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June 2019

Open Studio by Aboud Fares (Bold)

14 June 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, Back Lane, Belakang 375, Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Hikayat Blue, 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Gudang Café, 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, Back Lane, Belakang 375, Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Pulau Tikus, Pulau Tikus Penang 10250 Malaysia + Google Map
RM220

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 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Thomas Powell Gallery, 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 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 11:00 am - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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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December 2019

My Travel Sketch by Mei Chee Seong

15 December 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gudang Café, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Mei Chee Seong is an architect, artist and athlete. As an award-winning architect he has refused to stay in his comfort zone but to push himself to the limit. Physically he has done that by completing the Ironman 3 times, Mentally he is exploring his inner limits through sketching. Chee Seong’s open studio at Gudang will have an exhibition of his travel sketches and he will be on site on March 28th, 29th and April 4th, 5th 1pm to 6pm…

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February 2020

Sip and Paint with Soon Lai Wai

8 February @ 9:30 am - 9 February @ 12:30 pm
Conservatory, Ground Floor, Heritage Wing, Eastern and Oriental Hotel
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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RM285

Award winning artist, Soon Lai Wai, who is exhibiting his series of lotus paintings at the Art Colonnade At the E&O Hotel in February, will guide you in the creation of your own masterpiece. Art supplies provided with canapeś and a glass of Taittinger, Brut Reserve, Reims, France. RM285 nett per person, The Conservatory, E&O Hotel Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th February 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Advance reservation is required. Contact +604 222 2000 ext. 3151 / 3139 or email fbcentral.resv@eohotels.com  …

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March 2020

Tiny Art, Big Heart, by Women Artists for Peace & Harmony

22 March @ 11:00 am - 29 March @ 4:00 pm
Harmony Centre, 15 Jalan Scotland
George Town, Penang 10450 Malaysia
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Women Artists for Peace & Harmony is a new collaboration of Nagomi artists in Penang. Nagomi art is a form of Japanese art healing, using pastels and fingers to create a gentle, transparent, warm pieces through simple yet unique painting techniques. The group’s mission is to promote an equal society by sharing the messages of peace and harmony through their artworks. Organiser Susan Loone is a graduate (honours degree) in the field of social sciences and humanity (majored in Anthropology & Sociogy,…

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Open Studios Penang 2020 Opening Ceremony

26 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Black Kettle, 105 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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You are all invited to the official opening of Open Studios Penang, and the official opening of Arts Scenes Unfold, the group show of all participating Open Studios Penang artists, upstairs at Black Kettle, on Thursday March 26th 2020 at 6pm.

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Boxed In (One Foot at a Time) – Preview

27 March @ 11:00 am - 29 March @ 5:00 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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Passion Flowers of My Heart By Aasiyaa Hashim

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 29 March @ 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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Fazz Ramli Open Studio

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 29 March @ 6:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
Free

Fazz Ramli is a self-taught artist from Penang, living in Germany who specialises in realistic acrylic or watercolour paintings. She loves to capture the colourful delights of nature and seasonal change. Her work has been exhibited in Malaysia (including Open Studios Penang 2019), India, Morocco and Australia. You will be able to meet her and see her work at her temporary open studio at The Art E Space, March 27th-29th 1pm-6pm. Instagram @fazz.kunst

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Friends of The Art E Space (TAES)

27 March @ 2:00 pm - 3 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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Friends of TAES include members of the art club who meet at TAES twice a week, as well as artists who have shared our space, both past and present. They are a diverse group of artists, creating works in a variety of media. You will have the opportunity to meet them, chat about their art, and experience the atmosphere of a shared studio ( very little brush throwing, a lot of chitchat and sharing...and yes, we do get some work…

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The Carpet Merchant Vol I Book Launch

27 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hikayat Blue, 226 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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The book launch of the first Eisner-nominated Malaysian graphic novel, The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya Vol I! Meet the Author/Artist: Book signing In Conversation, listen to Reimena Ashel Yee discuss the making of the graphic novel Spoken Word Performance: By Malaysia Poetry Slam runner-up Gwen Hay, featuring pieces from her fan poetry zine, Sayang. This book launch is part of Workshops : A Weekend of Comics and Illustration, a series of comics and illustration related events  

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Meet the Artist at 69 Lounge

27 March @ 8:00 pm - 29 March @ 10:00 pm
69 Lounge, 69 Lorong Stewart
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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Meet the new Spanish artist in Penang at 69 Lounge.

