Summer Programmes: Things I Wish I Learnt In Art School
Things I Wish I Learnt in Art School
1) Practical Preparation for Painting
In these sessions with a practicing professional artist, participants will learn everything they need to know about stretching their own canvases and preparing timbre panels for painting. Instead of using mass produced pre-stretched canvases, participants can customise high quality archival materials according to their desired proportions and needs for their art practice. This course is not only for artists, but also for people interested in working in the arts in the areas of art handling, art management, and for a general understanding of what makes a well-prepared canvas, how to store, stack and protect paintings in the studio and the workplace, and the best practices for art conservation.
This course comes in two parts, and is offered twice:
Part A: 2 hours – Canvas & Board Preparation [Thursday 27 July, Saturday 29 July 2017, 9 – 11am]
Part B: 2 hours – Handling [Thursday 3 August, Saturday 5 August 2017, 9 – 11am]
$150 for reg. students get 30% off
2) Art Installation & Handling – Artist & Gallery Standard
- Spend Money on Art instead of Art Installation: How to wield a drill like a pro!
- One Hole Every Time: How to measure your wall for hanging
- Save Yourself Multiple Trips to the Store: Getting the right hardware for different types of walls
- What are D-rings, Drill Bits, Wall Plugs, Levellers, and When Do I Use Them?
- Making Less of a Mess: How to be clean and efficient with an installation
- Reduce Damage to Artworks from DIY Projects
This course is for amateurs at art installation, art collectors who wish to DIY, and art professionals who currently work in art organisations, who wish to upgrade their art handling and installation skills.
This series comes in one part and is offered twice: 17 & 26 August 2017, 2 hours per session
$50 for reg. students get 30% off
About the Instructor
Merryn Trevethan is a practicing artist who has created several public art projects outdoors, indoors, and was a specialist at one of the best art materials shop in Melbourne (St Luke Artist Colourmen) specialising in custom stretching, conservation and damage control to empower artists with the best practices.
Art Tour: Gallery and Artist Studio visits in Jogyakarta
24 - 28 May 2017
This tour brought Art Lovers and Collectors on an insider exclusive tour of Jogyakarta's vibrant art community. Visiting galleries, museums, and artist studios, participants were treated with curator-led tours and even a rare visit to a collector's home. This edition coincided with Art|Jog|10, an artist-centric fair that truly is a unique feature of the art scene in Jogyakarta, as visitors will not find booths run by gallerists and dealers, but rather an exhibition-like display of art by various artists.
For a sample of the itinerary, take a look at a previous edition of the Jogyakarta art tours. Each tour is customised to maximise your desired experience of art and culture, thoughtfully designed by our passionate tour guides with the best tips for everything to complete your trip including good food and sightseeing!
Please email email@example.com for enquiries on regional and international art tours.
Art Collectors Tour
30 November 2016
This tour brought participants into the home of the Samsons, avid art collectors with an impressive collection with 40 to 50 works in their home alone. The couple moved to Singapore 18 years ago and since then, they have been collecting artworks from their Filipino heritage, and have recently been acquiring works from around the region. Building on their collection with the acquisition of pieces that appeal to both their tastes, the couple also builds an understanding of each other's aesthetic over time. The Samsons are interested in the stories of artists, and delight in opportunities to engage with them in conversations about their work as it informs their purchases, but also strengthens their relationship with artists as collectors.
Book Launch: Important Art Exhibitions in Singapore (Curators’ Cut)
27 October 2016
Presented by Yeo Workshop, Singapore Curators' Cut: Important Contemporary Art Exhibitions is a publication featuring selections of past local exhibitions as chosen by five current and prominent Singapore-based curators, namely Savita Apte, Louis Ho, Ho Rui An, Seng Yu Jin, and Charmaine Toh. These curators were selected based on their rigorous, active and committed research in the arts, and their diverse perspectives, voices and issues that they present in their curatorial direction. Each curator was asked for 10 exhibition catalogues that are iconic for his/her understanding of the history of exhibitions in Singapore, which would form the basis for future research. Curators' Cut was an exhibition at Yeo Workshop in May 2014. The book will be launched to commemorate the exhibition, but more importantly, to contribute to Singapore’s contemporary art history.
The book is available in a limited edition of 500. For enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Engagement Dinner: Tu Hong Tao
24 June 2016
Meet Chengdu-based artist Tu Hong Tao at the opening of his first solo exhibition abroad in recent years. In contrast to his earlier figurative style, this new body of work takes on abstract and fragmented turns.
Tu Hong Tao (b. 1976, Chengdu) represents a generation of Chinese artists whose oeuvre deals with the intimate psyche of urban dwellers in a rapidly progressing nation. He cultivated a distinct painting style that featured graphic markers of China’s hyper-capitalism and modernisation. For the artist, this became a means of narrating the tension between contentment and isolation that is familiar to city living.
Book Launch: Loke Hong Seng’s “A Social Portrait of Singapore” at UOB
5 August 2015
As part of UOB's SG50 celebrations, the UOB Art Gallery (UOB Plaza 1, Ground Floor) presented a selection of works by Mr Loke Hong Seng. The selection of photographs from Mr Loke's extensive body of work focused on scenes of the development of Singapore's river front featuring UOB Plaza and its surrounding trading areas.
Mr Loke Hong Seng also hosted a photography workshop for UOB employees to share his perspective on fine art and vernacular photography and provide insights on photographic composition.
At a UOB Private Bank Investment forum, clients were treated to an exhibition of Mr Loke's photography, and were also presented with an autographed, special edition catalogue of Mr Loke's portraits of Singapore.