28 (2014)

2014, Stoneware and threads, Dimensions Variable By LIM MUI HOON, AMANDA, CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent, Art Teacher The hyphen has a dual purpose: it connects and yet it separates. This tension between connecting and separating is prevalent in family relationships, where differences in personality and lifestyle often drive a wedge between parents, children and siblings. The desire to be free […]

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Visible – View (2014)

2014, Stoneware, Dimensions Variable By LEE KOK HIAN, MARK, Telok Kurau Primary School, School Staff Developer Thought or personal view in the mind is non-visual. No one will know unless it is expressed, either in spoken words or in actions. To put a thought or view into expression, we are making our view visible and it may sometimes need courage. Do you have the courage […]

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Mental-morphosis (2014)

2014, Metal Wire Sculpture, 350 x 150 cm, Series of 3 By KOH PO YIN, ANGELINE, Springdale Primary School, Art Coordinator  How do we behave when we are exposed to new challenges and situations? The state of our behaviour is not constant, but changes and evolves markedly over time, comparably to that of the lifespan development of living creatures, where metamorphosis occurs. Human […]

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Re-straint… (2014)

2014, Plaster in Glass Jar, 10 x 11 cm, Series of 12 By HAIROL MD HOSSAIN, Anderson Secondary School, Art Coordinator This installation – where I cast my own lips using plaster bandage – depicts the everyday restraint in my speech. Spray-painted red, the lips illustrate the desire to be heard. But our words are sometimes trapped in a vacuum. We celebrate freedom of speech and expression. […]

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a-edge The choices we make every day as teacher-artists are created from a purpose within. This deeper sense of a quiet self-awareness, in making a decision to articulate through the process of our artistic expression is often transformational. We celebrate this idea through this third series of exhibitions by teachers who find the time and […]

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“ the hyphen though not as huge as an elephant still does gargantuan jobs for amongst a host of things it does it can bring words together to make them one…” – Raj Arumugam, Singapore poet   a|edge, an acronym for ‘Art Educators’ Developmental & Generative Explorations’, is an annual art teachers’ exhibition. The exhibition theme changes […]

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If You Don’t Study Well, You Will Be Sweeping The Streets (2014)

2014, Broom, Dustpan, and Paper, Dimensions Variable By FOO TIANG WENG, Mee Toh School, Art Teacher A common statement used by generations, past and present, onto students. Is it meant to be an encouragement, a threat or both? How does a seemingly well-intended statement reflect on our views, perceptions and regards of sweepers in our society […]

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A Break Between Two Recesses (2014) / Set Adrift (2014)

A Break Between Two Recesses (Detail), 2014, Digital Print, 330 x 50 cm By DORATHY LYE, Singapore International School, Hong Kong, Head of Department Art & Special Projects This body of photographic works stems from a preoccupation with the capacity of vessels to be useful tools and modes of transportation in our society, especially in […]

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Vanishing Tiger (2014)

2014, Oil on Canvas, 102 x 76 cm By CHUA WEIQIANG, Yishun Town Secondary School, Art Teacher The work Vanishing Tiger could be interpreted literally or metaphorically. At first glance, broad and strong brush-strokes can be recognized throughout the abstract piece. A closer study would show tinge of orange covered by the predominate shades of green and blue. In actual fact, I […]

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