Artwork Title: Searching – Re-Search

Name of Artists: Nurulhuda Mustafa and Ira Wati Sukaimi

School: Mayflower Secondary School

This lesson is suitable for students in: Secondary 3

Possible Guiding Questions For Discussing Art

Possible Lesson Ideas For Making Art


  • What materials have the artists decided to work with? 
  • How was the experience when you tried to pull the elastic bands to make your marks on the pedestals? 
  • Can you recall an experience when you had to pull or push something really heavy? How did you get around the problem?


  • The artists have shared their experiences and sentiments about being teacher-artists in the context of the Singapore education system. 
  • How would you describe their experiences and sentiments based on this installation? 
  • How has the artwork provided you with a deeper insight about teachers? 


  • What questions or wonderings do you have about this artwork? 
  • Find a substitute for one of the materials in this artwork and describe how the meaning of the artwork would change. 
  1. Using only found objects and ready-mades, create an assemblage to impart ideas about ‘Searching’. 
  1. Provide students with rubber bands as a base material to explore properties and push boundaries of material/media.
  1. Create an artwork that relates the experience of a secondary three student encountering a particular topic in Combined Humanities, Geography, Science, or Math.

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