Inspired by the popular wall art in Penang by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, Ipoh art teacher Eric Lai embarked on a similar project to bring life to the dirty back lanes of Ipoh.
Planned for six pieces of art on the back lane walls of shop houses between Jalan Sultan Iskandar (Hugh Low Street) and Jalan Masjid, just a short distance from Masjid Panglima Kinta (Panglima Kinta Mosque), Eric and his art students have now expanded their portfolio to eleven, at the recent count.
The initial six pieces were completed in February earlier this year, and more were subsequently added, during the school holidays. These artwork can be categorised into three types: culture & tradition, children’s games, and life in the old days.
Although these wall art (some would call it mural) in Ipoh by Eric Lai isn’t new, I just receive too many enquiries asking where they are that I decided to stop by to grab some photos and the GPS coordinates. GPS: N 04 35.613′ E 101 4.923′
I pass by quite often but never found the chance, until I decided to go there specifically for this post. Enjoy!
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