|EDUN NO 11-17-002
6 August 2001
Press Release from the Ministry
'ART CONNECTS' -
ART ELECTIVE PROGRAMME (AEP) EXHIBITION 2001
Sixty-seven works from students on the Art Elective Programme (AEP)
will be showcased at the Singapore Art Museum from 4 August
2001. This is the sixth biennial AEP exhibition, which is aimed
at showcasing the artistic achievements of our AEP students.
This year's theme, 'Art Connects', conjures up an imagery of art
as a bridge for the artist to make connections with the world,
not just in making connections with ideas but also with people
and the community. This theme is aptly expressed in the
collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the
Singapore Art Museum in this exhibition.
The works demonstrate our students' experimentation and
innovative use of a wide range of media. The works range from
drawings, paintings, prints, solar etching and fabric prints to
multi-media works, computer animation, sculpture and
installations. Works such as "Painting Music",
"The March" and "Joy of Life", exemplify our
students' investigative attempts to understand the realities
around them. They readily connect viewers to thoughts, ideas and
issues close to our students' hearts.
The Art Elective Programme (AEP) aims to nurture and develop the
creative potential of our academically able and artistically
talented students through an in-depth study of art. The
Programme was launched in 1984 and is offered in four secondary
schools and two junior colleges; namely, CHIJ Secondary School
(Toa Payoh), Nanyang Girls' High, The Chinese High School,
Victoria School, Nanyang Junior College and National Junior
The exhibition opens at the Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum
(SAM) on Tuesday, 7 August 2001 at 5.30 pm. The Guest-of-Honour
is Dr Aline Wong, Senior Minister of State (Education).
The exhibition will be open to the public from 4 to 23 August at
the Lower and Upper Galleries at the Singapore Art Museum, from
9.00 am to 6.00 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays, and 9.00 am to 9.00
pm on Fridays (Free admission from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm on
Fridays), and closed on Mondays.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of fringe
activities will be organised for teachers and students on three
Saturdays on 4, 11 and 18 August, at different venues in the
Singapore Art Museum. These activities will further enrich the
experiences of student visitors at the exhibition.