Notice: PWCS 36th Annual General Meeting 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 36th Annual General Meeting of the Penang Water Colour Society will be held on Saturday, 16th March 2019 at 5.00 pm at Paramount Hotel VIP Room (48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang).


  1. President’s Address
  2. To read and confirm the minutes of the 35th Annual General Meeting held on Saturday, 31st March 2018
  3. Matters arising
  4. Annual Report 2018
  5. To receive and adopt the Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet for the year ended 31st December 2018
  6. To elect the following Office Bearers for 2019:
      • 1 President
      • 1 Vice President
      • 1 Hon. Secretary
      • 1 Hon. Treasurer
      • 5 Committee Members
  1. To appoint 2 Hon. Auditors
  2. Amendment of Rules & Constitution
  3. General


Abstract Experiment: Movie & Forum

17 March 2019 (Sun)


01:30 – 02:00 pm: registration
02:00 – 03:00 pm: movie screening
03:00 – 05:00 pm: sharing + forum about abstract art by Peter Liew (in Mandarin)

member RM10 / non-member RM15 (coffee / tea included)
max 40 pax only

Hikayat Blue (226, Beach Street, 10300 George Town, Penang)

Ms Lim Lee Kin (+60 12-486 3848)

Film title:
The Silence of the Angel: Paul Klee
language: English / subtitle: Chinese

The Silence of the Angel is a sacred journey into the universe of an architect of colours, one of the great painters of the twentieth century.

The works of Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) are vast and include 9 000 pieces on the fringe of all known artistic movements of his time.
Like Kandinsky and Delaunay, Klee revolutionizes the traditional concept of composition and the use of colour.

Klee questions forms, lines and colours. He listens to nature, to the sciences of his time, to music and poetry, creating a language made of signs. Klee goes beyond the opposition between abstraction and figuration. His painting is founded on movement, rhythm, as well as on oppositions and tensions, and becomes a polyphonic work.

2006: Award for the best educational film at the 24th International Art Film Festival (FIFA) – Montréal, Canada.

Peter Liew, one of the most established Malaysian artist and is very much known for his brilliance in mastering the techniques of oil painting.

Notice: 2019 Exhibition & AGM

16 March 2019 (Sat)

02.30 pm 36th PWCS Annual Exhibition opening at Penang State Art Gallery.

05.00 pm PWCS Annual General Meeting at Paramount Hotel VIP Room (48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang).

07.00 pm Members’ Get Together Dinner at Ocean Green Restaurant. RM50/pax for family and friends. (FOC for participants of PWCS Annual Exhibition)

Please contact Khoo Cheang Jin (+60 16-454 0963) for reservation before 14th March 2019.

17 March 2019 (Sun)

02.00 – 05.00 pm Movie screening (with abstract art content) follow by art master Mr Peter Liew’s sharing on abstract art at Hikayat Blue (226 Beach Street, George Town, 10300 Penang). There will be a fee of RM10 per person (coffee/ tea included).

Message: PWCS 36th Annual (Juried) Exhibition 2019

Dear Members,

Our next Annual Exhibition will fall in March 2019. According to Penang State Art Gallery Committee, there will be a review after each exhibition of the art societies, should the quality of the show not up to standard, they may refuse application for future exhibition. I think it is a good measure to ensure the quality of the show, as well as to make the artists strive for the best!

Our Committee has decided that the future exhibitions will be juried shows and a Grand Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding work. We have secured a sponsorship in terms of cash prize of RM3,000 each year for the next 5 years. We are also looking for other forms of sponsorship to add to the Grand Award at the moment.

After a lengthy discussion, the Committee has decided the theme for 2019 exhibition to be “Abstract Experiment”. I know this is not an easy theme, and in fact a very bold move for this theme. Most of us are comfortable with streetscape, landscape, flora and fauna, as well as still life paintings but not many of us have tried abstract. We have studied the risks of perhaps just a few members participating in this show, or perhaps the exhibition turns out to be a disaster and hence would be barred for future exhibition in the Penang State Art Gallery, yet we decided to give it a go. For the sake of art, we should not always sit in the comfort zone but explore the unthinkable. For the success of this exhibition, I urge you to give us your full supports, and make use of these 3 months to explore and experiment with abstract watercolour. I have confident you will make it, and we all will make it!

Khoo Cheang Jin
President, PWCS