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February 2020

Born Out of Mud, Solo Exhibition by Soon Lai Wai

8 February @ 10:00 am - 12 April @ 8:00 pm
Art Colonnade, Ground Floor, Heritage Wing, Eastern and Oriental Hotel
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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Soon Lai Wai was born in 1970 in Penang. He grew up on Campbell St, back when it was normal to see gambling coffee patrons, drunken brawls in the street and drug addicts shooting-up in broad daylight. To the relief of his family, the moment he reached adulthood, he left home for Kuala Lumpur, to escape the unsavoury environment of his childhood and to pursue his love for art. Born Out of Mud is as much an analogy of Soon’s…

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March 2020

Farida Khan-Evans Open Studio

27 March @ 11:00 am - 5 April @ 5:00 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 print techniques with digital imaging to portray George Town scenes and other Penang imagery. Farida will be at The Art E Space, Straits Quay 27th-29th March & 3rd-5th April, 11am- 5pm. Farida has been exhibiting her work for 30 years in UK, Europe and now Penang. She has a Masters degree in Fine Art from Wimbledon School of Art, London and…

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Dato Chong Hon Fatt Private Gallery

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 1965. He has had 20 solo exhibitions and has participated in more than 80 group exhibitions. He is former Chairman of the Chung Ling Art Society, Penang and former secretary of the Penang Art Society, and was a founding member, in 1985, of the Penang Water Colour Society. In 2012, there was a retrospective of…

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Beyond Canvas Art, and Portrait Painting by Kumar Nagalingam

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 his 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 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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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Universiti Sains Malaysia Fine Art Postgraduate Open Studio

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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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B-Series BBson 2020 By Low Chee Peng

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Low Chee Peng, a self-taught sculptor with over 20 years experience. Chee Peng first took an interest in art in his teenage years. Shortly after school, he started an apprenticeship with a sculpture company and has never looked back since. As a sculptor, Chee Peng strives to create works that speak both to him and the society. The coldest marble and hardest steel would bend and warm in his hands to create unique works of art, which convey an exuberantly…

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Gyotaku: The Art of Fish Print, Open Studio by Kam Yew Chee

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese technique of fish (seafood) printing, practiced in the mid-1800s by fishermen to record their catches. Malaysia based artist, Kam Yew Chee’s objective for this exhibition and open studio is to create awareness and appreciation of the food being served before putting it into their mouth. He feels people tend to neglect the beauty of nature and its occupants, and when eating, the smart-phone’s camera lens has more intimacy with what’s been served than the consumer…

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William Phipp Open Studio

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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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Penang in Sketches and Watercolours by Khoo Cheang Jin

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Khoo Cheang Jin, 94 Lebuh Melayu
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Khoo Cheang Jin graduated from the School of Architecture, UNSW, Australia. He is President of the Penang Water Colour Society and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Penang. He has previously held 11 solo exhibitions in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This exhibition is a collection of sketches and watercolours done on location by Khoo Cheang Jin, mostly during his Sunday sketchwalks with Urban Sketchers Penang. He will be on site at his exhibition on March 28th and 29th, and April 4th…

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BOLD 2.0 – Aboud Fares Open Studio

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, 3 - Jalan Loh Poh Heng
Tanjung Bungah, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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BOLD 2.0 -It is a concept of being Bold, direct, clear and obvious. 2.0 is a continuation of the previous BOLD exhibition showing work by artist Alaa Shasheet and sculptor  Aboud Fares in Aboud's backyard workshop. A Syrian born in 1988 in Damascus, Aboud Fares is a sculptor with a B.A. in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, obtained in 2010. Now he is a full-time sculptor based in Penang, working in his private workshop, using mostly iron…

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Painting Vibrant Watercolours

29 March @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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RM60

No more muddy, dreary, just “blah” paintings! This workshop will teach you how to create paintings that are vibrant and have impact. This workshop is not for the absolute beginner. It is best if you have some drawing and painting skills, as we will be jumping straight in with drawing your subject before we start painting.   There will be some colour theory exercises to go through before we actually start painting our subject, but don’t worry! It will be…

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April 2020

Acrylic or Watercolour?

3 April @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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Are you confused by the title of this workshop? Not anymore!  You will be painting with acrylics, but using glazes of transparent colour, so that the result looks like it could be a watercolour painting. We will start off with drawing our subject, so some drawing skills will be essential. I will be teaching you how to lay down glazes, mingling colours to create luminous layers, and establishing lights and darks. Transparent layers do not mean weak colours! You can…

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Hakono X Open Studio

3 April @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Narrow Marrow, 252A, Lebuh Carnarvon
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Hakono builds interactive, site specific and thought-provoking installation artworks and escape rooms. They will be building a site-specific kinetic sculpture at Narrow Marrow on April 3rd-5th, and you can see them at work from 1pm-6pm daily. Hakono is a partnership between old schoolmates Yang Jie and Wynd; Wynd has a background in animation and graphic design, acquiring a BFA from Digipen, and working in JCDecaux until recently. He had been pursuing an interest in coding, electronics and automation, and his dream is to build a…

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Solo Exhibition by Jansen Chow

3 April @ 2:00 pm - 26 April @ 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. Title: to be confirmed Exhibition Period: 3rd April - 26th April 2020. Opening Reception: 5th April (Sun) 12.30 - 5.00pm. Opening Hours: Fri to Sunday 2 to 5pm Jansen Chow was born in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia in 1970. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1991. In  1994, he received his scholarship to…

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