Capturing beauty of Penang through street art

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  • Tuesday, 09 Jun 2015

Fun with spray cans: Han Chiang College students working on their graffiti art pieces at the Penang Municipal Park.

COME to the Graffiti Park at the Penang Municipal Park and let yourself be immersed in the beauty of Penang via street art.

Several icons of Penang like the Penang bridge, Komtar and others will greet visitors at the park — thanks to the effort of some 40 students from Han Chiang College’s School of Multimedia and Information Technology.

College student Elicia Ong, 18, said it was her first time attempting graffiti.

“My friends and I took about two weeks to come up with the image that we wanted to paint on the wall panels.

“Our graffiti includes Komtar, Penang Bridge, butterflies and our college’s logo.”

The students and two lecturers painted nine big wall panels during the programme, which was held from 9am to 5pm on Saturday.

College vice-principal Dr Beh Kok Hooi said the aim of the programme was to capture the state’s beauty while promoting street art in a positive way.

“The theme is Penang City Day. It allows students to express their love for Penang ina creative and fun manner,” he said in his speech during the programme launch.

Penang Island City Council corporatedivision director Mohamed Akbar Mustapha said the council was happy to provide the wall panels at the Graffiti Park for the students.

“The wall panels will be whitewashed every three months and we will take a photograph of each masterpiece for our archive,” Mohamed Akbar said.

The Penang Graffiti Park, which was opened in 2012, was jointly built by the Rotary Club of Tanjung Bungah and the council.

It was set up for graffiti enthusiasts to showcase and share their talent with the public.

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