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Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education By Han Sai Por and April Ng

Women Artists in Singapore: Perspectives on Creative Processes and Education is a series of forums that will feature various female artists in Singapore's arts scene. Each artist will share about her creative processes through her artistic works/activities and present her perspectives about arts education. The speakers for the third session of this series are Han Sai Por and April Ng.

Han Sai Por, a Cultural Medallion recipient, is one of Singapore’s most Important living sculptors, and one of the very few in Singapore to create large sculptural works in stone. She has participated in numerous international exhibition and projects around the world and her works can be found in many international institutions and private collections from Singapore, Malaysia, India, China, Japan, New Zealand and United Kingdom to the United States. 2005, Han works won a gold award in india  and 2006 won Outstanding City Sculpture award in China .

Education in the fine arts and landscape architecture, Han has, for three decades, channeled both passions into a body of work that makes significant comment about the changing landscape. Although it is the environment at large to which Han’s works generally refer in Singapore, where the landscape undergoes change at a brutal pace and too often with scant regard for flora, fauna, heritage or preservation, her words have particular resonance.   


April Ng: April’s approaches in her artistic practice are a reflection of her attitude to life – simplicity. Her works are inspired by nature; nature distilled to its simplest forms and shapes, re-imagined as abstract landscapes that exuberates an atmosphere of calmness and meditative silence.

Movements and forms are captured excellently in the chromatically rich textures of the printmaking processes. They demonstrate a mastery of the print medium and an understanding of intricate elation ship between dots, lines, forms, colours and space.

April’s works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions local and international, including 1st Maca Printmaking Triennial, Macau,(2012), The 9th international Contemporary Printmaking Biennale Trois-Rivières, Canada (2015), The 15th International Print Exhibition , WooJaegil Art Museum, Korea (2015).

April has work commissioned by the RSAF (Singapore) and she is one of the artists selected by the Land Transport Authority (Singapore) for the North East Line MRT Art in Transit series (Woodleigh Station).

To attend, please register at: http://goo.gl/forms/uWYN40Qi1F


You can now watch April's presentation here:

You can now watch Sai Por's presentation here:


1 April 2016
Time: 11:30 am - 13:30 pm Venue: Choral Room NIE3-02-04 (NIE Block 3, Level 2, Room 4) National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616

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