Looking for volunteers for p-10 - urgent!
Saturday, August 13, 2005
Invitation to participant in a Graffiti Art Competition 2005
The Singapore Red Cross and Singapore Press Holdings are organizing a youth to youth event, “Paint The Town Red” on 13 August 2005, at the Youth Park in Orchard Road.
As part of the activities to heighten awareness on the importance of blood donation amongst youth, a graffiti art competition will be held. The aim of this competition is to create a platform for youths to express their understanding of blood donation. The theme is “It’s cool to save lives. Give blood”.
We would like to seek your support and involvement in this activity by helping to put up the posters in your premises and to encourage your youths to participate in the competition. You may wish to log on www.donorweb.org for details of the event.
We take this opportunity to thank you for your strong support in the advocacy of blood donation in your school. We trust that this will be another successful event with your invaluable help.
SINGAPORE ART MUSUEM RECEIVES A DONATION OF 95 WORKS FROM TIMES PUBLISHING
DONATION CEREMONY, BOOK LAUNCH AND EXHBITION OPENING ON WEDNESDAY, 3 AUGUST, 6.30PM AT GLASS HALL, SAM
(3 August 2005) Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is proud to receive the donation of 95 artworks from Times Publishing Ltd. This is one of the largest single corporate donations to SAM. The donation comprises 94 paintings and a sculpture by eminent Singapore artists such as Chua Mia Tee, Cheong Soo Pieng, Choo Keng Kwang, Shi Xiangtuo, Ng Eng Teng, Seah Kim Joo and Lee Boon Wang. This donation is a significant addition to SAM collection as it represents the work of important Singaporean artists in the period of the 1970s and early 1980s. This period in Singapore's art history is also significant as it coincides with the post-independence nation-building years, and the Times Collection reflects the creative responses of artists to the changes they witnessed.
To commemorate the donation of this important body of works to SAM, SAM has curated an exhibition showcasing highlights of the donation from the Times Collection, on show at SAM Gallery 2.7 from 4 August 2005 to 5 February 2006. In conjunction with the exhibition, Times Publishing has published a catalogue of the 95 donated works, titled Living Colours: Works of Art from the Times Collection.
To mark this occasion, a donation ceremony cum book launch will be held on 3 August (Wednesday) at 6.30pm, SAM, with Dr Balaji Sadasivan, Senior Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts, and Health as guest-of-honour.
Says Mr Kwok Kian Chow, Director of SAM, "We are pleased to be the recipient of such a significant donation. We understand that Times Publishing Ltd felt that the collection had great art historical importance and should be kept intact as part of the national art collection to narrate the story of Singapore in the 70s and 80s. We would like to acknowledge Times Publishing Ltd's great generosity as art patrons, and to thank them for supporting SAM's vision. SAM has been actively collecting important works by Singapore and Southeast Asian artists, and the donation significantly enlarges SAM's contributions to the regional visual arts community and Asian art museology."
The paintings were commissioned by Times Publishing Ltd, then known as Straits Times Press Group, some 32 years ago, as a special project for publishing a series of calendars. Depicting vanishing trades, street scenes and the lifestyle of the people, the artworks have great educational value for the younger generation of Singaporeans as they informed the socio-cultural landscape of that time.
Says Mr Lai Seck Khui, CEO of Times Publishing Limited, "Apart from the artistic merit of these paintings, the Times Collection forms a significant part of our national art heritage and past social history. This is a rare collection with an extensive thematic coverage, and it would be irreplaceable if it is allowed to be broken up for sale at an auction."
In conjunction with the Times Collection exhibition, SAM has lined up a series of exciting competitions and fun activities for students, ranging from Art Sticker – Stories, Heritage Sketches, Re-inventing Tradition: Design A Mooncake and Break The Rules to Play Curator and Art Writing. Winners for the competitions will be invited to the Ice-cream Buffet Party held in December at SAM. Full programme details are appended. Log on to www.singart.com for updates. Ice-cream sponsored by Magnolia.
For media interviews, images and further information contact:
Lynn Tan DID: 6332 3219
Marcom Executive FAX: 334 7919
Singapore Art Museum Email: Lynn_Tan@nhb.gov.sg
Suenne Megan Tan DID: 6332 3215
Acting Assistant Director, FAX: 334 7919
Marketing and Corporate Communications Email: Suenne_Megan_Tan@nhb.gov.sg
Singapore Art Museum
For more information, visit http://www.singart.com/
Mondays to Sundays : 10am to 7pm, with extended hours and FREE
Admission on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm
Singapore Art Museum is located at 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
General enquiries, please contact Front desk at 6332 3222.
About Singapore Art Museum
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) opened in January 1996, at the restored St. Joseph's Institution building on Bras Basah Road, with a mission to preserve and present the art histories and contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region so as to facilitate visual arts education, exchange, research and development.
With generous support from patrons and artists, SAM houses the largest public collection of 20th-century Southeast Asian art internationally. The permanent collection of over 6,500 artworks includes representational works of well-known Singapore artists from the Dato Loke Wan Tho Bequest, Georgette Chen Collection donated by the Estate and Lee Foundation and the most recent Liu Kang donation. The Museum also received donated artworks of notable East and Southeast Asian artists including the Daisy Liem Pang Collection of Qi Bai Shi calligraphic inscriptions and the Lok Bok Sim Collection of Basoeki Abdullah portraits. The permanent collection significantly enlarges SAM's contribution to the regional visual arts community and museum development in this part of the world.
Dedicated to the display of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian art within the broader Asian context, the museum also features a range of international blockbusters and temporary exhibitions alongside a selection of iconic artworks by renowned local artists such as Liu Kang and Georgette Chen from its permanent collection.
Complementing the permanent collection, the Museum has curated country focused exhibitions on Malaysia with From There to Now and Indonesia with Soul Ties: The Land & Her People, along with Imaging Selves and Landscapes in Southeast Asian Art – exhibitions featuring its permanent collection. Through SAM's traveling exhibition programme, regional art has been provided a platform for international exposure.
Through its permanent collection, breathtaking exhibitions and exciting programmes, the Singapore Art Museum continues to stimulate the cultural environment in Singapore.
About Times Publishing Limited
Times Publishing Limited's "Total Service" concept engages our diverse businesses in every stage of the printed word—from conceptualisation right through to printing and distribution—for the benefit of our consumers and business partners.
A leading educational publisher of school textbooks in Asia, the Group has content that has also expanded to include General Interest, Home & Library Reference and Business. We publish in 13 languages and maintain a publishing presence in Europe, America and Asia. Our printing operation has, likewise, attained international status with a highly integrated one-stop service that encompasses every stage of print production. Today, we have printing plants in the Asia-Pacific region with an international marketing network located in key cities around the world. Through our distribution arm, we operate more than 4,000 consumer touch points and are supported by our retail and warehousing facilities. We represent major book and magazine publishers from around the world and are a leading distributor of English books and related media in the Asia-Pacific region.
Today our Group operates a global network of 20 international offices, 40 subsidiaries and four associated companies in key cities in Asia, Australia, Europe, the UK and the US.
Times Publishing Limited is a member of the Fraser and Neave Group.
PUBLIC PROGRAMMES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TIMES COLLECTION
I ICE-CREAM BUFFET party
In conjunction with Times Donation Exhibition, some exciting competitions have been organised. Winners for the competitions below will be invited to the Ice-cream Buffet Party held in December at SAM. Further details will be given at a later date. Check our website, www.singart.com, for updates. Ice-cream sponsored by Magnolia.
§ Art Sticker-Stories
Do you like writing? And do you love ice cream? Pick up a free educational kit* with stickers of art works that you can take home and write a story about. Come up with a creative and interesting story and you just might win yourself an invitation to the Ice-cream Buffet Party sponsored by Magnolia!
Competition begins 30 Aug (Tue), submission deadline: 14 Nov (Mon). Schools may submit class/level entries. * Educational kits available from 30 Aug till 5 Feb 2006. Limited to ONE per child (aged 12 years and below) upon presentation of admission ticket.
