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Open Call for Artists in Singapore to Submit their Portfolios for the first Singapore Biennale
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Opening of Europe : Beauty in Every Corner changed to 23rd June 2005 instead of 24th June 2005
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Saturday, December 18, 2004

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of

examining cats in all manner of positions
by paulMysh

Wednesday 8th December 2004 7 pm
37 the bar 37 Keong Saik Road
Free flow from 7 to 8 pm; a map is available at
For information, call Utterly Art at 6226 2605; 9487 2006
E-mail: /
37 the bar opens from 6pm Mondays to Saturdays
(including public holidays) and is closed on Sundays
The exhibition runs till Sat 8th Jan 2005.

Frolicking and mischievous…. This is the essence of the latest painting show by husband and wife team Paul Koh and Michelle Chang. Catmasutra is the product of the artists’ unwavering adoration and admiration for these half-wild, self-assured hedonistic creatures. In this fun and quirky exploration, Paul and Michelle get their inspiration from street cats and their feline companion, Halo.

Each of Paul’s work has Halo as the motif that binds his paintings in a series that is nostalgic and familiar, set amidst the Singapore landscape, be it in a kopitiam, or the street, or in a household kitchen. Michelle paints cats in surreal landscapes made up of swirls and dots. Her paintings are often described by buyers and critics as “naïve” and “childlike”. Paul and Michelle’s cats are symbolic of a way of life. Their obsessive passion for the species is not nurtured or learnt but spontaneous. They believe that cats are without a doubt, the domestic creature most adapted to modern times. Wherever they are, they are capable of being happy and free-spirited – what an inspiration!


Artist Feature: Tan Wei Zhong Kristoffer

Address: TVA 6006, 55-550 Naniloa Loop
City: Laie
State: HI
Zip: 96762

Interests: Paper and Ceramic Sculpture

Training: Three Dimensional Bachelor of Fine Arts. Further year practical training with the University Advancement Department starting from January 2005.
Email: zonglite and followed by
Phone: 1-808-293-2374



Artist Feature

Submitted by SH Tan

I noticed artist Tan Thian Joo named on your list of Singaporean artist and mention of his exhibition "Fruits" in 2002.

I recently set up a website for Thian Joo. It is at and it showcases some of his pointillism and still-life artworks.

He is having his second solo exhibition "Fruits in the Shade" at the end of December 2004. The details of the exhibition are at



talk @ instinc
"Collaborations” DISCUSSION
a group discussion co-organized by
wita and Instinct

Date: 18 DEC 2004, SAT
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Venue: instinc 271c new bridge road.
(Just above Killiney Kopitam) Please refer to map

A discussion for artists by artists – five visual
artists, Yeo Shih Yun, Wyn-Lyn Tan and Chan Mei Hsien
and Chia Chuyia and Dana Lam will share their personal experiences about collaborations using abstraction and installation works in “exit” & “cut” exhibitions and “HouseWORK” project and speak on the challenges as well as the surprises of collaborations.

This “Collaborations” DISCUSSION is open to artists,
regardless of the discipline and the general public.
Spread the word and bring your friends. Free
admission. Please email if you are

The Artists

Chan Mei Hsien: Born in Singapore, Chan Mei Hsien
recently graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Singapore with a Diploma in Fine Art (Printmaking) in
Her works has been included in numerous exhibitions in Singapore including “Interlude” at Millenia Walk as well as the prestigious “Proof 2004”, at Singapore Tyler Print Institute which featured over 90 prints employing a wide range of techniques, including lino-cut, woodcut, etching, collagraph, stencil, silkscreen, digital printing and aquatint, by 25 local and foreign printmakers from the Printmaking Society (Singapore). Mei Hsien was also one of the four artists showcased in “An Eye for Identity” at Utterly Art this year. An upcoming young artist, Mei Hsien has also won The Della Butcher Merit Award in 2004.

