The Sovereign Asian Art Prize is recognised as the most prestigious prize in its field and region. In addition to the exhibition of finalists, there will be a panel discussion in partnership with the Financial Times.
Join us for an evening conversation with the artists of group exhibition 'Singapore's Intertwined Roots'.
Since the 15th century, Singapore has been at the crossroads of commercial routes. From China and central Asia to Europe, from Yemen and Oman to Singapore, merchants have travelled with the monsoon winds and stopped over in Singapore exchanging silk, spices, fragrances and more. Rich cultural interactions occurred in the wake of these commercial exchanges.
This group show proposes to discover Singapore’s cultural roots through artworks by Armenian, Malay, Chinese and Indian artists: Sharis Garabedian, Julayla Jalil, June Lee Yu Juan, Pang, Marc Nair, Kavita Issar Batra, Nicola Anthony.
Intersection is presented in partnership with Intersections Gallery in Singapore, a supporter of the arts in Singapore, Myanmar and beyond.
Intersection is an exhibition about an encounter between poetry and visual art through the work of poet Marc Nair and visual artist Nicola Anthony. The work maps an architecture of memory at the junction of three diverse cities: Yangon, London, and Singapore.
Artist Talk | 'Singapore's Intertwined Roots' exhibition opening, artists' talk for American Women's Association of Singapore
On the opening day of group exhibition Singapore's Intertwined Roots, Nicola Anthony delivers an artist's talk with fellow artists Kavita Issar Batra and Julayla Jalil, and curator and gallerist Marie Pierre Molfor, for the American Women's Association of Singapore.
Nicola was invited to deliver the Yellow Ribbon Artist Mentors' Speech at Singapore Art Museum, addressing honourable guests and SAM board members on the opening night of the Yellow Ribbon Art Community Exhibition of 2017: For Better Endings and New Beginnings.
Speaking on behalf of the three artist mentors, Nicola exlpains how together contemporary artists Barry Yeow, Kim Whye Kee, and she led the Yellow Ribbon Project workshops with Singapore Art Museum and Changi Prison in 2017, and created the Flow of Time– a commissioned sculpture that reflects their experiences.
Nicola Anthony and Marc Nair will share about the genesis of the artworks showcased in “Scents of Singapore”. They will explain how they collaborated to incorporate the poetry of Marc in Nicola’s artworks and to talk about the history of Kampong Glam neighborhood. With this talk the audience will be embarked on a poetic journey through space and time.
Nicola Anthony (UK/ Singapore) is honoured to be invited as a speaker on the panel discussion at The 20th Anniversary of Little Artists Art Studio, which will be marked by a LAUREATES Exhibition at National Gallery Singapore.
Artist Nicola Anthony invites you to take part in an artwork time capsule, wherein participants write a letter to themselves. The letter will become part of a sculptural artwork at the Debut Contemporary Gallery, and in three years time your letter will be mailed back to you. Participants will thus receive a message from their past self and become a part of the artwork.
Nicola Anthony is fascinated with the things often thought but less often articulated. She collects the words and secrets of others which become the source and inspiration of her work, and creates tactile artworks about language, memory, mapping, and collecting.