These are the drawings that carry the most stories. – Rischka With her bright smile and her cheerful sign-off of “HAPPY CNY!” in her reply to STAR’s email, Rischka Syafiqa Putri Jonawi emanates the sort of joy and affability that makes you want to sit down and have lunch with her. Willing to learn and […]Read more "FEATURED: Artist Interview – Rischka Syafiqa Putri Jonawi"
The idea of being ‘at home with oneself’ is also important as we believe that regardless of who we are, we aim to be accepting, authentic and real with ourselves. – Print-With-Me Comprising six teacher-artists who came to know each other through a printmaking workshop, Print-With-Me is a group determined to put their creativity across and bring […]Read more "FEATURED: Artist Interview – Print-With-Me"
Even though they reside in different continents, Sarah Choo Jing and Jérôme Philipp still managed to collaborate and produce a piece for aedge 2019. Fascinated by notes and connections between strangers, they have constructed a work showcasing the potential narrative that is yet to be discovered. A presentation of documentations and remnants of notes left behind […]Read more "FEATURED: Artist Interview – Sarah Choo Jing & Jérôme Philipp"
During the opening week of aedge 2019, STAR organised workshops led by our participating teacher-artists. In case you missed them, they have generously sent us their resources used during the workshop to be uploaded here. Click on each workshop to learn more. An Observation of Light and Shadows (Arion Harper Lai & Mohammad Zabid Jabar)Read more "Fringe Activities"
Arion Harper Lai and Mohammad Zabid Jabar guided participants to uncover hidden perspectives using digital photography on this photowalk. Participants learned how to capture reflections and shadows, bringing what is often ignored into focus. By the end of the workshop, they left with an alternative perspective on contemporary urban photography. In case you missed it, […]Read more "Workshop: An Observation of Light and Shadows"
As we become better at counting minutes, are we getting better at making the minutes count? – Matthew What others tell you may be important, but what really matters is what you tell yourself. – Matthew A mild-mannered and well-spoken individual, Matthew’s work and personality seem to perfectly fit his subtheme of MINUTE in […]Read more "FEATURED: Artist Interview – Matthew Lim"
I was looking to visualise that transition and incorporate the idea of time and space into the work itself. – Grace Dedicated to both her teaching and Art practice, Ong Xi Wei Grace is a busy woman, putting her all into both sides of her life. Caught up in her stream of responsibilities, she has […]Read more "FEATURED: Artist Interview – Ong Xi Wei Grace"
A presentation of documentations and remnants of notes left behind by strangers in various hotel rooms, This is where it begins. is a culmination of an accelerated intimacy between people. The telling of a memory, of course, betrays it. – 20:51 by Sarah Choo Jing and Jérôme […]Read more "This is where it begins."
Have you ever noticed scribbles or doodles in the margins of your students’ books or examination papers? Their quiet musings bring about a certain sense of whimsy and innocence that is rarely on display. Rischka Syafiqa Putri Jonawi would like to shed light on these forgotten drawings because they are important, just like our students. […]Read more "Quiet Musings"
Wishbone is the interpretation of the silent cry of things we consume in order to live. Beryl Kwok is looking to find an understanding that while we consume in order to live, there needs to be a consideration that what we consume also has a will of its own. The work explores the lives that […]Read more "Wishbone"
The dawning sky presents a new beginning each day. A different day is a new start. Every morning while Tan Wei Zhong walks to school, he spends a little time to look at the sky. He loves to explore and study the ever-changing shapes of clouds, and enjoys the challenge of reorganising it into a […]Read more "Cloud"
Goh Silk’s inspiration for this piece began when she found old photos of her Dad, a taboo topic in her household. At that time, Goh was working on the topic of avoidance and isolation. Struck with a need that she had avoided for over seven years, she attempted to find ways to de-isolate this topic […]Read more "The words (Un)spoken"
As a full-time working mother to two young children, with the experience of disturbed rest for the past four years, it has been quite a challenge for Grace Cheng to find time for herself. But on weekends when her children are asleep, she chooses to stay awake and get lost in art-making, as it is […]Read more "Moonrise"
The 3 of a Kind collective is inspired to work on an installation centred on growth and self-reflection. They want to evoke the elements of retrospection and introspection, getting the audience to engage with the artwork by looking within, reflecting on the past and thinking about the future. by 3 of a Kind collective (Ruhernie Binte Abu Yamin, […]Read more "Retrospection x Introspection"
You don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. This was the quote Shen Jiaqi used as her muse for this series of work. In The color of apathy 忘物的颜色, she surfaces the weight of emotional weariness and mental toll experienced by teachers throughout the years of selfless contributions. Contrasting the visuals of bright […]Read more "The color of apathy 忘物的色彩"
While most of us have spent more than fifteen years in school, many of our memories have dwindled to a brief moment in time, akin to the fleeting nature of shadows and light. In Schools.Shadows.Stories, Arion Harper Lai and Mohammad Zabid Jabar use abstract photography to capture the distinct moments of school life. Abstraction allows them […]Read more "School.Shadows.Stories"