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June 2019

A Reluctant Artist, Talk by Madeleine Ekeblad

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

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 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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Free

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 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 Malaysia
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Free

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

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 @ 4:00 pm - 16 June @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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