George Town Festival 2021

George Town has been an arts and culture hub in the region, and the city is living up to that reputation this November and December! Celebrate arts everywhere, from shopping malls to a cafe, historical buildings, and even a godown-turned-event-space at George Town Festival’s “Nine Days Eight Exhibitions” campaign from 20 to 28 November 2021!

Whisk yourself away to an artsy adventure at the “Thank God It’s Monday” art exhibition. The exhibition showcases works created on Mondays by Red Hong Yi and her artistic team, featuring everything from a tongue-in-cheek nod to the popular meme-turned-cryptocurrency Dogecoin to localised mahjong and miniatures of fast-food restaurants. Get ready to explore and celebrate the spirit of Malaysia’s multicultural heritage in “Sama-Sama: George Town, A Multicultural Art Journey”. In this exhibition, artist Lefty Julian adopts a multisensory approach in his art-making process to discover tangible and intangible expressions of multicultural connectedness in our society.

Environmentalists and eco-warriors with a penchant for the arts will find “Between 01” to be right up their alley. The thought-provoking part art installation, part dance performance by visual and performing artist Lay Heong features recycled materials, dry leaves, movement, and lights, inviting us to rethink our relationships with ourselves, each other, the environment, and the world, all while advocating the culture of upcycling. Check out “AR/UTISTIC: Diaries on the Spectrum” by a Penang-based contemporary artist living with autism Frankie Lim. This one-of-a-kind exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the journey of an individual with autism before and during the COVID-19 isolation.

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