Handmade in Asia celebrates the history of the decorative arts in Asia by making connections with the memory of the hands and societies that produce them. Drawing on the collection and expertise of the ACM and relevant partners, Handmade in Asia aims to share this knowledge to widen public engagement in the arts.
First in the Handmade in Asia series is Weaving the Cosmic Serpent in Laos. A collaboration between the Asian Civilisations Museum and Nanyang Technological University, this community exhibition centres on woven cloth, design, and community. Divided into three sections – Re-crafting the Past, Crafting for a Cause, and Crafting Community – the exhibition presents the journey of making, meaning, and sharing. Free program highlights are:
DIY Craft, Daily, till 27 April, 10am – 7pm
Drop in at the studio space within the exhibition to create your very own weaving craft.
Get Crafty, Saturday, 5 April, 1 – 5pm
Get hands-on with arts and craft activities to help you discover the art of traditional weaving.
Tales for Kids, Saturday, 5 April, 3pm
Uncover myths and folktales about serpents and nagas through a special storytelling session in the gallery.
Event: Handmade in Asia: Weaving the Cosmic Serpent in Loas
Dates: Till 27 April 2014
Venue: Learning Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, Free Admission