Community Workshops and Exhibition
facilitated by Ernest Chan and Angie Seah and The Finger Players with youth from Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs)
One of the most important mythical creatures in Chinese mythology, the dragon is believed to be the most powerful and divine of creatures and the controller of all waters.
To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, a series of workshops involving over 50 participants from various VWOs will focus on imagination and creating new myths of the dragon with an emphasis on related values such as courage.
The artworks feature woodblock cuts, paper sculptures and shadow puppets.
7 Jan – 2 Feb 2012, Thu – Sun
笑笑生 Xiào Xiào Shēng
by Tang Da Wu
An exhibition of Chinese ink works from 2003 to present. This includes a new series of portraits of Chinese educated students (华校生).
These portraits are not direct likenesses of their subjects but instead offer an incomplete but suggestive picture that is an aura or a feeling of the person.
19 Jan – 26 Feb 2012, Fri – Sun
Esplanade Community Wall
by Tay Bak Chiang, Yeo Shih Yun, Oh Chai Hoo and Quek Kiat Sing.
Co-curated with INSTINC
The challenge for artists working with traditional Chinese ink today is in offering new possibilities and new interpretations to demonstrate a contemporary vocabulary. This exhibition is about "new art" inspired by "old art" and the courage to seek new perspectives and endless possibilities in Chinese ink painting. How far can they push this ink medium used since 4000 BC?
This collaborative painting project invites various ink painters to compose and respond to one another. It captures the essence of the communication through the beauty of Chinese ink painting.
20 Jan – 12 Feb 2012, Fri – Sun
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)
Level 2, Esplanade
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11am - 8.30pm, Sat & Sun, 10am - 8.30pm
(Open on public holidays)
Voyage of the East
by Tay Chee Toh
This new series of artworks is based on the metaphor of a large vessel exploring the frontiers of discovery and development. Including playful and interactive kinetic elements, it juxtaposes traditional Chinese calligraphy with modern sculpture to reflect fluidity and the challenges of the changing environment, with elements that suggest success, abundance, renewed energy, and a fresh perspective.
Long-respected artist, accomplished draughtsman, 1985 Cultural Medallion recipient and multiple accolade winner Tay Chee Toh is known for his varied and versatile body of work. Spanning five decades of artistic practice, this comprises sculptures and paintings lauded for their visionary quality, understatement and accent on time and space, colour and form.
19 Jan – 2 Apr 2012, Thu – Mon