a;edge 2020 marks the 9th edition of the annual art exhibition organised by the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR) to nurture the professional identity of art teachers as Teacher-artists. Brought together through the collaborative efforts of a dynamic organising team, a;edge 2020 presents a total of 24 individual and collective works created by 51 Teacher-artists from schools and MOE HQ. These include those who attended STAR’s Contemporary Art Practices in Schools! (CAPS!) 2019, as well as the Advanced Diploma in Primary Art Education (ADPAE) course at the National Institute of Education (NIE).
The Teacher-artists in a;edge 2020 are archetypes of art teachers who truly create art. Through the continual process of honing their creative practice, they relish the sense of fulfillment and pride in their artmaking journey. In the same way, their practice is valuable in further developing their teaching capacities that support their pedagogy as art teachers.
And with that, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to all our Teacher-artists! It is also our hope that this exhibition will inspire more in the fraternity to pursue their first love of art as we continue to seed creativity in our art classrooms.
Also keep an eye out for our Artfest happening on Saturday, 7 March 2020 at the SOTA gallery!