Chia Chuyia is a painter and installation artist, who
also a member of WITA and Buffer-kit. She was awarded
the Asian Artist Fellowship Award 2001 in Vermont
Studio Center that has granted her for a 2 months
residency in VSC, and Certificate of Distinction Award
for the 21st UOB painting of the year. She has
participated to numerous art projects and group
exhibitions, include Nokia Singapore Art 2000-2001,
Art figures: Mathematics and Art 2002, in Singapore
Art Museum, Malaysia Open Show 2001-2002 and The Young Contemporaries 2002 in The National Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur 2002, 10:10 and Potluck, an exchange program in Substation, Singapore, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Center, Penrith and Con-Temporary Art Access, Parramatta in Western Sydney 2003. Chuyia was also involved in the HOUSEWORK project 2003 that exhibited in Alliance Francaise and Thru the looking glass, by the buffer-kit group in untitled gallery 2004.

Dana Lam is a former journalist. She is currently
pursuing a life in writing and art making.

Wyn-Lyn Tan has developed a personal artistic language
through the bold interplay of colour, light, texture
and contrast in her five years of painting. She
obtained her Diploma in Fine Art from Nanyang Academy
of Fine Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art)
from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Her
works have been exhibited in various galleries in
Singapore, and are collected by both local and
international collectors. She was conferred the Highly Commended Work award in Abstract Medium in the 22nd United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) Painting of the Year Competition, Singapore, 2003, and was recently one of the selected emerging artists for New Finds 2004. ‘exit’ is Wyn Lyn’s first collaboration project.

Yeo Shih Yun’s fascination for the abstract medium
surfaced during her time at Lasalle, when she first experimented with the fusion of fine arts and contemporary design. One of her early experimental works received acclaim as a highly commended entry for the UOB Painting of the Year competition in 1999, which spurred her to further explore fine arts and the abstract form. After graduating from Lasalle, Shih Yun attended the one-year Post Baccalaureate Program
(Painting) at the San Francisco Art Institute. Shih
Yun has collaborated with artists from America and UK
for the past three years and has held numerous
exhibitions in Singapore and Australia. Some of her
recent exhibitions include “exit” in Melbourne,
Australia and “NewFinds 2003" at MITA ARTrium. In
addition, she was awarded the Emerging Artist Grant
from the National Arts Council to hold her first solo exhibition titled, “log:one03” at Block 43 Studio Gallery in 2003.

Buses available @ New Bridge Road, New Bridge Center
bus-stop: SBS 124, 12, 143, 147, 174, 2, 33, 54, 62,
63, 81
TIBS 190, 520, 851, 961, 961C
Buses available @ Eu Tong Sen Street, People's Park
Complex bus-stop: SBS 12, 143, 197, 2, 33, 62, 63, 80,
61 , TIBS 961, 961C, 970, NR5
For drivers: Please turn into Keong Saik Road and
make a right. There is a carpark at Blk 334.


We are pleased to invite you to:

cut A collaborative drawing & site- specific installation project by Yeo Shih Yun & Chan Mei Hsien

Opening Reception @ 7pm on 17 DEC 2004 FRIDAY

‘Cut’ is a collaborative drawing project by the two artists Yeo Shih Yun and Chan Mei Hsien. The project is catalyzed by the artists’ wish to draw with paper as a medium as a collaborative effort, within a time frame.

What do you get when you put two artists who have a fascination with paper and drawing together for 10 days?

A site-specific installation project with paper as the medium and drawing as the media is created. Kraft paper is wrapped around the space, on the walls and the floor. The usual two-dimensional surface work of art becomes a three-dimensional space; there is no beginning and no end; the work of art is the entire space.

Immersed in the space together for 10 days, the two artists worked throughout the period to execute this project, producing spontaneous mark-makings and drawings on the Kraft paper medium. The exhibition is evident of Shih Yun and Mei Hsien’s drawing experimentation, leading to interesting, unexpected outcomes.

