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Open Call for Artists in Singapore to Submit their Portfolios for the first Singapore Biennale
Europe – Beauty in Every Corner
Opening of Europe : Beauty in Every Corner changed to 23rd June 2005 instead of 24th June 2005
un-titled Gallery – Eve Ong’s Second Solo Exhibition
Gaffer Studio Glass: Contemporary Australian Studio Glass Exhibition
Eve Ong and her Self-Unveiled II
3D Computer Animation Course
Movement in Silence – Silence in Movement
Singapore Biennale 2006

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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Join our Ostrich Egg Sculpture Workshop this June!

Want to try something really different for your June holidays? Why not join our OSTRICH EGG SCULPTURE art workshop for children?
Each child will be given an authentic, real imported ostrich egg shell to decorate any way they please, using paints, felt, yarn, fabrics and many other material!

For children aged 4-14. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own recycled materials to use in your artwork!

Our workshops are specially designed to encourage children to freely explore the various materials and art techniques being taught by our local artists, to design and create their very own unique piece of artwork.

Price per child

Dates and Times

2 classes are available. Please choose from either date.

Wednesday, 10th June 2004
10am -11am
Saturday, 12th June 2004
10am -11am

Sculpture Square
155 Middle Road
Singapore 188977

Group bookings welcome!

Visit our website for more detailed information, or to download our registration form!

Sculpture Square is a non-profit organization dedicated to the active support of 3-dimensional and contemporary art.

Sculpture Square
155 Middle Road
Singapore 188977
tel: 6333 1055
fax: 6333 1655


Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Hello Friend of the Arts!

The much-anticipated opening of the Reconstruction of A City
exhibition kicks off this Thursday (3 June) -- with a party hosted by
ZOUK, at 21 Tanjong Pagar. 2nd Flr. 7pm til late.

Spread the news + haul your favourite people down to shoot the breeze
at this multi-media art extravanganza by Singapore's new generation
of creative guerillas!

Details at

We look forward to seeing you there!


Artgroup: Landing Space
Breathing art at Gone Fishing

produced by Landing Space in collaboration with Gone Fishing


Art can no longer be contained in museums and galleries. It has to be lived. It has to be woven, infused, constructed, and even blogged into our lives. Every age faces the unanswerable questions of 'what is art' and 'what does it do?' This series of projects hopes not to provide answers to these perpetual questions, but facilitate their asking by new generations.

Contact: Peng-Ean Khoo, at 90479602

31 May 2004, Singapore – Have you ever wondered how an art installation is conceptualised and eventually assumes its final form in a site-specific environment? For the first time in Singapore, a group of artists will bring you behind the scenes, demystify contemporary art and make living, breathing art a complete reality to all.

Can you truly say you have tasted art? When was the last time you drank art? Or woven a fabric of architecture? Would you like to blog artists in return for placemats? How about constructing walls and defacing them to your hearts’ content? If playing with spray paint is not quite your cup of tea, how about manufacturing some grass tea and infusing your existence in poetic space instead?

For one whole year, four contemporary artists - Twardzik Ching Chorleng, Brigid K. Watson, Peng-Ean Khoo and Lee Tet Keong – invite you to join them to explore the age old questions of ‘what is art’ and ‘what does it do?’ through making, breathing, living art. “Through Artfields, we hope to further breakdown the separation between art and life by placing art in a living space where neither dominates the other. Instead there will be a true interplay of art and life; the café’s activity becomes part of the art and vice versa. We hope you will join our vision and quest of living and breathing art into the Singapore public.”

Four projects have been planned for the year beginning with “Wave” in June 2004, a site-specific installation made of string woven by Twardzik Ching Chorleng. In October 2004, American artist Brigid Watson will visit from Boston and together with local artist Peng-Ean Khoo, they will create “blogged:”, an environment constructed entirely of the paper documentation of their three-month online diaries to each other. From January to March 2005, Lee Tet Keong invites “The Player” to play with walls. In “The Fourth Cube”, for the duration of April to June 2005, Peng-Ean Khoo will bring the viewer into a three-dimensional chapbook.

The exhibition series will commence in June 2004. We invite the community to walk-in and participate in the entire process of art-making. You may aid in building structures to alter the café space by weaving, blogging, constructing, and infusing tea. You are also welcome to interact with these structures thereafter. Additionally, all will also be involved in the critical dismantling process which is often overlooked. Workshops are available throughout the year, thereby providing opportunities for real time critique and collective learning.

