Come Saturday, 4 June – The Visual Arts Development Association of Singapore (VADA) will present the inaugural exhibition of UNTAPPED EMERGING. The exhibition features 9 up-and-coming, Singapore-based artists. Hand-picked by the UNTAPPED Advisory Committee, these nine artists present work in a notably diverse selection of media including metalwork, cross stitch, paper cut, photography, charcoal, new media and painting.
“As an ‘older’ artist and a teacher, one inevitably develops an engaged concern for the up and coming generation of creatives. Their world is different to the one that we grew up in; its frames of reference are different as are its terms of success. What young artists need is room for these differences to flourish, and such room is not always so easy to come by.” says Martin Constable, Assistant Professor, School of Art Design and Media, NTU and Advisory Committee Member of VADA. “We hope that our art schools could serve this purpose, but even the best art school is a compromise between the needs of the institution and those of its students. The most exciting, and perhaps the toughest, growing environment for any young artist is the gallery. Upon its cruel white walls, work either sinks or swims. For the experience to be valid, it must be allowed to do either, and this is at the heart of VADA’s purpose. In making their selections, the judges were very reassured by the scope of work that was submitted. Clearly our future is in good hands.”
UNTAPPED EMERGING exhibits new works by up to 10 artists and will take place at SHOPHOUSE 5 located at 5 Lorong 24A in Geylang.
The exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 4 June from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. There will be an Open House on Saturday 4 June from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM prior to the Opening Night event.