Budding Artists of Penang, Stifled and Side-tracked
By Paul Ooi
“HERE WE ARE, just around the corner.” We park next to an idyllic stream in rural Balik Pulau, and walk through what seems to be a secret hideaway into an orchard of durian trees. “I used to come here alone to paint,” says Jason, in his usual reflective voice. I have known Jason my whole life, from a friendship forged at a small Standard 1 classroom in Batu Maung, but I never knew he painted.Unbeknownst to us at the time,...
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