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November 2019

Forbidden Fruit

6 November @ 10:00 am - 31 December @ 10:00 pm
Art Space I at ChinaHouse, 153 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Works on paper by Rebecca Duckett-Wilkinson. Rebecca is Malaysian artist working between Penang & Italy. This show comprises of all new works on paper. The exhibition deals generally with women, their bodies,  & sexuality- attitudes in Malaysia & what we perceive in Malaysian media. There's fruit too & our perception of specific fruit & general knowledge & folklore of them lead the 'narrative' for these paintings.  There is a synonymous connection between sex & botany & Rebecca’s thoughts on how…

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Breath by Onna Ariya

8 November 2019 - 31 January 2020
G Art Gallery, G Hotel Gurney, Gurney Drive
George Town, Penang 10250 Malaysia
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Inspired by the first breath of all living organisms before it is introduced into the world is, "Breath", Onna Ariya's solo art exhibition here at G Art Gallery. Onna is a self-taught artist who boasts a deep knowledge and passion for painting has turned her into an art coach for young students and also hosting workshops both locally and internationally. Her ability to make paintings look surreal lies in her technique of blending and mixing of colours. To Onna, watercolour…

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December 2019

See George Town One Drawing at a Time

1 December @ 10:00 am - 15 December @ 7:00 pm
Jetty35, 35 Weld Quay
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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An exhibition of paintings of George Town life style (architecture, heritage, trades, food, culture, religions etc) by Urban Sketchers Penang

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Art Heals the Heart

1 December @ 12:30 pm - 15 December @ 5:00 pm
The Art Gallery, 368-4-8, Bellisa Row, Jalan Burma
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10350 Malaysia
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“Art Heals the Heart” is the theme chosen by seven artist buddies from Penang who share the passion for art. They are Goh Lay Fong, Lee Pey Huey, Lim Li Sar, Ng Siew Teng, Teoh Mooi Huang, Teoh Siew Khim and Tang Yeok Khang (the thorn among the roses). This exhibition feature 26 paintings of primarily acrylic or/and oil medium and each artist’s expression and representation of their meaning on how art heals the heart. Opening Dec 1st 12.30pm until…

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Biro Kaji Visual George Town, a solo exhibition by Hoo Fan Chon

14 December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 7 January 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Narrow Marrow, 252A, Lebuh Carnarvon
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Biro Kaji Visual George Town (BKVGT) / Bureau of Visual Studies George Town is a solo exhibition by Hoo FanChon. As the name suggests, BKVGT is a visual observation unit that focuses on various visual culture practices in George Town. The survey pool includes the municipal’s visual aesthetic of self-representation, medicinal instant coffee packaging design, how photography was used by female impersonator performers, local Chinese folk belief, informal parking space booking system etc, sampled from places like the mamak stalls,…

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Penang Impressions

15 December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 12 January 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Gehrig Art Gallery, 53 Lorong Stewart
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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This group exhibition is curated by well-known Malaysian artist Jansen Chow (who will be exhibiting during Open Studios Penang 2020 at The Art Gallery), and showcases the works of 26 Malaysian artists. Opening Sunday, 15 December 2019 from 6pm - 8pm

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Of Birdmen and Other Extraordinary Events, by Howard Tan

20 December 2019 @ 9:00 am - 19 January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Colonnades, Eastern and Oriental Hotel
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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Collage art, in the newly renovated heritage wing of the Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Penangite Howard Tan is mainly a photographer but is now spending some of his time experimenting with photo collages and installation art. He enjoys very much the nostalgia engendered by rooting about in old towns and their flea markets with their vintage offerings from a time gone by. This feeling is very much reflected in his photographs.

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March 2020

Art Within Theatre III

1 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 29 March 2020 @ 6:00 pm
penangpac, Straits Quay
Tanjong Tokong, Penang Malaysia
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Art Within Theatre III is the 3rd exhibition of its kind. After its first successful exhibition in 2017, Penang Players Music and Drama society decided to make it an annual event, thus giving the opportunity for its members and fellow performers to express another passion that they all have in common: Visual Arts. This year’s theme is “Growth” and 11 artists have made paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs to respond to that theme. Each artist has a different style and…

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Eric Quah Life Journey- Sailing through Art

12 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 28 March 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Jade’s Art Space, 170-4-77 Gurney Plaza
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10250 Malaysia
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An exhibition of highlights from the artist’s work. Eric Quah was born in 1946 in Taiping and grew up in Penang. He studied and worked in Australia, New York and China for 31 years. In 2003, he returned to live permanently and set up his art studio in Penang. He has held 51 solo shows and hundreds of invited group shows in many countries. He won many international art awards. In 2001, he was honoured with his retrospective exhibition by…

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Uncertainty Dissolved – USM Alumni Exhibition 2020

