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'Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies…'
Works by Lara Pang - Prat
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Thursday, September 29, 2005


29 Sept - 3 Oct 2005
Suntec Singapore,
Hall 402 Level 4
Opening Hours 29 Sep - 2 Oct 11am-8pm
3 Oct 11am-5pm

Visit the contemporary Asian art fair. Discover choice works by established artists like Ang Kiukok, Mangu Putra, Yue Minjun, Zhang XiaoGang, Latiff Mohidin, Toko Shinoda, Srihadi Soedarsono, Agus Suwage and many new talents. Pick the best buys of paintings, sculptures, ceramics.

Confirmed Exhibitors for ARTSingapore 2005

Art-2 Gallery
Art Forum
Artfolio Pte Ltd
Art Seasons
Asian Art Options
Bodhi Art
Cape of Good Hope Art Gallery
Debony Art
Gajah Gallery
Galerie Dauphin
HaKaren Gallery
HeinArt Gallery
Indigo Blue Art
Jeremy Ramsey Fine Art
Linda Gallery
Michi Artists Studios + Gallery
Orchard Gallery
Pearl River Gallery
Red Sea Gallery
Renate Kant Studio for Conservation
Sawah Art
Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Soobin Art Gallery
Taksu Singapore
The Experiential Learning Centre
Wetterling Teo Gallery Pte Ltd
Yisulang Art Gallery

East & West Art
International Fine Arts Pty Ltd

Gaya Fusion of Senses

Berengo Fine Arts

Art Space Aoki
Digital Art Show Co.
Edel Japan
The Tolman Collection

Art Gallery Mountain
Bongsung Gallery
Galarie Pici
Gallery MIZ
Simyo Gallery

Valentine Willie Fine Art

The Big & Small Art Co.
The Drawing Room

Asia Art Centre
Lin & Keng Gallery

Mai Gallery
Ngan Pho Gallery
Small Space Fine Art Gallery


Monday, September 05, 2005

September holidays for the children

The September holidays for the children are not far away! At Clay Cove, we always have a different and interesting curriculum for the children to create their special pottery masterpieces!

This September, we’ll teach the children to create and paint 2 penguins on a frozen lake. As they create their penguins, they can think up of an interesting story and transport themselves into their imaginary storyland! Many of our students use their personally-created figurines as props for their show-and-tell sessions in school. This September will be no difference as they enjoy this tactile activity!

Apart from September school holiday courses, we also run weekly sessions from Thurs to Sundays.

Here’s an update on the pottery courses for children, toddlers, adults and parent-child programmes!

1) September Holiday’s 2-session Pottery Making Special by Clay Cove

Clay Cove specializes in pottery making as a fun activity to enhance the children’s creativity and spatial intelligence. This right-brained activity encourages the children to practice visualizing in three dimensions. 3-D visualization is a powerful technique that all children should master as it enables them to gain a different perspective. Pottery making can achieve this as well as enhance their fine-motor skills.

Apart from having fun, pottery making also enables them to develop focus, concentration and stronger sense of perseverance. This activity also increases their confidence when they realize their ability to create wonderful masterpieces. No two pottery masterpieces are the same as each item created by the child has a unique character.

Let your children be creatively occupied this September holiday! They will learn to create 2 penguins on a frozen lake during session 1 and paint their masterpieces during session 2.

It costs $60 for both sessions! Pottery making is an excellent way to harness your child’s creativity and enhance their spatial intelligence! Gather your friends’ and neighbours’ children, and sign them up today!

Date: Sept 5 & 8 (Mondays & Thursdays) or Sept 6 & 9 (Tuesdays & Fridays)

Time: 9:30-11am, 11:30am-1pm, 2-3:30pm or 4-5:30pm

Suitable: for children from 5 years onwards

Contact: Clay Cove at 6738-7522, visit or email:

Address: 277 Orchard Rd #03-45 Specialists’ Shopping Centre S(238858)

2) Toddler Pottery Making Course

Toddlers are naturally curious and enjoy the feeling that clay gives their little fingers. With clay, they will learn to mould, shape, knead, roll and flatten clay. These creative movements are part of their growing up process. At Clay Cove, we’ll nurture this ability and teach them to create plates where they can tell imaginative stories!

