From August 31st till October 30th 2016, Penang will be hosting the 149 of the friendly buddy bears of the United Buddy Bears exhibition.
The United Buddy Bears is an international art exhibition that has been held in many countries around the world. The exhibition features more than 140 fiberglass bears in a hand-in-hand ‘peaceful’ circle that promotes tolerance, peace and understanding among the various cultures and different nations in the world. Each bear sculpture is painted by the respective nation’s artist.
This exhibition is being hosted at the open field of Esplanade, George Town.
Together with Hasbro, the Penang state government has organized a Transformers street art exhibition at the Esplanade. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the ‘Visit Penang 2015’ and the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration period. The exhibition is open to the public for free from July till August.
Together with Hasbro, the Penang state government has organized a Transformers and street art exhibition at the Esplanade. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the ‘Visit Penang 2015’ and the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration period. The exhibition is open to the public for free from July till August.
In April, Hin Bus Depot Art Centre and UK’s Graffiti Prints launched a collaborative project that featured street arts from various international artists (15 of them) at several areas in George Town, one of them being the old ruined shophouses located along Maxwell Road (Jalan Maxwell). The decaying walls and ruined structures of the once thriving area made up a nice canvas for the display of the street arts.
The project was titled Different Strokes street art exhibition and the art works can also be found at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre.
Some of the art works found in the ruined buildings as shown above.
Art is Rubbish/Rubbish is Art is an ongoing art exhibition displaying the fine works of Ernest Zacharevic (the artist who helped propelled Penang into a street art sensation). The exhibition is open to the public for free and will be running from 17 January until 14 February. This first solo exhibition by the artist will feature a number of his popular art pieces and will be held at the Hin Company Bus Depot, a former bus depot site in George Town which has been abandoned for a long time. For more info, please visit the Facebook page HERE.
For the Map/Location of the bus depot:
History Museum of Penang (or Pinaon Time Tunnel) is a small museum recently established along Greenhall Street in George Town. Within the museum, there is a ‘time tunnel’ which basically showcases the timeline of Penang through various exhibits and sculptures. It was said that Penang island was once referred to as “Pulau Pinaon” (which sounded similarly to “Pulau Pinang” in Malay) by the British back during the time before the island was occupied and developed.
For more info, please visit its official website HERE.
Sometime back in early July this year, there was a special photo exhibition along Cheong Fatt Tze Street which was featured as part of the events of Georgetown Festival 2013. This unique exhibition by freelance photographer Cheryl J Hoffmann touches on the Nine Emperor Gods festival which was widely celebrated by the locals. Below are some of her beautiful shots on display;
Do visit the photographer’s page; http://cheryljhoffmann.com/ for more amazing photos.
The Penang Youth Park (or officially the Municipal Park) is now home to a recently launched graffiti park where graffiti artists may showcase their talent. The graffiti park is designed to be environmentally friendly with new walls being constructed near the existing skate park for the art purpose.
The below picture shows the work in progress before the graffiti paintings were completed.