Top 10 George town festival 2017 must see exhibitions. 

Paintings from the sea

10. Paintings from the sea. 

An art exhibition by Italian artist Elena at Studio Howard, 13 Armenian Street. Exhibition opens tomorrow 29 July and runs until the end of George Town festival on the 3 Sept. 

Venue: Studio Howard 

Address: 13 Armenian Street 

Opening hours : 11am –  6pm 

Joined by the crown


9. Joined by the crown 

Joined by the crown. Drawing inspiration from Malaysia and Singapore, artists from this group exhibition explore how maps and plans reflect and shape our cities, communities and identities.

VENUE: The Whiteaways arcade

Address : 212 Beach Street.

Hours: 11am –  6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

Cosmicomic Toyscape
  1. Toyscape

Cosmicomic Toyscape by Booku consists of 6 life sized toys from 16 designers with the objective of marrying science and art so that younger audiences are inspired to learn scientific concepts.

Venue: The Whiteaways arcade

Address : 212 Beach Street.

Hours: 11am –  6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

Craft Explorers
  1. Craft Explorers: stories and journeys from the Mekong region

This exhibition presents stories about Southeast Asian crafts along the Mekong region celebrating the diversity of craft cultures and talented artisans in the region.

Venue : Penang state museum

Address : 57 Macalister road

Opening hours : 11am – 6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

All creatures great and small
  1. All creatures great and small

Photo exhibition by Steven Struyck sponsored by the Habitat Penang Hill. The photographer has lived in Penang for the last 7 years and has managed to capture the animals and plants of Penang in amazing detail.

Venue: Black kettle.

Address: 105 Beach Street

Opening hours : 11am – 6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

Portraits of George Town
  1. Portraits of George Town

A group exhibition celebrating the every day people of George Town.
Artists : Ammar Khalifa, Chng Kiah kien, Regina Ibrahim, Dr Ooi Cheng Ghee and Karyn Leong.

Venue: The Whiteaways arcade

Address : 212 Beach Street.

Opening Hours: 11am –  6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

Noted. Photo exhibition
  1. Noted. Photo exhibition

A photo exhibition by new york times contributor Chen May Yi and photojournalist S C Shekar.

VENUE: The Whiteaways arcade

Address : 212 Beach Street.

Hours: 11am –  6pm

Until 3 Sept 2017

Tales of pua Kumbu
  1.  The tales of Pua Kumbu

This exhibition curated by Welyne Jeffrey Jehom celebrates the Pua Kumbu (silk ikat textiles) produced by the Iban weavers of Sarawak.

Venue : Bangunan UAB

Hours : 11am –  6pm

Address : 21 –  35 gat lebuh china

Until 27 August 2017

Secret garden by Esther Geh for George town festival
  1. Secret gardens

There are a total of 5 secret gardens hidden in George town for you to discover and explore.

Hint: one of them is at Whiteaways arcade and there’s a few off Armenian Street in George town, Penang.

Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson
  1. Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson

Venue: Bangunan UAB. 21-35 Gat lebuh China, Penang.

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm

Until: 27 August 2017

For more info about George Town Festival go to www.GeorgeTownFestival.com

 

Tip of the day:

Plan your trip to Penang early and stay for a few more days longer than you intend so that you can catch George Town festival as well as explore the island!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Very NICE! 👍💯

    How many total exhibits are there?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. There are hundreds!!!! Not all are exhibitions. Some are performances and events.

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