Kathleen Newman, a Singaporean of Chinese ancestry who now resides in Canada, is a freelance graphic designer who focuses on digital art. She will be exhibiting 18 digital collages of images that gives an insight into the history of Singapore and Singapore life, as well as her Singaporean Chinese ancestry at a juried art exhibition with the Visual Arts Alberta Association (VAAA) Gallery in Edmonton, Canada from 6 January to 5 February 2005.

Newman's collection of digital collages of photographs of her childhood in 1950s Singapore and Malaya was exhibited in August 2000 at the Singapore High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand to coincide with Singapore's 35th National Day. The art works were then shown at the Manawatu Art Gallery in October the same year. Her works were also displayed at the Palmerston North City Library in 2001 as part of the exhibition, East Meets West - Art and Words Exploring the East West Experience.

Newman's works have also been exhibited digitally as part of a group show, Memory Boxes in Singapore in 2002.

A finalist in Telecom Art Awards (New Zealand) in 1996, 1998 and 1999, Newman is also the editor/manager of Black Robin, a website for visual arts which she started when she lived in New Zealand.


Source: Singapore International Foundation