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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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Leong Wai Khong Open Studio

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 his award-winning artworks, processes and transformations. He will be working in his temporary open studio at the Art E Space March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th from 1pm to 6pm. 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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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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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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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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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
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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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Leang Ming Siew First Solo Exhibition

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Art and Soul Cafe, Hotel Neo, 68 Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Architect-artist Ming Siew’s first solo exhibition, featuring digital prints, paintings and pencil works, inspired by nature, pop culture and fiction. LEANG Ming Siew was born and grew up in Penang. Throughout her schooling years, art was one of her favourite subjects. After completing her secondary education in Penang, she went abroad to complete her tertiary education, graduating with a Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Western Australia. She founded LMS Studio in mid-2019 as a channel for her…

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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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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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Chan Shih Ing Open Studio

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Paramount Hotel, 48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
George Town, Penang 10050 Malaysia
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Shih Ing Chan, more widely known as Si Chan, was born in 1975, Penang, and graduated with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Malaysia) and Degree in Interior Design (London, UK). Si Chan joined Urban Sketchers Penang in 2014 and is an active member of the Penang Watercolor Society. Si Chan doodles freely making sketches with bold lines en plein air to capture the rhythm and movement of city life with bustling human activity. She will be exhibiting her plein air sketches and…

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Life – an Exhibition of Watercolours & Sketches and Live Portrait Painting by Aibee Lim

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Gudang Café, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Aibee Lim has been an art instructor for more than 20 years, and is an active member of the Penang Watercolour Society and Penang Urban sketchers. You can meet her in her temporary open studio at Gudang Cafe, March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th from 1pm-6pm and see an exhibition of her watercolours and sketches, as well as watch her at work painting live portraits. Visitors may have their portraits painted by her for RM 25. It takes around 20 minutes.

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Watercolours of Anthony Cheah

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Gudang Café, 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Anthony Cheah is a self-taught artist from Penang. An ardent art-lover, he specialises in rich watercolours, especially plein air painting of landscapes and seascapes. His work has been exhibited in group exhibitions in China, Thailand and Malaysia. He is a committee member of Penang Watercolour Society, a member of Urban Sketchers Penang, and an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society (USA). Anthony will be exhibiting his works at Gudang Cafe, and will be there…

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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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Thomas Powell Open Studio

27 March @ 2:00 pm - 5 April @ 5:00 pm
Thomas Powell Gallery, 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, look at his finished works and watch him create more, meet the artist, and buy and have signed his recent book “Chinese Zodiac and more”. He will be on site at his studio from March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th 2pm until 5pm daily.  IG ThomasPowellArtist

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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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Mikk’s Fine Wood Art

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 @ 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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Seed – Open Studio/Exhibition by Jareth Khairel

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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 Khairel 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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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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A City Girl in Balik Pulau by Beatrice Liau

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 4 April @ 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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A City Girl in Balik Pulau is a series of illustrated haikus that reflect various aspects of BalikPulau town that have enthralled 11-year old Beatrice Liau, who moved to Penang in 2019. She is familiar with urban landscapes, having lived 9 years in Singapore and 2 years in New Zealand. Staying in Balik Pulau is the opposite of urban living as she is surrounded by paddy fields.  Fish and prawns are bought as the fishing boats come in with their daily catch, and freshly laid…

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Koay Sheng Tat Studio of Art & Design

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Katak Creation, 98-2-9B, Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes
Tanjung Tokong, Penang 11200 Malaysia
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Koay Sheng Tat is a Penangite who graduated from the Penang Institute of Multimedia and Design. By day he is a professional visual designer and by night/weekends he is an artist. Ah Tat specialises in watercolour painting that illustrates the classic street life. From colonial buildings to alleyways, plants by the side walk or small animals, big cities to small town, all of these have inspired him to pick up his brushes. Sheng Tat is a member of the Malaysian…

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The Tea Party by THANK UFO

28 March @ 2:00 pm - 5 April @ 5:00 pm
Ome by Spacebar, 1, Lorong Toh Aka
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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The Tea Party exhibition by THANK UFO brings the fun and craziness into a cafe space, playing with twists of the tea time happiness. Live painting performances will happen in the café, and the artist hope to have close interaction with the audience and to create a conversation. The painting and drawing is all without intention or expectation. The objective is to have fun, as they adapt to each other’s art without a set theme or direction set beforehand. Visitors are…

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Nasir Nadzir Open Studio – Penang Local Greenery and Flowers

29 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 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

Ralph Kiggell Open Studio

3 April @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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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 be at Hin Bus Depot from April 3rd-5th 1pm to 6pm. 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…

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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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My Sole Open Studio with Maizul Affendy

3 April @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
My Sole Studio, 8 Lebuhraya Nibong
Bayan Baru, Penang 11900 Malaysia
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Maizul opened his MySole Studio in 2014 (MySole is pronounced the same as Maizul). As a visual artist, graphic designer, and theatre practitioner, this is his PLAY-ground working space. Maizul graduated from USM Penang’s School of Arts with a degree in Graphic Communications in 2005 and a Masters in Visual Arts and  Design in 2011 school of arts. He won Best Sculpture award in 2001 in the Penang Young Artist Competition and was a semi-finalist in the Malaysian Emerging Award in Kuala Lumpur…

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Kerry Godfrey Open Studio

4 April @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 5:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Artist Kerry Godfrey has recreated her studio space at Hin Bus Depot, inviting all comers to creative collaboratively. Her studio takes the form of a dining table, in which she will invite collaborators to create inspired Photomontages from her own photography taken in and around Penang. In her studio anyone can create, converse and collaborate to produce artwork that will be made into postcards. The postcards will be exhibited until the event is completed, then she will post them back…

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