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March 2020

Jonathan Yun Exhibition

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Thomas Powell Gallery, 13 Armenian Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Jonathan Yun is an award winning jewelry artist whose love for the craft is shown in his ability to sculpt intricate pieces. Some of his works will be on display at 13 Armenian Street and he will be there in person to discuss his art with visitors on March 27th-29th and  April 3rd-5th from 1pm-6pm. FB/IG jonathanyunjewelry

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Sơn Mài, Natural Vietnamese Lacquer Painting, by Zoe Olsommer

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Gudang
Free

This series of lacquer paintings is about the unrestrained development taking place in Hoi An, Vietnam, for several years now. Old traditional houses are being knocked down, fish ponds are being drained and filled in to build modern concrete houses, often serving the tourism industry. Despite the increase in income of the local population, this issue contributes to the destruction of the traditional lifestyle in the countryside. The artist aims to show her preoccupation with this topic by creating images…

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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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Colours, by Robert Sherwood Duffield

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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Robert Sherwood Duffield is an Australian artist born in SA, living and working in NSW who has studied at an undergraduate and post graduate level. He has had numerous group and solo shows Nationally and Internationally. Recently being Artist in Residence at Wollongong Creative Spaces Studios, and completing Public Works, such as a mural for the outside of the Wollongong Gallery. He will be exhibiting his prints and working in his temporary open studio at Hin Bus Depot March 27th-29th…

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Dirty Donuts

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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Azmal Mashudi is a graphic designer, illustrator, silkscreen printer and a founder of Dirty Donuts Print Lab and Basix Lab. His works have been exhibited in Osaka, Japan and he has carried out silkscreen printing for various brands, events and bands in Singapore and Malaysia. Azmal is currently living and working in his studio in Kulim, Kedah. Azmal will be exhibiting his work at Hin Bus Depot and welcomes visitors to meet him March 27th-29th and April 3rd-5th 1pm-6pm IG/FB…

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FLOW – A Mystical Journey Through Curious Minds

27 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
The Maker Cafe, 243 Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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FLOW is a group exhibition by three Malaysia-based artists who believe that “flow” is our desired state. When they are fully immersed, they feel in a state of oneness with the moment, aligned with the universe, and speak through colours, shapes and images, letting infinite possibilities and creativity bring meaning from the work they do. There’s no single, magical way to achieve the desired state. Art is a never ending journey, to the curious and creative.  They create their own…

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Still Life and George Town, by Lim Lee Kin

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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An exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings done both in the studio and outdoors, expressing the colours and unique features of objects and buildings. Artist Lim Lee Kin specializes in still life and landscape paintings.She graduated as an Architectural Draftsman, and is an active member of the Penang Art Society, the Penang Watercolour Society And Urban Sketchers Penang. Lim Lee Kin has participated in many art exhibitions since the 1990s. She will be on site at her exhibition on March 28th & 29th, and April 4th…

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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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Visit the Open Studios Penang Highlights by Air-conditioned Mini-Van

27 March @ 2:00 pm - 5 April @ 5:00 pm
RM120

Spoiled for choice with so many Open Studios and Exhibitions to choose from? Join Spiral Synergy for the pick of the highlights on this 3 hour tour by air-conditioned minivan. Daily during the two Open Studios Penang weekends: 27, 28 & 29 March 2020 And 3, 4 & 5 April 2020. Pick up points at:  E&O Hotel 1.30pm,  G Hotel 1.50pm  Straits Quay 2pm RM120 per person to include tea, coffee or cold drink stop en route. Email info@spiralsynergy.com indicating your…

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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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RM125

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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Pop-up Card Workshop with Winnie Cheng

28 March @ 10:00 am - 5 April @ 12:00 pm
The Art E Space, Straits Quay 3C-1-3, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang 10470 Malaysia
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RM90

This is a fun workshop for children and adults where participants get to create their own pop-up card inspired by George Town's iconic shophouses. Participants will be guided on how to cut, fold and glue the template and can customize their card by colouring it in with colour pencils and marker pens. Winnie Cheng is a full-time artist living and creating in Penang. She has a Master of Arts in Art by Research from the University of Brunei Darussalam (2013)…

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Shop Howard by Howard Tan

28 March @ 11:00 am - 4 April @ 3:00 pm
Shop Howard, 154 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Local artist Howard Tan Jin Ho will be at his studio shop during Open Studios Penang, on March 28th and April 4th, 11am-3pm, to talk to visitors about the photographic prints and collage art he sells there.   IG shophoward FB shop howard /studio howard

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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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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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Penang in Sketches and Watercolours by Khoo Cheang Jin

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Khoo Cheang Jin, 94 Lebuh Melayu
George Town, Penang 10100 Malaysia
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Khoo Cheang Jin graduated from the School of Architecture, UNSW, Australia. He is President of the Penang Water Colour Society and co-founder of Urban Sketchers Penang. He has previously held 11 solo exhibitions in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. This exhibition is a collection of sketches and watercolours done on location by Khoo Cheang Jin, mostly during his Sunday sketchwalks with Urban Sketchers Penang. He will be on site at his exhibition on March 28th and 29th, and April 4th…

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BOLD 2.0 – Aboud Fares Open Studio

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, Back Lane, Belakang 375, Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 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 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 to…

