21st July 2023, Georgetown, Penang. The inaugural Riso Art Jam (RAJ) kicks off this month (15th until 30th July 2023) in a 16-day celebration of local and international artists, designers, and illustrators happening across three programmes in the George Town area of Penang. The Riso Art Jam is a part of the 14th George Town Festival.

Riso Art Jam features a unique blend of exhibition, bazaar, forum, and fun. The exhibition features more than 100 original works of Riso art from 39 artists from Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Germany, Slovakia, France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

An equally varied group of 34 artists and brands from some of the aforementioned countries will join the bazaar, offering Riso art prints and merchandise for new and established collectors. Audiences can experience both the exhibition and bazaar at The Whiteaways Arcade heritage building along Lebuh Pantai. Admission is free to the public with plenty of Riso art on display and up for grabs.
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The Festival also features a two-day forum which will be taking place at W Life Café, with six up-and- coming Riso artists and Riso studios from Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore. The forum is expected to draw attendees who are students, artists, and enthusiasts alike. The tickets to the forum are priced at RM60 (one-day pass) and RM100 (two-day pass).

The public can experience the Risograph printing technique during the bazaar (29-30 July), as there will be a demonstration on using the Riso machine. We invite everyone to take a photo of their time there to post on Facebook or Instagram, tagging @RisoArtJam using the hashtag #risoartjam so that their photo can be featured on the Riso Art Jam’s social media accounts as a show of support to the Riso art community.

“The Riso Art Jam puts a spotlight on artistic talents dabbling in Riso printing, hoping that audiences will discover and treasure the beauty of Risograph. An event of such magnitude requires efficient planning and execution and a whole lot of teamwork, thanks to the guidance from our Festival Director Jay Lim.”
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“We are happy to see Riso Art Jam finally coming to life. We are passionate about graphic design and it’s only fitting that as our team takes notice of Risograph, we create a platform for others to experience this beautiful printing technique and support each other in our artistic journey. We are excited and want to invite visitors to come join us as history is about to be made,” said RAJ Founder Vivian Toh.

Riso Art Jam kicks off with an opening ceremony on 16th July 2023. The Riso Art Jam programme and forum ticket sales can be accessed via the website https://risoartjam.com/.


For the latest news on the Riso Art Jam Festival,visit:
Official Website: www.risoartjam.com
Facebook: Riso Art Jam
Instagram: risoartjam

Media Enquiries
Riso Art Jam Team
Ying Han, Event Coordinator risoartjam@gmail.com