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Penang Then and Now, Until August 28th

One of the most interesting exhibitions running throughout the George Town Festival this year is “Penang Then and Now”. Entrepot Publishing, a local book publisher, is giving us a sneak preview of a book they plan to launch later this year. The book, like the exhibition, shows old photographs of Penang amassed by Entrepot and dating back […]

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Handicrafts of Tohoku, Japan

From 1st July until 31st August, the Penang State Museum will be exhibiting breathtaking handicrafts made with traditional craftsmanship from Tohoku. The region was beset by an earthquake and a tsunami in 2011, and the 70 objects on display are testaments to the region’s recovery. The objects open for public viewing—encompassing pottery, lacquerware, textiles, basket […]

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Howard Tan's "Found Things" Exhibition

  Howard Tan is a staple of George Town’s artistic crowd. There is really no one better to explore and visually exhibit flea markets than the man who has been snapping George Town’s developing streets scenes for years. Now a photographer valued by tourists and locals alike, Howard’s eminently subtle photos paradoxically express so much attention and care over […]

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'Migration to the East' – solo exhibition by Ammar Khalifa

Ammar Khalifa is a Sudanese artist currently residing in Penang. His exhibition: ‘Season of Migration to the East’, is his first solo exhibition in Georgetown. His paintings are inspired by Tayeb Salih’s seminal literary work Season of Migration to the North, the aesthetic expressions of cross-colonial references embrace themes such as migration versus home, belonging versus […]

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Mini Retrospective of Lee Long Looi: 1972 – 2016

Lee Long Looi (75), from Alor Star Malaysia, a highly acclaimed artist on the international circuit, came from his home in the USA to Penang to show some of his master pieces from the last 45 years of painting, at The Art Gallery in Pulau Tikus, until April 30th. It really is a time travel through […]

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