George Town’s art scene is about to get more exciting – if you know where to look. Strategically located in the heart of Penang, within The Whiteaways Arcade on Lebuh Pantai, SPACE is an art space managed by George Town Festival that supports local artists and encourages creativity and originality. It is dedicated to the homegrown creative talents to showcase their works and carry out any artistic programme to reach a broader range of art lovers. The art space utilises a unique colonial complex within the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, which enhances the relationship between the architecture and the people while celebrating the ideas and artistry of its community. SPACE will be available for use from October 2021 onwards and is set to draw art makers and enthusiasts of all kinds. Be it an exhibition, a talk, or a performance, reach out to the Festival via email at [email protected] today!
Open Call for Art Residency
We are seeking visual artists aged 18 years old and above who are currently based in Malaysia for the art residency programme which will run for one month. The selected residency artists are required to complete an artwork that can be fitted into a space measuring 3 metres x 3 metres revolving around the theme “Home” this July. It will culminate in a physical group exhibition which will be held in George Town, Penang in 2021, showcasing the residency artists’ artworks. Each applicant may choose to participate in the programme as an individual or a group. Each participant/group will be awarded a RM2,000 (Two Thousand Ringgit Malaysia Only) stipend. Apply by 20 June 2021 at 11.59pm (GMT+8).