More festival treats for arts lovers

  • Metro News
  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

THREE specially curated exhibitions for George Town Festival (GTF) 2019 featuring sharing sessions, storytelling performances and a workshop are being held from now until July 28.

The exhibitions – A Real Fake Forest, Superstition II and GERIMIS: A Collaborative Orang Asli Art Exhibition — are at four different locations.

GTF public relations executive Ng Kim Theng said the exhibition featuring the works of local visual artists and the Orang Asli collective were aimed at raising awareness on various issues.

“The ‘A Real Fake Forest’ exhibition by visual artist Tan Lay Heong features the usage of twigs, bark and trash to portray the adverse effects of human activities on the environment.

“It aims to convey a powerful message about environmental degradation,” she said in a statement.

The exhibition held at 29, Lebuh Melayu, is open on weekdays from 2pm to 8pm and on weekends from 10am to 8pm.

Ng said the other exhibition, Superstition II, which features artistic works by Lee Mok Yee at Lum Yeong Tong Yap Temple in Armenian Street and Ng Fook Thong Temple in Chulia Street depicts Chinese superstitions and the roles of the media during elections.

“The exhibitions at both the temples are open daily from 9am to 5pm,” she said.

Meanwhile, GERIMIS: A Collaborative Orang Asli Art Exhibition is on display at The Whiteaways Arcade from 11am to 6pm on weekdays and from 11am to 8.30pm on weekends.

The exhibition explores Orang Asli narratives through reconstruction of spaces.

During the exhibition, a storytelling performance of the mythical stories of Orang Asli and the Weaving With Pandanus workshop will also be held.

The storytelling session will be on Sunday at 2.30pm and 4pm while the workshop will be held on Saturday at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.

The public is required to register for the workshop by calling 016-296 2865 or emailing

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