In search of the green-city in me (2013-2014)

2013-2014, Digital Print, 250 x 300 cm By NORLITA MARSUKI, Orchid Park Secondary School, Subject Head, Aesthetics In search of the green city in me focuses on how I must make the effort to put aside quality time to activate my senses to really see, enjoy, experience what the beautiful and colourful physical world can offer me. […]

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Self-Portrait (De-faced Series) (2014)

2014, Photography Installation, 90 x 120 cm (on wall), Dimensions variable (on floor) By NOOR RAHMAN SAINI, Pasir Ris Secondary School, Art Teacher I wanted to learn about my facial expressions. I wanted to learn how theywork and how comfortable it is sharing my secrets to the camera for others to see, to scrutinize, to judge. Am I […]

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The Forgotten Alley (2013)

2013, Digital Print, 841 x 594 mm, Series of 3 By MUHAMMAD RAZALI BIN PUASA, CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School (Secondary), Art Teacher Dark, dingy and dripping with unseen dangers, derelict buildings form the alley. It offers a quick connection, but often accompanied with the smell of stale urine, the sight of garbage and the fear of uncertainty, which oftenprompt its user to forget its […]

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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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Un-earth (2014)

2014, Mixed Media, 400 x 20 cm By LEE MUN YEE, Orchid Park Secondary School, Head of Department, Aesthetics The work is inspired by the geological forms of stalactites and stalagmites of Luray Cavern and the magnificent Grand Canyon. The two sites are formed by entirely different geological processes: the former by mineral deposits and the latter by erosion of uplifted […]

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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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All Yours (2014)

2014, Photography scratch cards, 5 x 9 cm By XIE SHANGYI , Nanyang Girls’ High School, Art Teacher JOSCELIN CHEW, Student, Goldsmiths College, University of London All yours is a collaboration piece exploring the complexities of the Ancient Greek term of the ‘hyphen’. By bridging two separate words as one, the term seemingly draws connotations between the two, yet […]

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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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