Artfields opens on 9 July 2004, at 7pm and will be available daily to the general public during café opening hours. Admission is free.

Media interviews can be arranged at 90479602. The media is invited to directly participate in the making, living, critiquing, and dismantling of Artfields.

Event Info
Dates and description of projects

June – September 2004: “Wave” by Twardzik Ching Chorleng
Cotton string will be stretched from wall to wall repetitively back and forth, throughout the entire cafe from the front entrance to the back exit, as if it was a fabric weaved into the architecture. This ‘fabric’ will stretch throughout the entire cafe from the front entrance to the back exit. The viewer/patron will get a sense of entering into a dreamscape where the whole architectural structure of the cafe will be transformed into a giant undulating wave.

October – December 2004: “blogged” by Brigid K. Watson and Peng-Ean Khoo
The artists will print out the entire 90+ entries and attach them with sewn thread into the various forms described. Words will literally take over the entire space in the form of carpets, wall paper, window treatments, and table settings. In addition, various individuals of a range of ages and ethnicities will be recorded reading these blogs aloud. These recordings will be played simultaneously during the entire duration of the installation. Visitors will be invited to write blogs of their own and send them to the artists on a laptop computer provided. Anyone who leaves a blog is then invited to take an actual piece of the installation home.

January – March 2005: “The Player” by Lee Tet Keong
Strips of walls of different widths and heights, some stretching from floor to ceiling, will be constructed for this installation. “With the café’s existing wall as the backdrop, I hope to extend its energy to the whole café and build a complete playground for the patrons to relive a second childhood, and for the younger patrons, to live a piece of childhood that was unavailable to me: to make marks on those untouchable HDB flats wall.”

April 2005 – June 2005: “The Fourth Cube” by Peng-Ean Khoo
The central idea is that human activity dotting space is like writing text on paper. Poetic environments marked by a poem with a rain element, effectively becoming ‘rain pages’ will be constructed. Patrons will be invited to manufacture, infuse and drink tea. This is by way of the patron ‘writing’ his/her existence into the ‘rain pages’. Poetry no longer lies flat on paper: it infuses our very existence.

Venue Gone Fishing
Located at 15 Chu Lin Rd, off Jalan Remaja, off Hillview Avenue.
Tel: 6762-9901. Board bus 173 from Bukit Batok Interchange and alight at the 8th stop.

Media Enquiries Call 90479602

Gallery Hours Open daily (except Mondays and Tuesdays) from 11.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and closed for siesta from 2.30-5.30p.m. on weekdays.

Admission Free

Landing Space: Art in Alternative Spaces
In October 2002, Landing Space held its debut exhibition introducing Land Art to the Singapore public by transforming a historical abandoned warehouse into a labyrinth of installed forms. In Borrowed Nature (January – June 2004), we ‘returned’ 60 collections from the natural environment to Woodlands Regional Library in a NLB-SAM project entitled “Woodland”. Artfields will be our third and most ambitious project to date involving direct audience participation and international exchange.

Gone Fishing: Field of Dreams
Founded in October 2002 by a husband and wife team, Kenny and Mei Chin, Gone Fishing is the vessel on which they set out to fish for ways to live meaningfully in the sea of life. Gone Fishing is a haven for unrestrained self-expression. Its walls are filled with doodles and words of wisdom through which patrons express their innermost feelings and thoughts freely. It is a place, a field, for dreamers to live their dreams.

Twardzik Ching Chorleng
Born in Singapore, Leng has been practising Installation art and Land art for more than 10 years. A regular recipient of meritorious awards and scholarships including the Hanna Kristmanson Ceramic Scholarship, the Ceramics Canada Award, and the Crown Life Entrance Award, Leng’s work is included in numerous public and corporate collections. Leng holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from University of Regina, Canada, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Diploma in Ceramic Arts from Alberta College of Art and Design, Canada.

Peng-Ean Khoo
Poet-artist of A Penguin Pillowcase: contemporary ink poetry, Peng-Ean was born in Malaysia but now resides in Singapore with her family. She has read and exhibited both locally and internationally including the Boston Public Library, Massachusetts and the Warwick Museum of Art, Rhode Island. Her works explore the terrain between poetry and visual art, environmental issues, and post-colonial questioning of identity, transnationalism and multiple histories.

