Antiqueño Artists Embark on New Artistic Concepts through “Palhit Kag Tabas”

In honor of National Arts Month, the Province of Antique is hosting an event called "Love Art Antique" with the theme "Ani ng Sining Bayang Malikhain". One of the highlights of the event is "Palhit Kag Tabas", an art exhibit that...

Ilongga Fine Arts Student Bags First Prize in Shell’s National Students Art Competition

Judhea Java, a third-year student at the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu, has emerged as the first-prize winner in the Oil/Acrylic Category of the 56th Shell National Students Art Competition. Java’s winning piece, titled “Weaving the Narrative,” is a powerful...

Archival Histories and Futures in “NAÚG: Patadyóng as Art Form and Function”, Curated by Martin Genodepa

I have two vivid childhood memories about patadyóngs. When I was in grade school I needed a patadyóng for a cultural performance. I’m no longer sure if it was a folk dance or a voice choir. I needed an ‘ethnic’ costume,...

Have Words, Will Xerox: A Brief History of Ilonggo Zines

Editor's Note: The full version of this article was first published on Project Iloilo in March 2016. First Wave: Rebel LitA zine is a shortened term for “fanzine”. It’s a medium widely attributed to punk rock, so you could definitely see...

Althea Villanueva: Immortalizing Culture Through Art

Iloilo has a rich culture, captivating stories, and cultural heritage that needs to be shared. And a great way that the "City of Love" of Western Visayas could be showcased is through art. Althea Villanueva is an art teacher, entrepreneur, and vlogger...

Gelo Zarsuelo: Coloring Queer Narratives

Hailing from Kalibo, Gelo Zarsuelo is a queer artist behind artworks that explore the politics of individual bodies and the intimacy of queer relationships. His story started with humble beginnings.  “One day, I decided to stop schooling and pursue becoming a full-time...