All posts tagged: Street Art

Street Art In Georgetown, Penang: For Its History, Art And Culture

When you are in Georgetown, in Penang, besides trying out its street-food culture and exploring the many white sand beaches, do not forget to uncover its rich street art. The street art in Penang is one of the highlights and the very reason why I would call Georgetown, in Penang, a modern heritage town. The way how Georgetown has infused new art forms into its decade old architecture is definitely worth appreciating. A Bit Of History It all started back in 2009 when the State government, in order to physically brand the UNESCO World Heritage town of Georgetown, and make it more interesting and informative for public, opened an international pitch (under the campaign ‘Marking George Town’) for artists to come together and put forward their ideas, that retell the history of the streets and stories of its communities in a local voice. The winning ideas culminated a series of steel-rod-caricatures, under the creative direction of a local artist named Tang Mun Kian, who won the commission with the theme “Voices of the People,” a retelling of …

Where To Find The Street Art In Perth

No matter where I am, as soon as I hear that there is some street art to discover, there’s no need to tell me twice. I’ve some affection to street art, some personal liking that I make it a priority — and that’s exactly what happened while I was in Perth. As I arrived in the city and started walking from the Perth central train station to Haus Accommodation, the hostel I was going to stay in, located just a few streets down the road from the train station, I came across some random but startling street art murals. A bit of enquiring with the hostel staff, and I found that Perth, just like a few other towns around the world, may just be a graffiti art lovers’ heaven. During the past decade, Perth has rapidly transformed itself into a modern-day artist’s playground, with its urban tapestry of street art adding new shades to its culture, and taking over the city, almost beautifully. From skyscrapers to laneways and everything in between, street art is revitalizing …