Tales of Two Cities: Paintings of Melaka & George Town – launch

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“Straits Shophouses”: Paintings of Melaka & George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (UNESCO World Heritage).

A solo exhibition by Koh Shim Luen

Co-organised by Penang Heritage Trust & Atelier Art Space

Venue: The Star Pitt Street (first floor exhibition space)

Address: 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town World Heritage Site, Penang

Dates: 7–31 December 2014

Launch on Sunday, 7 Dec 2014, 2pm

Guest of honour: Dato’ Khor Ten Haw, President of Penang Chinese Town Hall

Talk by Lim Gaik Siang, Sunday, 7 Dec 2014, 3pm


The Exhibition

The solo exhibition will showcase 40 paintings from Melaka & George Town by veteran woman artist Koh Shim Luen. The exhibition also intended to raise operation funds for the Penang Heritage Trust. 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to PHT.

This is part of CSR effort by Atelier Art Space, Petaling Jaya. Languages: English and Mandarin.

Open to the public, free admission.

The Talk

In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Ms Lim Gaik Siang, Hon Treasurer of the Penang Heritage Trust will give a talk on “Appreciation of Straits Shophouses” at 3.00pm. Language: Mandarin.

Door charges at RM20 per person. Please contact PHT to register by 5 Dec 2014, 04-2642631. Seats are limited.

The Artist

The artist Koh Shim Luen was born in Ipoh Perak and studied at Universiti Sains Malaysia, graduating with a BA Hons in Fine Art. She has worked as a professional art educator and also a freelance Chinese writer for art, literature and social subjects. She has had six solo exhibitions and also participated in international exhibitions.

The artist will be in Penang and is available to be interviewed on Sat 6 Dec 2014. Please contact 012 429 6125 to make an appointment.