Every artist is inspired by different aspects of life. To one, it may be a memory or an object from childhood. To another, nature and the phenomena are his creative stimuli. While colonial era coinage, an object from Baet Yoke Kuan’s childhood is an inspiration to him, Lim Poh Teck interprets patterns and phenomena in the natural world and describes cultural hybridity in his works of “floral organisms”.
From 12 to 17 July, over 40 works by members of Club NAFA will be exhibited at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)’s Lim Hak Tai Gallery. Entitled ‘Way of Art’, this exhibition showcases a wide range of subject matter depicted in different mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolour, Chinese ink, mixed media and batik. Among the artists who are participating in this exhibition include NAFA alumni and Young Artist Award recipients, Baet Yoke Kuan and Lim Poh Teck.
Organised by Club NAFA to celebrate NAFA’s 80th anniversary, this exhibition reflects each artist’s artistic journey and personal voice, their learning and reflections, years after leaving the academy.
Club NAFA was established in 2004 as a platform for alumni, staff and supporters of NAFA to network and foster deeper friendships while promoting artistic dialogue among the community. The development of NAFA is also part of the Club’s objectives, and members engage in charitable activities, hosts annual exhibition, talks or performances from time to time.
Since the Club’s inception from a group of 15 people some 14 years ago, the Club has grown to a committee of more than 330 members. 42 members are participating in this current exhibition.
Venue: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
When: 12 - 17 Jul 2018, 11am - 7pm daily