Yahong Art Gallery is the largest arts and crafts centre in Penang. Displaying works by Malaysian and Asian artists, it is divided into four sections: the Art Gallery, Handicrafts, Batik and Jewellery & Antiques centres. It is best known for housing the artworks of Chuah Thean Teng. Teng is billed at the father of modern batik printing: the upper levels of Yahong Art Gallery prominently display his original works plus those of his sons, Chuah Siew Kek, Chuah Seow Keng and Chuah Siew Teng.
Besides Teng’s batik prints, the displays at Yahong Art Gallery range from batik works by other artists to beautiful Chinese jewellery, antiques, pewter works and water colour, Chinese ink and oil prints. In addition to that, other noteworthy exhibits include an ancient Malaysian medicine horn, a Sarawak tribal chief’s staff, an exquisite Chinese cloisonné, Chinese tile pictures and more. Also when you visit the gallery, be sure to catch a demonstration on batik printing and pick up some pewter products and batik apparel as souvenirs.
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