Friday, October 10, 2003
Thursday, October 09, 2003
STONY MEMORIES: BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARY WALL
Location: Sculpture Square Backyard.
Date:10th to 17th October 2003
On 10th to 17th October 2003, the boundary wall which divides Sculpture Square with the proposed new campus of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts will be demolished. Sculpture Square a non-profit organisation, which strives to bring the world of 3-dimensional art to the community and bridge the gap between the public and artists, recognises this tragic loss and plans to salvage the situation by inviting artists and the public to involve themselves in taking with them pieces of this broken but precious wall. This is the first time in Singapore where the demolition of a historical building is documented on tape and involves the participation of artists and public. Sculpture Square will have artists take away the broken pieces of the boundary wall, which they can incorporate in their own artwork. The public can purchase pieces of the wall and have in their homes a piece of monument, approximately 133 years old. Hence at the same time, not all is lost.
Sculpture Square, a registered charity which keenly champions the artistic development of 3-Dimensional art for local and regional artistic exchange, is interested in the conservation of historical sites. It’s own site which consists of a Gothic like cathedral and an old boarding house over a century old, was marked as a site on the 22 January 2000 and according to the URA, ‘…is an area designated for conservation.’ In this tradition Sculpture Square is steadfast in saving what it can of this old wall.
Therefore come to Sculpture Square on October 2003 and get your hands on something priceless. From October2003 the shattering of the boundary wall will begin and it’s pieces will later be lovingly gathered by Sculpture Square staff in a massive pile, where it can be collected by artists to incorporate in their works. As time passes all the fragments will eventually be in the hands of creative individuals to be recreated into new and unique ways. Hence it’s loss will not be in vain.
Sculpture Square’s decision to document and conserve the boundary wall is in keeping with its philosophy of treasuring Singapore’s history, culture and national monuments. It’s always a changing landscape in Singapore, and images captured on the glossy pages of book are never enough.
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Wednesday, October 08, 2003
An exhibition featuring an alumni from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts,
local emerging artist, Yeo Shih Yun celebrates her first solo exhibition log:one03
at BLOCK43 Studio Gallery at Chip Bee Gardens from 18th -31st Oct 2003.
This exhibition is a collection of abstract paintings in Chinese ink produced by
Yeo Shih Yun over a two-year period, exhibited through a multi-media presentation of
scrolls, journals, wall painting and video installation.
A documentation of events and observations at frequent intervals,log:one03 is a personal
diary of artist Yeo Shih Yun, recorded from 2001 - 2003 in cities of San Francisco & Singapore.
Official Opening Friday, 17 Oct 2003, 7pm
Guest of Honour
Mr Chua Ek Kay, Artist & Cultural Medallion (1999) Recipient
BLOCK43 Studio Gallery, Work Loft at Chip Bee Gardens,
Jalan Merah Saga, Holland Village
Gallery opens from 12pm to 7pm daily.
RSVP or enquiries : James Holdsworth at 6471 1359 or 9684 8215
Exhibition continues until 31Oct 2003. Admission is free.
Tuesday, October 07, 2003
Division of Fine Arts
invites you to an
(Artist, The Netherlands)
Friday, 10 October 2003
2 - 3 pm
Design Block, D408
LASALLE-SIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (90 Goodman Road Singapore 439053)
Project : Digital Docking enables a digital connection between the students from Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam; and LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore.
Arend Roelink will be constructing a cell that contains books, articles and cityplans of Rotterdam/ Singapore. This cell for communication will operate like a base-camp from which students will communicate with one another. Students will adapt the cell with materials that they get out of Rotterdam/ Singapore like letters, pictures and correspondence.
Arend Roelink has participated in exhibitions including KunstXpress, Rotterdam 2002; Tito museum '25mei', Belgrade 2001; 4-de kunstvlaai, Amsterdam 2000; and The Virtual Room, Hengelo 2000.
For more information, please contact Division of Fine Arts, Degree Programmes :Ye Shufang, Lecturer/Programme Leader, or Vincent Leow, Senior Lecturer.
CREATIVE-ASIA DESIGN SYMPOSIUM 2003
Calling all designers and design enthusiasts! Learn about the changing global design-scape from industry experts in this two-day symposium organised by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and to be held at the Singapore Art Museum on 10 and 11 October.
