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June 2019

Infinity – Ilza Burchett

14 June @ 10:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Inner Courtyard @ China House, 183 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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During the three days of Open Studios Penang, Ilza will be creating a site-specific art work as part of a series called 'Infinity'. The art work will come to life in a corner of the inner garden courtyard at China House. Ilza explains Infinity: "The idea of Infinity is represented by a multiplicity of colour lines drawn freely by hand. In my art, a line is a signifier of my existence: it inscribes my being and my action in time…

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Open Studio by Aboud Fares (Bold)

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, 3 - Jalan Loh Poh Heng
Tanjung Bungah, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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A Syrian born in 1988 in Damascus, Aboud Fares is a young sculptor with a B.A. in Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University, obtained in 2010. After graduating, he joined the Syrian Plastic Artists’ Union and started his own workshop beside teaching as a lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Now he is a full-time artist based in Penang, working in his private workshop, using mostly iron to create abstract forms and creatures which might…

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New Works By Fazz Ramli

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Downstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Victoria Street
George Town, Penang 10030 Malaysia
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Fazz Ramli is a self-taught artist from Penang, living in Germany who specialises in realistic acrylic or watercolour paintings of flowers. Artist statement: Spring has arrived !! Let the flowers bloom & shine in the cold country and in our beloved Motherland.

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Ch’ng Kiah Kiean Open Studio

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Kaki Creation, 98-2-11B Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes,
Tanjung Tokong, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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Penang-born Ch’ng Kiah Kiean ran his own graphic design studio for about 10 years and is now a full-time artist based in Penang. He published Sketchers of Pulo Pinang in 2009 and co-founded Urban Sketchers Penang in 2010. See more of his work at www.kiahkiean.com and visit him at his studio during Open Studios Penang.

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Land[e]scape Hanoi

14 June @ 5:00 pm - 16 June @ 7:00 pm
Urban Green Cabin, 156 Victoria Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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An exhibition of paintings by two of Hanoi’s leading artists, Ha Manh Thang (born 1980) and Pham Huy Thong (born 1981). The art works are being made specially for this show, which will be their first ever joint exhibition in Penang. Artists Ha Manh Thang and Pham Huy Thong are two of Vietnam’s most important young painters, whose careers have blossomed over the past decade, with their works featuring in numerous international exhibitions, Biennales and leading private and public collections…

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Esther Geh at Heap Seng House

14 June @ 5:00 pm - 16 June @ 7:00 pm
Heap Seng House, No.5, Halaman Seh Tan,
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Esther is a Penang born artist with a passion for botanical illustration. Her style developed from the attention to detail required in her previous career as an anaesthetist, coupled with her love for nature. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and currently has artwork at The Art and Garden; Art Lane, and Viva Victoria, as well as in personal collections internationally. http://www.facebook.com/esthergehart. Artists’s Statement: This is a series of paintings from when I started exploring the variety of interpretations of…

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Colour Pencils as Fine Art Talk

14 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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Sharon Kow is a Colour Pencil Artist, living and working in Penang. She began seriously pursuing coloured pencil art in 2013 at the age of 43. Her style gravitates towards contemporary realism, paying extreme attention to details, nuances of colour and light. Sharon is a Signature Member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), Master Status Member of the Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia Inc (CPCAU) and a Registered Member of the International Guild of Realism (IGOR). Sharon has…

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Did They Live Happily Ever After? by Dipali Gupta

15 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Narrow Marrow, 252A, Lebuh Carnarvon
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Indian-born Malaysia-based artist, graduate from the Lasalle College of the Arts and winner of the Chan Davies Art Prize 2018. She is a speaker at this year’s Women in Art, Science and Technology conference in Portugal. Her installation, made with plastic construction net, metal wedding bands, fake flower petals, and embroidered text is a commentary on the plasticity of the institution of marriage. Narrow Marrow opening hours are 6pm onwards on weekdays, Saturday and Sunday 10am-1am. Exact meet-the-artist times TBD

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Land[e]scape Hanoi Talk

15 June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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Two of Hanoi’s leading artists, Ha Manh Thang (born 1980) and Pham Huy Thong (born 1981) talk about life as an artist in Vietnam and their exhibition here in Penang. The art works are being made specially for this show, which will be their first ever joint exhibition in Penang. Artists Ha Manh Thang and Pham Huy Thong are two of Vietnam’s most important young painters, whose careers have blossomed over the past decade, with their works featuring in numerous…

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Art in Penang, Today and Tomorrow, Panel Discussion

15 June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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From the birth of modern art through the likes of the Penang Impressionists in the 18th century to becoming “the unexpected street art hub of Southeast Asia” today – what makes Penang the place to be for creative exchange? This panel discussion explores the role of Penang as a regional and international art hub while navigating the state government's vision for Penang to be a global art tourism destination. Panelists include Lee Khai, Chairman of Penang State Art Gallery; Doris…

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Elephant Parade

16 June @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Following 3 days of workshops on making elephants out of clay, all the participants’ elephants will be on display! Artist Mentor: George Burchett, born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1955. Graduated with Masters Degree in mural art from the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1974. Has lived and worked as an artist in Paris, France; Sofia, Bulgaria; Sydney, Australia. Has exhibited and completed corporate and public projects/commissions in Paris, Sofia, Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Hanoi,…

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