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June 2019

ifWALLScouldSPEAK By Priya Kainikara Sharma

14 June @ 10:00 am - 16 June @ 10:00 pm
Art Space I at ChinaHouse, 153 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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This a series of mixed media works on framed or mounted ply board and stretched cotton or linen canvas, depicting imperfect, weathered wall fragments and the conversation that the artist would have had with them- sharing, introspecting, reflecting and sometimes waiting for the surface to respond. These artworks draw influence from everyday familiarities, like the heavy humid air, the warm wetness of rain, stillness of a mountain or even layered experiences like the rich texture of age, a gentle drift…

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Photography and Collage Art by Howard Tan

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
Studio Howard, 13 Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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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.You can meet him and see what he is up to during Open Studios Penang his studio shop on Armenian Street.  

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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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Self-ish by Mandy Maung

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 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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Mandy, also known as Mama, is a self-taught full-time artist & muralist from Penang. Self-ish is a series of self-portrait and anatomy studies of the artist as she shifts through her own space of thoughts, challenges and musings.

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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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All In Penang

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
G Art Gallery, G Hotel Gurney, Gurney Drive
George Town, Penang 10250 Malaysia
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Prominent award-winning Malaysian artist, & founder of Penang Balik Pulau Art Society, Koh Teng Huat who built his career travelling throughout Malaysia creating picturesque landscape artworks using a palette knife is especially known for portraying the natural beauty of his home town, Balik Pulau This exhibition will remain open until July 31st

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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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House Dialogues by Marianne Klerk

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Ome by Spacebar, 1, Lorong Toh Aka
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Marianne Klerk is not your typical artist—if there even is such a thing. Though born in tiny Denmark, travel has been at the center of her world from a young age, and she’s spent years living in France and Thailand—all of which has had significant impact on her visual expression style. In this collection, she explores the conversation between the inside, outside, and surroundings of the homes we find ourselves in every day—both the internal and external impact. She plays…

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Kejora by Charis Loke

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Hikayat, 226 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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An ongoing project, KEJORA is a collection of illustrated microfiction rooted in Southeast Asian cultures and issues. These tales explore the cracks and dissonances in our shifting societies. They ask us to consider what we look away from in our everyday lives, to imagine kinder, gentler futures. Ink paintings are exhibited alongside stories, sketches, and works-in-progress. Many of these pieces were completed during the SEA Artist Residency at Rimbun Dahan. Originals and gallery-quality prints available; donations welcome. Proceeds help fund…

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Yu Yu in the Surreal House by Annabelle Ng

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Carbon Residency, 47 Lebuh Melayu
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Annabelle conveys her thoughts in a subtle way to communicate in the arts. The poetic nature of her works combining various medium with the elements of found objects are often unexpected in two or multidimensional sculptures, forging a physical space for her thoughts in the contemporary world.

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My Sole Open Studio

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
My Sole Studio, 8 Lebuhraya Nibong
Bayan Baru, Penang 11900 Malaysia
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Artist Maizul Affendy was exposed at an early age to the art scene in 1992. He is a graphic designer, visual artist, performance artist, stage actor, stage designer and academician. An art addict and art explorer with an art and design playground.

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Beginnings, Group Exhibition at Gudang Cafe

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 4:00 pm
Gudang, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Nine Penang-based artists who are early in their artistic careers, Nasir Nadzir, Lee Phaik Kee, Debbie J McIntyre, Lee May Ling, IonaDanald, Charles Ramachandran, Asniza Mohd Ismail and Roslan Yusof. Beginnings are exciting and invigorating. Beginnings are also intimidating and difficult. Quite often, beginnings follow endings, whether in a voluntary or involuntary way. Find out what ‘Beginnings’ mean to each of the artists in this group show. We only know that they are embarking on something new in their lives.…

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Bold by Alaa Shasheet & Aboud Fares

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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Alaa Shaheet was born in Damascus, the capital of Syria, and is based now in Penang. He studied Fine Arts at Damascus University before moving to Malaysia in 2012 to pursue his Masters of Art in International Contemporary Art, He’s been living and working there ever since. With a diverse body of artwork that includes painting, printmaking, drawing, and mixed media, Shasheet has won critical acclaim for his ability to portray human inner feelings and reflect emotions with the use…

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Beyond Canvas Art by Kumar Nagalingam

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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The work consists of surrealism and some realism. The artist has evolved over the years from 'painting as you see it' to 'painting what it could be'. Colour is definitely an important aspect of the work as most of the compositions are made up of a variety of colours, mixed and matched, thereby creating a fantasy like places and scenes. Having said that, the works still retain some realism in order to give them a sense that it could possibly…

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Discover Light by Dhruv Ashra

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Gayo Coffee, 161, Lebuh Pantai
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Dhruv Ashra realized he loved photography and photography loved him back when he first held his 1000D canon camera. A techie by profession, he began photography 7 years ago, now with a Canon EOSR.  He feels that everyone needs to see the world, and is just doing his part right by showing the world to them. He spends his time watching football, or gulping down burgers, and doing wedding shoots.

