Art Gallery Centre

Penang State Art Gallery
Interest of appreciation of the state's heritage and culture

The Penang State Art Gallery is a comprehensive collection devoted to modern and contemporary art. The non-circulating collection documents painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and emerging art forms from year 1965 to the present. The Penang State Art Gallery presents artworks revolving around ideas of identity, urbanization, globalisation and the environment, these works raise pertinent issues on urban living in the modern cityscape and prompt us to consider how the artists have translated their visions about these issues into works of art.

Penang State Art Gallery always encouraged local and International artists to hold their visual arts exhibitions which is located at Dewan Sri Pinang, Georgetown. As a result of this effort, Penang State Art Gallery has established a joint communication and exchange of ideas between local and international artists.

In an effort to enhance and accord prestige of our motherland visual artists Penang State Art Gallery continues to increase the permanent collections to be equal with other public and private galleries. With this effort, Penang Art Gallery indirectly gave recognition to the local artists when their artwork serve as a permanent collection and owned by the Government of Penang State. Penang State Art Gallery has appreciated the contribution and involvement of the artist in Penang through the retrospective exhibition which held every year since year 2007. Collaboration between the Penang State Museum is not only limited to artists but has also established cooperation with the higher learning institutions and also with local and international art galleries.

Art Gallery Location
Penang State Art Gallery
Interest of appreciation of the state's heritage and culture
Penang State Art Gallery previously was located at Building of Penang State Museum, Lebuh Farguhar. Then, it moves to Dewan Sri Pinang from year 1994 until now. There are two galleries which are display the collection of permanent painting at level 3 and contemporary gallery at ground floor of Dewan Sri Pinang. The permanent gallery displays the collections such as painting, watercolor, sculptures, photography, ceramics, prints and other various media.

No. 57, Macalister Road,
Georgetown , Penang, 10400, Malaysia


Phone: (604) 226 1462
Fax : (604) 226 1439
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www.penangmuseum.gov.my
Penang State Art Gallery,
Ground Floor, Dewan Sri Pinang
10200 Light Street, Penang