Ernest Zacharevic Murals in Penang

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Ernest Zacharevic is a young Lithuania-born artist who is "making a scene" in Penang, particularly on the streets of George Town, Penang. This comes in the form of beautifully executed wall paintings, or murals, at selected streets in the inner city. The project, known as Mirrors George Town, is part of George Town Festival 2012.

Ernest Zacharevic's wall paintings in George Town include figure drawings and portraitures that celebrate the exuberance of life in the inner city. They range from the pensive "Boy on a Bike", the lively "Little Children on a Bicycle" to the whimsical "Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur".

Ernest Zacharevic
Ernest Zacharevic

So far six murals have been completed, with perhaps one more in the making. The project is funded by George Town Festival while the paint was sponsored by a paint company, Murobond.

The process began with Zacharevic combing the city, looking for suitable walls. After he has selected the walls to be painted, the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) contact and obtain a signed agreement from the property owner. Then he starts working on his mural. In the process, he is generating much interest from passer-by traffic, becoming a welcoming sight in the city. As the project becomes increasingly popular, more people started offering their walls.

The following are the completed murals. Note that these murals were never given names, but I have taken the liberty to provide a descriptive name for each, to help them easily recognisable.

"The Silversmith" Balik Pulau Mural

Location: Jalan Balik Pulau

Ernest Zacharevic Art Exhibition:
"Art is Rubbish is Art" (2014)

Location: Brick Kiln Road

"Boy on a Bike" Mural

Location: Ah Quee Street

"Broken Heart" Mural

Location: Love Lane

"Children in a Boat" Mural

Location: Chew Jetty

"Girl by the Sea" Mural

Location: North Beach

"Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur" Mural

Location: Ah Quee Street

"Little Girl in Blue" Mural

Location: Muntri Street

"Little Children on a Bicycle" Mural

Location: Armenian Street

Minions/Marge Simpson Bollard

Location: Soo Hong Lane

"Reaching Up" Mural

Location: Cannon Street

"The Awaiting Trishaw Pedaler" Mural

Location: Penang Road

"This Old Man" Mural

Location: Armenian Street

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