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Aug
1
Thu
Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand @ Supernormal
Aug 1 @ 2:49 pm – Aug 19 @ 3:49 pm
Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand @ Supernormal

Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand

Supernormal is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artworks by three emerging artists and photographers, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu.

Titled ‘Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand’, the exhibition features works that circulate relation to maternal presence by considering domesticity, domicile, discipline, and documentation. By turns conjuring of the spectre the mother’s absence and presence, the artists collectively and individually confront trauma, malignancy, loss, and misalignment in each of their final works in search of resolution and regeneration.

Supported by the National Arts Council and the National Youth Council, along with Brack as the programme partner, this showcase will run from 1 – 19 August 2016 at Supernormal.

Programme partner :
https://www.brack.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/heybrack/

Quinn Lum
https://quinnlum.myportfolio.com/

Adar Ng
https://www.adar.ng

Lin Shiauyu
https://shiauyu.wixsite.com/photography

Instagram: bite_hold_release

Aug
2
Fri
Microplastic: Picking Up the Pieces @ Temasek Shophouse
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Microplastic: Picking Up the Pieces @ Temasek Shophouse

Microplastic: Picking Up the Pieces

About this Event

With the increasing global concern about the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment, international and local efforts have been undertaken across different fields. During this talk, Singaporean visual artist Ernest Gohshares his thoughts on Ayer Ayer Project, a multi-faceted art project which combines art-making, public participation and social innovation to confront ocean plastic waste. He will discuss his recent collaborations and presentations in Singapore and Malaysia.

The talk will be moderated by Brack, a Singapore-based platform for socially-engaged artists in Southeast Asia. The discussion seeks to inspire interdisciplinary collaborations and collective action towards developing sustainable practices in Singapore and the region.

Learn more at the talk on 2 August, 12pm to 1 pm @ Temasek Shophouse. A confirmation email will be sent to all successful RSVPs by 1 August 2019.

About Ernest Goh

Founder and artist at Ayer Ayer Project, Ernest is a visual artist in natural history and wildlife, Ernest’s animal portraits have been published in The Fish Book (2011), Cocks (2013, republished as Chickens in the US in 2015), and The Gift Book (2014). He presented an exhibition, Breakfast at 8 Jungle at 9 (Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore, 2015), exploring the famed British explorer and naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace’s time in Singapore and the Asian region in the 1850s.

Ernest has received the Discernment Award at the ICON de Martell Cordon Bleu Awards, Singapore (2012) and the Sony World Photography Award (2013). He is also the creative director of The Animal Book Co., an independent outfit that works with animal welfare groups through art and design. In 2019, Ernest founded Ayer Ayer, an ecologically-engaged art project that reaches out to communities through visual, experiential and participatory artworks.

Previously a photojournalist with The Straits Times, Ernest has freelanced for wire agencies and international publications such as Smithsonian and Monocle. His documentary work has been published in Beyond Masks (2004), a book documenting the experiences of healthcare workers inside Singapore’s largest hospital during the SARS outbreak, and in the multimedia piece Altered Land (2009), which showcased his four-year documentation of the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, Indonesia. www.theanimalbook.com

Aug
10
Sat
@ Supernormal
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 @ Supernormal

Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand

Mask Making Workshop

Date: 10 Aug, Sat
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Ticketed: $30 (Materials will be provided)
Sign up now at: maskmaking.peatix.com

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Who are you?
What are the expectations imposed upon you?
What / who would you like to be?

Led by artists, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu, this workshop invites exploration, reflection and creation of your own identity through the creative outlet of mask-making!

Our identity is often elusive. This lab session invites you to bring forth the inner self, allowing participants to spend time intentionally illuminating and examining their inner worlds. By spending time with the self to gain a deeper understanding of it, we can heal, and thereby enable ourselves to embrace the many complexities within.

The mask will act as a mediator between the private and public selves. By first reflecting on who they are, who they want to be, and what matters to them, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their inner selves. By creating a mask based on these reflections, they will bridge the gap between private and public – literally ‘wearing’ these inner discoveries for all to see. As participants boldy present their inner selves, they become empowered to live a life aligned with their inner purpose.

The 4 hour workshop involves participants designing their masks, and then crafting and painting the masks. Participants are encouraged to share their creative process and results at the end of the day.

INTENDED AUDIENCE
Anyone who would like to explore and better understand their personal identities. No art background is required. Bring along loads of self-compassion and courage.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By encouraging participants to examine their identity more closely, this lab session aims to enable participants to look within and discover what brings them joy.

Aug
14
Wed
Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand Artist Talk @ Supernormal
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand Artist Talk @ Supernormal

Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand

Artist Talk

Date: 14 Aug 2019, Wednesday, 7 – 9pm
Venue: Supernormal

Artists Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiayu will share their individual creative process through the framework of BITE / HOLD / RELEASE, and how their journey led them to create the works in the exhibition. Working together in a collective of three, the artists will shed light on their collaboration, and how they worked collectively to confront the trauma, malignancy, loss and misalignment that surfaced throughout the process of this exhibition.

 

Supernormal is pleased to present a multidisciplinary exhibition featuring artworks by three emerging artists and photographers, Quinn Lum, Adar Ng and Lin Shiauyu.

Titled ‘Bite / Hold / Release: The Bogeyman’s Hand’, the exhibition features works that circulate relation to maternal presence by considering domesticity, domicile, discipline, and documentation. By turns conjuring of the spectre the mother’s absence and presence, the artists collectively and individually confront trauma, malignancy, loss, and misalignment in each of their final works in search of resolution and regeneration.

Supported by the National Arts Council and the National Youth Council, along with Brack as the programme partner, this showcase will run from 1 – 19 August 2016 at Supernormal.

Programme partner :
https://www.brack.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/heybrack/

Quinn Lum
https://quinnlum.myportfolio.com/

Adar Ng
https://www.adar.ng

Lin Shiauyu
https://shiauyu.wixsite.com/photography

Instagram: bite_hold_release