Batik Painting Museum Penang

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Batik Painting Museum Penang

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S G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia664 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We tried to visit in the early afternoon today (Monday) but although the sign said it's open every day, it was closed. There was no sign to say whether it is closed every day at the moment or if they have different opening hours to usual, so try to check in advance if you're going there specially.
Written 27 July 2020
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Jessye
Sioux Falls, SD88 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I didn’t know how much I was going to fall in love with Batik paintings when I entered the museum. The man running the museum was very kind and informative. I have gained a lot of admiration for this style of art now!! A must visit, well worth your time
Written 15 April 2020
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Charis
Penang, Malaysia1 contribution
Oct 2019
Really insightful experience, for art appreciators. It is a museum of exquisite art pieces by famous artists, meant for viewing purposes - the exhibited paintings are not for sale, though there are prints and other batik paintings for sale.

This isn't a batik museum about the history of batik patterns on clothing. As explained by the staff, there is a difference between the commercialised batik pattern printing on cloth, and batik painting as a wax-and-dye art technique.

The owner established the museum for the purpose of educating the public on the niche art form, and unique culture and history of Batik painting in Penang, Malaysia - which unknown to many, is apparently the first known origin of painting using the batik technique.There are no batik classes at the moment, though the owner is considering adding that in the future. Set on Armenian Street a few doors down from the famous bicycle mural, this museum is a gem for art lovers.
Written 7 October 2019
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Mark672
Napa265 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a private collection of amazing batik designs. There are artists from all of asia represented. I bought a beautiful design, however there are very few for sale so if you are shopping for batik you may not find a selection.none the less, i recommend this museum, a 10 ringet entry, but worth it.
Written 6 March 2019
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gopkrs
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico597 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Well, if in Georgetown; you certainly want to walk Armenia St. And so might as well see the Batik Art Museum. Only less expensive ones for sale. Looks like a regular painting but it … Really nice Malaysian art with some very cool normal street/work/life scenes.
Written 25 October 2018
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dragongirlmomma
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
Nov 2017
Stumbled this museum by chance and was awed by the collection. The Batik paintings are personal collections by the owner over the years. Batik as most know are decorations on cloth to be used as clothing. This museum however showcase Batik as a medium for paintings. A cool place to take a break, rest and cool down and feast your eyes with the intricacies of the Batik paintings when exploring the streets of Georgetown.
Written 3 October 2018
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Sasa P
18 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Although I had seen batik paintings before, I didn't know a lot about them before I visited this museum. I'm glad I did! There are a lot of pieces of art to see and the woman running the place is just wonderful. She is passionate about batik art and very knowledgable. The works displayed are very different in style and so fascinating. I didn't know batik painting was so versatile! If you enjoy art at least a bit, I really recommend you give this centrally located museum a shot.
Written 21 July 2018
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Robynt
Phillip Island, Australia187 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
We visited the Batik Museum on a recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed it. 10RM is very reasonable, first up is an educational video on how batik painting is done, by a master Malaysian batik artist. The collection in the museum is three floors and absolutely beautiful, some stunning pieces, I highly recommend a visit, unique, beautiful and educational.
Written 2 June 2018
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,741 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Came here even though Google told me it was closed but wasnt and was only one here,with 10 riggit entrance I had 3 floors batik art all to myself to enjoy
Written 3 May 2018
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Steve W
84 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a small art gallery showing the private collection of batik art of the owner. It runs across three floors.
This is not batik printed textile but figurative and semi abstract art done using batik techniques. There is a short video showing an artist at work that explains the complexity.
The pieces themselves vary in style and subject but once you have an idea of how they were created they are simply technically stunning and beautiful art.
Even after explanation I could not conceive the skill needed to mimic pointillistic painting using precise wax dots.
This is an unusual gallery and you are unlikely to come across anything like it elsewhere. Make time.
Written 23 April 2018
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