To arrive at what one really believes, one must speak through lips different from one’s own.
— Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist
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This year’s Noise Singapore 2014 Festival showcased the works of young artists at an elaborate public exhibition in Ion Orchard’s Event Hall at Basement 4. The exhibit started 27th August – 14th September 2014.
Noise Singapore is an initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) which showcases the different creative expressions of youngsters in Singapore. The exhibition entries were hand picked by Noise’s panel of experts, from thousands of entries submitted in various categories such as: Art & Design, Illustration, Photography and Music.
This has been going on since 2005 and it featured thousands of young artists through exhibitions and concerts. It has also promoted and helped young artists through award grants, mentoring programmes, talks and art workshops.
The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) was able to mentor a total of 51 apprentices this year and they were assigned to 22 of the country’s most established art veterans and experts. The mentorship which spanned for four months, had had one-on-one and group mentoring sessions.
In these sessions, the apprentices were guided and critiqued by their mentors through workshops and curation clinics. Apprentices were invited to art exhibitions and participate in mass drawing sessions. They had the opportunity to observe and assist in professional photo shoots as well.
51 apprentices’ works were included in the group exhibition entitled: “In Transit”, which ran from 16th August to 7th September at the Singapore Arts Museum (SAM at 8Q). Curated by Mug Collective and SAM.
Merchandise on sale @ Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition
When I was circling the exhibition space, there were numerous artworks (post-judging) which caught my attention. I want to salute all the young artists whose submissions were chosen in the Noise Singapore’s Open Categories. A job well done as well for this year’s expert judges–such an amazingly fresh showcase you have curated. Thank you. Big Congratulations!
Here are my favourites from the Festival Exhibition 2014: