Penang State Museum is an institution of state statutory bodies. Museum is a non profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development and open to public, which acquires, conserves, communicates, and exhibits for purpose of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of man and environment.

Penang Art Open is a contemporary art competition open to visual artist since the mid 1990s.This competition is open to both Malaysians and non-Malaysians. In the first round, all the entries are to be submitted in JPG format without exception. The JPG images must be submitted in CD (Compact Disc). Once the art has been short-listed, the finalist will be contacted to submit their actual art for final judging.

Ø   Theme                   : BUSINESS AS-UNUSUAL

Ø   Age Requirement  : Minimum age requirement is 16 years old (before 31st December 2012)

Ø   Entry Fee              : Free of Charge

Ø  Type of Artwork      : All type and medium of original artwork (painting,   sculpture, prints, photography and etc) which

                                     has not been previously submitted in Penang Art Open  nor have they been exhibited in any


Ø   Prize                      : Major prize                 = RM 8,000.00 x 1 winner

                                           Minor prize                 = RM 5,000.00 x 3 winners

                                           Consolation prize       = RM 1,000.00 x 5 winners

 *Artwork of the Major and Minor prize will be owned and treated as permanent collection of

  Penang State Art Gallery.

 Ø      Closing Date  : 30th August 2012 before 5.00pm


Remark:  Image quality is very important. The juror will only have images of your artwork to evaluate during the first round; a poor representation such as a blurred image, or one affected by glare, dim lighting, or unnecessary background objects will reduce your chances of being short-listed for the final round. There is no dimensional limitation for the artwork.

Further information and enquiries, feel free to email us or contact us at 04-226 1462 or 04-226 1461.


Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

No.57,Jalan Macalister

10400,Georgetown, Penang

Tel : 04-226 1462/1461 Fax : 04-226 1439

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