Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic [PIC]


Mirrors George Town is a street art project by international artist Ernest Zacharevic, commissioned  for George Town Festival 2012.  (25 Photos)

The project consists of several large-scale wall paintings, all located within the core heritage zone of George Town, Penang.

The idea behind the project was to turn the streets of Penang into an open-air gallery that can be admired and experienced as one takes a walk while exploring the heritage enclave. The murals - figure drawings and portraits - celebrates the multiculturalism and diversity of the city's inhabitants, the living heritage of George Town.

George Town Festival (GTF), as described on the official website "is a month-long celebration of art, music, theatre, dance opera and film to commemorate George Town's inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage listing on July 7, 2008. Each year since 2009, GTF transforms George Town into an exciting and unique platform for the arts, heritage and culture."

Below are snapshots of the project Mirrors George Town, photos of which were provided to allMalaysia.info by the Lithuanian artist's official Website and Facebook.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Penang Road

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Muntri Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Chew Jetty

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Armenian Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Ah Quee Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Cannon Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Cannon Street

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Artist at work.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic's eight-year-old art student was the inspiration for the mural at Lebuh Muntri.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic mixes colours to get the right tone.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The Jalan Muntri mural.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist's tools.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A close up of the Chew Jetty mural.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Art imitates life.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The Chew Jetty mural mirrors the life of the people living there.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist, busy at work.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Balancing act.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Setting the scene.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic The artist poses next to his masterpiece at Chew Jetty at dusk.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic A curious audience.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Interactive art.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic Zacharevic proved to be a hit with the locals.

Mirrors George Town by Ernest Zacharevic It's not just about paint and brushes.

Video: Mirrors, George Town - Armenian Street, 2012

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