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BOLD 2.0 – Alaa Shasheet

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, Back Lane, Belakang 375, Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 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 workshop. Alaa Shasheet, was born in Damascus, the capital of Syria. He studied Fine Arts at Damascus University before moving to Malaysia in 2012 to pursue his Masters of Art in International Contemporary Art, then been living there ever since and working in Art Education, Design,…

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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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Dotted Mandala Art by Love Lee Lily

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Downstairs @ Viva Victoria, 169 Victoria Street
George Town, Penang 10030 Malaysia
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Penang born and based Love Lee Lily is a self-taught artist who began painting dotted Mandalas in 2017.  Her acrylic geometric patterns, shapes and symbols are inspired by science and nature, and represent her soul. She has participated in 3 group shows in Penang and this is her first solo exhibition. She will be on site at her exhibition at Viva Victoria on 27th, 28th March and 4th-5th Spril from 1pm to 6pm. IG loveleelilys_mandalaart FB loveleelily’s mandala arts PG

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Anyhao

28 March @ 1:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
Aboud Fares Studio, Back Lane, Belakang 375, Beach Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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AnyHao indicates that something happened or will happen in spite of something else, based on this idea a group of creatives decided to put on an exhibition, that requires no curation. Participating artists are: Hao Yuan Cheng, Kangblabla., sumidik, IMMJN, bibichun, Sattama, Shuilam Wong, Ivan Gabriel, and Woodsmen. They will be presenting a mixture of new and existing works fitted in two rooms above Aboud’s studio. The exhibition opening hours are March 28th and 29th, and April 4th and 5th,…

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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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Art Tour with Lusy Koror

28 March @ 3:00 pm - 5 April @ 5:00 pm
Cerita Cafe, Hikayat, 226 Beach St
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM30

Artist and founder of Little Art House Studios will take you on a guided walking tour around the city and exhibitions and open studios in George Town. As an art writer, artist, curator, art teacher and comedienne, Lusy knows the Penang art scene very well indeed and it will be her pleasure to share it with you in this intimate walking tour where you can discuss and decipher the art together. Guided walks will be offered daily on the Saturdays and…

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Fuan Wong Gallery

28 March @ 3:00 pm - 5 April @ 6:00 pm
13 Armenian Street, 13 Armenian Street
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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Fuan Wong runs a studio specialising in stained glass and fused glass. He has been involved in glass since 1985 and was largely self taught. The technique of stained glass treats the lead line as a primary element of its design and forces a more mechanistic and intellectual approach;fused glass allows a more emotional and spontaneous response. This satisfies the parts of him that had been brought out by his past training in the chinese ‘Hsieh-yi’ style of painting, where great emphasis is placed on the…

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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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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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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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RM125

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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Boxed-In (One Foot at a Time ) – Exhibition

3 April @ 10:00 am - 30 April @ 10:00 pm
Vics at ChinaHouse, 153, Beach St
George Town, 10300 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. Following the preview at Project 26 the previous weekend the curated exhibition with completed artworks will be held at China House from the…

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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. Ralph Kiggell studied woodblock printing, both traditional and contemporary methods, in Japan in the 1990s, finishing with an MFA from Tama Arts University in Tokyo. He has taught at Bangkok, Chulalongkorn, and Chiang Mai universities, and…

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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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City Impressions, A Solo Exhibition by Jansen Chow

3 April @ 2:00 pm - 26 April @ 5:00 pm
The Art Gallery, 368-4-8, Bellisa Row, Jalan Burma
Pulau Tikus, Penang 10350 Malaysia
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Jansen Chow's 19th Solo Exhibition "City Impressions" showcase a series of artworks on scenes of George Town and other cities but in an abstract interpretations. Jansen’s latest style are now non-specific landscapes which can be interpreted into places almost anywhere and everywhere, using his latest technique of a fusion of modern semi-abstract acrylic medium. Jansen Chow was born in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia in 1970. He graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Kuala Lumpur College of Art in 1991.  He…

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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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Black and White Woodcut, with Ralph Kiggell

4 April @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM150

A 5-hour course introducing water-based woodblock printing, a non-toxic traditional Japanese technique that doesn’t need a press. You will learn about the beautiful paper, wood and tools used for this method, as well as how to transfer your image to a woodblock, how to cut it out using various knives and gouges, register it and print it on specially dampened paper. This course is great for both beginners and those who have some knowledge of this technique. • You will…

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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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Basic Silkscreen Printing, by Dirty Donuts

5 April @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
hin bus depot, 31a Jalan Gurdwara
George Town, Penang 10300 Malaysia
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RM130

Learn how to silkscreen print a tote bag. Students will learn how to do basic silkscreen printing within three hours. Bring any surfaces that they wish to print on. You will receive all the materials you need to then explore on other printable surfaces after the workshop. Azmal Mashudi is a graphic designer, illustrator, silkscreen printer and a founder of Dirty Donuts Print Lab and Basix Lab. His works have been exhibited in Osaka, Japan and he has carried out silkscreen…

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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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Exploring the Art of Doodling with Leong Wai Khong

5 April @ 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
RM50

Leong Wai Khong is an award-winning doodle artist and illustrator  who will explain his  processes and transformations during this workshop. The cost is RM 50. Contact the artist directly to book: Waikhong@gmail.com You can learn more about his work at http://www.behance.net/leongwaikhong

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