Zakiah will be conducting batik painting activities at the fair's Creativity Corner while Yusof will have a stand at the Illustrators' Corner in addition to conducting several activities for children. Last year, Malaysian illustrator, Emila Yusof was the invited guest at the Illustrators' Corner.
Yusof Gajah has always been in demand for drawing and story telling activities with children, both in Malaysia as well as overseas and Zakiah has been his constant helper.
In recent years, however, Zakiah's batik painting workshops have been gaining popularity and she has been active in several book fairs and festivals in Malaysia as well as overseas, including Singapore, Shanghai, Korea and now, Abu Dhabi. Apart from teaching batik painting, Zakiah also paints large batik pieces which have been displayed at Nami Island, Korea; and Langkawi Island, Malaysia.
"I am happy that many people, both children and adults like batik painting. And I am grateful to have the opportunity to share with them the joy of batik painting," said Zakiah. "I thank the Perbadanan Kota Buku that I have the chance to share batik painting in Shanghai and Singapore last year and more recently at the KL book fair," she added.
We hope the children at Abu Dhabi will also enjoy batik painting with Malaysian batik ambassador, Zakiah.