Kambal Gallery HK Comes to Manila

Published October 15, 2018, 2:06 PM

by Madelaine B. Miraflor

Recently established by twin sisters Anna Bernarte Pendry and Irene Bernarte Haagen in Hong Kong in August 2017 in the hope of elevating Filipino arts in the international art stage, Kambal Gallery Hong Kong will be participating at Manila Art for the first time with its booth theme “Celebrating Diversity” supporting the main theme of Manila Art’s 10th year anniversary celebration “Ang Arte ng Pilipinas: Celebrating a Decade of Artistic Appreciation.”


Kambal Gallery booth will be showcasing the works of Filipino and foreign artists, featuring diverse and eclectic styles from pop art toys by Jan Calleja, “encaustic” portraits by Saverio Lucci following the discipline of Renaissance masters’ techniques with a modern twist, dynamic and ingenious works by Salvador Ching using printmaking techniques and acrylic paint, the juxtapose expressed by Demet dela Cruz on the socio-political issues, encaustic abstract paintings by British artist Sue Perks, and Eman Sia’s fastidious details in his paintings inspired by his mother’s stories about nature and environment told when he was a child.

The exhibit will have its VIP Invitational Gala on Oct 17, Wednesday from 6 p.m., and the public can view the artworks from Oct. 18 to 21, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura, BGC, Taguig.


The works would take the audience to experience the amalgamation of Filipino culture and Western influences as the artists reveal their personal passion and self-expression. By setting up this collaboration, both artists and audiences can read through the stories the former want to take the latter, into a journey where the senses are used and explored in encouraging art appreciation and dialogues.

Featuring all original works, the artists represented in Kambal Gallery have very distinct styles that identify them right away, and the wide array of arts that will be displayed are feast to the senses.

Kambal Gallery not only showcases some of the finest in Filipino Art but also pursues their passion in supporting charity causes. In its maiden exhibit held at the very prestigious Hong Kong Visual Arts Center earlier this January, part of the proceeds of their sale was donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.


Kambal Gallery has since then staged successful exhibits at the Affordable Art Fair held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on May, with more than 115 local and international galleries participating, and at the recent Asia Contemporary Art Show held at the Conrad Hong Kong last September, featuring more than 2,000 artworks from more than 85 international galleries from 20 different countries.

After Manila Art, Kambal Gallery will be exhibiting the works on paper—watercolor, soft pastel, pen & ink—by renowned artist Lydia Velasco and already well established artists Julius Legaspi, Erwin Mallari, Noel Bueza, and sculpture by Bangkok based French-Filipino artist Adeline Buenaventura at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong from Nov. 12 to 14. There will also be a workshop for Filipino domestic workers on Nov. 11, as part of Kambal Gallery’s corporate social responsibility initiative. Kambal Gallery will also have two major exhibits already lined up at the Hong Kong Visual Arts Center next year.


Tickets are available online at ticketbooth.ph Visit www.manilaart.org