§ Heritage Sketches
Create a heritage trail with paintings from the exhibition by locating the works within Raffles's appointed districts on the given map*. Do some research on these areas and fill in a sketch book. Top entries will win tickets to the Ice-cream Buffet Party sponsored by Magnolia!
Competition begins 30 Aug (Tue), submission deadline: 14 Nov (Mon). *Resources are available FREE to all schools visiting the museum. To qualify, schools must ensure bookings of a minimum of 100 students. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
§ RE-INVENTING TRADITION: Design a Mooncake and Break the Rules!
Does a mooncake have to be round to retain its meaning? You decide!
Visit the exhibition and look at the trades and traditions featured. Would you like to re-invent traditions or stick to what's accepted? Send in your sketch and ideas about your new mooncake and create one measuring no more than 10cm wide. There is no limit to the materials or colours used, but to assist storage, please ensure that no edible/biodegradable ingredients/substances are used. Wow us with your mooncakes and win an invitation to the Ice-cream Buffet Party sponsored by Magnolia!
Competition begins 4 Aug (Thu), submission deadline: 18 Sep (Thu). Each participant may send in ONE entry. This competition is open to students aged 16 years and below.
II OTHER ACTIVITIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TIMES COLLECTION
§ PLAY CURATOR!
Using art works from the exhibition, learn some basic ideas about curating an exhibition and design a gallery yourself to take home.
Limited to 20 kids per session. All materials provided. $15, inclusive of a food freebie courtesy of Magnolia. Recommended for kids 7 to 11 years.
§ ART WRITING
In this workshop led by professional storytellers, children will learn creative writing skills and use the educational kits to share stories with each other. Kids have the option of making their own bound art story book.
9 Sep (Fri) or 3 Dec (Sat), 2.00pm-3.30pm, The Cube. $30 per child (7-12 years). Limited to 15 participants. For more information or for advance booking, please email email@example.com or call 6332 3220.
POST. August 2005 Interview
Jason Ong, President's Young Talent 2005 Winner, shares his deep and
thoughtful philosophies on conceptual furniture design.
Read it here: http://www.post.fm/features/0805/jason.htm
Looking for volunteers for p-10 - urgent!
We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to be p-10 volunteers.
We are currently working on a project that requires a number of volunteers from now until end Sep. Entitled Errata, this project is an exhibition on Singapore Art History and will be held in the Singapore History Museum. The job scope comprises diverse experience including admin, logistics, exhibition setup, events management, etc.
In addition to this project, we are also looking for people who are interested in being on-going/long-term volunteers.
If you are interested, please contact us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org or 6294 0041.
Please check out www.p-10.org/errata/ for more info on the project.
Leonardo Electronic Almanac: June - July 2005
art | science | technology - a definitive voice since 1993
LEA’s June – July double issue, guest edited by Dr Hock Soon Seah
and Kim Machan, sees yet another special edition, this time about
New Media Arts, Technology and Education. This reviewed
international conference was organized as part of the Multimedia
Art Asia Pacific Festival 2004 held in Singapore.
In our first essay, Dew Harrison questions the teaching of digital
media theory to new practitioners where it is understood as
deriving from lens and screen-based media. It examines other
routes through 20th century art history to current practice in
digital art and determines the validity of Marcel Duchamp as
influential on contemporary practice generally, and on Conceptual
In *Virtual Campus – It is fun and educational*, Alexei Sourin,
with Konstantin Levinski and Qi Liu share with us the "great
multimedia place for electronic education and fun, research and
games, meeting new friends, and immersion in campus life" that is,
a virtual model of Nanyang Technological University, and how it
"teaches students how 3D shapes and their colors can be easily
defined with parametric and implicit functions.”
Erik Malcolm Champion’s piece then deals with astral travel in
virtual realms, where he evaluates conceptual understanding in
digital reconstructions of past cultures. His paper discusses the
case study of an ancient Mayan site, Palenque, to suggest ways of
creating a platform conducive to cultural learning using virtual
Next, a joint effort by Andrew H. K. Lam and Andy Tam T. K.
explores how the conditions of media art have changed radically
over the past few years. Their paper aims to project a vision in
the relationship between the institution and the market, within
the framework of the role of media art and infrastructure across
the Asian continent.
