Art scene scales new heights

Norazlina Ismail, 38, and family members taking a wefie with the container murals in Kampung Terang.

PERCHED high up on a vast padi field in Kampung Terang in Balik Pulau, Penang, are three vertical cargo containers, installed for the Penang International Container Art Festival (Picaf).

The 12m (40ft) containers are arranged in a row to form a wall almost three storeys high to showcase murals by Sarawakian artists Leonard Siaw and Aries Kong (Jagung) titled ‘The Joy of Harvest’ and by Russian artist Marat Danilyan titled ‘Once at Balik Pulau’s Street Market’.

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