Georgetown is the main city on the island of Penang, in Malaysia. One of Georgetown’s most famous attractions are the many murals found around this UNESCO Heritage town. The most popular of these are painted by the Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, who was commissioned in 2012 during the annual Georgetown Festival. I spent a morning one day wandering around locating each of them, as well as many others drawn by local artists.
Here are my favourites:
This is one of Zacharevic’s pieces and is easily the most popular street art in Georgetown – it is almost permanently surrounded by crowds of tourists.
This piece is by an artist called Louis Gan, and is great for posing on the swing next to the children.
Part of the 101 Lost Kittens Project, this one is called ‘Bruce Lee would never do this…’. The project contains 12 cat themed murals to create awareness towards stray animals.
This is another of Ernest Zacharevic’s paintings.
This boatman, painted by Julia Volchkova, is huge.
Also part of the 101 Lost Kittens, I loved the bright colours of this one. It took us ages to find as it a tiny compared to other street art.