In 1991, It Hao Pheh received a full scholarship to study at the Malaysian Institute of Art, majoring in oil painting. In 1999 Pheh exchanged tropical Malaysia for the green fields of England where he completed an honours degree in Fine Art at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design.
He returned to his beloved Malaysia and worked as a gallery curator in Kuala Lumpur for four years whilst teaching at the Dasein Academy of Art.
Since 1989 Pheh has participated in more than 200 exhibitions in Malaysia, Australia, UK, China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan. An avid traveller he currently resides in Victoria with his family where he teaches art in various community centres and art societies.
He is currently working on a series titled, ‘Land Down Under’, inspired by the Australian landscape.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.