Ikano Centres and IKEA Batu Kawan team are proud to announce the launch of Creative Spark at Batu Kawan, with our graffiti mural on P2. Entitled “Building Yourself”, the drawing celebrates our modern generation and their ambition to strive for a boundless future. Whether you are watching your dreams take flight or in the midst of building it, the artwork sends a message that we will always have each other’s backs through journeys of self-discovery. This overall message relates to Batu Kawan – a newly built township that offers endless possibilities to anyone who seeks it. The goal is to build a community that supports, complements and empowers one another at our meet place in Batu Kawan.
The mural was completed by the renowned artist Leonard Siaw with the assistance of three arts graduates under his mentorship. It is the second largest outdoor painted mural in Penang and is the pilot project under Ikano Centres’ Creative Spark, a platform celebrating and empowering communities through the arts. The team are currently working to build an augmented reality component so that viewers can use their smartphones to can the mural to watch it come to life. We will launch it with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Penang State Art Gallery Chairman by mid-March 2021.
This project is aligned with Penang Tourism and PDC’s vision to transform Batu Kawan in a city of the arts. This is the start of many exciting street-art projects taking place in Batu Kawan and will secure our destination as an iconic and must-go-to street arts hub in Penang. Do visit the wall and don’t forget to take a photo and tag #CreativeSparkBK