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Penang-born artist holds 12th solo exhibition

Penang-born artist holds 12th solo exhibition

THERE is always light in the darkness. A glimmer of hope in adversity. That is the belief of Penang-born artist Eston Tan who has stuck to the theme in his latest paintings. He came from humble beginnings but gained international recognition after his works were selected by Christie’s Hong Kong for upcoming auctions. His oil […]

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Art tourism has its niche market

Art tourism has its niche market

THE artwork of five artists are being exhibited at 11 locations in Penang until Sept 30. The 1Malaysia Contemporary Art Tourism (1MCAT) George Town Art Trail 2013, which is organised by the Tourism and Culture Ministry, Tourism Malaysia and National Visual Arts Gallery, is a platform to showcase the works of established and up-and-coming local […]

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Oil painters colour art gallery

Oil painters colour art gallery

SHADES OF LIFE: Penang Oil Painting Society members give the Penang State Art Gallery an 11th anniversary to remember GEORGE TOWN: THIRTY artists have come together with the rallying cry, “Let’s Colour the World” in an exhibition to mark the 11th anniversary of the Penang State Art Gallery in Lebuh Light, here. The artists from […]

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Georgetown Festival

City's 'living heritage' honoured

City’s ‘living heritage’ honoured

Special tribute was paid to seven artisans and craftsmen for constituting part of the city’s living heritage at the fifth anniversary celebration of George Town’s inscription as a Unesco World Heritage Site on Sunday. Chef extraordinaire Datuk Lim Bian Yam, 80; wood carver Kok Ah Wah, 73; Thai Menora dancer and instructor Noo Wan@Wan Dee […]

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Best of Penang rolled up in one big festival

Best of Penang rolled up in one big festival

George Town is a UNESCO heritage city. Organizers of the annual George Town Festival aren’t letting you forget why Even on the average day, George Town is a cultural overload for visitors — the city is rightly famed for its food, history and diversity. Clearly, UNESCO knew what it was doing when it listed the […]

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A take on nature’s offerings

A take on nature’s offerings

By JEREMY TAN EXPLORE the intricacies of life through contemplative, contemporary artworks in Art @ Whiteaways, a month-long exhibition held in conjunction with the George Town Festival 2013. It features some 60 pieces by Malaysian artists Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Chan Kok Hooi, Chong Siew Ying, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang and Rebecca Wilkinson, as […]

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Celebrating musical heritage of Penang

Celebrating musical heritage of Penang

Penang’s Popular Music Exhibition, which is on until April 30, offers diverse activities for the public to enjoy. It is organised by the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and supported by The Capricorn Connection and Think City Sdn Bhd. The exhibition aims to celebrate the musical heritage of Penang, especially from the decades of […]

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Scenes of idyllic kampung life

Scenes of idyllic kampung life

ACCOMPLISHED watercolourist Chiang Soa Ling, 72, is holding his 9th solo exhibition titled Solo 9 Watercolour Painting Exhibition at the Galeri Seni Mutiara on 118 Lebuh Armenian until Dec 23. This is also Chiang’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The first was in 2009. Alor Star-born Chiang is an observant painter with an eagle […]

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