18 March 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10 April 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Muzium dan Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, 808 Jalan Pemimpin
Gelugor, Penang 11800 Malaysia
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Uncertainty Dissolved is an exhibition comprised of artworks by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Fine Art School alumni, who graduated between 2015 and 2019. These alumni are actively exhibiting as full time and part time artists. This exhibition aims to showcase the young and undiscovered talent hailing from the School of Art undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The artworks include painting, drawing and mixed media, and highlight aesthetics, representation of self, issues of identity, culture and exploration of media. The participants are:…

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Farida Khan-Evans Open Studio

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 am - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Farida Khan-Evans’ open studio will showcase her paintings and prints with work in progress, in which she blends traditional techniques with digital print making to portray George Town scenes and other Penang imagery. The artist has a Masters in Fine Art from London and a First Class honours degree in 3D design.

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Leong Wai Khong Open Studio

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Doodle artist and illustrator Leong Wai Khong will set up a temporary studio at TAES. He will showcase hos award-winning artworks, processes and transformations. He will also hold a workshop - exact details to be confirmed. You can learn more about his work at http://www.behance.net/leongwaikhong

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Ralph Kiggell Open Studio

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Thailand-based Ralph Kiggell’s open studio will show him at work, and also he will exhibit prints relating to his work in Thailand and to the tropics, about woodblock printing, and about how it can connect to the environment, He will also run a workshop about water-based Japanese woodblock printing, details to be confirmed later. Ralph Kiggell studied woodblock printing, both traditional and contemporary methods, in Japan in the 1990s, finishing with an MFA from Tama Arts University in Tokyo. He has taught at Bangkok, Chulalongkorn, and Chiang Mai…

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Thai Ping Wong Open Studio

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Free

Penang-born Thai Ping Wong has been an artist since 2013, and paints in oils, acrylics, water colours &  mixed media at his studio in London And South West France. He has exhibited several times  in UK and Bangkok with some of his works collected by collectors from Europe, UK and Asia but this is his first time exhibiting in his home town of Penang. He will set up a temporary open studio at a venue to be confirmed. More details…

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Dato Chong Hon Fatt Private Gallery

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Chong Gallery, 25 Jalan Dharma
George Town, Penang 10400 Malaysia
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Now in his late 70s, impressionist artist Dato Chong Hon Fatt, known for his oil paintings of Penang scenes, had his first solo exhibition in the 1960s and has continued to be exhibited and collected since. Penang-born, he has a private gallery in George Town where he hangs and stores his art, and will be there himself to welcome visitors during Open Studios Penang.

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Beyond Canvas Art by Kumar Nagalingam

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Urban Green Cabin, 156 Victoria Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Oil on canvas, water colour, sketches & caricature books - a collection of paintings over the years and most of them are of the surrealism genre. There will also many sketches of Penang, particularly George Town. A lawyer by training, Kumar grow up in Ipoh and has been painting in oils from the age of 13. His exhibition encompasses four decades of my journey as an artist. His work over the years has evolved from copying the work of other artists to…

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Concrete Jungle by Zafrie Zainuddin

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Atas Cafe, 14 Lorong Toh Aka
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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An exhibition of watercolour paintings entitled 'Concrete Jungle' which highlights the artists’ passion for painting animals & wildlife and architecture. It will be 'Concrete' on one side (his architecture pieces) and 'Jungle' (his animal & wildlife pieces) on the other. Zafrie Zainuddin worked as a consultant at Geografia (Australia) based in Penang, consulting Georgetown Inc on the matters of buildings in the World Heritage Site. He Carried out his postgraduate studies in Urban Design at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK…

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Ch’ng Kiah Kiean Open Studio and Mini-Exhibition

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Kaki Creation, 98-2-11B Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes,
Tanjung Tokong, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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Kiah Kiean’s open studio this year will focus on his latest works, the Botanic Series. This mini exhibition showcases his recent botanic series sketches done on location in Penang and also during his travels. The main medium is graphite and water-soluble graphite mixed with watercolour. Ch’ng Kiah Kiean, was born 1974 in George Town, Penang. He graduated from Universiti Sains Malaysia with an Architecture Degree. After running his own graphic design studio for about 10 years he is now a fulltime artist…

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Boxed In (One Foot at a Time)

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Project 26, 26 Lorong Carnarvon
George Town, Penang 10010 Malaysia
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BOXED IN (one foot at a time) is an exhibition which showcases Penang based visual artists from various different backgrounds. Artists were given two wooden boxes which measures 12’’ x 12’’ to let their creative imaginations run wild. The exhibition promises to be a strong group exhibition filled with mystery of how each artist will execute their projects. The exhibition is split into two parts. The first part, which is a preview of the exhibition, will be held at 26,…

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Street Photography – Film Noir with Richard Mark Dobson

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 26 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Disini Lab, Hin Bus Depot, 125 Jalan Timah
George Town, Penang 10150 Malaysia
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Street photography has a long and rich history that we might say has its genesis with Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson who in the 1930’s championed the seminal concept, ‘the decisive moment’ and in so doing set an early precedent for the collective exploration of the street. While the meaning of street photography has evolved over the decades with new technologies and approaches, the artist feels personally that it still offers the most profound way to test one’s ability to dance…

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Tim Teh Exhibition

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
8 Boutique by the Sea, Mukim 18, Jalan Tanjong Tokong
Tanjong Tokong, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Tim Teh is a self taught Penang-born artist and active member of the Balik Pulau Art Society and the Penang Art Society. His work has been exhibited several times in the last three years in Penang, Sarawak and Ningbo, China. His works will be exhibited in the lobby of his hotel in Tanjong Tokong.

