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June 2019

A Reluctant Artist, Talk by Madeleine Ekeblad

14 June 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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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

14 June 2019 @ 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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Land[e]scape Hanoi Talk

15 June 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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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Printing and Print Preparation for Artists and Photographers

15 June 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 16 June 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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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 Studio, owned by Choon Haw in Penang, handles the very best in digital printing using the finest digital printers, wide colour gamut monitor, various kinds…

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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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Taxes and Budgeting for Artists Talk

16 June 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM10

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 registration) 2. Intellectual Property & Copyright Issues 3. Contracts Negotiation 4. Will & Legacy Planning 1. Artist's income tax management - Malaysia business vehicle -…

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Art and the Law Talk

16 June 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Upstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Lebuh Victoria
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM10

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 registration) 2. Intellectual Property & Copyright Issues 3. Contracts Negotiation 4. Will & Legacy Planning 1. Artist's income tax management - Malaysia business vehicle -…

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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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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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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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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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April 2020

Street Photography – Talk by Richard Mark Dobson

4 April @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Disini Lab, Hin Bus Depot, 125 Jalan Timah
George Town, Penang 10150 Malaysia
Free

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 the decades with new technologies and approaches, the artist feels personally that it still offers the most profound way to test one’s ability to dance…

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Eric Quah Life Journey- Sailing through Art

5 April @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jade’s Art Space, 170-4-77 Gurney Plaza
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10250 Malaysia
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Free

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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