Inspired by the way cloth is sold, the artists will become tailors at the exhibition. Audiences will be given a measuring tape and a framer upon entering the exhibition, leaving them with the choice to which portion of the work they like. The art work will be sold by the meter and the artist will cut the specific portion of the work that they have framed.

Map & Directions: instinc is at 271c new bridge road Singapore 008748

Directly above Killiney Kopitiam

Buses available @ New Bridge Road, New Bridge Center bus-stop:

SBS 124, 12, 143, 147, 174, 2, 33, 54, 62, 63, 81
TIBS 190, 520, 851, 961, 961C

Buses available @ Eu Tong Sen Street, People's Park Complex bus-stop:

SBS 12, 143, 197, 2, 33, 62, 63, 80, 61
TIBS 961, 961C, 970, NR5


For drivers: Please turn into Keong Saik Road and make a right. There is a carpark at Blk 334.

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Drawing Exhibition at The Other House, 66 Rowell Road.
Opening day: 17 December 2004, 8pm-11pm

An exhibition of drawings by three artists with different approach towards drawing, Dominique Hui who is based in Toronto, captures still shots of the city urban-scape. Aiwei Foo born in Sarawak, will be showing some of her diary sketches from her travels and Dennis Tan will put up construction plans. The simplicity of the drawings reflects the artists common sensitivity to the line works.

The exhibition is from 17 December till 31 December 2004 Opening hours: 1pm-11pm (Daily)

Venue: The Other House
Address: 66 Rowell Road Singapore: 207436 (Next to Desker Road)

For more information:

Contact number: 62911684
Person in charge: Dennis Tan
Email: theotherhouse and followed by


In this exhibition the objective was to create works that attempt to unveil and show the true self in degrees, portraying different elements of self within the structure of each composition. The visual elements attempt to show and focus on concepts that deal with social issues affecting self by trying to allow the viewer to visualise the complexity of self. There are works that show how self develops through different stages and attempt to show the unveiling or breaking down of the conventional boundaries that affect self. Other works allow the viewer to journey into the space within self . Strong colours are used to depict layers, moods and emotions. Paint and structured composition with a multi-layered technique are used to display and define the complexities within the self.


B2G is please to announce an up coming exhibition of fine art photographic images exploring the daily sublime on the road to Kashmir.

This portfolio of images includes the Epson Global Imaging Contest winner for Nature and Human Life that was displayed at the Aoyama Spiral in Tokyo.

This collection of images represent Christopher’s third and most exciting exhibition of photographic images to be released in Singapore to date.

Please feel free to include information regarding this exhibition in the events section of your publication. If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact B2G gallery


Thank you for your support

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Singapore 089388

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You are cordially invited to the opening and reception of
Lost City
intersections of art and
architecture in the city

A group exhibition of new work by
ceramics . drawings . installation . paintings . photography

Thursday 16th December 2004 7 pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail: utterlyart and followed by
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs till Sunday 2nd Jan 2005.
We will be closed on 24, 25 and 31 Dec 2004 and 1 Jan 2005.


The German philosopher, Martin Heidegger (1889-1976), argued that the sublime relationship between how one lived (architecture) and what one thought (art) was slowly being eroded. For him, “To dwell authentically, [was] to dwell poetically, since poetry is a manifestation of truth restored to its artistic dimension.” Heidegger argued that the alienation of contemporary existence was based on the separation of thought from ‘Being’, a condition epitomised by the privileging of technology and calculative thinking in the modern world. This Heideggerian view of art and space is perhaps what ties the artists of Lost City together.

That all the artists choose to make poignant references to the urban environment that surrounds them is significant not only because it affirms the duality of art and space, but more importantly, it contributes to the discourse on rapid urbanisation in the globalised world. In this light, Lost City is about understanding our urban environment by looking at the city through the eyes of the artist. Through them, it may be possible to recognise and engage certain ‘truths’ about our urban environment that in the haste towards attaining the goals of globalisation, perhaps most have ignored.

Arthur Sim, Curator


This weekend, find out what artists got up to in Asiatopia 6!

