Penang Exchange 2022

by Malaysian Craft Council

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Penang Exchange 2022 is an arts and crafts festival organized in Penang, a brainchild of the Malaysian Craft Council (MCC), with the name chosen to emphasize the need to make the craft industry more versatile and contemporary, while providing a platform for local artisans to be exposed to current trends at international level.

Crafted for the sustainability of our noble heritage; the event will be hosted in Penang to celebrate the state’s rich, colorful and diverse multiracial artistic expressions of Malaysia-a true family display of the nation and Asia as a whole.

Penang Exchange aims to revisit the profile of the arts and crafts of Malaysia and make it versatile in the modern era.


When & Where

September 30 - October 2, 2022 (Friday to Sunday)

Think City Penang
10, Gat Lebuh China, 10200 George Town, Penang

Dewan Budaya USM
University of Science Malaysia, Persiaran Minden, 11700 George Town, Penang

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
29, Lebuh Gereja, 10200 George Town, Penang


Post-Event Highlights


Malaysian Craft Council is a nonprofit organisation that advocates and accelerates the growth of the Malaysian craft industry covering all craft categories (Batik, Songket, Tenun, Silver, Ceramic, Embroidery, and all other craft segments). It is a connecting platform for industry players, bringing Malaysian craft to the world via various collaborative projects with international organisations or their affiliate networks. As a newly established organisation, it welcomes strategic partnerships with other parties, be it from the government or private sectors.