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Echoes of the CityDate: 22 November 2016 - 31 January 2017Venue: North Spine PlazaMedia Art Nexus celebrates the inaugural five months with the showcase of new works by NTU ADM and IEM students.Themed around the idea of the City, the artwork makes use of microscopic imagery of viruses, cells, bacteria and mold, X-rays, anxiety, nature, bubbles, Chinese oriental days, horror, macabre, migration and real time data patterns. The technique ranged from digital illustration and animation to interactive computer graphics art using programming such as Processing, game engine Unity and TouchDesigner.About Media Art Nexus (MAN): Media Art Nexus or MAN is a community public art project that aims at providing a platform for exhibiting interactive new media art created by the multi-disciplinary community of NTU. Through use of latest multi-media technologies, which are also integrated into the curriculum and will be taught in the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) class of Associate Professor Ina Conradi, this project also aims to explore new terrains to enhance digital interactive media and fine art expressions. Conceived with a vision to showcase interactive artworks, MAN is created to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in art, design, science, medicine and engineering technologies. MAN is a channel for discourse, exchange, participation and novel expression of the NTU community, local and international artists, scientists, researchers, cultural and art institutions. MAN aims to enhance students’ learning experience and vibrancy on campus.This public art installation is a project of NTU Museum, and is built in collaboration with Associate Professor Ina Conradi (School of Art, Design & Media) and new media artist Mark Chavez.NTU Trees: UpcycledDate: 27 June 2016 - 4 November 2016Venue: Experimental Medicine Building, L3, Collaboration SpaceThis exhibition showcases Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) support for earth sustainability initiatives. The upcycling and repurposing of NTU trees that were felled to make way for the facility development on campus was one. NTU Trees: Upcycled tells the story of our journey to repurpose our trees, giving them a new lease of life by turning them into unique, beautiful and functional works of art and objects. It was a journey taken to bring about a revival and renewal of these trees, re-establish its place and relationship with nature and environment, and rekindle its connectivity with the campus community.A collaborative project between NTU Museum and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, this exhibition gathers together the works of NTU staff, faculty, students and external artists and designers. Through their creativity, experiments and hard work, the trees were transformed into beautiful objects. We hope to raise awareness of the potential uses of our local trees, and be inspired by the possibilities of such endeavour.Visit the virtual exhibition here.Humanity in MedicineDate: 12 Aug - 22 Nov 2015 Venue: Experimental Medicine BuildingThis exhibition celebrates medical efforts in Singapore's past, present and future that have been motivated by empathy and compassion. Here, we highlight groups and individuals who have provided and continue to provide a range of medical services and aid to those in need, driven by their compassion for fellow human beings.While not all of them are medical professionals, these individuals and groups have organised resources and time to bring healthcare, sometimes as rudimentary as basic check-ups, to those who need but cannot afford it.Starting from Singapore's medical pioneers that provided basic medical services to the local populace, the exhibition also highlights medical humanitarian efforts in Singapore and abroad in recent years. We hope the work of these groups and individuals will inspire a new generation to follow in their footsteps to bring relief to those in need.Visit the virtual exhibition here.Thinking HandsDate: 17 June - 24 July 2015Venue: Lee Wee Nam LibraryThis exhibition, in collaboration with the NTU community, is a fine showcase of sculptures and furniture that combines art and functionality created from seemingly fragile and common materials. It also serves as an excellent example of upcycling for environmental sustainability. We hope that this exhibition will inspire visitors to also put on their thinking caps and think of innovative ways to re-purpose materials into beautiful and longer lasting objects.Palette of Local DelightsDate: 10 October - 9 November 2014
