APAD's First Women Art Exhibition
Association of Artists of Various Resources (APAD)
National Arts Council Singapore
For further enquiries, contact:
Ms Ye Ruoshi at 62274557
CINTA: Apad's first women art exhibition
various expressions and interpretations of Cinta (meaning 'love' in Malay)
by women members of Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD) Association of
Artists of Various Resources.
ARTrium@MITA, MITA Building, |
140 Hill Street,
Wed 17th September 2003 at 7pm|
Miss Penny Low, |
Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris - Punggol
18th - 21st September 2003, 10am –
1. Fazelah Supaat Abas
2. Hamidah Jalil
4. Juliana Yasin
5. Nuradiah Ali
7. Siti Zurianah Bte Sanwari
8. Surina Bte Mohamed
9. Ye Ruoshi
Also featuring invited
10. Angie Seah
11. Lim Shing Ee
What is Love and how does one define it?
There are many meanings, forms and expression of Love. It means different
things to different people. Love is something so complex that no words can
express hence this art exhibition by 11 women artists will attempted their
individual artistic expression of Love.
This is the first all-women
art exhibition organized by the APAD – Association of Artists of Various
Resources. The theme chosen is ‘CINTA', which means love in Malay. It is a
broad theme and can be interpreted in many variations. Most importantly,
it aims to put forth the contemporary expressions of our women artists.
The other objectives of this exhibition is to bring together and showcase
the works by women members of APAD. This is hoped to promote and encourage
appreciation of works by local women artists.
This exhibition is
supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore
The Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD),
Association of Artists of Various Resources is a non-profit organization
established since 1962 that actively promotes its member artists and
development of visual arts in Singapore. It also conduct regular art
classes to promote visual art practices to the public. More information
can be attained at our website http://www.apad.org.sg/.
FOREWORD MESSAGE by
Member of Parliament, Pasir Ris – Punggol
I would like to congratulate the Association of artists
of Various Resources, or better known as ‘Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya'
(APAD) for organising "Cinta" - its first all-women contemporary art
APAD has a long history. Since 1962, it has been
actively promoting the development and appreciation of visual arts
especially amongst the Singapore Malay Community as well as in the region.
I commend your efforts. Your efforts are in sync with the initiatives of
the Remaking of Singapore Committee, as well as the recommendations of the
Economic Review Committee that recommends the Creative Industry and a
Cultural Capital as an engine of Singapore's economic growth.
has been recognized that arts can not only value add to a person's quality
of life, but also gives high value-add to any industry goods and services.
Successful companies like Nokia, Swatch, and our own home grown Creative
Technology wins not only in terms of innovative products, but also on
out-of-the-box artistic designs. Indeed, it is the artistic expressions on
these products that distinguishes it from its competitors, and commands a
premium on the product. The world now recognizes that while there is
virtue in cultivating arts for arts sake and appreciating it in its purest
form, arts can also play a vital role in helping individuals and
industrialists alike to think and act out-of-the-box, and propel forward.
This is in fact the basis of innovation and invention, as witnessed in the
Information and Technological revolution that we experience.
this respect APAD's organization of ‘Cinta' is timely. Singapore needs
organizations like APAD to continually encourage the development of the
arts. Arts allow the creativity of a person to be realized. When
individuals in Singapore have the space and opportunities to realize their
innate talents, society on a whole will benefit. It will also help bring
about a more vibrant cosmopolitan Singapore.
I am also pleased to
note that this is an exhibition by the eleven women artists who are each
distinctive in their own way. In a meritocratic society, gender is not a
determinant of one's artistic expression. Their works are reflections of
their exposures and the freedom they exercise in forming their thoughts
and opinions. Likewise, this exhibition also celebrates the variety and
diversity that underlines our unique multi-cultural landscape. It is in
the appreciation of this diversity that we find unity. It is through arts
and culture, that we may find a common understanding and bond that
strengthens the fabric of our society. This exhibition is another
milestone in celebrating our unity in diversity.
I take this
opportunity to congratulate you and wish you every success.
Member of Parliament
Pasir Ris – Punggol