Artists, Assemble!

Once bitten by the elusive “travel bug” a person can never stop exploring. That pretty much sums up Nicole Yap of The Art Assembly.

With a passion for art and a thirst for abstract exploration, Nicole is a shy lass, preferring to let her work speak for itself.

Work here means the tireless effort of stringing together one workshop after another to further enrich Penang’s art scene and widen people’s perspectives.

Essentially, The Art Assembly is a collective effort, a creative space run by artists for artists. With an emphasis on craftsmanship and DIY culture, the small corner in Hin Bus Depot welcomes everyone to learn more.

Called The Warehouse, its pop-up art gathering is currently under way with a myriad of interesting studio mates, such as paper conservator BooKoo, which has opened a library of rare vintage books.

Others include Rumput Rumpai and their locally farmed herbal teas as well as Utile, a leather couture project by Terance Chen.

Art collectives like The Secret Hideout and Raksasa Print Studio, and the Malaysian Writers Society are present as contributors at the space too.

Workshops, which The Art Assembly is focused on, are constantly ongoing. The Art Assembly will be moving to a brand new place after their tenure at The Warehouse so do keep track of them.

The Warehouse

Hin Bus Depot

31A, Jalan Gurdwara

10300 George Town

Pulau Pinang


This article first appeared in