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Penang Art Society 55th Anniversary

The Penang Art Society celebrated its 55th anniversary in style recently. The purpose of organizing these art exhibition and dinner were to bring together artists, collectors, curators, promoters and art lovers that share the same ideals and principles to foster better ties to collectively work together to promote Malaysian art internationally.

55th Anniversary Celebration

The society also marked this occasion with the publishing of a 160-pages art catalogue entitled ‘CREATION’ that will be distributed to selected important galleries and museum around the world. Showcasing the works as well as participating artists’ contacts and information for parties that are interested to learn more about the artists featured. About 250 guests attended the dinner at the Hydro Majestic Hotel, Penang. Among the VIPs were Jason Yeap representing National Gallery Victoria, Australia; Ong Zhen Min curator of Singapore Art Museum and Director General National Art Gallery Malaysia Dr Mohd Najib Ahmad Dawa.

The Penang Art Society is the oldest art society in Malaysia. This year more than 70 Malaysian senior and up-coming Malaysian artists are showcasing their artworks in the Penang State Art Gallery in Dewan Sri Pinang. It is a record for the society to have so many participants from all over Malaysia. The society has been acting as a platform for artists to display their creativity and to promote local art in Malaysia. Taking advantage of the Asian art boom, the society is aiming to not only promote art locally but also to unite all Malaysian artists and to expose Malaysian art to the world.


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  CREATION Penang Art Society 55th Anniversary (pdf 18MB)


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