'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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Death of George Town

Filmmaker, Ryan Anderson, presents a short film on George Town’s dying heritage in the face of rampant and – often mindless – persecution, evictions and destruction disguised as gentrification. Comprised of numerous interviews, Ryan’s expose into the normal life of people living and working in George Town builds a patchwork of stories within his own presented […]

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Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Demystified, The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare Demystified, a KL-based acting troupe founded in 2011, declares its mission as being to “strive to un-scarify the Bard”. Each year they stage one play, performing it in KL, Penang, and various schools and other institutions around Malaysia. Their minimalist but creative production approach offers each play in a shortened, simplified and informal fashion that loses […]

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Exhibition at The Art Gallery

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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George Town Night Trail

Every last Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the month (ie the last entire weekend that falls within the month), Penang’s Tourism Office arranges a panoply of heritage and cultural events. On the Fridays of this weekend, the George Town Night Trail offers you the opportunity to learn about history and heritage, in the relative cool […]

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