Friday, October 25, 2002
ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS OF VARIOUS RESOURCES
The "CONTEMPORARY" series of art exhibitions have generated a varied showcase of art pieces by both members and invited artists. This exhibition features invited artists (both local and foreign) to enhance as well as to foster greater friendship and goodwill among fellow artists.
Apart from that, there is the "ACTION" series of art exhibitions. It was first introduced in 1990. It is to provide an opportunity for the 'young' members (especially those between 16 to 40 years of age) to present their latest and best works. In many ways, this exhibition would help to encourage these youngsters to be constantly creative and productive.
The association also hold special art shows in conjunction with the association's anniversary or during events like the Cultural Month. Some of these past events were organized in collaboration with other organizations.
National Arts Council Singapore
The International Relations Unit
Singapore artists and organizations can apply for: International Touring Grant, International Collaboration, Grant, International Visitors Grant and Marketing Development Grant.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS GRANT SCHEMES:
The International Relations Unit at the National Arts Council provides financial support to meet the objectives of promoting and profiling Singapore's artists and their works overseas, to facilitate the engagement of Singapore's artists with the international arts community, and to help establish Singapore's image as a vibrant arts city internationally.
The four grant schemes managed by the Unit are:
* International Touring Grant
* International Collaboration Grant
* International Visitors Grant
* Marketing Development Grant
All four grant schemes offered are open to practitioners of Visual Arts.
The projects must contribute to creating an impact on profiling Singapore's arts overseas. Priority will be accorded applicants touring to or working in major arts capitals and cities of Australia, Asia, Europe, and North and South America, such as London, Paris, New York, Shanghai, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Montréal, Dublin, Barcelona, Mexico City, among others.
Applications will be considered on a quarterly basis with deadlines closing on 2 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul and 1 Oct of the year.
National Arts Council
International Relations Unit
140 Hill Street, #03-01 MITA Building
tel: (65) 837 9538
fax: (65) 837 3017
Thursday, October 24, 2002
A member of the Artist Village, Wilkie returned from undergraduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1999. He is known for founding and mangaging the YARD, the Young Artist's Domain.
Wilkie works mainly with video, film and multimedia. He has previously shown his works at Bloomsbury Theatre (London), Institute of Contemporary Art (London), London Electronic Arts (LUX) and Kunst-und Medienzentrum Adlershof, Berlin. Wilkie has shown his short films at Cardiff International Animation Festival, Leeds International Film Festival and Singapore International Film Festival.
Wilkie has collaborated with other artists, and has installed works at Plastique Kinetic Worms, The Substation and various outdoor spaces. His works deal with the themes of reality, memory, change and tension, which are apparent in his outdoor site-specific video installations at Thian Hock Keng Temple (Nokia Art-Singapore: Deriving Spaces) and Raffles Landing Site (Artists Investigating Monuments).
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Jose Tay and ART MOTION invite you and your friends to
A PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY BY
Exhibition continues from
24 to 9 Nov 2002
Exhibition Opening on:
24 Oct 2002 (Thursday) 7pm
The ideas behind Tilt first seeded in my head when discussions over late-night the ice with Wilson Goh, the manager of The Singers, led to a commission to produce a set on prints exploring in visual terms what they will do in song. They were putting on a concert exploring melancholla.
As Tilt germinated, and as my camera took me from Fort Canning to Fort Malacca and back to the Fatime Mosque, the melancholy I pursued became pessimism, but it wasn’t a psychological state that arrived on my prints; it was a dissatisfaction with the religious, political, literary discourses within contemporary Singapore.
Tilt became my attempt to skew visual objects towards my skepticism, to make images that resist, or even contradict, their original objects. My landscapes become empty, my objects mute, even rude.
Jason Wee is a poet whose works have been published in local mags and anthologies. He is also a full-time student in NUS and his photography have taken him to East Timor, Thailand, and Malaysia.
ART MOTION is established in 2002, the owner Jose Tay's mission is to support , encourage and promote young artists in Singapore and Asia. His passion is borne out of personal experiences in promoting the works of his own artist father, Tay Chee Toh. Constantly supporting his father's hard work and struggle to establish his artistic career had ingrained in Jose the conviction that he must continue to do the same for other artists whose struggle he could relate to.
The Millenia Singapore Art Collection
The Millenia Singapore, located at Marina Center, houses one of the finest and largest corporate art collections in Southeast Asia including masterpieces by renowned artists. Masterpieces include murals by acclaimed artistes such as Frank Stella and James Rosenquist as well as an arresting sculpture by Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Philip Johnson.
The Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture Plaza
The Roy Lichtenstein Sculpture Plaza is the latest gallery in Millennia Singapore's line-up of public art. The Sculpture Plaza, designed by Lichtenstein, comprises an open pavilion with grass beds and holds his "Six Brushstrokes". The collection of six tall, colorful sculptures are whimsical calligraphic renditions of nature representing a dramatic example of large-scale sculputre.
Sunday, October 20, 2002
Project title: one (ie) the narrative composition of random events and objects as if a madman's journey into wonderland.
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UTU Artworks is a small but unique Artists' Co-operative, founded in 1996 by Ketna Patel.
An umbrella organization, it represents and supports separate artists with common interests. So, it works as an extension to the Artist's studio. Each Artist works independently, on his or her own portfolio, and UTU really only comes into effect when a challenging project or opportunity arrives.
National Arts Council Press Release for the 2002 Young Artist Awards
Tay Bak Chiang graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1995. He then pursued further training in portraiture at the China Academy of Fine Art in Hangzhou, China.
Tay’s work has been recognized as a fresh and innovative fusion of traditional medium with new forms. Working essentially with the Chinese ink and colour, the evolution of his unique creative style is built upon his sound artistic foundation and his openness to new ideas. His direction towards developing contemporary aesthetics has been welcomed by the arts community and his talent is recognized through the many awards he has received. In 1994, Tay won the first prize at the Creation of Art Through Inspiration Competition organized by the Singapore Mint. This was followed by the 16th Shell Discovery Art Award in 1995. In 1999, Tay was presented the Distinction in the Chinese Painting category at Dr Tan Tze Chor Art Awards. In the same year his piece “Awaiting”, depicting a grandstand crowd at the races, won the first prize in the representational art category in the Singapore Turf Club art Competition. In 2000, his artwork “Emotions by the Quay” claimed the first prize in the Traditional Chinese Medium Category at the 19th UOB Painting of the Year Competition.
Since 1995, Tay’s work has been selected for showing at the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-carving Calligraphy and Painting Society Exhibitions. These exhibitions, since his first at the China Academy of Fine Arts (Swatow Branch) have been a source of encouragement and feedback for his work and continue to influence his growth as an artist. Aside from numerous group exhibitions in Singapore, Tay was also featured prominently in Nokia Singapore Art in 1999 and 2001. Tay is a member of the NAFA Alumni Association, the Singapore Art Society and the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society.