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Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang

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Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition with the GM of G Hotel and his team

1 February 2018

Opening night of Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G Hotel Gurney Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese, my first solo art exhibition opened on a very auspicious day, the day after the extremely powerful super blood blue full moon eclipse.

It was a full house and I am extremely thrilled by the turn out. Many of my friends travelled from Singapore and from KL. Friends from my childhood days, new friends and the media.

I have compiled a short video so you can have a glimpse of the event.

I am truly grateful and it has been an honour to be able to share my work with such a beautiful audience.

I had been so stressed leading up to this big day but finally i can breathe again. I learnt many things this week and i had to give a speech in front of a crowd which made me panic into sleepless nights. I was in denial not wanting to write the speech but luckily my best friends who were staying with me the few days leading up to the show sat me down the night before to write the speech which I thought I could get away by winging it! Clearly not cos I am not a natural speaker.

Here’s part of the speech

A little story…

On the day of my opening a Malay Muslim security guard walking by his rounds was drawn to the butterfly painting. I gave him a few moments to contemplate on the work and to read the description as he was about to move on, I walked over and introduced myself and asked him what he thought of the painting.

He replied, “i understand what you mean. We have the same in our culture.” Thank you i said and he walked away.

I was moved because of all the paintings that is the one that connects me with my mother. He picked that one probably because it connects him with his loved one.

The description reads:

I dream of you. Butterflies symbolise love and long life. I was once told that the butterfly carries the soul of our departed loved ones.

I was moved by this interaction. The artwork has served its purpose. It connected two complete strangers from different backgrounds to share a moment of reflection, uniting two cultures and hopefully it has made his day a little happier, like he made mine.

The exhibition runs until 30 April 2018

Venue: G Hotel Gurney Penang, Malaysia

Under the full moon at BulanLifestyle HQ

Treasures of a Straits Chinese. A solo art exhibition by Penang artist Tiffany Choong opening at G hotel Gurney 1 Feb 2018

Treasures of a Straits Chinese art exhibition at G hotel Gurney art gallery, Penang

Treasures of a Straits Chinese.

My long awaited first solo exhibition opens in 2 days at the prestigious G hotel Gurney Penang.

The journey has taken a long time. I had to wait for the sun, moon and stars to align. It’s been exciting, exhausting, nerve wrecking, a roller-coaster of emotions and to top it off, it’s going to be full moon.

I don’t know about you but the full moon drains my energy, in a good way.

Time for new beginnings… 🌕

Sketch of the day no 1152 in my moleskine art journal : Francis Light Memorial pavilion George Town. 

Francis Light Memorial pavilion in Penang

Sketch of the day no 1152 in my moleskine art journal is of Francis Light Memorial pavilion George Town. 

Designed in a mix of Georgian and Palladian architectural style. 

Sketch of the day no 1153 in my moleskine art journal: Plastic bags. 

Plastic bags in Penang

Plastic bags are everywhere. Everyday should be a no plastic bag day to save our planet. What do you think? 

Sketch of the day no 1153 in my moleskine art journal are of some Plastic bags. 

Sketch of the day no 1151 in my moleskine art journal : St Georges Anglican church 

St Georges Anglican church Penang

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of St Georges Anglican church in George Town,  Penang. 

Sketch of the day no 1150 in my moleskine art journal: Queen Victoria memorial clocktower. 

Queen Victoria memorial clocktower George town Penang

Have you seen this Iconic building in Penang? 

Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is of Queen Victoria memorial clocktower. 

This clocktower is presented by Chuah Che Eok in commemoration of Her Majesty Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The iconic clocktower was built in 1897 – 1902 in the Moorish style architecture. 

‘8’ art exhibition opens at China house, Penang. 

BulanLifestyle.com at China house art gallery Penang 

‘8’ art exhibition opens at China house, Penang. showcasing 8 women artists. 


China house art exhibition

Venue : China house, Lebuh pantai, Penang.

Duration : 21 November – 20 December 2017 

Are you a pear or an apple? 🍐🍎

China house art exhibition. ‘8’

Today I delivered artwork to China house gallery in Penang  for an all women group show curated by artist Rebecca Wilkinson. It is such an honour to included in this art exhibition. 

Are you a pear or an apple? 🍑🍐

‘8’ opens Tue 21  November 2017. 6pm and runs for a month. Ends 20 December 2017  

Please come. I need your support. 🙏

George town festival highlights: Before they pass away by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson. 

Before they pass away. An amazing and captivating exhibition by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson.

He has taken stylised portraits of indigenous tribes around the world to raise awareness of their cultures.

For more info visit http://www.GeorgeTownFestival.com

For more info about Jimmy Nelson visit http://www.JimmyNelson.com

Penang Local

Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson for George town festival

Before they pass away. An amazing and captivating exhibition by photo journalist Jimmy Nelson.

He has taken stylised portraits of indigenous tribes around the world to raise awareness of their cultures.

Venue: Bangunan UAB. 21-35 Gat lebuh China, Penang.

Opening hours: 11am – 6pm

Until: 27 August 2017

Before they pass away by Jimmy Nelson

For more info visitwww.GeorgeTownFestival.com

For more info about Jimmy Nelson visitwww.JimmyNelson.com

JIMMY NELSON – PHOTOGRAPHER

Jimmy Nelson (UK, 1967) started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot (1985). The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.

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