Syrinx is a joint exhibition by Alison Wilson and Dominic Fondé, two British artists who met while living and working in Singapore. The project came about through a shared interest in birds and a passion for visual arts. Both artists use drawings as the starting point for their work but explore the imagery further by using printmaking techniques and glass engraving to add layers of depth, meaning and atmosphere.
The works created for this show feature images of birds local to Singapore, such as the Koel and Kingfisher, birds that are critically endangered such as the Bali Starling, and birds renowned for their song such as the Mocking Bird and Nightingale. Alison and Dominic state that the aim of these works is to explore the beauty of birds and birdsong and highlight what might be lost if these birds are not protected. The title, Syrinx, describes the vocal apparatus of a bird.
Alison Wilson is a visual artist whose work reflects her interest in natural history subjects, patterns in nature and the human desire to interact with and leave a mark on the landscape. The main focus of her art practice is drawing and printmaking, particularly etching. Her work has been exhibited in UK, Spain and Singapore and many private collections. She has lived and worked in Singapore since 2001.
Dominic Fondé is a professional glass artist who has been working with blown and engraved glass art since the mid 1990s. He has many of his artworks in public and private collections in the United Kingdom and Europe. He lives and works in Singapore and Japan.
Dates: 30 September – 26 October 2014
Hours: Tue - Sat: 10am – 11pm, Sun: 10am – 7pm, Mondays Closed
Venue: Artistry, 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149