GEORGE TOWN FESTIVAL 2013 and VW Special Projects proudly present ART @ WHITEAWAYS; an exhibition that brings some of Malaysia's most recognised contemporary artists to George Town Festival 2013. The setting for this public encounter is within the historic complex of The Whiteaways Arcade. Newly restored in 2011, The Whiteaways Arcade is a block of double storey pre-war building constructed in 1903. This redevelopment has repurposed its elegant colonial-style store fronts to house boutiques and F&B outlets, lifestyle specialty stores along with galleries and studios for creative productions.
This special presentation of works by Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Chan Kok Hooi, Chong Siew Ying, Jalaini Abu Hassan, Kow Leong Kiang and Rebecca Wilkinson brings together a diverse range of vision from the poetic to the political through their works across painting and drawing. They are by turns dramatic, contemplative, humorous, comical and expressive - exploring the many facets and complexities of Malaysian life. Included in this exciting showcase is a special feature on neighbouring Indonesian painter Agus Baqul Purnomo, who is well known and celebrated for his bold experimentation in graffiti aesthetic with Islamic calligraphy.
For more information about the George Town Festival 2013, CLICK HEREART @ WHITEAWAYS runs from 7 June - 7 Jul
THE WHITEAWAYS ARCADE
Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang
Viewing hours: Daily from 11 am - 6 pm
Presented by VW Special Projects
Project Managed by OUR ArtProjects