Art Teachers' Exhibition a...edge Opens on 13 March 2015

Published Date: 13 March 2015 12:00 AM

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1.Some 31 artwork pieces by more than 52 educator-artists will be featured at this year’s art teachers’ exhibition a…edge, which opens from 13 March to 22 March 2015, 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the School of the Arts (SOTA) Art Gallery. The annual exhibition, now in its 4th year, has a range of artwork, including paintings, photographs, videos, ceramics, mixed media and assemblages. Admission to the exhibition is free.

2.This exhibition will feature a special tribute to pioneer Singapore art educators. Video interview clips with pioneer art educators and photographs of interesting artefacts related to art education from the past five decade will be shown. Visitors to this exhibition will be invited to pen their memories of art lessons on cards that will be assembled into a sculptural form for the duration of the exhibition. An inter-generational panel discussion accompanies this exhibition, sharing their aspirations and wishes for the future of art education in Singapore will take place on 14 March 2015.

3.Mrs Rebecca Chew, Academy Principal, Singapore Teachers Academy for the Arts (STAR), said “This art exhibition is significant, as it represents our commitment towards art education as an important part of holistic education. Our art teachers demonstrate lifelong learning as they constantly deepen the mastery of their craft and hone their artistic and creative skills, as well as explore the cutting edge of arts practice and pedagogical research. Their passion towards art and teaching shines through as they inspire our students to not only become better artists, but better individuals who make learning a lifelong pursuit.”

4.The lesson ideas that accompany the artworks will be shared with gallery visitors via a QR code printed on exhibition wall labels. This mobile app feature enables other teachers to retrieve the lesson ideas in-situ and reflect on how art can connect everyday experience, social critique, and creative expression with student learning.

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