Brigid K. Watson
Brigid, an Ohio native, is an artist, arts educator, and avid traveler who has been living and working in Boston since 1989. She has exhibited her work throughout Boston and Europe in private galleries and alternative spaces and in conjunction with nonprofit groups such as the Women's' Caucus for the Arts. She is included in private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. Brigid holds a Master of Fine Arts from New York University, a BFA from Tufts University in painting, and the Diploma and Fifth Year programs at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Lee Tet Keong
Born in Singapore, TK holds a BFA with distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He has exhibited extensively in Singapore including the prestigious Nokia Singapore Art Festival in 2002 and an on-going exhibition "Everthing But ..." in Jendela Gallery, Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay. A recipient of the Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship, TK received a Diploma of Honour in the 1st Ceramic Biennale International Competition (Korea). He is included in numerous private, public and corporate collections including Singapore Airlines, Raffles Town Club, and Shangri-la Intercontinental.


Month of Photography

Popular Pleasures Through Photography

Jointly organised by French Embassy and National Arts Council

4 - 19 June 2004

Mon-Sat 11am - 7pm, Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapour

OPENING: Thursday, 3rd June 2004, 6:30pm

Blue Room

Arts House at the Old Parliament

1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429

Dress Code: FUNKY POP!


H.E. Mr Jean Paul Réau, Ambassador of France to Singapore,


Mr Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of National Arts Council

RSVP: Siti Barizah 6344 2953 /

The Month of Photography (MOP) is a collaborative effort between the French Embassy and the National Arts Council, to showcase contemporary photography. For 2004, MOP will examine the role of photography in popular culture through three curated exhibitions. pop shots brings together 10 Singapore artists who use photography as a critical tool to establish and produce new meanings, identities and narratives in their works dealing with popular culture. An exhibition entitled Pop Culture! featuring 22 works from the National Foundation of Contemporary Art collection will be shown. Beautiful Dragon, an exhibition featuring celebrated French artists/photographers, Pierre and Gilles, will be held for the first time in Southeast Asia. Beautiful Dragon, organised jointly by the French Embassy and the Singapore Art Museum, will feature pop portraits of Asian faces.

Alliance Francaise de Singapour is proud to be one of the venue supporters for Month of Photography 2004. As part of its pop shots series, SG Private Banking Gallery holds the astounding works by Singaporean artists Ernest Goh, Ming, Tan Kay Chin, Sherman Ong, Frank Pinckers, Tan Ngiap Heng, and Terence Yeung.

Month of Photography
4-20 June Pop Culture!
The Gallery, Arts House at the Old Parliament
pop shots
The Substation Gallery, &
SG Private Banking Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Singapour (Close on Sundays)

17 June - 18 July Beautiful Dragon
Singapore Art Museum


STPI Public Lecture Series


"Contemporary British Art in Print"

A talk by Mr. Patrick Elliott

Senior Curator of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,
Edinburgh, Scotland

Date: 5 June 2004 Saturday

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: STPI Gallery

Mr. Elliott will present a talk on the relationship between printmaking and contemporary British art in conjunction with the much anticipated exhibition "In Print: Bringing the Best of British Contemporary Art." The exhibition, a part of the Singapore Arts Festival 2004, is jointly presented by STPI and the British Council with the support of the National Arts Council, featuring 123 contemporary British prints by 24 prominent artists including Turner Prize winners Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread and Chris Ofili.


Monday, May 31, 2004

one more reason to shop at Creative Hands

29th May to 27th June

you have been asking
we have been planning
this is what you'll reeaaallly like to hear
we are running
our very own special sale
why would you want to miss it all?

(1) Stamps
Purchase any 3 stamps & the 4th is FREE !

(2) Marabu Products
~ Silk Paints : Buy 4 for the price of 3
~ Fun & Fancy Tex (T-shirt Transfer paints):
Buy 4 for the price of 3
~ Fun & Fancy (Window colours)
Buy 4 for the price of 3
~ GlasArt (glass paints)
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(3) Scrapbooking
~ Jolee's Boutique (acid free embellishments)
Buy 4 for the price of 3
~ 12x12" paper
Buy 20 sheets or more at 20% off

(4) Sculpey Polymer Clay
FREE pushmold for every 10pcs of 2oz Polymer Clay
(Sculpey III, Eraser Clay, Granite, Premo, Bake&Bend)

(5) Art Books
selected items at 40% off