Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Street Art of George Town, Penang (2) - Sculptures

Well you've looked at the previous post (hopefully!!) showcasing the murals of George Town, well this post is all about the sculptures which are a newer addition to the artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage town. 

These steel rod sculptures are placed around the historic street and are humorous and cartoonesque. They are again a part of the 'Marking George Town' project. They were designed by local cartoonist, with the idea in mind of informing people of the local history of the area without damaging the old buildings.

There are 52 in this series, which got me walking every inch of George Town to 'collect' them, not that I have OCD or anything!!!! Anyhow i spotted 52 of the 51 just missing the "Labourer to Trader" sitauated by the market on Jalan Kuala Kangsar, which although I hunted twice for I just couldnt spot. i did however spot one that wasn't on this.... but should be ha ha :) 

Now i don't proclaim these photos are anything special, some are hiding behind hoardings and cars, taken from across busy roads and strange angles. This is more an exercise in spotting each sculpture


Jimmy Choo


Win Win Situation


Mr Five Foot Way

One Leg kicks all

Narrowest Five Foot way 

Narrowest Five Foot way 

Narrowest Five Foot way 

Bullock Cart Wheel


Cheating Husband


Tok Tok Mee


Roti Benggali


Wrong Tree


Too Hot


Ting Ting Thong


Kopi 'O'


Untrained Parakeet


Three Generations

Rope Style


Born Novelist

Procession

Too Narrow

Limousine

Property

Escape

Cow & Fish

No Plastic Bag

Waterway

Too Salty

Rotan

Main Street

Beca

Quiet Please

Mahjong

Budget Hotels

No More Red Tape

Temple Day


Gold Teeth

Gedung Rumput

Spy

Retail Paradise

Pilgrims

High Counter

Kandar

Kandar

Kandar

Ah Quee?

Duck

Shorn Hair

Double Role

'Yeoh' Only

Cannon Hole


Same Taste, Same Look

Then & Now

Ironsmith

Chingay


This is the additional sculpture I found thats not on the list!




There are also some other 'sculptures' and items of querkyness I captured










If you enjoyed this post you may also enjoy the art murals of George town that can be found on the following blog   http://www.singaporetales.co.uk/2015/07/street-art-of-george-town-penang-1.html