Press Releases

March 23, 2012

Launch of the Inaugural Teachers’ Art Exhibition

Twenty-three artworks from art teachers from 20 schools will be exhibited at the inaugural visual art exhibition organised by Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR). The exhibition will showcase teachers’ artworks ranging from painting and photography to installation art, video and interdisciplinary works. The exhibition, to be opened by Ms Ho Peng, the Director-General of Education, Ministry of Education on 23 March, 7.00pm, will be held till 3 April 2012 at Sculpture Square, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977. Admission is free.

The theme ‘a|edge’, an acronym for ‘Art Educators’ Developmental & Generative Explorations’, was coined with a message that art educators are constantly honing their own skills and are prepared to explore the cutting edge of art practice and pedagogical research. The exhibition aims to encourage teachers to sustain their art practice so as to enhance the professional excellence of art teachers. It focuses on the arts educators who seek to balance their artistic and creative pursuits as well as being progressive and skilled teachers and leaders in art education.

The invited curator is Dr Susie Lingham, Assistant Professor, from the Visual Performing Arts Academic Group, National Institute of Education. The list of the teachers’ artworks is at Annex A, with two examples at Annex B.

There will be fringe activities on 24 March and 31 March (Saturdays) between 11am to 4pm. Activities include artist-talks and hands-on activities conducted by exhibiting artists, as listed at Annex C.