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"
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"
There are two distinct words for time in Greek: kairos and chronos. Kairos refers to a subjective time that is made sense of by the individual, whereas chronos refers to an objective time measured in hours, minutes and seconds. As we become better at counting minutes (through increasingly accurate clocks) are we getting better at […]Read more "Time — Timing"
In A Long Shot, Lim Mui Hoon Amanda explores the concept of waiting. Waiting — waiting for raw food to be cooked, for clothes to be washed, for her body to travel from one place to another. As a test of Lim’s patience and endurance, she decided to use a long shot to capture this mundane […]Read more "A Long Shot"
A place is just a place, but we ascribe different, often opposing meanings to it. Lim Jia Ning Michelle wants to express the tensions that occur between place and person that tend to exist in our minds, when we find ourselves inhabiting a place that we may or may not want to be in. Perhaps […]Read more "Untitled (Anywhere / Nowhere Else But Here)"
Students are required to ‘bun up’ their hair whenever they enter any special rooms especially the Art Studios. Inspired by the way the students personalise this ‘hair bun’ and how they interpret this guideline, Buns & Tables explores the relationships of how students ‘bun up’ their hair in accordance with their personalities. by Muhammad Nasiruddin Bin Abdul Razak […]Read more "Buns & Tables"
Chances deals with Ng Siew Kuan’s contemplation of the falling leaves that she encountered on her evening walks along Jalan Pelikat Park Connector. Its premise is based on the game of chance. In making the prints, Ng was not too bogged down with making accurate registration or inking, choosing instead to accept any imperfections. Ng believes […]Read more "Chances"
entropy, reimagined explores the unexpected visual outcomes of using organic substrates with paints. The key focus is to explore the breaking down of the banana leaf and the image on it, recording physical changes over time. Time plays an important role in this body of work as organic materials go through discolouration and shrinkage during […]Read more "entropy, reimagined"
Nature’s prints is about preserving nature. While Fan Yumei, Yvonne was attending her school’s staff retreat last December, the topics of discussion revolved around the Fourth Industrial Revolution where rapid technological advancements is changing the way students learn. With the focus on smart technology, they may not appreciate the nature around them. Hence, Fan’s journey […]Read more "Nature’s prints"
We have occasions where we want to remove a label from an object. The action of peeling something off requires intense concentration and might. Peel is about recovery and reconciliation with things we have done in the past and the wish to remove the marks left behind. by Angie Dai Huiling To see Dai’s final piece, come […]Read more "Peel"
When Goh Yu Jie became a mother, she realised she had too many roles but too little time. She was torn between being a mother, teacher, wife and artist, but learnt to compartmentalise, focusing on one role for each moment of the day. A Human’s Anatomy echoes the many duties Goh has. Each canvas holds […]Read more "A Human’s Anatomy"
Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki believe it is important for artists to adopt the spirit of fearless exploration and encouraged the teachers to play freely with printmaking techniques in order to discover their unique artistic identity. The Print-With-Me collective hopes to utilise printmaking as a visual language to explore the idea of being at home with […]Read more "At Home With Myself"
In Everglow, Rachel Tan explores the concept of light and darkness, with the latter allowing us to fully understand the former. Being traditionally trained in drawing and painting, Tan has always experimented with methods of manipulating 2D media to create the illusion of light. However, for this project, she wanted to extend the viewer’s experience by […]Read more "Everglow"