A group of art teachers from Northland Secondary School came together to create this mixed media sculpture of a whale, depicting the struggle of Art as a subject in school. The humpback whale is an endangered species which is close to extinction, struggling to survive in the ocean. Similarly, the work symbolises the sustainability and […]Read more "Ripple"
In Whorled, Chwee Kim uses these S-shaped ceramic pieces to symbolise changes, possibilities, continuity and flexibility in this VUCA world. Challenging the boundaries of a traditional medium through contemporary ways of manipulation, clay is being folded, stretched or twisted; just as if working with paper. However, instead of attaching the individual ceramic pieces together permanently […]Read more "Whorled"
Hafifah works primarily in the abstract, exploring the fluidity of materials that captures movement and textures on canvas. Each piece captures a moment in time, an experience encountered, a lesson learnt. Calm Tsunami is a piece which seeks serenity within chaos. As you look at the work, immerse yourself in its scale and let the […]Read more "Calm Tsunami"
Sophia is affected by the transient nature of life and beauty. Plastic attracted Sophia’s attention: flexible and malleable, but slow to biodegrade – an alternative expression of eternity. Through rounds of exploration and experiments, she used a combination of recycled plastic bags and natural materials to express her idea of making the beauty of nature […]Read more "Eternity in One Glance"
Four women. Four different backgrounds. One moment in time. What happens when a painter, a photographer, a designer and a crafter meet in the art studio? Just as the warp and wefts intertwine, the artists’ lives converge and diverge through time, creating a tapestry of colours and textures that celebrate their uniqueness and shared memories […]Read more "interWEaving"
As a Chinese Singaporean who has adapted to Western culture, it was not difficult for Kai Lin to realise that she is in a unique position to address the issue of globalisation and cultural identity in her art. During the 2010 Porosity Studio exchange programme in Shanghai, Kai Lin was fascinated by the distinctive red, […]Read more "Not a Chinese Knot"
Sarah takes an interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society, suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives, often with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny. Tonight, the Air is Warm is her investigation of one’s perception and behaviour in […]Read more "Tonight, the Air is Warm."
Desiree has always been fascinated by how objects can perform beyond its form and mediate relations in the way we perceive and think about society. The Lobang Book delves into the notion of holes, gaps, gains and loopholes that an art educator would encounter when searching for “Lobangs” to build-up their teaching resources. Categorised in […]Read more "Lobang Book"
Prior to teaching, Siti Saleha was a caricaturist and comic artist. She believes that having a good sense of humour is important when one is constantly surrounded by young children at work and at home. Siti often jokes that being a full-time teacher and mother of three often leads her to experience a whole new level […]Read more "Teacher Mama"
Languages have idiomatic expressions to describe food and the act of consumption. Often, they connote parallels to experiences faced in life. In this work, Kim Hong is inspired to examine some of these idioms and colloquial phrases and serve these varied flavours of life in the form of bite-sized dishes. Which are the phrases that […]Read more "Flavours of Life"
Suvitha Prakass Pillay’s artworks alternate between reality and imagination. By deconstructing and reconstructing the real, she sets forth to capture the whimsical nature of everyday life in Singapore. Singapore, a buzzing city, doesn’t remedy isolation but heightens it. The need to be perfect creates constant competition. Suvitha combines her observations of ordinary people from various […]Read more "(Non)Existent"
In Wonder Woman, Nurrulhuda Binte Shaik Aminuddin photographed women dressed in Disney princess costumes within recognisable Singapore contexts. For me, the intersection between different forms and materials is an important part of solving conceptual problems. Some questions can only be addressed through three-dimensional work, while others can be dealt with within a single print or […]Read more "Wonder Woman"
Chui Min is often inspired by the forgotten, lesser side and the obscurities of human life observed, lived and experienced. Hairol inspires and interacts with his students to achieve the impossible and have them follow their wildest dreams and deepest passions. Kenneth feels that the interaction between materials is essential in forming shapes which harness […]Read more "In Conversations"