Venue: Tan Chin Tuan PavilionPalette of Local Delights is a mixed media installation created by installation artist Angela Chong, which celebrates the diversity and allure of well-loved local cuisine in Singapore. Inspired by colours of Singaporean snacks and desserts, Angela has created works comprising geometric forms to reflect Singapore's culinary melting pot arising from its multi-cultural society. More than sixty sculptures are suspended in a wave-like formation, creating a dynamic flow of colors and forms.The playful kaleidoscopic elements in the installation also underscore the pursuit of delectable delights as a favorite pastime in Singapore. Despite differences in race and traditions, Singaporeans bond over food.An added dimension to the installation is a family of "kuehleidescycles" which can be turned endlessly – a symbol of the continuing heritage and reinventions of local cuisine. Embellished with beautiful images of kuehs and traditional sweets that the artist has photographed and digitally manipulated into myriad of patterns, the sculptures underscore our strong bonds and joy of Singapore's multi-racial culture. The special focus on local desserts is particularly meaningful for celebrating Singapore's enduring harmonious society. Unseen LightDate: 15 May - 15 December 2014
Venue: The Gallery of Art & Technology Explorations (GATE)Unseen Light is a showcase of students' works from the Photography and Digital Imaging Program at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM). Included artists are: Adrian Wong, Leonard Yang, Marvin Tang, Phyllicia Wang, and Victor Gui. Selected works explore special relationships between the self and our everyday that are perceived, felt, and experienced differently. Feelings such as reminiscence, fear, awe, and dynamism are manifested and aroused. Just as scientists explore unusual aspects of light, the artists utilize non-conventional visual methods to explore and re-imagine spaces and invent new perspectives. Through the use of techniques such as pinhole cameras, digital imaging, large-format photography and other unorthodox materials, these artists give inspirations to a new refreshing array of possibilities in inter-disciplinary research between art, photography, and the physical sciences. Unseen Light takes you on a journey where photography runs alongside state-of-the-art scientific laboratories - a reflection on how urban development and academic research are reshaping the landscape of Singapore.Unseen Light is an inaugural exhibition of the Gallery of Art & Technology Explorations (GATE) at the School of Physical Sciences and Mathematics (SPMS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The GATE is a catalyst and interdisciplinary space for SPMS and ADM students to collaborate and share ideas. Tree of HopeDate: 29 July – 5 August 2014Time: 10:00am – 4:00pmVenue: Convocation Tentage Area, outside Nanyang AuditoriumNTU Museum presents the Tree of Hope, a multi-disciplinary light and community art installation by The Living! Project, an art-centric social enterprise founded by an artist collective of 12 people, led by lead artist, Sun Yu-li.Traditionally, trees are given an auspicious symbolic significance such as life, energy, wisdom and hope. People wrote wishes on a piece of joss paper or ribbon and hung them on trees. The Tree of Hope was inspired by this tradition. Replicating this journey, we welcome everyone on the campus to send their well-wishes and adorn this great tree with wishing strips.Let's Play 3D Tic-Tac-ToeDate: 16 April – 14 May 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00
pmVenue: Student Activities Centre3D Tic-Tac-Toe is an interactive light structure and a multi-player game, retaining the original concept of winning by getting three in a row, straight or diagonal. Having 27 cubes instead of 9 squares, and three game selections make the game more challenging with less chances of winning. The light structure is made hollow to allow players to see different layers of cubes from all directions. Creating a game simple enough for all ages is intentional, as it embraces the idea of strangers playing and sharing experiences.SupernaturalDate: 7-28 February 2014
Venue: Tan Chin Tuan Lecture TheatreSupernatural is a series of large scale artworks inspired by the traditional Chinese myths and created by students at the School of Art, Design and Media, at the Pattern, Art Design and Architecture course. Students explored current and launched new trends, presented contemporary experiments, and situated the development of pattern within the cultural-historical context. In addition to architecture, design, and art, the course now contains patterns for the sciences. The class encourages multidisciplinary approaches and applications and is impacted and influenced by technical innovations such as 3D printing and engraving and large scale interactive animated projections for patterns of today.
Now and ThenDate: 8 January – 26 February 2014 (Part I)
27 January – 14 February 2014 (Part II)Time: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library, Exhibition AreaNow and Then presented watercolour paintings by Singapore-born artist, Allan Chan Pow Kieng (b.1943). A prolific artist, Allan started sketching and painting with watercolour in the late 1980s. Mostly self-taught and driven by a passion to paint, his decades of full-time employment in the creative and art industry gave him the opportunity to continue his art and develop a unique personal style. Through practice and experimentation, he introduced new elements to his subjects and effectively enhanced his work through extraordinary colour rendition, realistic lines, shapes, forms and textures. In his paintings, Allan explores and captures the subtle calm of urban life and the tranquil nature of Singapore. The realistic style and orderly composition in his work set the mood of thoughtful serenity for his art.
Showing the artist's early and recent works, the exhibition was presented in two parts. The first part showcased selected paintings of Singapore's charming urban landscape (8 January – 26 January 2014) and the second part showcased the tranquil nature scenes of Singapore (27 January – 14 February 2014).
Unbreakable™Date: 7 August – 23 August 2013
Venue: Open Space (Tan Chin Tuan Theatre, Nanyang Avenue at NTU)Unbreakable™ was an exhibition celebrating human resilience and perseverance in times of challenges and through difficult situations. Inspired by a recently popularised tagline "Keep Calm and Carry On", the motivational slogan on a British war poster, NTU Museum presents a selection of artworks from the collection of Kult Studio & Gallery. Presented on large billboards, this outdoor exhibition makes art accessible to the NTU campus community while encouraging the spirit of confidence and endurance to mark a good start to the new academic year.
The Ecological Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century England & Modern Singapore Date: 24 April – 19 May 2013 (Lee Wee Nam Library); 19 May – 18 June 2013 (Humanities & Social Sciences Library)The Ecological Enlightenment exhibition is a joint effort of the NTU Museum, the Division of English, the NTU Lee Wee Nam Library and Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The exhibit featured artworks produced as part of the midterm assignment for the undergraduate course "Introduction to Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature: The Ecological Enlightenment" (HL2003) taught by Assistant Professor Samara Cahill. The course introduces students to canonical works of seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century English literature and spans the timeframe of the Restoration, the Enlightenment, and the Romantic era (1660-1832).
Confluences: Intertwining Art & ScienceDate: 20 March – 15 April 2013 Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library
Once deemed diametrically opposed, art is now increasing conjoined with science as many artists are drawing references from scientific ideas and applying them to their artistic practices. At the same time, scientists are also drawing inspirations from their research to create different forms of art such as paintings, photography, video works and modern installations. The synthesis between art, science and other disciplines is a growing momentum which saw the emergence of a new art movement today. Confluence: Intertwining Art and Science presents some compositions of this inter-disciplinary interest. This exhibition features the works by a group of seven artists and scientists, who explored different ways of interpreting science, which is then translated and presented in their art. Scientific topics such as the quantum theory, theory of relativity, blood-clotting mechanism and close-up study of raw mass spectra are intricately embedded in these works. Some draw upon a closer reference to art movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, in their creative processes. The pursuit of art and confluences also seeks to further explore the identities and roles of 'scientist-artist' and 'artist-scientist', and the similarities and differences in the creative processes as an artist or as a scientist. More importantly, it looks at how their approaches, as well as interpretations of his or her creative processes, influence the ways of seeing and (re)defining the notion of visual art aesthetics.Curated by NTU Museum and presented in collaboration with NTU Libraries, Confluence: Intertwining Art & Science is featured in a purpose built virtual gallery, where more than 50 artworks are exhibited. Visit the virtual exhibition here.Firing A Passion: Pottery Practices of SingaporeDate: 2 – 10 March 2013 Venue: Innovation Centre, Block 1, Multi-Purpose Hall
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday)This exhibition presented the history of the local pottery industry, one of Singapore's few cottage industries, from the mid-20th century. It focused on the ancient technology of wood-firing in a dragon kiln, and the nostalgic and communal experiences of those who were involved. We traced the different stages of its development, and the challenges and changes it faced from the colonial era to recent decades when pottery is no longer produced purely for functional purposes or according to market demands. Pottery making is an art, practised by a steady and active artist community in Singapore. More than 90 pottery artworks by nine artists and 20 artefacts were on display at this exhibition.
Visit the virtual exhibition here.Earth Messages: Perspectives from Environmental ArtistsDate: 17 August – 17 September 2012Venue: Innovation Centre, Block 1, Multi-Purpose Hall
Opening Hours: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Monday to Friday)Earth Messages was an exhibition about the perspectives of artists on environmental issues related to postmodern and industrial development. The exhibition gathered the works of 12 artists, presenting wide range of issues and challenges related to the impact of human interactions, activities and intervention s on earth. We were reminded of our close relationship with the environment, which, since the beginning of life on earth, has been deeply rooted and built on the basis of consumption and renewal by cultivation. Viewers were provoked to consider the implications of uncontrolled exploitation of resources and irresponsible activities on our natural environment. More than 20 artworks and contemporary installations were exhibited from 17 August to 17 September 2012 at the NTU Innovation Centre Gallery.
Visit the virtual exhibition here.
Wearable Art: From Toys to AccessoriesDate: 23 August 2017Venue: LHS TR +1, Level B5, The Hive
Looking for a creative outlet to do something for the environment? Join us for the Wearable Art: From Toys to Accessories workshop! Hear from the artistic team of facilitators from Kult, who will be sharing the history of fashion in the Surrealist period and be inspired by the creation of famous designer like Elsa Schiaparelli. Learn how to repurpose and transform discarded parts of old toys into wearable art accessories, such as brooches, rings, bracelets, key chains and any artistic creation you can ever imagine. Guided Tour: Lee Kong Chian Natural History MuseumDate: 9 May 2017Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History MuseumJoin us on a guided tour to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. Opened since 2015, the museum boasts a large collection of millions of specimens from the Southeast Asia region, which it inherited from the former Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and the old Raffles Museum - later renamed as the National Museum of Singapore. Designed with a focus on heritage and scientific research, the 16 thematic exhibitions feature plants, amphibians, mammals, dinosaurs and an exhibition tracing the natural heritage of Singapore.After the guided tour, take a walk outside the museum to visit the four thematic gardens. See different native and unique plants in different habitats, and learn how they have transformed and evolved with times. Guided Tour: Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations)Date: 24 March 2017Venue: STPIJoin us on a guided tour of the STPI. You will be able to visit STPI’s latest blockbuster exhibition Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations), learn more about STPI’s workshops, artist collaborations at STPI and Print and Papermaking Techniques. Immerse yourself in the imaginative world conceived by the four notable artists - Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the exhibition, discover the techniques used to create the artworks, as well as the amazing world of paper and print techniques! From Felled Trees to Guitars: An Upcycling Journey
- A Talk by Adam ChanDate: 19 August 2016Venue: Experimental Medicine Building, L3, Collaboration SpaceJoin us on Friday, 19 August and meet Adam Chan, the creator of guitars made with timber from local trees - felled due to diseases. One of Adam’s works was recently unveiled by the National Parks Board (Singapore) at an event and his project was also featured in the Straits Times in June.An NTU Alumni and Engineer by training, Adam will be sharing his experience on repurposing local trees such as Raintree and Khaya trees, to create high quality guitars. He will be sharing how his love for trees, support for conservation of environment and his passion for music have compelled him to give up his full-time job as a personal excellence trainer, to a full-time guitar craftsman. Adam will also share the challenges he encountered in this unusual journey and how he solved these problems with practical solutions and various inventions. This talk ends with a short performance by Adam using a guitar made from local trees. About Adam Chan:Adam Chan is the founder of Guitaring Passionately. He learned the skills and techniques of making good quality guitars from a Malaysian master artisan, Jeffrey Yong. Over the years, Adam has turned his passion of making guitars into a full-time job. Both Jeffrey and Adam work with local trees. With years of research and experiments leading to best techniques and practices, Adam is now a leading voice and authority in his own right, and is well-regarded for his knowledge and expertise.Doodling Fun at the HiveDate: 11 May 2016Time: 2pm - 5pmVenue: The Hive, LHS+TR-1Come and see the talented Band of Doodlers (BOD), a community artists group in action at The Hive. BOD will be performing live, doodling on blank spaces and transforming them into large works of art, with interesting and eye-catching details. Learn some tips on doodling and be part of the creation with BOD and members of the NTU community to create art for NTU. See your work exhibited at the CO-OP@NTU Café and spot your work printed on some merchandises of the CO-OP@NTU Shop. Join us for an afternoon of fun and doodling on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. All materials are provided. This workshop is brought to you by NTU Museum and CO-OP@NTU. About Band of Doodlers:The
Band of Doodlers was started in late 2013 by founder Mas Shafreen (Wanton Doodle). Their aim is to promote interactive art and interaction through art. They also advocate fun community collaboration through live doodling performances. Their current membership stands at more than 450 members including a stable of more than 100 artists, including renowned illustrators from Singapore and the region. They have been involved in over 100 events and activities including for Google, the SEAGames, SG50 community events, Nike, Starbucks, Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore Design Week, among others, both in Singapore and abroad.CardboART: Painting EditionDate: 6 March - 30 June 2015Venue: Experimental Medicine BuildingAdopt* a chair to realise your design and own it after the exhibition.*Selected designers may apply his/her design on the furniture. Please send your design proposal (as an individual or a group), with a short write-up on the design concept by 30 April 2016. Please include your full name and school/department. Design must be applied and completed on-site by 30 June 2016.-Applications have closed-Guided Tour: Treasures of the World from the British MuseumDate: 26 February 2016 Venue: National Museum of SingaporeAbout the Exhibition:The National Museum of Singapore is proud to present this highly-anticipated blockbuster exhibition of over 230 of the finest artefacts the world has to offer. Featuring stunning relics from ancient civilisations and treasures spanning Africa, Oceania and the Middle East, as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas, this extensive collection encompasses over two million years of abundant culture and history. Closer to home, the exhibition also includes items from the personal collection of Sir Stamford Raffles. Come visit the exhibition and discover these Treasures of the World!Calorie Free Festive Fun: Miniature Chinese New Year Goodies Clay WorkshopDate: 29 January 2016 Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 2)Discover the craft of making realistic miniature Chinese New Year goodies using quality polymer clay! Celebrate the upcoming festive season by creating your own useable and wearable art in the form of traditional and auspicious treats. Under the guidance of artist Jocelyn Teo, you will learn the precision techniques and skills in working with polymer clay and painting with pastel chalks to achieve realism in decorative food art. You can choose to make your finished product into a magnet or brooch, or simply leave it as a decoration item for your Chinese New Year celebrations. So join us for this workshop to experience the fun and unique way in appreciating our local food heritage and traditions.About the Artist:Jocelyn Teo is the owner of AiClay, which focuses on promoting the appreciation of all things small. Since 2009, she has been creating many miniature sculptures for sale locally and around the world. She also taught many miniature craft workshops in schools, companies and for private events. Currently, her biggest project in AiClay is the production of an all-inclusive miniature food craft kit, Pocket Kitchen.Lunchtime Sketching WorkshopDate: 9 October 2015 Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 2)Join artist Andrew Tan (aka ‘Drewscape’) in a lunchtime workshop to learn quick and simple sketching techniques using markers and waterbrushes. Be inspired and guided into creating art with an artist’s perspective, and discover useful tips to draw anything effectively. With what you’ll learn, idle moments can easily turn into enjoyable times of sketching anywhere you go!About the Artist:Andrew Tan has been a freelance illustrator for the past 11 years. He illustrates for advertising agencies, Young Parents magazine as well as for the children’s series Sherlock Sam. Tan is also an Eisner-nominated comic book artist, who writes and draws his own comics. He helps to organise for the monthly sketch walks for the Urban Sketchers Singapore hobby group.Sockaroos: Fun in Upcycling WorkshopDate: 7 May 2015 Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 2)Sockaroos - a term creatively coined by artist Nana Pong - refers to the first character series of her art, which she creates with socks. Inspired by the colours and prints of socks and also the upcycling movement for sustainable living, she created her first "sock sculpture" (Sockaroos) in 2006 and has not stopped creating since. After the sockaroos series, 30 other characters were subsequently created. Some of her works have developed into other forms of media such as illustrations and 3D printing objects. De-stress from your exams and make something special for yourself or a loved one. Join in the fun of making a sock sculpture and learn to upcycle used* socks into something lovable! Decorate it with 3D-printed ornaments created by the artist. *For hygiene reasons, participants will make a sockaroos using all new materials.About the Artist:Nana Pong graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Interior Design in 1999. Her passion for sewing led her to focus on creating her art using socks. Inspired by the colours and prints of socks and the upcycling movement for sustainable living, she created her first character series of "sock sculpture" (Sockaroo) in 2006 and has not stopped creating since. Her sockaroo series was well-received in Singapore and elsewhere overseas, for instance in Macau and especially in Taiwan – where she held her first sockaroo exhibition. After the sockaroo series, 30 other characters were subsequently created.Over the years, Nana has also explored and advanced her art by incorporating other media into her work, such as illustrations and modern media such as 3D printing and augmented reality. A prolific artist, she has created close to 200 sock sculptures in less than a decade. Nana owns an art studio through which she founded "Roomism" – her studio is a space where she continues to explore and develop her art with various media, and to share her art with the community.Chinese Paper Cut WorkshopDate: 13 February 2015
Venue: Lee Wee Nam Library (Level 2)Paper cutting is one of the most popular of decorative Chinese handicrafts. Auspicious and symbolic motifs are often used as patterns for well wishes during festive seasons and important occasions. Paper cutting is easy to learn but mastering the art requires much effort, practice, craftsmanship and imagination.Join us in this workshop for an immersive and unique experience of this traditional Chinese folk art. Learn different methods of paper cutting, including creating a paper cut with a modern twist. Get hands-on experience in making your own and take your best artwork home in a frame.NTU Heritage Fest Date: 31 March – 1 April 2014Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pmVenue: NTU Canopy KNTU's Heritage Club partners NTU Museum and the Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) in celebrating the Heritage Week 2014 on campus. Come and join us in a day of fun-filled activities and discover all things Singapore. Visit SG Tidbits 365, an exhibition by SDC to see the many facets of Singaporean life and surprise yourself with 365 facts you thought you always knew about Singapore.Watercolour Painting - Workshop with the Artist
Date: 6-7 February 2014
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: On CampusCome and learn the skills and techniques of watercolour painting with Allan Chan. In this workshop you will learn basic colour theory; techniques to achieve harmonies and contrast in colours; and how to choose the right materials and tools for creating your artwork. Watch the artist as he conducts a step-by-step demonstration of landscape painting, and get a hands-on opportunity to create your own work on day two. Participants will be given tips on improving their artwork at the end of the workshop.The workshop was opened to all NTU Students.Ceramics Workshop
Date: 14 December 2012Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (inclusive of a tour of Dragon Kiln)Venue: Workshop space at the Dragon Kiln, Jalan BaharCome and visit the Dragon Kiln, situated at Jalan Bahar (nearby NTU), to learn and create your own unique ceramics pieces. Join the tour and see last few surviving kilns in Singapore. Following the tour, the workshop will be conducted onsite. Participants will learn more about the overview of the ceramics industry in Singapore and the essential skills of clay-making. Experience the rustic-but-rare processes of clay-making at an aged-old kiln, a place rich in history and heritage which had witnessed many works created and fired onsite by renowned artists in Singapore.As part of NTU Museum's exhibitions and programmes series, an on-campus exhibition was organised to feature the participants' work done and it coincided with the international symposium on ceramics organised by NTU in March 2013.
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