The role of the designer in today’s creative world has never been more significant or critical than it is now. This is especially so in the fast-growing Asian countries, where increasing globalisation has resulted in vast opportunities and potential to explore design concepts. However, designers should take heed to “think global, but act local” by constantly reacting and responding to the needs of the society and the surrounding environmental changes.
An annual affair, the Creative-Asia Design Symposium this year looks at the concept of “Place” in design, that is, customising designs to suit the unique characteristics of a specific audience in a certain locale.
Six multi-talented and award-winning design practitioners from the Asia-Pacific region will share their views, concerns and expectations in this Symposium:
1. Mr Tay Guan Hin (Creative Director, Leo Burnett Singapore)
2. Ms Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad (Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson Thailand)
3. Mr Jimmy Lam (Regional Creative Advisor, Dentsu Asia Pte Ltd, Hong Kong)
4. Mr Ta-Lih Shieh (Chairperson, Assoc Prof, Shih-Chien University, Taiwan)
5. Mr Norman Tan (SEA Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson Singapore)
6. Mr Peter Soh (Chief Creative Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi, Shanghai)
Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman of the Design Singapore Council and Deputy Chairman of the National Arts Council, will be the Guest-of-Honour for Symposium’s opening ceremony on 11 October 2003, 1.30pm at the Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum. Both sessions of the Symposium will be chaired by Mr Paul Tan, Chief Consultant, Chariots Consulting Services.
An exhibition to complement the Symposium will subsequently be held at the NAFA Selegie Gallery and NAFA Creative Centre from 13 – 20 October.
Date : 10 & 11 October 2003
Time : 1.30pm – 5pm
Venue : Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
Enquiry Tel : 6338 7827
Admission : FREE
Exhibition Period : 13 – 20 October 2003
Opening Hours : 9am – 5pm
Venue : NAFA Selegie Gallery & NAFA Creative Centre
1A Short Street, Singapore 188210
Enquiry Tel : 6338 7827
Admission : FREE
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Event Name : Reborn Rejoice Rejuvenate
Event Type : Visual arts
Dates : 4 December 2003 ~ 29 February 2003 (exhibition opening on 3 December evening)
Venue : Indoor exhibition (Victor Tan):-
The Fullerton Singapore (Fullerton Hotel)
1 Fullerton Square #01-10
Tel: 6339 0678
Fax: 6438 2080
Gallery hours: 10.30 am ~ 7.00 pm Monday – Friday; 11.00 am ~ 5.00 pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday
: Outdoor exhibition:-
One Fullerton Waterfront Promenade
Description:- This will be the second consecutive year that this 3-month long annual outdoor sculpture exhibition is held at the One Fullerton Waterfront Promenade - stretching from the Clifford Pier end, to the Merlion Park. Featuring innovative sculptures by Asian artists, the exhibition aims to bring art closer to the public, and to help raise the awareness and appreciation of contemporary Asian sculpture in Singapore. This year's Reborn Rejoice Rejuvenate will showcase the works of 4 young artists, Victor Tan, Saraswati Gramich, Khiew Huay Chian and Chng Nai Wee, along this increasingly vibrant arts belt. As part of this event, iPreciation will also have a month-long exhibition of sculptor Victor Tan's latest stainless steel wire works in its new gallery located in The Fullerton Hotel.
Monday, October 06, 2003
Sunday, October 05, 2003
Cultural Medallion recipient Lim Tze Peng donates works to Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum has received a donation of some 230 paintings from 83-year-old Cultural Medallion winner Lim Tze Peng. Lim Tze Peng was visibly touched by the honor of receiving the nation's highest art honor. These donated works add to the 30 odd pieces of works currently collected by the Singapore Art Museum. Born and bred in Singapore, Mr Lim is from the first generation of self-taught local artists. The artist and his patron also donated 30 pieces of calligraphy. Most of the donated paintings depict local street scenes and the island's landscape before it was lined with skyscrapers. Scenes of Geylang lantern merchants, images of Chinatown fortune tellers, and pictures of the Singapore River have been redenered.
"For me to donate my works to the Singapore Art Museum is actually a very easy thing. I feel that in life, what is more important is that each person considers what you can give and contribute to society rather than what you can get," said Mr Lim.
Kwok Kian Chow, Director of Singapore Art Museum, said: "He has painted the landscapes of Singapore especially the disappearing landscapes before urban redevelopment. Now, these are of course very important historical records, not just in terms of photographic images of these places but personal feelings about these places."