Saturday, May 24, 2014

Penang Street Art-Trip To Penang

HI There..just to update my recent activity that is my trip to Penang. I have never felt bored of exploring Penang, i like the food, the interesting places to visit, and all the old building surrounding the town..and not to forget the Penang beach where you can capture the moment of of the interesting activity you can do is, you can take a walk and find all the Penang Street Art and take photos...but please ensure you have the Street Art Map so that you will not get lost of finding all the streets...

bare in mind also if you are traveling during the school holidays then you will need to be patient to queue up and take photos. Especially the famous art street in Penang such as "Boy on a Bike “ or “Reaching Up” Street Art. The Penang Street Art has become famous among tourist so you need to queue up to take the photos….below are some of the photos I manage to take…there is a lot more of the Penang Street Art but unfortunately I have limited time to search for it. May be I will repeat again next time to search for all the Street Art.

Little Children on a Bicycle is a mural on the wall of a shophouse on Armenian Street, George Town. It is one of the two murals along that street painted by London-trained artist Ernest Zacharevic, in conjunction with the 2012 George Town Festival. It depicts a little girl taking her younger brother on a bicycle ride. The joy in their faces echoes down the street, providing a ray of cheer and adding character to Armenian Street.

"Skippy", or in full, "Skippy Comes to Penang", and often called simply as the Giant Cat Mural, is one of 12 murals depicting cats and dogs that will grace the walls of George Town in conjunction with George Town Festival 2013. The mural is a project called 101 Lost Kittens, the work of a group of artists which calls themselves ASA, or Artists for Stray Animals. It comprises Tang Yeok Khang of Bukit Mertajam, Natthaton Muangkliang of Thailand and Louise Low of Kuala Lumpur.

The Giant Cat mural is one of the murals being painted to create awareness of the need to protect animals and get people to foster a love for pets. As the name 101 Lost Kittens suggest, the artists plan that eventually the 12 murals and other artforms will total 101 stray animals, all but one being cats, the one exception being a dog. This will help reduce the population of stray cats and dogs in the city. The mural is painted using environmentally friendly paint that will eventually wash off in two years. As it is not expected to be a permanent piece of art, visitors wanting a glimpse of it should pay it a visit while it is still fresh.

"Bee doo bee doo minion" mural situated at Ah Quee street. 

"Bee doo bee doo minion" mural situated at Ah Quee street. 

"Brother and Sister on a Swing" is a mural by young local deaf-mute artist Louis Gan. It graces the wall of the printing warehouse in an alleyway off Chulia Street Ghaut, in George Town, Penang. This is by far the most exciting mural to have appeared in George Town since Ernest Zacharevic burst on the scene.

Brother and Sister on a Swing depicts two young children, a boy and a girl, standing on a swing. It celebrates the intimacy of sibling relationships, just as Louis has with his brother. The subjects are the children of the proprietor of the printing firm, SBS Paper Products. Having learned about Louis from news articles of him appearing in The Star and Kwong Wah, he invited Louis to paint the mural depicting the children. The printing firm had already installed a swing set and even created a street sign called "Step by Step Lane" on the otherwise nameless back alley.

A wall art mural depicting two children playing basketball located just at the back of the old Kwong Wah Yit Poh building. The building is located along Chulia Street Ghaut and this mural was also done by local artist Louis Gan, the same local artist who painted the other mural across the street, Children on the Swing / Step by Step Lane.

Reaching Up is a mural painted on a wall along Cannon Street, George Town. It is located across the street from the Anak-Anak Kota clubhouse, and within a short walking distance to Khoo Kongsi and the Acheen Street Mosque.

"Reaching Up" depicts a little boy reaching for a hole in the wall. He appears to be standing on a chair and inching himself as high as he could reach. The painting was created by Ernest Zacharevic in conjunction with the 2012 George Town Festival. Since its completion, it has grown increasing number of visitors coming to take photos with it.

Boy on a Bike is a mural on the wall along Ah Quee Street, in George Town, Penang. The painting is the work of Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic, who was commission by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) in conjunction with the 2012 George Town Festival.

"Boy on a Bike" is painted on the sidedoor of a shophouse. It shows a boy hanging out on his motorcycle as he watches the pedestrian traffic passing by along the street. The mural is immediately to the right of another Zacharevic piece, "Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur".