One of many displays at ‘Home Dialogues’ by Marianne Klerk which shall be at Ome House. ― Image courtesy of Marianne Klerk
GEORGE TOWN, June 12 ― What occurs when a bunch of artists and artwork lovers get collectively in Penang?
It results in the delivery of the inaugural Open Studios Penang, an artwork pageant that includes 100 main and rising artists and their works.
The three-day pageant, themed Bringing Artwork Collectively, shall be formally opened on Thursday night with occasions kicking off on Friday.
“We’re very enthusiastic about the way in which Open Studios is carry artwork collectively in Penang, and we’re inspired by the suggestions we now have acquired from the artwork neighborhood,” mentioned organising group member Louise Goss-Custard.
She mentioned the pageant was organised on a shoestring funds and the artists are enthusiastic about having the ability to work together with the general public throughout the pageant.
Open Studios Penang, as its identify suggests, can have artists opening their studios to the general public and holding meet-the-artist periods throughout the three days.
Apart from exhibitions, there may also be installations, artwork talks, workshops, a stand-up comedy present and an artwork path round George City.
Paintings by Nasir Nadzir, a part of ‘Beginnings’ exhibited at Gudang Cafe. ― Image courtesy of Open Studios Penang
One of many exhibition curators, Ivan Gabriel, mentioned the pageant began out with 30 artists however the quantity grew as extra artists needed to take part.
Native artists akin to Datuk Chong Hon Fatt and Ch’ng Kiah Kiean shall be collaborating within the pageant and there may also be works showcased by artists from Australia, Denmark, India, Sweden, Bulgaria, Singapore, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.
Gabriel is curating an exhibition by 30 artists of various inventive kinds titled The eight” x 6” Mission. Every of the artists is given an eight” x 6” piece of wooden and every must use it of their exhibit.
The exhibition, at Mission 26 Lorong Carnavon, will open with a monologue efficiency by actress Ida Suhaini, who will use the wooden block as a prop, and a stand-up comedy efficiency by Garu.
One of many highlights of the pageant is the Artwork Path by Lusy Koror of LAH Studios. She’s going to take registered visitors on a guided tour of a few of her favorite displays in George City.
Open Studios Penang is a three-day artwork pageant in Penang.
The Artwork Path, at RM30 per day, shall be from 4pm to 6pm on June 15 and 11am to 1pm on June 16. The path begins at Slender Marrow Cafe in Carnavon Avenue.
Over at Ome House in Lorong Toh Aka, Danish artist, Marianne Klerk, shall be showcasing her superb artwork prints within the Home Dialogues exhibition.
Klerk, who lived in France and Thailand, performs with themes of Nature and construction to marry the 2 in her collection of prints.
Her artworks are a mix of Intaglio printmaking, Aquatint, Drypoint, Cleaning soap floor, Chine-colle, collagraphy and woodblock printing.
The exhibition opens on June 14 and shall be on until July eight.
Paintings by Esther Geh, a solo exhibition at Heap Seng Home. ― Image courtesy of Open Studios Penang
Followers of Ch’ng Kiah Kiean can go to his studio at Kaki Creation in Prima Tanjung, Jalan Fettes from 11am on June 14 till 5pm on June 16. He shall be available for a chat about his artwork throughout these three days.
Penang photographer Howard Tan shall be exhibiting a few of his picture collages and pictures at his studio in 13, Lebuh Armenian and he may also be obtainable for a chat about his artwork and pictures on the three days.
The artwork occasions are unfold out over 30 totally different galleries, venues and studios so go to openstudiospenang.com for extra info.