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FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Warung – A Pit Stop for Refreshment and Some Culture

Teh tarik satu, and one political debate coming right up.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2017

A Nourishing Canvas

Food is a natural fixation for many artists.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2017

Remembering Tan Choon Ghee in Ink and Watercolour

His large collection is now at the Penang State Art Gallery.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2016

Still Promoting Art After All These Years

Art Expo Malaysia 2016 might be leaner, but it did not disappoint.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2016

An Ancient Art Form that Continues to Inspire

The Chinese brush genre survives – and evolves – in Malaysia.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2016

Enough to Please Most Eyes

The recently opened National Gallery Singapore aims to be a main player in the regional arts ecosystem.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2015

Worshipping women: Confident, conscious and complex

A tribute to the late Yuen Chee Ling, who celebrated women through her art.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

COVER STORY
Oct 2015

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

PENANG PALETTE
Aug 2015

Taking water and colours to new heights

Meet Chang Fee Ming, a game-changer known for pushing the parameters of his art.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2014

Musical wizard returns to the promise of paint

Datuk M. Nasir is not only a legend in music and film; he also dabbles in paint – and with great sensitivity and skill.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2014

Top 12 earners at art auctions

Who are the artists that rake in the dough today?

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2014

Art goes far beyond simple imaging

This month, we shine the spotlight on the low profile C. K. Tan.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2013

Abundant treasures in Penang Batik's Painting Museum

Batik has long since transitioned from a craft tradition to an art movement.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2013

Championing Chinese Ink- Perception Is What Is

Cheah Thien Soong reinvents and revitalises the Chinese ink tradition with East-West and Nusantara-inspired art.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2013

Seeking Inspiration in Balik Pulau

Balik Pulau has turned into a natural sanctuary for artists to settle and create their art.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2013

In Awed Appreciation of PAGO-PAGO

Artist Latiff Mohidin is honoured through an extensive exhibition that mirrors his life.

PROFILE
Jan 2013

Curious Pak Alam

A man with a passion for repairing vintage bicycles, an extensive knowledge of botany and an impressive collection of antiques, stones and minerals.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2012

Art Auctions are the New Stock Market

2012 is a banner year for art auctions in Malaysia.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2012

George Town's "Mr Festival"

George Town Festival director Joe Siek has speaks on how far now-iconic festival has come.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2012

Of Women Artists and Their Art

Women artists of Malaysia have clearly made an impact in the arts industry over the years.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2012

Penang – A Home for Malay Artists

Penang has been home to some of the most compelling Malay artists in the country.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2012

Chew Teng Beng - A Pioneering Artist and Teacher

Dr Chew's success in the US has not stopped him from returning to Penang.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2011

Eric Quah: A Beautiful Life

We profile the life and works of master painter Eric Quah.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2011

Toya: Stretching Batik to Its Limits

At 68, batik painter Toya is still pushing himself and his art. But he may end up being the last of his kind.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2011

Making future artists better

Tay Mo-Leong has no plans to rest on his laurels

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES