Selected Articles

Chinatown Vinyl Squad’

Presented by KULT

Eric Foenander
29 Mar – 29 Apr, Zui Hong Lou Bar, 8 Ann Siang Hill Singapore,

‘Chinatown Vinyl Squad’ is a group exhibition by 25 local and international artists, that intends to bring vintage Chinese vinyl record covers back to the public realm with an eye-catching modern twist. The artists were each given a vintage 12” vinyl record cover from the 70s and 80s and invited to use it as both canvas and inspiration for their artwork. By drawing, painting, silkscreening and collaging directly onto the album covers, the artists have created new works of art.

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Art of Vietnam: The Colors of Life

Exhibition by ArtBlue Studio at ION Orchard Art Gallery

"Blossom Tree" by Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm, 2013
23 – 30 April 2014, An exhibition by ArtBlue Studio at Ion Art Gallery

Vietnamese paintings are vibrant, full of colors, life and movement. Vietnamese artists celebrate life and their quest for everyday happiness, laying onto their canvases a brilliant energy. Vietnamese art differs from other Asian art forms. Through the centuries, Eastern and Western influences have merged to create a distinct Vietnamese art.

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Bricks and Clouds

Image 25 – 30 Apr, 2014, at Claire Loves, 14 Lorong Telok (Boat Quay), Singapore 049027

“Bricks and clouds" is a Visual Art exhibition organised by a team of established and emerging artists who share a common goal to create and promote art in Singapore. “Bricks” represent the practical foundations and structures that ensure one’s survivability in modern society, while “Clouds” represent one’s dreams and desires and contain an element of freedom and unpredictability.

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Creating Changes

Art Therapy with Caregivers at Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore

By Yesmin Chan

Sherena (middle) with caregivers
According to research, art therapy helps to reduce stress, decrease anxiety, and increase positive emotions. Art therapy can also be effective for family caregivers, as many caregivers experience emotional distress and are in need of social support and guidance. Caring for a loved one who is sick with chronic illness can be a large burden to our physical health and have a huge impact on our emotional well-being. 

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Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Curated by Singaporean June Yap

Image 10 May – 20 July, Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443

“That is no country for old men” is the first line of a poem by William Butler Yeats inspired by the arts of the Medieval empire, and also the title of a novel by Cormac McCarthy, which was adapted into a movie by the Coen Brothers.

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The Substation Soapbox: Between the Spaces

By Chelsea Chua

Dennis Tan, All that we have, 2013, Sound Installation Cloth, pins, speakers, saw dust, hair, dirt, gold dust, silver dust, food coloring Dimensions, 180 x 200 cm
Sound artist Dennis Tan will present his Between the Spaces, his first solo show in Singapore. Traversing the gaps between image and sound, Dennis will exhibit a series of kinetic sculptures in The Substation Gallery that aim to challenge conventional notions of perception.

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Simply Scribbly

Complex Crafting by Vince Low

Charlie Chaplin, by Vince Low
20 March – 2 June 2014, tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto “The Gallery” 51 Circular Road

Many people doodle during meetings, some doodle when bored and others simply draw lines on paper to pass the time. Artist Vince Low has turned once-aimless doodling into Scribble Art, an advanced art form of penmanship. Described as Scribble with life Vince Low’s work is invariably in portrait form and started about three years ago when his role as an illustrator with a design agency required material for a dyslexic advertising campaign. 

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The Colours of the Mind

Paintings by Art Therapists who are Practising Artists

left: Kit Keung, Dive ‘Heart’, right: Mira Yoon, Avec Le Lac
Till May 20, 2014, German Centre Singapore, 3rd Floor, East & West Wing

Art is often accused of being self-centred and ego-driven. Yet art in art therapy is quite the opposite. The art therapist, who is more often than not also a practising artist, encourages others to express themselves through painting, drawing, sculpting.  

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Moving Images

Southeast Asian Film Festival 2014

11 Apr – 4 May, SAM at 8Q, Moving Image Gallery, Level 2

Now into its fourth year, the Southeast Asian Film Festival continues to showcase the freshest and most compelling cinematic work emerging from the region.

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Poesy Liang

Artist and Humanitarian Expands into Singapore with Momentum and Passion

Iconic photograph of Poesy Liang by Singaporean painter, Tung Yue Nang, for the Bald Empathy Movement to raise sensitivity and awareness for people with illnesses
Malaysian-Taiwanese artist and humanitarian, Liang, has been making heads turn both on a regional and international scale. The Founder of Helping Angels – a global network of volunteers committed to a movement of compassion based on random acts of kindness – sought to encourage volunteerism with time and efforts. Poesy Liang is a multi-disciplined artist, interior architect, jewellery designer and singer-songwriter, who now expands her reach into Singapore, championing her work through the creative arts, philanthropic investments, leadership empowerment and social entrepreneurship.

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FIDé Fashion Weeks 2013

A photo-documentary by Arron Teo

By Arron Teo


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ROAD MOVIE – Road to Singapore

Gallery Impression, SHIMURAbros Road Movie – Road To Singapore, video installation, plastic crates/size: 340 x 110 x 85 cm, NUS Museum, 2013
Till 20 July, NUS Museum

Straddling the realms between the archaeology and histories of film and the moving image, the SHIMURAbros discovered that one of the earliest films to be made in the genre of the travel film was titled Road To Singapore, a 1940 comedy flick featuring Anthony Quinn. Working with the Sherd Library of the Lee Kong Chian Gallery, the artists focus on the archaeological materials of Dr. John Miksic and produce a video-based installation using plastic crates that are used to house the archeologists’ shards.

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Singapore Art Fair

The Inaugural Edition

Image Singapore Art Fair will make its debut at Suntec City from 27 to 30 November 2014, focusing on the rich artistic offerings of the ME.NA.SA regions (Middle East, North Africa, South & South-East Asia).  

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Call for Artists

Take part in 100th Affordable Art Fair

Image 23 – 25 May 2014, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard

Wow would you believe it, Affordable Art Fair is scheduled to host its 100th Fair since it launched in 1999!  So how is the Affordable Art Fair going to celebrate? Well Singapore’s new May Edition will have the honour of hosting this momentous occasion, and so we are looking to create a special anniversary feature as Singapore will also be celebrating its 5th Fair.

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Teaching in Tilburg

By B. Jane Cowie

Image For me teaching is a creative process, sculpting and moulding a course that responds to student needs, challenging and guiding them so learning becomes an unfolding process of understanding. My focus is the development of glass making skill – embodied movement and posture.

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Handmade in Asia

Weaving the Cosmic Serpent in Laos

Image Till 27 April 2014, Learning Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum

Handmade in Asia celebrates the history of the decorative arts in Asia by making connections with the memory of the hands and societies that produce them. Drawing on the collection and expertise of the ACM and relevant partners, Handmade in Asia aims to share this knowledge to widen public engagement in the arts.

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FLUXION – Art & Thoughts

The First Monograph on Kumari Nahappan’s Artwork

Image Kumari Nahappan is one of the pioneers of contemporary art in Asia, being celebrated for her iconic sculptures in landmark locations in Singapore including SAGA for Singapore Changi Airport, Nutmeg & Mace for ION Orchard, Pedas-Pedas for the National Museum and Pembungaan for OUE Bayfront. 

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Nature and Us

Ang Song Nian, Sheen Cross Wood, London, from the collection “And Now, Like Sleeping Flowers…”, 2010, Archival Piezographic Print, 70 cm x 70 cm, artist collection. Image courtesy of the artist.
21 Mar – 6 July, Singapore Art Museum

The first exhibition presented by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) after the Singapore Biennale, Unearthed seeks to investigate our relationship with Earth and the natural world, and charts SAM’s new direction in encompassing and presenting projects and practices where art intersects with other disciplines and modalities.

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The Buddha of Kalidass

Localised by the Personal

By Vidhya Gnana Gouresan (Art Curator)

Serene by J. Kalidass, oil on canvas, 2013
J. Kalidass, a remarkable artist with Singaporean-Indian origin, has purposefully indulged in the attempt to identify a delicate sense of spiritual synchronisation, through an almost entirely personal statement in the form of visual manifestations. This, he has achieved with the help of sculptural images of Gautama Buddha (hereafter referred to as ‘the Buddha’), the founder of one dynamic social, religious, spiritual, personal-political, philosophical phenomenon.

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Singapore International Festival of Arts 2014

Image 12 Aug – 21 Sep, 2014

Having played a symbiotic and catalytic role in the development of Singapore’s artistic and cultural landscape for the past three decades, the Singapore Arts Festival has rebranded itself as the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), reflecting its refreshed focus on internationally acclaimed acts, and spring-boarding local productions onto a global stage.

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Arts in your Neighbourhood

Image Join National Arts Council's inaugural series of Arts in your Neighbourhood from 5th April to 27th April! There will be a myriad of Visual Arts workshops and many other exciting arts programmes happening in libraries near you. Register at to book a slot. More details coming up on

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