2015, Rubber duckie, Chinese ink, plastic water dispenser bottle, found brick, 40cm x 40cm x 40cm By LIAO ZIYAN, Bendemeer Secondary School As an art educator, my convictions regarding Art and Education are constantly challenged—Does our educational establishment stifle creativity? Can we teach creativity? Can creativity and education coexist? These questions framed my art-making process, with the […]Read more "Creativity 101"
2015, Tarpaulin, stretched canvas, beer bottle, plastic bag, stool, 100cm x 30cm x 30cm By LIM BOON ENG, Gan Eng Seng School In Peranakan tradition, one of the most prized material possessions of a Nyonya is the kerongsang serong (literally ‘brooch slanted’ in Malay), which comprises one large elaborate kerongsang ibu (‘mother’) and two smaller […]Read more "Kerongsang Serong Refound II"
2015, oil and emulsion on plywood, 85 cm x 180cm By LIM HUI CHI, Bukit View Secondary School Like the extending trunks and branches of a tree, the reach of education and educators is ever-growing. Grow depicts Singapore’s factory-like education structure that is traditionally deeply rooted in a system of tiered progression and standardised curriculum. […]Read more "Grow (2015)"
2015, Wood, Dimensions variable By LOH LAI KUEN VIVIAN, St Joseph’s Institution (Independent) My work is part of an on-going series created in retrospect. I am persistently moved to capture fading memories of my childhood play and living environment. I draw inspiration from the materials I work with. In this sculpture, the main material used was pre-cut wooden […]Read more "Play I Build #1"
2015, Glue, wooden frame, 20cm x 180cm By LOW SOK HUI, Hwa Chong Institution The nondescript white glue is a common art material. It is an adhesive applied to materials to bind them together. Yet, I see glue as a magical material. It can be visible and invisible; it can change from a viscous material to a fragile, […]Read more "Linger…"
2015, Mixed Media, 30cm x 21cm (series of 9) By MAISARAH KAMAL, Chong Boon Secondary Often we conceal ourselves to what is seen, but the unseen is what seems to matter more. The ‘seen’ distinguishes itself beautifully in a form that is known and familiar, as though it is comforting. It makes us crave for more, […]Read more "What Pushes You to the Edge? (2015)"
2015, Pedestal, books, bottles, shadow projection on wall, Dimensions variable By MASLINA MOHAMED JALANI, Yusof Ishak Secondary School A|cknowl|edge a| myriad of knowl|edge’ is an interplay of linguistic morphology based on the a|edge, an acronym for ‘Art Educators’ Developmental & Generative Explorations. Morphology, derived from Greek, means the ‘study of shape’. The installation aims to challenge […]Read more "A|cknowl|edge a| myriad of knowl|edge"
2015, Performance Art, TV Screen By MAZLAN MUHAMMAD, St Gabriel Secondary School My journey and interest into Balinese culture started in 2003 while studying in Australia. There, I picked up traditional Gamelan music and danced the Topeng [mask] routines during the weekends, as well as at folk festivals, before returning home in 2005 to play […]Read more "Portrait of an Old Warrior (2015)"
2015, Oil on canvases, 270 x 120cm By NG JINGGE JEANNE, St Gabriel’s Secondary School As time goes by and as we grow older, more and more responsibilities are placed upon us. Thrust Upon… is a pictorial depiction of the increasingly heavy burdens we bear as we go through life. The lady’s headgear is the […]Read more "Thrust Upon… (2015)"
2015, Assemblage, 350 cm x 70cm By NURUL I’ZZAH BTE BASIRON, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School “…” refers to the continuation and reflection of the creative process. It is a formula to find new ways to be creative in both the classroom and the art studio. As educators, we need to continue seeking new […]Read more "[ Back + Forth ] (2015)"
2015, Joss Paper burner, stack of envelopes, matches, Dimensions Vairable By ONG HUI SAN EILEEN, Northbrooks Secondary School This artwork is created in memory of Jone Low, my good friend since Primary 1. Four years ago, she died a sudden death in a boating accident near Mersing. I was in a state of shock upon watching […]Read more "Dear Jone … with love"
2015, Mixed Media, 20.3cm x 20.3cm (Series of 3) By SERENE LIN-ANG MEIZHEN, Greendale Secondary School A deconstruction of the idiomatic expression “wearing many hats”, this body of work explores the notion of having different roles to play. A mother. A wife. A daughter. A friend. A teacher. A colleague. And who? Themes from these roles […]Read more "“Who?” (2015)"
2015, Photographs, Objects, Dimensions variable By VICTORIA LOY, Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts Balik Kampong refers to ‘returning to one’s hometown’ in Malay. For me, it means leaving the hectic city life to enjoy a few days of serene village life in Pengerang, a quaint fishing village, the hometown of my in-laws. Each […]Read more "Heart to Heart to Heart (II): Balik Kampung"
2015, Illustrations on Photographs, 29.7cm x 42cm (series of 3) By WANG MO, Bedok Green Secondary School Dreams invite people to ponder. I happen to be one, who dreams a lot at night. As if it is not enough, I dream a lot in the day too, or ‘daydream’. Very often, the broken pieces of […]Read more "My World… (2015)"
2015, Photography, 110cm x 30cm By WOON SHER LIN SHERALYN, Orchid Park Secondary School This work examines Singaporeans’ love affair and assumptions with real estate. The artist visited vacant properties where these holes and stains, hidden behind doors and rugs, appealed to her aesthetic senses. This was in contrast to the anxiety of the property agent […]Read more "A…Void (2015)"
2015, Digital Painting, Dimensions variable By XIE SHANGYI, Nanyang Girls’ High School My mother and I love each other, but I barely know her.” How Else Would I Know You Care is inspired by a conversation during the school parent-teacher meeting where a parent expressed the frustration and helplessness in communicating with the child. […]Read more "How Else Would I Know You Care (2015)"