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A celebration of artists within the Blue Mansion

Posted on June 13 2019

It is by no surprise that many artists and creatives have been inspired by Cheong Fatt Tze The Blue Mansion throughout these years. It is an iconic heritage building located in Georgetown Penang, and a short walk away from another heritage architecture, the Eastern & Oriental hotel. It has also been featured in multiple films including the Oscar-winning French film Indochine starring Catherine Deneuve, and the Hollywood production the Crazy Rich Asians. Besides being in films, this building has also been featured in BBC, CNN, Discovery and more. 

Lorong and Lane painting

Lorong and Lane's gorgeous painting by the architect-artist herself

 

The indigo walled mansion takes you back in time to its historic splendour as soon as you have sight of it and the feeling increases to a more complex excitement when you enter and wander around. 

Nonamu silk scarf exhibition in the Blue Mansion

We are very excited to share with you that our scarves will be exhibited at the one day event (13th July) on Inside the Indigo Walls in conjunction with the Georgetown Festival. It is a free event but ticketed so organisers can manage the crowd so please get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. There will be talks with the lovely Laurence Loh who's the lead heritage architect championing the restoration of this mansion, award-winning UK director Michael Gosbee, the architect-artist Lim Eu-Jin from China, photographer Terence Toh and fashion designer Jing Ooi. Interesting workshops on how to make indigo pulut inti (a type on nyonya kuih / teatime snack), Chien Nien ceramic shard work which is a real art form, Gyotaku printing and many more. There will also be an art exhibition and performances. Please checkout the full programme through their website. 

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