Sabah Art Gallery


The Sabah Art Gallery is a state art gallery which was established in 1984. It was placed under the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah under the administration of the Sabah Cultural Board.

The objectives of the gallery are to collect, store, preserve, interpret and exhibit both local and foreign works of art. It strives to increase the quantity and uplift the quality of art works and promote the appreciation of art in the state.

To achieve its objectives the gallery organizes monthly exhibitions, weekly workshops occasional seminars, various competitions and so on.


The gallery has so far acquired over 3,000 pieces of art works in its permanent collection in the form of paintings, carvings, sculptures, installations and so on, mostly by local artists.


The two new gallery space in the new building showcasing various art pieces with different theme from local and international artists.


The gallery usually planned and showcased more than twelve exhibitions annually in which more than half of them are of annual activities. The exhibitions are aimed at featuring and introducing new works, new faces of artists, new themes and new approaches in the visual art especially in the local context for educational and promotional purposes.


Located on Mile 3, Jalan Penampang, Kota Kinabalu on a 1.7 hectare land, the building which is the Sabah Art Gallery Conservation Centre (Pusat Konservasi Balai Seni Lukis Sabah) has been the dream of the former Director, Datuk Mohd. Yaman Hj. Ahmad Mus, who is the founder of the Sabah Art Gallery for the last 26 years. Iit is the 1st green building in Sabah and Borneo with silver accreditation by the Green Building Index Accreditation Panel in 2012 after its completion.

Last updated: Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:53

Wisma Budaya Building, Tunku Abdul Rahman Road, Locked Bag 132, 88740 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia.
Tel.: (+60)88 268890, (+60)88 268818, (+60)88 259457, Fax: (+60)88 264235, E-mail:

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