To kick off its 125th anniversary in Malaysia, Shell unveiled Celebrating 125 Years, an art project involving famous artists including Datuk Lat, Cheeming Boey, Sabek, Yap Hanzhen, Amey Sheikh Ali, Caryn Koh, Thomas Powell, and Dmojo.
Datuk Lat and Shell Managing Director Datuk Azman Ismail
Focusing on interpretation of progress in Malaysia, each artist has created their idea of Malaysia’s growth towards a developed nation. The artwork ranges from black and white murals showcasing the early days, to colourful depictions of modern society that reflect the country’s rich multi-cultural heritage.
Shell Malaysia Managing Director Datuk Haji Azman Ismail remarked that “Each mural reflects on society’s common values, which Shell also embraces as part of its DNA: diversity, unity, respect, and inclusiveness. We believe these values unite Malaysians across the country, and will propel the nation forward into the next 125 years. Our aim is for the murals to reach out to people, share these common values, and hopefully inspire and enrich their lives.”
The murals can be found in over 10 major states, including stations at Penang, Melaka, Kuching, Miri and Kota Kinabalu.
Celebrating 125 Years is just one of many initiatives to commemorate Shell’s 125th anniversary this year. Last month, the company embarked on a 3-day charity drive to raise funds for disadvantaged children across the country. Shell will also be releasing a series of videos called #StationStories over the next two months, featuring some of its customers who share their personal stories and experiences, as well as holding a nationwide treasure hunt, Heritage Trail, in September 2016.