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Editorial Illustration: Communicating Ideas & Getting Hired

28 March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hikayat Blue, 226 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Part of a series of three workshops under ‘A Weekend of Comics and Illustration’. Distilling a text into a clear idea and conveying it visually is at the heart of editorial illustration, which covers images made for publications like newspapers and magazines, print and online. Examples of publications that commission such work include the New Yorker, WIRED, Washington Post, Saigoneer, Mekong Review, Tempo, and New Naratif. This workshop is ideal for students and emerging artists who are thinking of working…

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Monotypes with Mixed Media, by Kerry Godfrey

28 March @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM80

In this workshop, you will be shown how to translate your own photography into one-of-a-kind monotypes. No prior experience of printmaking is required, just a love of colour, texture and process led practice. In the this two part workshop you will produce 3-4 Monotypes in the first session, exploring painterly printmaking techniques. In the second session after lunch you will learn how to refine your prints, employing mixed media personalised to your creative process. Kerry will provide all materials and demonstrate…

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My Story/Our Story: Making Comics Alone And Together

28 March @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hikayat Blue, 226 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM125

Part of a series of three workshops under ‘A Weekend of Comics and Illustration’. Making comics can be a solo or group effort, depending on your preference and artistic process. This workshop will provide insight on both methods of working, as well as some hands-on comic making activities to explore the creative opportunities unlocked with each method. In the workshop, participants will learn: How to navigate the process of making comics alone and in a team The advantages and challenges…

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Sketching Sonatas, a Wicked-Urban Collaboration

28 March @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gudang Café, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Renowned Baroque musicians from the Wicked Music People will perform a selection of early Trio Sonatas while being sketched live by the Urban Sketchers Penang artists. During the interludes sketchers and musicians will both share something of their open and congenial ethos to the arts. Free of charge to attend but donations are welcome for the Baroque instrument fund.

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

28 March @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM30

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 was originally a scientist and a lecturer who now combines his research and artistic skills, giving birth to an artistic Frankenstein of the two disciplines. Kam’s passion in mixed media art embodies unique techniques of art making. His artworks have been exhibited in the United States, Germany, Thailand and Japan as well as in…

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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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Creating a Comics Pitch

29 March @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hikayat Blue, 226 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Part of a series of three workshops under ‘A Weekend of Comics and Illustration’.   Have a story you would like to submit to publishers, but don’t know how or what to pitch? This workshop covers the basics of what a pitch is, its structure and its materials, as well as tips on navigating the publishing industry as a comics creator. The workshop will also provide participants a chance to finetune their own pitch with personalised critiques from the facilitators.…

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Smart Phone Photography, by Robert Sherwood Duffield

29 March @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM50

This workshop is for anyone who owns a mobile device and would like to really start to use it effectively as an artistic tool. You will learn how to unleash your smartphone camera's full potential and develop your artistic skills in a fun and practical, hands-on class. You will also be introduced to some of the best free and purchased apps and accessories to assist in developing your photography and artistic practice. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own…

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Eric Quah Life Journey- Sailing through Art

29 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jade’s Art Space, 170-4-77 Gurney Plaza
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10250 Malaysia
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The artist will talk about his life and his work, concurrent with h=the exhibition of highlights from the his 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…

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“Painting Shopping Bags “save the planet” With Molly Tay

29 March @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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RM105

Molly Tay studied art at Nanyang Academy of Arts Singapore, and then at Edinburgh University, ands then returned to Malaysia to teach as a Fine Art Lecturer at Equator College. She received her Master of Fine Art and Design in 2005 at the University of Tasmania. She currently conducts workshops regularly at The Art E Space. In this workshop Molly will show you how to paint acrylic on a canvas bag. The price is RM 105 per person including materials.…

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National Language Class: Our Language Proficiency, by Okui Lala

29 March @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A virtual film screening & artist sharing   Okui Lala’s practice takes an autobiographical approach to explore themes that extend into the larger social, cultural and political milieu. Presented as a three-channel video installation, National Language Class: Our Language Proficiency simulates a classroom setting of a discussion amongst six people in different languages. Drawing upon research on education proposals in the 1950s, it captures the complexity and levity of multilingual conditions across different generations through the development of language policy…

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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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RM60

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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