In *Digital Speculations*, Bharat Dave describes selected projects
that served as vehicles for critical investigation of interactive
digital media and their potential for exploring different ways in
which experiences can be imagined, constructed, and communicated.
Finally, Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Frans Vogelaar share their work,
*Idensity®*, which develops scenarios for an interplay of the
urban space and the media domain.
One From the Vault, the monthly dose of things past, looks at
Curtis E. A. Karnow’s Molten Media and the Infiltration of the
Law, a piece which first appeared in June 1995.
For Leonardo Reviews, Michael Punt’s selections include those of
new panel member David Beer, with his reflections on Tia DeNora's
book, *After Adorno: Rethinking Music Sociology*. Also featured is
*The Transparent Body: A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging*,
reviewed by Jan Baetens, another of the newer members who has
already made a significant contribution to this project. Eugene
Thacker's review of Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the
Frontiers of Bioscience completes this section.
In ISAST news, read about *Leonardo’s* move to a new home,
brainstorm with them for their upcoming 40th anniversary, and find
out about the latest Leonardo@SIGGRAPH Town Hall Meeting in
August. Also, keep updated with our series on *The Pacific Rim New
Media Summit: A Pre-Symposium to ISEA2006*, where another working
group chair shares the group’s scope and objectives.
Bytes features two vastly different calls for papers/artwork that
will surely be of interest to many. Also, find out more about
current exhibitions by Jacques Mandlebrojt at the 17 Earagail Arts
Festival in Donegal, Ireland.
Lastly, Jill Sykes mourns the passing of Australian Joan Brassil,
85, who was an artist of unique character and singular talents.
Friday, August 12, 2005
Greendonkey issue 26 is pleased to present to you The Asylum, a multidisciplinary creative company located in the heart of Chinatown.
The Asylum, consisting of a studio, a retail store and workshop. Founded in the late 90's as Design Asylum, acquired by Duffy in 2002. In 2005, they found independence again as Asylum.
The Greendonkey Estore
We will be stocking exclusive publications, limited-edition wearables, experimental music and original collectable artworks. The idea is to feature wicked creative lifestyle products crafted by creative people on a sporadic basis.
Presently, we've stocked up on T-shirts, boxsets, stickers, posters, wearables and cards from BBWS, Devilrobots, eLEVEN18 and Junkflea.
* There'll be a special 15% discount for our regular subscribers only. For more sales enquiry, please email us at email@example.com
The Greendonkey Team
I can smell your bad breath
It would be fabulous if you can make it to the opening of my exhibition above on the 12th of August at Merbau Gallery Bar on Neil Road. See attached invite.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
'Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies…'
A multi-disciplinary exhibition by a group of young artists from
Singapore & China opens at new art space instinc
‘Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies…'
a multi-disciplinary exhibition by Singapore & China artists will open at the new art space instinc, located at 271C New Bridge Road, from 9 AUG 2005 to 26 AUG 2005.
This exhibition expresses the thoughts and emotions of young visual artists, investigating popular culture and its influence on youth and young adults as well as the response of youth to media bombardment.
The eight artists participation in this project come from a variety of backgrounds sharing one thing in common - the location context of Singapore. This exhibition presents the exploration of the term ‘culture’, as well as the various ways in which media and culture intertwines.
Presented through paintings, silk-screen on canvases, relief prints, comic books from wood-cut prints, T-shirts, sculpture, installation and performance, eight artists - Aidah Dolrahim, Cheng Guang Feng, Dan Lim, Jeremy Hiah, Lina Adam, Marienne Yang, Warren Khong and Yeo Shih Yun - will express their thoughts on popular culture in Singapore.
‘Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies…' will be exhibited at instinc at 271C New Bridge Road (Chinatown) from 9 AUG 2005 to 26 AUG 2005. For gallery information, please call 6536 1739 or visit www.instinc.com
Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 12pm to 7pm, Saturdays by appointment only, Closed on Sundays & Mondays.