It’ll cost $50 for 2 sessions and they will learn to create and paint a plate!

Sept School Holiday Course - $50 for 2 sessions

Date: Sept 5 & 8 (Mondays & Thursdays) or Sept 6 & 9 (Tuesdays & Fridays)

Time:10-10:45am or 12-12:45pm)

Suitable : For children between 3 and 4 years old.

Contact: Clay Cove at 6738-7522, visit or email:

Address: 277 Orchard Rd #03-45 Specialists’ Shopping Centre S(238858)

3) Parent & Child Bonding Through Pottery Making Workshop

Early childhood research has shown that parental-child bonding will be stimulated through a visual and tactile activity. Feel the joy of spending time with your lovely children and enjoy the therapeutic experience of creating your own masterpieces!

Try out Clay Cove's 2-session pottery making activity where both parent and child will create, decorate and glaze a cup and saucer. Pay $100 for one parent and one child to experience 2 wonderful bonding sessions and a lifetime of memories. Price includes all clay, glazes, 2-firing process and loan of apron and tools)

Date: Sept 10 & 17, Sat

Time: 9-10:30am

Suitable: For all children from age 4 onwards.

Contact: Clay Cove at 6738-7522, visit or email:

Address: 277 Orchard Rd #03-45 Specialists’ Shopping Centre S(238858)

For Media Enquiries and Photographs, pls contact

Ms Magdalen Shew

Clay Cove

6738-7522 / 9389-2942

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005





Leading creatives from the singapore arts scene will be present to add to this excitement , from Singapore Music Icon Dick Lee to Fashion photographer Geoff Ang and Nadya Hutagalung !

Our leading computer animation lecturer from 3dsense Media School , Sen Lai will be there to give a masterclass session on

"Independent Animation Film Making"

How is an animation film created from concept to story to final animation?

Understand the animation production pipeline, the cornerstone to becoming an independent 3D animator, and learn this fascinating art form from 3dsense Media School in-house expert!

The Animation Masterclass at the launch of Creative Community Singapore this Sunday highlights the essentials in the production pipeline, and most critically, the fact that 3D animation is for everyone and anyone!

Have an engaging Sunday immersed in an afternoon of nostalgia and amazing discovery of creativity in Singapore.

To all aspiring animators and media enthusiasts who strive to carve a mark and make a difference to the local animation scene, join us this Sunday.

This is surely a golden opportunity for you to broaden your horizon and knowledge!

See you this Sunday at Great World City


Thursday, August 18, 2005

To Singapore with Love Photo Exhibition

A photography exhibition in conjunction with the launch of a photo art book titled To Singapore with love. The book is published as part of the celebration of Singapore’s 40th year of independence. Following the official book launch in July by His Excellency President S.R. Nathan, and exhibition in Istana and Singapore Art Museum, some 500 photos picked from over 8400 images submitted by Singaporeans from all walks of life will be exhibited in NAFA.

Date:18 - 23 Aug 2005
Time:10am - 7pm (Mon - Sat)
Venue: Galleries 1 & 2
38 Bencoolen Street
NAFA Campus 2


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

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

About instinc

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



Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Address: 38 Bencoolen Street
Artgroup: NAFA Campus 2
City: Singapore
Comments: Works by Lara Pang - Prat

A solo exhibition by local artist Lara Pang-Prat, currently based in Paris. After working in Visual Merchandising in Singapore, Lara Pang entered the Beaux-Arts in France. This led to the production of works that speak about issues related to immigration due to globalization. By exploiting the techniques and tools of Marketing and Communications, she also reflects on the fashion and consumer market. Her work ranges from conventional medium like photography to washing labels of T-shirts. They are used to question, explore and explain issues of cultural identity, material culture, origin, sex, inclusion and exclusion, immigration and globalization.