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Leftovers by Jakob Zuyten

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
Fishbowl @ ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Jakob Zuyten is a self-taught photographer originally from Laholm, Sweden, now based in Penang. He started working with photography in a company run with friends, in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2010. The past few years Jakob has been working in the city of Paris, primarily with fashion and press photography. In recent years Jakob shifted from purely digital work to film photography and is today working mainly with 35mm and 120mm film. The idea with "Leftovers" is bring up the discussion…

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United Colours of My Garden by Aasiyaa Hashim

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 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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Nor Asiah Binti Hashim @ Aasiyaa is a Perak-born doctor and prolific artist in her spare time, of which she has very little! Artist Statement I had been painting since I was 12 years + under the tutelage of our beloved Art teacher: Encik Yaacob bin Abdul Kadir.  In a residential school being away from home for the first time, art has always been fun activities, an effective way in helping us overcoming homesickness.  We would be under the trees,…

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Falah Naim Open Studio

14 June @ 11:00 am - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
Jonathan Yun, 52 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
Georgetown, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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Falah Naim, who goes by IMMJN (pronounced "Imagine"), is a graphic designer. Previously working full time as a Junior Art Director, he now works as a freelancer and tries to participate in more art shows. Originally from Penang, he’s was in KL for a few years before moving back in 2012. He loves straight lines, geometry and grids and it shows in his artwork. He feels he has problem of finding the correct colour scheme for his works. He is…

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I Paint Music

14 June @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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A solo exhibition of paintings by artist Maddi Ekeblad, who is inspired by the impact of music in her life. Full of rhythm, movement and the love of music.

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8 x 6 Project

14 June @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
Project 26, 26 Lorong Carnarvon
George Town, Penang 10010 Malaysia
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The 8’’ by 6’’ Project is an exhibition by a diverse group of 30 creative individuals, from various different artistic styles who are associated within the Penang Arts community. All of them were given an 8” x 6” piece of wood and asked to use it in their exhibit somehow. The exhibition will be held in a gallery/artist studio space at 26, Lorong Carnarvon from the 10th of June till the 30th of June, in conjunction with Open Studios Penang (OSP), organised and curated…

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The Hidden

14 June @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
City Hall, Esplanade Road
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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An art exhibition curated by Can Can Public Art is designed to uncover some hidden creations that have evolved from the passion and creativity of the artists. The Hidden features works by a group of individuals who have never been trained in art but have great passion for it. It particularly highlights the new breakthroughs of some of the experienced artists who have attempted to go beyond their usual practices by presenting the different subjects or approaches in their art…

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For the Love of Colours

14 June @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
Downstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Victoria Street
George Town, Penang 10030 Malaysia
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A stunning presentation of fine handcrafted sterling silver jewellery for every outfit and mood by jewellery artist Tina Lee Degraaf.

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Thomas Powell Open Studio

14 June @ 2:00 pm - 16 June @ 5:00 pm
13 Armenian Street, 13 Armenian Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Thomas is a multidisciplinary Fine Art graduate from the U.K. currently based in Penang. His ever-evolving themes are coupled with research from numerous fields for his indoor & outdoor paintings. View his studio and gallery, meet the artist, and buy and have signed his recent book "Chinese Zodiac and more".

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Abstract Mixed Media Collage for Kids

14 June @ 2:00 pm - 16 June @ 4:00 pm
Pulau Tikus, Pulau Tikus Penang 10250 Malaysia + Google Map
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Tania Ng’s paintings are a lot focussed on the life process of a flower (eg: when it blooms and withers). She loves the challenge of trying to capture the beauty in things that are usually overlooked and not noticed. She currently conducts art classes/workshops for kids under Split Splat in Penang. Her workshops/classes are focussed a lot on promoting self expression and creativity within a child, allowing them to explore and introducing them different forms of art so that they…

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GLASS!!! by Fuan Wong

14 June @ 3:00 pm - 16 June @ 6:00 pm
13 Armenian Street, 13 Armenian Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Glass artist and garden designer, Fuan Wong marries the two in his garden at the Art and Garden. In his gallery where he will be on hand to explain his work, there is also a video of the Garden.

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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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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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Two Perspectives at Little Art House Studio

15 June @ 12:00 pm - 16 June @ 7:00 pm
Little Art House Studio, Upstairs at Cremeal, 63, Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Mexican photographer Gabriela Garza Lainez and British artist Lusy Koror have collaborated to respond to Penang’s landscapes. They both work in very different ways but have focused on the same locations to create this exhibition, allowing the viewers two diverse perspectives of the same place.

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Personal Philosophy of Art, a talk by Ilza Burchett

16 June @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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Bulgarian artist Ilza Burchett, who is creating a site-specific piece at ChinaHouse during Open Studios Penang, talks about her experience of what it means to be an artist.

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