A Reluctant Artist, Talk by Madeleine Ekeblad

Upstairs @ Viva Victoria 169 Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Penang

I will help you to understand not ‘what’ you paint, but ‘why’. An artist’s thought process throughout a single painting can go from Patience to Enthusiasm Caution to Courage Memory to Imagination There is no right or wrong way to create. Genius begins when Rules End!

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Colour Pencils as Fine Art Talk

Vics at ChinaHouse 153, Beach St, George Town

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), […]

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Land[e]scape Hanoi Talk

Vics at ChinaHouse 153, Beach St, George Town

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 […]

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Art in Penang, Today and Tomorrow, Panel Discussion

Upstairs @ Viva Victoria 169 Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Penang

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 […]

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Printing and Print Preparation for Artists and Photographers

Vics at ChinaHouse 153, Beach St, George Town

This talk is perfect for photographers and artists who are interested in printing and reproduction of their work. Learn what is involved in the printing process, choosing the right paper for your printing to achieve the best quality, how to prepare your work for printing, choosing the right size and resolution and much more. ChromaArt […]

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Personal Philosophy of Art, a talk by Ilza Burchett

Vics at ChinaHouse 153, Beach St, George Town

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.

Taxes and Budgeting for Artists Talk

Upstairs @ Viva Victoria 169 Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Penang

Know your legal rights as an artist and learn useful tips on filing your taxes as a freelancer. Join us for a two-part professional development series for artists. Participation fee for both talks is RM20 (RM10 each). Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://forms.gle/vconsjmvzWjUP3PXA Topics to be explored: 1. Legality of freelancers (no company […]

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Art and the Law Talk

Upstairs @ Viva Victoria 169 Lebuh Victoria, George Town, Penang

Know your legal rights as an artist and learn useful tips on filing your taxes as a freelancer. Join us for a two-part professional development series for artists. Participation fee for both talks is RM20 (RM10 each). Light refreshments will be provided. Register here: https://forms.gle/vconsjmvzWjUP3PXA Topics to be explored: 1. Legality of freelancers (no company […]

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My Travel Sketch by Mei Chee Seong

Gudang Café 5, Gat Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang

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 […]

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

Harmony Centre 15 Jalan Scotland, George Town, Penang

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 […]

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The Carpet Merchant Vol I Book Launch

Hikayat Blue 226 Beach Street, George Town, Penang

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 […]

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Eric Quah Life Journey- Sailing through Art

Jade's Art Space 170-4-77 Gurney Plaza, Pulau Tikus, Penang

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 […]

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Street Photography – Talk by Richard Mark Dobson

Disini Lab Hin Bus Depot, 125 Jalan Timah, George Town, Penang

Street photography has a long and rich history that we might say has its genesis with Magnum co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson who in the 1930’s championed the seminal concept, ‘the decisive moment’ and in so doing set an early precedent for the collective exploration of the street. While the meaning of street photography has evolved over […]

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Eric Quah Life Journey- Sailing through Art

Jade's Art Space 170-4-77 Gurney Plaza, Pulau Tikus, Penang

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 […]

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Art and Wellness Exhibition, Art Jam and Workshops @ Coex

Coex Ruang Kongsi, Kilang Besi, 123 Jalan Timah, behind Hin Bus Depot,, George Town, Penang

DATE | 14th - 16th Oct  VENUE | COEX @KilangBesi, Hinbus Depot  Enquiries | 012-3320743 ( COEX curator - KJ ) or https://wa.link/d0rrq1  14th-16th OCT | Fri-Sun | 10am-6pm Art Exhibition | featuring :-  Anthony Cheah  Zoé Olsommer  Daniel Schürer  LoveLeeLily  William  Aibee Lim 15th OCT (Sat) by Kem Beng by LoveLeeLily by Joie Koo by […]

Malaysia through the lenses of a Mat Salleh by Philippe Durant

Black Kettle 105 Beach Street, George Town, Penang

Philippe Durant is a Belgian freelance photographer and journalist living in Malaysia since 2013. In the past nine years, he has captured moments, events, places and portraits all over the country. Among others, he has documented extensively and comprehensively the forgotten village of Papan, Perak with thousands of images, 6 videos, a photography book, guided […]