Directions: (include map on next page)
By MRT - Chinatown (NEL) or Outram Park
By Bus - SBS 2, 12, 33, 54, 61, 62, 63, 80, 81, 124, 143, 147, 174, 197 TIBS 190, 520, 851, 961, 961C, 970
instinc is located at the attic of a conservation townhouse that has been carefully restored, originally built in the 1800s. Creating an inspirational environment to work in, instinc has a pointed roof with high ceiling and a large patio natural lighting, adding to the character of the space.
Started in November 2004, instinc is an artist-run space that aims to foster friendships and collaborations with other artists. instinc is a dynamic space in continuous process of creation and is committed in exhibiting all forms of contemporary art.
The objectives of instinct are:
? To provide an exhibition space managed by an artist in order to establish a vibrant environment for creative practice and dialogue.
? To provide a space to exchange ideas and interaction for artists in the community.
About the artists
Biography of Artist, Aidah Dolrahim(Singapore)Aldah recently graduated from Open University, conducted at LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts with a BFA in May 2005. Recipient of the Georgette Chen Art Scholarship in 2002 and The Della Butcher Art Award (Certificate of Merit) in 2004. A full time artist, Aldah's works have been exhibited in 'Dream Catcher', photo slideshow at Esplanade, Singapore , Red + White = Pink, Utterly Art, Singapore and Passionova Photography exhibition, Centro, One Fullerton, Singapore.
Biography of artist, Cheng Guang Feng(China) Cheng Guang Feng was born in 1983 in Shenyang, China. He graduated in 2001 from Shenyang Art Academy majoring in drawing and is currently residing in Singapore and pursuing his art education with a scholarship from Nayang Academy of Fine Arts (ceramics). Guang Feng participated in numerous exhibitions in Beijing and Singapore; Insomnia 48hrs at The Arts House in 2004 and his recent Solo Exhibition at Your Mother Gallery titled, 'Discovery' in 2005 to name a few.
Biography of artist, Dan Lim(Singapore)Dan is currently pursuing his Diploma in Fine Arts (Sculpture) from Lasalle SIA. His works has been exhibited in NAFA South East Asia Fine Arts Exhibition, Sculpture Square in 2004.
Biography of Artist, Jeremy Hiah(Singapore) Jeremy graduated with Bachelor of Arts Fine Arts. Royal Melbourne Institute and Technology University, Melbourne, Australia in 2001. Jeremy is the director of Your Mother Gallery which started in Jan 2005. He is also a member of The Artists Village, Singapore since 1996 and was previously elected Vice President for the year 2001. A member of The Sculpture Society, Singapore since 2001, currently holding the Vice President position, he is very active in the art scene and has participated in many exhibitions both local and overseas like San Francesco, Como, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand. Jeremy held his solo show 'RAW/WAR' at Your Mother Gallery in 2005 with the support of NAC and a group show ' Snratch' in Beijing.
Biography of Lina Adam (Singapore) Established project ‘a fraction of mad lynette’, a series of ongoing art projects, website, a mail art project featuring young Singapore artists, an online magazine featuring young Singapore artists and others, still in progress of conceptualization and work in collaboration with alternative art gallery ‘Your Mother Gallery’ and its director Jeremy Hiah, since 2004/2005.
Biography of artist, Marienne Yang Xiao-Juan (Singapore) Marienne recently graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (High Distinction) from University of Tasmania, majoring in Electronic Media in 2004. She has exhibited widely in Australia and Singapore. She is a member of The Artist Village since 2005.
Biography of Artist, Warren Khong (Singapore) A young artist currently in the midst of his studies, he venerates God, Art and various levels of intoxication and is passionate about all three. A lover of both the avant-garde and kitsch, it is easy to see why he is sometimes caught in a conundrum. Nonetheless he endeavors to put both into his art. Warren is also a member of The Artist Village since 2005.
Biography of Artist, Yeo Shih Yun (Singapore) 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 four 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.
Monday, August 08, 2005
FACTS - FORUM FOR THE ARTS COMMUNITY IN SINGAPORE