of Dyeing was conducted by Fatimah Chik for special artists and their helpers (mainly mothers, friends, volunteers, Maybank staff). but as the chairman rightly said these are not people with disabilities but more, people with a special ability - they channel their energies and focus onto art to express themselves.

Special artists, their helpers, volunteers and instructors
Here, the participants were taught how to fold & tie a piece of cotton fabric in the way of Shibori.  Fatimah Chik began by mixing the dyes with volunteers. Pails of water were transported to this makeshift workshop area which will also be the location of the Nukilan Jiwa 2013 exhibition in mid December - a space formerly known as Maybank Gallery, in Menara Maybank, KL. This exhibition will showcase works by 22 artists with various physical & learning disabilities but are artistically inclined. This is following the success of last year's Nukilan Jiwa art exhibiiton 2012.

Participants were shown how to fold, roll, scrunch and tie pieces of cotton. These were then soaked in plain water for 10 mins for the water to permeate the fibres.  Then they were taken out, squeezed as dry as possible and then placed in a basin of catalyst. After 5 mins, they were removed from the basin with gloves and squeezed as dry as possible and then rinsed with plain water. This is repeated with the dyes in a similar manner.

Everyone was excited to see the outcome! These are some of the examples of the results they got :

Fatimah Chik with one of the participants, Lim Anuar (far left) and volunteers, ACG members

Lim Anuar, who has a hearing disability, paints in batik and is currently taking a Masters in Art from Universiti Malaya, under the tutelage of Fatimah Chik.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Al-Nidaa - Donation of artworks

A charity organisation called Al-Nidaa is raising funds for the building of a school and hostel to provide quality education at reasonable fees, with priority to underprivileged children who will be supported by the school itself.

Fatimah Chik is supporting this charity, which is close to her heart, by donating 10 of her artworks to the school. This includes pieces from her famed, Nusantara batik scroll and Sejadah series.

More details of painting sale

These pieces will be available for viewing at Al-Nidaa's Charity Dinner on 21 September 2013 at Shah Alam Convention Centre.

Piala Seri Endon 2013 - In the News

Friday, 21 December 2012

The Batik Art of Fatimah Chik

Here's a look at Fatimah Chik's career as 'batik artist'. Actually her works do also incorporate other forms of resist dyeing but her motifs are very local, very Asian. The very fact that she is not overseas-trained but had her art education in UTM (now called UiTM - Universiti Teknologi MARA) and batik skill training in local batik factories under various batik 'sifu's, gives her work a very untainted originality. Her only foray overseas, following her late husband to Hawaii, was the impetus for her to research on Asian culture and motifs.

A book has been published about her art. Through this, we can see her development from textile designer to batik and resist artist.

Read more :

Friday, 19 October 2012

Introducing Fatimah Chik

After more than 30 years of pioneering batik art, Fatimah Chik shares with us the lessons learnt and stories of her journey in becoming one of our homeland's most renowned batik authorities.
Art Malaysia Issue 15 (Oct - Nov 2011)