Art Lovers Are Now Smart About Art In Penang
I reckon the only way to learn to be smart about art is to check out the Mampu Art Market. This exhibition is curated by Hin Bus Depot in Penang.
A weekend chill out with a nice meal at a great café with a good dessert and coffee thrown in would set you back say by RM60 per pax. Do that every weekend for a year. You would have spent at least RM3, 000 for a lifestyle treat.
Halve that figure and you could be on your way to collecting a reasonably-priced art piece.
Mampu Art Market held at Hin Bus Depot, Penang recently is an initiative to expose the public to artwork and artists of various disciplines. All artwork sold here is priced below RM2, 000.
The first Mampu Art Market held recently in conjunction with George Town Festival (GTF) is a show where the public get to meet the young artist up close and get to chat with them.
The younger set learns to appreciate art by viewing and a collection is built up over the years, starting with a small art print, handicraft or affordable smaller sized paintings.
Mampu Art Market had the works of some young 30 artists, sketch artist Ch’ng Kiah Kiean, graffiti artist The Sliz, Alex Lee, Aleff Ahmad, Alya Hatta, Bibi Chun, Caryn Koh, Darsh Kanda, Julius Kangblabla, Philip Hemnell, Syahbandi Samat, To Mi and Tumbleknots.
Art doesn’t always need to be expensive.
Taste is something that has to be caught and not store bought.
This story was previously published in Malaysia Outlook.