Based in Petaling Jaya, Impress Creative & Editorial is
deeply committed to supporting inventive and progressive cultural production, publication, distribution and
exhibition both in Malaysia and internationally. Although there are many strands to our work - including music,
film, photography and books - they are all combined in a celebratory approach to the arts and culture.
Impress seeks to generate and
champion artists and producers who are at the forefront of intercultural creativity. Drawing on years of
experience Impress's promise to our artists, clients and partners is to work collaboratively and
professionally to deliver quality and value, as well as a vision of a better society.
Impress also draws on an established network of practioners,
designers, critics, promoters, journalists, arts managers, event organisers and academics whom it engages on a
consultancy basis to suit our clients' needs.
Recent collaborations have included projects with Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, the
National Film Development Corporation, Suasana Cultural Centre, SIRD/Gerakbudaya, Areca Books and
A former academic, Ismail Gareth
Richards is a researcher, writer and editor who has long been
associated with the arts scene. In the UK, he worked for The Charlotte Press, Newcastle, a fine
art imprint; with Cornerhouse, Manchester, coordinating specialist film festivals; and with
Workers Film Association, an independent film and video production house. In Malaysia, he has
coordinated international film programmes for Universiti Malaya and the National Film
Development Corporation (FINAS) and presented major concerts at Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS. He
is a photographer specialising in portraits of musicians.
After studying at Boston University, USA, Noorshah M
Salleh is a well-established academic in the field of educational
studies. She has many years of involvement with the creative arts. She was a social documentary
photographer and participated in several exhibitions (with Eric Peris and Victor Chin). She
is also an accomplished songwriter whose themes engage with social and environmental
issues. Her songs have been covered by well known artists such as Sheila Majid and Azlina
Aziz. She sung vocals on Dr Wan Zawawi’s album Dayung and at many live shows. She is an
active supporter of the indie music industry.