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Peter Liew Art Gallery

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Peter Liew Gallery, 31-M The Moment, 4th Floor, Jalan Cantonment
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10350 Malaysia
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Peter Liew Art Gallery has on display fine art paintings of Peter Liew and various East European artists. Peter Liew graduated from MIA in the late 70s with a diploma in fine art and lectured for over a decade before becoming a full-time artist for the past 30 years. He has exhibited his works in multiple countries in Asia and Europe as well as the U.S. in group and solo shows, and has been invited by governments all over the…

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Universiti Sains Malaysia Fine Art Postgraduate Open Studio

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Studio Practice Postgraduate Studio USM, D29, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Gelugor, Penang 11800 Malaysia
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Studio Practice is a Fine Art sub-field in the Masters and PhD programmes of the School of The Arts at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). There are seven students from both programmes currently doing their postgraduate studies in fine art studio practice. Some of the students are professional artists practising with years of experience. Each student has their own work space in the Postgraduate Studio. The students’ creative research includes the figurative representation of urban society, contemporary representation of Pohon Beringin…

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Passion Flowers of My Heart By Aasiyaa Hashim

27 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 29 March 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Paramount Hotel, 48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
George Town, Penang 10050 Malaysia
Free

Aasiyaa is a full time medical and health officer who paints in what little spare time she has. She has participated in several group exhibitions in Penang and elsewhere in Malaysia, and had a joint exhibition with artist Mandy Maung at Open Studios Penang 2019. She will be on site at her exhibition Passion Flowers of My Heart (acrylic on canvas) at the Paramount Hotel from March 27th to March 29th, 1pm-6pm daily.

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Mikk’s Fine Wood Art

28 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Mikk’s Fine Wood Art, 2B-2 Jalan Lembah Permai
Tanjung Bungah, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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An active, working studio, where the artist designs and makes Fine Art Objects in Wood. “As an artist in wood, I appreciate the symmetry of turned vessels and the natural complexity, appearance and colours of the grain structure in wood. So, I employ these elements in my wood art, using exotic local hardwoods from Malaysia which I shape through woodturning and carving. My carvings often reflect the organic complexity and beauty of the natural world, while my woodturning generates pieces…

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William Phipp Open Studio

28 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Gudang Café, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Eleven-year old William Phipp is the youngest artist participating in Open Studios Penang 2020. He will be working in a temporary studio and also exhibiting his sketches and oil paintings, which include still life paintings, outdoor sketches and abstract works. William is an active member of Urban Sketchers Penang. He will be in his studio on Saturday and Sunday, 28th & 29th March, and 4th and 5th of April, from 1pm to 6pm.

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Seed – Open Studio/Exhibition by Jareth Sarjit

28 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Eleven year-old Jareth Sarjit will work on drawings and sketches during the Saturdays and Sundays of Open Studios Penang (1pm-6pm). You will also be able to see an exhibition of his previous work. Jareth loves to draw, travel and fish! This will be his first exhibition.

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Nasir Nadzir Open Studio – Penang Local Greenery and Flowers

29 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Artist Nasir Nadzir exhibited for the first time at Open Studios Penang 2019 as part of a group exhibition and has subsequently exhibited in the 8”x6” project. Inspired by the botanical works of Esther Geh, owner of The Art E Space, he has recently been working on small paintings of flowers from his mother’s garden. It is a new subject for him, and one that is very close to him. He has been experimenting in capturing the distinct peaks of…

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April 2020

Solo Exhibition by Jansen Chow

3 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 26 April 2020 @ 5:00 pm
The Art Gallery, 368-4-8, Bellisa Row, Jalan Burma
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10350 Malaysia
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Synopsis of Exhibition: A solo exhibition by Jansen Chow featuring a series of George Town scenes in modern semi-abstract acrylic medium. A sample of his work as attached. Will email you more images once I have them Title: to be confirmed Exhibition Period: 3rd April - 26th April 2020. Opening Reception: 5th April (Sun) 12.30 - 5.00pm. Will be trying to arrange for a short art demo or talk. Opening Hours: Fri to Sunday 2 to 5pm JANSEN CHOW BiographyJansen Chow…

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