Archive | Exhibitions


River Tale, 10th October – 5th November

Get to The Art Gallery in Pulau Tikus before the 5th November to view Calvin Chua’s 9th solo exhibition, River Tale. Winner of the 1986 Malaysian Young Contemporaries Award, Chua has exhibited prolifically since then including Art Expo Malaysia in 2013, as well as being included in the Henry Butcher Auction in 2012 and The […]

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Songs in Strokes, Until January 2nd 2017

Up-and-coming Malaysian artist Mandy Maung has her first solo exhibition in Penang. Entitled “Songs in Strokes”, the paintings show sympathetic portraits of contemplative women, against vibrant, colourful backgrounds. giving them a wholly contemporary feel. The portraits bring out the inner beauty of normal woman; the backgrounds, Mandy explains, are inspired by music. Mandy graduated from […]

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Obscura Festival of Photography, August 15th-31st

This is the fourth year that the Obscura Festival has taken place during the George Town festival. Each year, the festival hosts a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and slide shows. This year the Festival offers us eleven exhibitions, taking place in various locations around George Town. The “One Percent Show” or “1%: Privilege […]

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Panicrama, Until August 28th

Penang-based architect Tan Yeow Wooi has exploited the panorama function of his digital camera to create unfamiliar and highly distorted images of well-known buildings in Penang and elsewhere. The exhibition’s name, like the book of the images that has been simultaneously published, is a contraction of “panic” and “panorama”, intended to refer to a sense […]

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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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