Sabah Art Gallery

Location: Sabah

Location Info

Address: Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

District » Kota Kinabalu


The Sabah Art Gallery is located in the Science Center in Kota Kinabalu. This is the place all arts lovers should come. This place caters specifically to meet the fine tastes of painting enthusiasts.


The Sabah Art Gallery is the state art gallery which was established back in 1984. It was administrated by the Sabah Sports and Cultural Board and is temporarily housed in the Science Center of the Sabah Museum which is under the same ministry. The gallery spans over a space of 11,980 square feet on the first floor of the Science Center for exhibition, office and storing purposes. The gallery has so far acquired over 1,500 pieces of art works in its permanent collection in the form of paintings, carvings, sculptures, installations and so on, mostly by local artists.

The main objectives of the gallery are to collect, store, preserve, interpret and exhibit both local and foreign works of art. The gallery strives to improve the quantity and uplift the quality of art works and encourage the appreciation of air in the state. The gallery is managed by a large group of people. In order to achieve its objectives, the gallery organizes monthly exhibitions, weekly workshops occasional seminars, competition and much more.

Annually, the gallery usually plan and showcase more than twelve exhibitions annually in which more than half of them are annual activities. These exhibitions are aimed at introducing new works of art, new artists, new approaches and new themes in the visual art especially in the local context for educational and promotional purposes. Many more places in Sabah are waiting to be explored. Do consider extending your stay in Sabah. Accommodations in Sabah are so wide in range that there will be one which suits your needs and budget.


The easiest way to get to the Sabah Art Gallery would be via taxi.