As I mention in the previous post, the George Town in Penang is also well known for the mural art and the expanding art space galleries around the city, aside from its long line of Peranakan and Malay heritage and street food.
Let’s break down the big ones first shall we?
Ernest Zacharevic and Mirrors of Georgetown
Ernest Zacharevic street art murals and art installation for the Mirrors of Georgetown in 2012. Check out his gallery here and behind the scene or watch his Youtube interview here.
Too bad not all of his work preserved until today. “Children in a Boat” Mural at Chew Jetty is no more. We missed some of his murals as well, like the “Little Girl in Blue” mural at Muntri Street or “Mr. Ng Chai Tiam” at Armenian Street Art cafe.
Note: This mural is the most of his mural art, expected long line of people waiting to take photo on this mural. I’m lucky to take a quick shot when the people before this are walking away.
Note: Surprisingly, these two are not as traffic-photo heavy as the others. We have some longer time to take a few angles shot ourselves.
Note: Largest and quite far from the other murals. Worth it just to see the SIZE of it.
101 Lost Kittens
There are at least 12 murals for these kitten murals created for the George Town Festival in 2013 and raised awareness of the abandon and stray animals/cats. The “101 Lost Kittens” is a project by Natthapon Muangkliang fromThailand with Louise Low and Ang Yeok Khang from Malaysia, teamed up Artists for Stray Animals (ASA). We didn’t get them all and just take whatever we found. You can check on the project here. Here’s the map for all you cat lovers who want to indulge your love.
Marking George Town
The on going project by Sculpture at Work since 2009 can be seen from their gallery here. The creative director, Tang Mun Kian, spin the creative idea in a large open scale of a city by depicting the everyday Penang life with personality and characters in their caricatures.
Today, there are at least more or less 52 steel rod 3D art all over the town with other artists contributed to the scenes. The stories of course are often hilarious and so ‘Penang’. To check out most of them, you can check out from Visit Penang map brochure.