Penang Arts Week

Event Date
24 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019

Known as an arts hub and a city with bustling arts affairs, Penang is beyond graffiti and street art. Happening for the very first time, the Penang Arts Week, organised by PETACH, brings together a showcase of works by undiscovered artists. During this week, there will be numerous exhibitions of various themes around Penang. The week will start and end with a Grand Opening and Finale at the Penang Esplanade, where there’ll be performances, light show and 3D arts related exhibition.


Animal Kingdom in the City
Date: 24 March 2019- 31 March 2019
Venue: Esplanade

Amazing animal plant sculptures will be exhibited at Padang Kota Lama throughout the March School Holidays. Immerse yourself in the beautiful light display and laser shows at night. Bring your family and friends and be enthralled time and again by the visually stunning world.

Our Beloved Prime Minister Collage Art Exhibition
Date: 24-31 March 2019
Venue: penangpac

Through different forms of artistic expression, it showcases the creativity and rich imaginations of local young artists and paying respect to a national leader. These are the unique collage arts featuring the portrait of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. By using different materials such as pebbles, grains and beans, paper, screw and nuts, nails, eggshells, ropes, buttons, beads, shells, thread and some recyclable items, our young local artists created portraits of the Prime Minister with different appearances and styles.

Mein Ding Gallery & Bayu Gallery Mindful Art Workshops

Date: 23 & 24 March 2019
Venue: Gurney Paragon St. Jo’s

The workshops are wholly interactive and guided by Alice Ng. During the workshops, you will explore through various interactive experiences to draw out your inner-creative freedom by asking questions, and to be fully aware and mindful of your creative potential by using art as a medium to create your very own art piece. You will do this by bridging the space between your inner voice and your day-to-day living experiences.

My Creative City - Youth Art Competition
Date: 23 - 31 March
Venue: Ground Floor, Gurney Plaza

Competition period
- 23 March 2019: Competition day for Under 18 and Under 12 categories
- 24 March 2019: Opening Ceremony and Judging by panel of judges
- 24 March to 28 March 2019: Public voting period
- 30 March 2019: Prize Giving Ceremony
Categories & schedule
23 March 2019 [Saturday]
- U12 : 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
- U18 : 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In each category, three prizes will be awarded:
- 1st: RM500 cash + RM200 Writer voucher + Trophy
- 2nd: RM300 cash + RM200 Writer voucher + Trophy
- 3rd: RM150 cash + RM200 Writer voucher + Trophy

For more information on the terms & conditions of the competition, visit: http://penangartdistrict.com/my-creative-city-youth-art-competition/

The Beauty of Taiwan Arts Exhibition
Date: 24-27 March 2019
Venue: Gurney Paragon St. Jo’s

A showcase of fine arts by a Taiwan Artist. This exhibition is a display of paintings and sculptures and has been at art centers, culture centers, museums and government buildings, including the Croatia Museum, Slovenia Museum, Hawaii, Orinda, Chicago and more. The Beauty of Taiwan Arts Exhibition comes to Penang and it hopes to create and make a cultural and art bridge to link and connect back to Taiwan and friends around.   

Lee Siang Wiring Arts Exhibition

Date: 24 March 2019 – 6 April 2019
Venue: Queensbay Mall

Lee Siang, the Wiring Artist from Nibong Tebal. Back in the 20th century, wiring art was famous in America. At present, it has become well-known in George Town, Penang. Lee Siang, a wiring artist based in Nibong Tebal shows his immerse passion towards wiring art. Started off as a welder, his passion drives him to bravely pursue his dream as a full-time wiring artist, leaving behind his daily job. Lee Siang creatively includes the element of interaction in most of his art works. He believes the walls in between human can be broken by interactions. Through his workpieces, he aims to share the positive energy and happiness to the public.

Wind in One's Sail Art Exhibition
Date: 24 March 2019 – 31 March 2019
Venue: Gurney Plaza

An exhibition by Yeow Chye Art Studio located in Air Itam, Penang. The art centre is named after the owner, Cheng Yeow Chye, who is an artist. The art classes at Yeow Chye Art Studio are conducted by the artist owner himself, with the help of a couple of assistants.
40 paintings painted by young artist at Yeow Chye Art Studio will be exhibited.

Contact Number
+604-650 5133



Esplanade, penangpac, Gurney Paragon, Gurney Plaza and Queensbay Mall