Awards & Achievements
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We welcome contact from all former students of Equator, to share memories and update us about their experiences and successes since graduation.
Spotlight 2021 – Fine Art Grand Prize Winner
Congratulation to our Fine Art student Choong Guey Syeun for winning the Grand Prize in the Annual Spotlight Competition 2021 organized by Penang Art District. Furthermore, Hia Pei Qin, a first-year in Fine Art managed to obtain a spot as the Top 20 Finalist. The Grand Prize Winner will have a solo exhibition held in 2022 to showcase more of her artwork, can’t wait for it!
International Student Competition In Architectural Design And Construction Of Bamboo 2021
Congratulation to our Batch 184 Diploma in Architectural Technology graduates and lecturer for winning the Honourable Mention category with their work titled “The Cove” in the Malaysian Architecture Bamboo Competition 2021 which was participated by architectural institutions throughout Malaysia.
The competition is aimed to encourage students and lecturer or supervisor team to experience designing real construction rather than just the usual computer modeling and simulation. For selected winners, they got to construct the structure on site. However, due to the current travel restrictions, the team will supervise (remotely) the construction of their design on the actual site by contractors appointed by the organizers.
arC Issue #4 – THE PASSAGE by Fahmi Arfa
Fahmi Arfa designed “THE PASSAGE” as a community-centric. The Passage community-centric is a building that embraces modularity, sustainability, and relation to the site context. His design aims to serve the surrounding community in that area.
To read more swipe to pages 64-65 at ⤵️
Batch 188 Graduation Showcase
The graduation showcase organized by the batch of 188 highlights the graduating students’ work and portrays their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 188 focuses on a virtual exhibition with the theme of “reap what one sows” to portray the knowledge and experiences gain from their studies and the creative pathway taken to achieve the results in their final projects.
Batch 184 Graduation Showcase
Equator College had its biannual graduation showcase organized by the graduating batch of 184. This showcase highlights on the graduating students’ work portrays their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 184 focuses on the journey of their studies like how each step is taken to move forward and showcases the complexity of each individual.
ACA Championship Malaysia 2021
ACP Championship Malaysia is a platform for students majoring in Art & Design to showcase their artistic talent on wider scale, while opening up many opportunities for them such as securing of employment. Being shortlisted as the Top 30 Finalists in the whole of Malaysia, Loh Jye Jiun made us proud with her recent achievement.
arC Issue #2 – Seed of Burmah by Admund Chang
Thank you arC Issue #2 for featuring our student Admund Chang 🤩 🤩 and his design titled the ‘THE SEED OF BURMAH’. He aims to serve the Burma Road community as a place for them to gather. ‘THE SEED’, appeals to the common age group of children, adults, and elderly people.
To read more swipe to page 40-41 ⤵️ ️
Non-Woven Bag Design Contest by Asia Young Designer Awards – Malaysia
Congratulations to our Graphic & Multimedia Design programme final year student Jean Heng Si Qi, who was announced as the Grand Prize winner of the Non-Woven Bag Design contest by Asia Young Designer Awards! First-year student Tan Min Jie from our Fashion Design programme also secured a spot as a finalist. Kudos, you make us proud!
MyTIGER Values 2020
The 2020 edition of Maybank MyTIGER Values Art Competition provided a unique experience for the jury. With the lockdown
on movement imposed on the country from March to June due to the COVID19 pandemic, nearly all manner of human activity including art was disrupted. Nevertheless, the tour to the participating colleges and universities still went on during the competition period (February to June), even though it eventually had to go online and be done via virtual conferencing.
A heartfelt congratulations to our student Loh Jye Jiun; 2nd Prize winner for the Illustration Category!
Batch 173 Departure Graduation Showcase
Batch 173 students are graduating with an exclusive exhibition with the theme ‘Departure’. It describes the end of a journey and the beginning of another representing a group of designers who have completed the pursuit of their programmes. The showcase will feature various artwork and products made by the students ranging in the field of graphic design, fine art, architecture, interior, and fashion.
The opening ceremony will be held at Lot 33 Convention Hall on 27 March at 11am and the showcase will be open to the public until the 29 March 2020. Admission is free!
Art Exhibition FLUX by Yap Ley Min
FLUX Art Exhibition launch was held on 7 February 2020 at G Art Gallery, G Hotel. The artist Yap Ley Min showcased the beauty of natural morphology and the various emotions portrayed by humankind in the exhibition. Present at the ceremony were the hotel’s General Manager Michael Hanratty and heads of department.
ACA Championship Malaysia 2020
ACP Championship Malaysia sets a platform for students whose major is in Art & Design to showcase their art talent on a broader scale, while opening up many opportunities for them such as securing of employment. Sorfina Yung made us proud as she was shortlisted as the TOP 30 finalist in the whole of Malaysia!
Usaha Tegas Heritage Awards 2019
In the Usaha Tegas Heritage 2019, Lim Ming Jie and Nicholas Ong outdone themselves with their artworks entitled ‘Antique Shop Interior’ and ‘Khoo Kongsi’. Both touches on the beauty of the heritage and culture in Penang highlighting the charming elements of each history.
UOB Painting of the Year 2019 Awards (UOB Bangsar South)
The UOB Painting of the Year is a prestigious award held yearly in Southeast Asia; Fine Art alumni Ho Su San and Wong Joo Yee made us proud by winning the Gold and Silver Award respectively in the Emerging Artist Category in the UOB Art Competition 2019. The award ceremony was held at UOB Bangsar South on 16/10/2019 with many other award winners.
168 Graduation Showcase
Equator College had their biannual graduation showcase organized by the graduating batch of 168. This showcase highlights on the graduating students’ work, portray their skills and portfolios relating to their field of study. Batch 168 focuses on simplicity of design where their showcase touches on the simple arrangements and complexity of each individual.
Mrs Celebrity Malaysia 2019
This year, Fashion Design Technology students had the opportunity to showcase their work at Mrs Celebrity Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The event was graced with many of our talented student’s work and they were accompanied by Fashion Lecturers, Ms. Joo Lee and Mr. Teo. Furthermore, Alumni Ong Hean Choon won the Best Evening Wear Category whereas current student Loh Jing Heng outdone himself in the Ready to Wear Category.
Penfurnex Furniture Design Competition 2019
Coming in as the Top 20 finalists; Wan Hue Qi’s competency has qualify her as the Runner Up Winner for her minimalist concept of sustainability. Not forgetting our 4 Interior Design students namely Ivy Tan Xin Tian, Liew Kai Ming, Tan Jia Yi and Thong Soon Wei making it to the list with their respective designs.
Aurora Graduation Showcase Opening
The biannual graduation showcase in April organized by the graduating batch of 163. This showcase was graced by YB Teh Lai Heng and it highlights on the graduating students’ portfolio and opens the opportunity for students to expand their network and build strong relations in their field of expertise.
PAD Solo Exhibition Opening
Spotlight 2018 Competition Winner Yap Ley Min (Fine Art Alumni) had her first solo exhibition at Hin Bus Depot in 2019. The theme of her exhibition is the Natural Human Form with her winning artwork as a part of a series. The showcase portrays Ley Min’s perspective of human interactions when they are in their most natural form.
Petron Vision 2018
Students Chua Sun Ru, Ooi Zhi Keng & Izzati Soffian took home the Consolation Prize in the videography category with their video titled “Malaysian, Am I?” Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/PnMNC8bixJo