'Mild Conflict'
by Iwan Wijono & Khairuddin Hori

Artists Iwan Wijono (Indonesia) & Khairuddin Hori (Singapore) share their adventures from their recent participation in Asiatopia 6, an International Performance Art Festival that took place from 18 to 24 November 2004 in both Bangkok and Chiangmai, Thailand.

Note: "Mild Conflict" was the official tagline used in Asiatopia by the organisers.

About Iwan Wijono
An Indonesian-born performance artist and cultural activist. Trained in International Law and Fine Art at Indonesian Islamic University and Indonesian Art Institute. Iwan has been actively involved in numerous political movements at home and abroad. Iwan was recently invited to be part of The Artists Village's project, "Artists Investigating Monuments" which was shown in SENI Singapore 2004: Art And The Contemporary, a visual arts festival co-organised by the National Heritage Board and the National Arts Council.

About Khairuddin Hori
Khairuddin Hori (Khai) graduated in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from NAFA in 1995. He has since explored and presented works and concepts through various mediums and roles in theatre, painting, sculpture, installations and performance art. Khai was an Associate Director of Teater Ekamatra, a local ethnic theatre group, and is, at present, an Associate Artist at The Substation. He was the creative force behind Wunderpark!, a public programme mini-festival at SAM. in August this year.

Date: 12 December (Sun)
Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue:SAM Auditorium

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:: All programmes are free unless otherwise indicated::
:: Singapore Art Museum is located at 71 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189 555:


Hi SingaporeArt Team !

I want to announce my photography exhibition held in "the photographers gallery" in the MITA building starting January 5th. The title is

<< panoramaXL - eXtraLarge panoramic visions >>

showing high resolution panoramas up to 4m in length covering New Zealand, Myanmar, Singapore.

Opening on jan 5th 7pm,
up to january 24th.

The Photographers' Gallery
#01-02 MITA Building
Singapore 179369
Tel/Fax: +65 68373886
Opening Hours: 12noon to 7pm
(except Tuesdays & Sundays)

Please contact me if you need more information or refer to or

Best Regards

Sven Hafner, Photographer +65 98637389
Virtual Tours
Panorama eXtraLarge
Fine Art
Panorama Exhibition



YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS UNITED (YPU) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Belgium.
YPU was created with the aim to support young, talented, ambitious, up and coming photographers. It has now grown to a collective of 150 photographers spread around the world and strongly anchored in the countries of the European Union.

YPU combines both “art” and “business”’ ends of the spectrum with a strong focus on promoting the photographers and enriching them with expertise and knowledge. More about YPU can be found at
"Young" her is less about the age, but rather young in the professional world of photography.

We would like to ask your help with spreading the word.
Currently, we are finishing applications of young photographers that want to join the foundation and become member of YPU in 2005.

Could you please spread the word among your young photographer friends?

We are closing the applications at 31th of December and we need to move fast!

For your convenience, we have enclosed a link with the leaflet ( that you could put up in order to reach the interested photographers. Application forms can be received by sending an email to The returned applications will be accepted until the 31th of December 2004.

Basically, all contact info about young individuals and youth organisations that could allow us to send them an application form is welcome.

Warm regards.

Chris De Backer

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Thursday, December 16, 2004


Bodhi Art was establised in 2004 with a view to bringing the very best of Indian Contemporary Art to the heart of Asia. Our Gallery comprises 3000sq ft of space and we are centrally located near the business district of Singapore.

The ethos behind Bodhi Art is to expose Indian Artists and their Art to a region that has philosophical and cultural sympathies with India. Looking forward, it will hopefully become a bridge, an exchange between East and East, thus attracting pan Asian Artists into India.

Our collections are also intended to reach out to a global audience with their quality and depth. From the seasoned collector to the naive newcomer to Modern Indian Art, we welcome all in equal measure.

Kindest Regards
Renu Khilnani

139 Neil Road
Singapore 088868
Timings 11am to 7pm Mon-Fri, Weekends by appt.
Tel. 6221-5747