Date: 3-10 August 2005
Time: 11am - 6pm (Mon-Sat)


Thursday, July 28, 2005

You are invited to the opening preview and reception of

Cerita Budak-Budak (Children's Stories)
Martin Loh's exhibition of storybook illustrations
from the book Malaysian Children's Favourite Stories

Thursday 28th July 2005 7pm
Utterly Art Exhibition Space
208 South Bridge Road 2nd Level, Singapore 058757
Tel: 6226 2605 E-mail:
Mon-Sat 11.30 am - 8 pm Sun 12 noon - 5.30 pm
The exhibition runs through to Sunday 7th August 2005.

Martin Loh speaks:

I've always thought that illustrating a children's book would be a very natural extension of what I've done as a naive artist. Children are naturally curious, drawn to and daring in their use of vibrant colours, as well as having a dream-like or fairyworld-like approach to reality. They lose these qualities all too quickly in their haste to grow up. I like to think that I'm one of those who never totally grew out of these childlike qualities. If the vibrant colours of my Peranakan artworks appeal to adults, the colourful illustrations should thrill the young ones.

In both the illustrations and my naive works, the exercise of my imagination and the employment of my own stylization are, to me, far more important than abiding by any set rules of art. This has always been my philosophy. And it is the basis of all creativity. Of course, the illustrations have to correspond to the stories. But which parts of the stories to illustrate was very much a freedom of mine, after taking into account considerations of layout and other inputs by the publishers. The project was an excellent time for me to reacquaint myself with the local flora and fauna. I literally had to go back to our parks to re-familiarise myself with the canon-ball tree as well as pour through books for images of plants (like the Rafflesia), animals and houses which I may have forgotten or were not quite sure about. And invariably I commit the sin common to all naive artists - once I have a fair idea of what the real thing is, I cannot wait to embellish and embroider it. Hence the illustrations, like all too many of my artworks, are not about what the world is, but what I think it is or what I think it should be.

Martin’s father was born in Penang. As a child he had gone to visit his paternal grandfather in Ayer Hitam (at the foot of Penang Hill), as well as spent time in small Malayan towns like Taiping and Ipoh. The book was launched in Kuala Lumpur in December last year, and has been reviewed by various Malaysian newspapers and magazines.


Monday, July 25, 2005

Lai Yong Hui Jolene and Jeffery Ho Kiat


Friday, July 22, 2005

David Mitchell will be exhibiting his collection of fine art photographs entitled "LEGWORK" at The Photographers Gallery. Openning 7pm on the 22nd July 2005.

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Exchange 05: Artists, Artworks & Audiences - 7.30pm, 22 July 2005 (Fri)

The tripartite relationship between artists, artworks and audiences seems simple enough: artists create artworks which are then seen by audiences. However, there are many definitions, assumptions and complex negotiations that exist in this relationship. The invited speakers will highlight and reflect upon various examples from their practices.

Coordinated and moderated by Jennifer Teo, and featuring Susie Wong (Artist and Curator), Jason Lim (Artist and organiser of performance art events) and Audrey Wong (Artistic Co-director of The Substation).

More info at, and as usual, please RSVP: +65 6294 0041 or

You can also discuss the topic (and others) at:


Saturday, July 16, 2005

The UOB Painting of the Year Award has gone to 16-year-old Alvin Ong from National Junior College, the youngest winner ever since the competition started in 1982.

He received $20,000 and a trophy for this winning work entitled "The Window" which explores the issue of dictatorship, inspired by George Orwell's book 1984.

The 2005 competition drew an overwhelming response of 940 entries. Over 40 of the paintings will be on display at the Esplanade from this Sunday, 17th July to 5th August.