Penang Art District & Hin Bus Depot presents the group show finale featuring over 100 artists from all over Malaysia with 200 artworks.
In August, Penang Art District and Hin Bus Depot collaborated to present the Kecik-kecik Group Exhibition on a roadshow, which aims to bring contemporary art to a wider audience. The series of exhibitions were held on Penang Island and Mainland Penang at Straits Quay, Gurney Plaza and Sunway Carnival. The traveling exhibition showcased artworks by a diverse group of selected established and emerging artists with a broad range of visual artistry. Each exhibition garnered encouraging feedback from the audience, especially from the general public who were interested to know more about the local artists.
Kecik-kecik Group Show first came about in 2007, put together by a small circle of underdogs in the Kuala Lumpur art scene yearning for a platform to showcase their works to a wider audience. The first show which featured over 280 artworks no larger than 1 foot by 1 foot and received overwhelming positive public response, boosting the morale and motivation in pushing for more quality creations.
Fast forward a decade later, Kecik-kecik returns and sets ground in Penang on the initiative of Penang-based contemporary artist, Bibichun, with the desire to revive the platform for the art community in the same spirit. To encourage greater participation, the Kecik-kecik Group exhibition announced an Open Call for artists to be part of the month-long Kecik-kecik Finale show at Hin Bus Depot, which successfully garnered additional 60 artists participation. The group show finale which opens this weekend will feature over 100 artists from all over Malaysia with 200 artworks.
Participating artists include Bibichun, Sliz, Tom Powell, Eryn, Ch’ng Kieah Kiean, Ajim Juxta, Aleff Ahmad, Alice Loo, Kamil Shafie, Visithra Manikam, Valerie Ng, Howard Tan, Mandy Maung, Low Chee Peng, Loo Ley See and many more.
For the final instalment, Hin Bus Depot Gallery will have a special feature of their selected artist, Tang Tze Lye, showcasing 50 pieces of artworks. There will also be a series of talks with the featured artist and the director of Penang State Art Gallery to spur conversations in the local art scene whilst giving opportunity to the general public to meet the arts practioners in person.