“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

 – Native-American Proverb

Wei-Ling Gallery is honoured to present ‘Inland’ an exhibition by Annabell Ng, whose artistic prowess extends beyond the boundaries of ecological exploration. She delicately weaves her creativity into unconventional materials, coaxing forth their inherent textures and breathing new life into the mundane. 

Incorporating a diverse array of materials, Annabell seamlessly bridges the gap between her current creations and those of the past. The inclusion of twigs, barks, and leaves by the artist introduces tactile richness and intricate layers, conjuring a rustic nostalgia that echoes nature’s primaeval heart. This tactile methodology imbues a dynamic cadence and symbiosis, symbolising life’s fundamental interconnectedness. The artist’s depiction of pure earthly tones evokes feelings of reverence, as it displays the elusive grace of Mother Nature.

Upon immersing themselves in the artwork, individuals might discover their involvement in the varied roles humanity assumes within our terrestrial sphere. Moving beyond mere passive observation, they emerge as dynamic contributors to life’s intricate narrative. The gentlest motions, akin to the butterfly effect, hold the latent power to create ripples across the delicate threads of ecosystems, subtly shifting their balance.

‘Inland’ celebrates Annabell’s innovation and impels us to embrace the role of stewards, tending to the surrounding biodiversity, while bearing in mind that these very elements of nature depicted in these artworks may one day vanish. Our capacity to advocate for policies supporting the coexistence of ecosystems amid industrial complexities underscores our responsibility. Concurrently, the pursuit of knowledge drives us to deepen our connection with the perpetually shifting environment that tirelessly endures for us.

‘Inland’ challenges the boundaries of a conventional artistic exposition, emerging as a reflective mirror that not only embraces but also safeguards the sanctity of the natural realm—an expedition into the very building blocks of the world’s splendour and intricacies.


Annabell Ng was born in 1982 in Bukit Mertajam, mainland Penang, Malaysia. As a Malaysian-born artist, she always shared a deep connection with her father, both driven by a mutual passion for plants. This shared interest sparked her fascination with culinary plants at a very young age. Additionally, fueled by her early love for the creative arts and music, Annabell’s enchantment with the piano began at the tender age of five, leading her to devote herself to mastering this instrument. Her dedication culminated in the attainment of a bachelor’s degree in classical music.

However, the course of her journey took an unexpected turn when she enrolled in the Fine Arts program at the Malaysian Institute of Arts. Within its nurturing environment, Annabell discovered a wellspring of inspiration, which led her to cultivate a distinctive symbolic language in her art through the use of natural materials. She furthered her studies at Cardiff’s University of Wales Institute, earning an undergraduate degree in fine arts. Currently, Annabell focuses her work on addressing the significance of preservation and pressing environmental issues. Her artworks serve as a platform to raise public awareness about the urgent need to protect our ecosystem.

‘Inland’ is featured at Wei-Ling Gallery from 19 October – 18 November 2023.

Wei-Ling Gallery is located at No 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Admission hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Exhibition is open by appointment only. For appointments and further assistance, please contact +60322601106 or e-mail