The Bagri Foundation Scholarship at The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts aims to encourage and reward emerging artists, practising Asian arts. We are proud to announce the Bagri Foundation Scholar for 2018 – 2020 at The School, Mustafa Ruhullah Muhammad Baqir.
Mustafa lives in Indonesia and is originally from Singapore. He currently works as a graphic designer and photographer. Mustafa is very interested in the perennial philosophy and Islamic mysticism, stating the “beauty of art has a deep influence in the spiritual life”.
Mustafa wishes to share his knowledge of the culture, history and traditional arts of Indonesia: Javanese batik, classic Balinese paintings and Wayang (traditional puppets). At the School he wants to continue his ‘journey of spiritual realisation’ and help inspire others to engage with the traditional arts.
Mustafa will commence his MA degree studies on 24 September 2018 and will complete his degree in July 2020. He was selected for the Bagri Foundation Scholarship because of his expertise in and knowledge of Asian Arts.
An exceptional artist, the Scholarship has enabled Mustafa to study in the UK.