Workshop

Botanical Traces: Printing from the Singapore Botanic Gardens Archive

Friday, 3 December
Saturday, 4 December
4.00PM – 6.30PM

8 pax per session
SGD 150 incl. GST per pax
Recommended for ages 13 and above

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Explore the realm of flora in this botanical printing session developed in partnership with Singapore Botanic Gardens. Get an intimate look at the fine beauty and precise anatomy of the botanical printing blocks from Singapore Botanic Gardens’ archives, and engage hands-on with its replicas to create a charming deck of prints.

This workshop will be introduced by Dr. Michele Rodda, Senior Researcher at the National Parks Board and Curator of Exhibitions at the Botanical Art Gallery.

Dr. Michele Rodda is a taxonomist at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, who specialises in the Apocynaceae (the frangipani family) of Southeast Asia and neighbouring regions. He has also been studying the historic collections of botanical art in the Garden’s archives. Since 2014 he has closely worked with the botanical artists at the Singapore Botanic Gardens who have been engaged to make pen and ink illustrations for the Flora of Singapore book series as well as to illustrate new species. He is the curator of exhibitions at the Garden’s Botanical Art Gallery and he has written the book Tropical Plants in Focus: Botanical Illustration at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (2021).

Workshop

Arty Afternoon: Marks of Nature

Sunday, 21 November 2021
Sunday, 5 December 2021
11.00AM – 4.00PM

The falling leaves, where do they go? Here, of course, recycled into unconventional hand-bound paintbrushes. Dip your painbrush into a fresh vat of ink and create swirling trails and rhythmical marks of nature.

Sunday, 21 November 2021/ Sunday, 5 December 2021
11.00AM – 4.00PM

Free admission | Drop-in activity for 8 pax
Suitable for all ages

 

Talk

In Dialogue with Amanda Heng and Jason Wee

Saturday, 4 December
3.00PM – 4.00PM SGT

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Join us for a discussion between artist Amanda Heng, and artist, writer and curator Jason Wee on the occasion of STPI’s group exhibition The Lines Fall Where They May curated by Wee. The Lines Fall Where They May is on mark-making and the delicate, faint signs of nonhuman life and environments.

This session will take Heng’s residency at STPI as a starting point, where she collaborated with 12 individuals from STPI to create her eventual print works. In a manner that resonated deeply with her renowned oeuvre, the artist allowed for the stories and experiences of these individuals to take the centre stage, with a treasured object or heirloom as a catalyst for this sharing. The speakers will further touch on Heng’s use of conversations and dialogue as the material of her artistic practice, and on what it means to work with the intangible, where such material often end up not getting documented at all.

4th December | 3.00PM – 4.00PM SGT
On-site (30 pax) or Zoom Webinar

 

STPI Fundraiser 2021: Silent Auction

1 November 10:00 AM (GMT+8:00) - 30 November 2021 6:00 PM (GMT+8:00)

1 November 10:00 AM (GMT+8:00) – 30 November 2021 6:00 PM (GMT+8:00)

Discover a selection of diverse and unique contemporary artworks generously donated by artists and galleries including Gajah Gallery (Singapore/Yogyakarta), Mizuma Gallery (New York/Singapore/Tokyo) and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney).

Guests are welcome to preview the works in-person by making an appointment.

We also join hands with our friends and patrons Jim Amberson and Lourdes Samson, both of whom are prominent collectors of Southeast Asian contemporary art, to bring you 2 intimate and unique auction experiences.

Finally, have your donation go to a good cause by spreading the joy of art by sponsoring workshops as part of STPI’s outreach efforts.

Enter auction site

Now Available on The Corner Shop I Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI

Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI is a survey of the Seoul-born, London-based artist’s extraordinary body of work created during his multiple residencies with STPI since 2009. The A3-sized book contains over 200 highly detailed illustrations, two illuminating essays by Allegra Pesenti and Sarah Suzuki, as well as an intimate reflection by Suh himself in conversation with Martin Coomer.

Now Available at STPI Corner Shop. Click to find out more.

Workshop

Safety Measures — Hands-on Workshop

Following the Government’s most recent advisory, STPI will resume on-site hands-on workshops in August. Your safety and well-being are of utmost priority to us and we will continue to observe SafeEntry guidelines and current safe distancing measures.

1. Before the Workshop
– Maximum number of 5 workshop participants (excluding 1 facilitator).
– Workshop participants must register and purchase the workshop via the STPI Corner Shop website.
– Do arrive 15-mins before Workshop commences.
– Workshops are subject to cancellation based on Covid-19 precautionary measures. Participants will be informed of any workshop cancellation one day prior to the workshop date and will be refunded of their purchase.

2. Commencing the Workshop

2.1. Safe Entry
– All visitors entering STPI Premises must wear a face mask, complete temperature screening and check-in using the SafeEntry system.
– STPI reserves the right to deny entry to any visitor(s) not wearing a face mask, showing signs of illness or having a temperature of 38.0° C and above.
– Participants should use hand sanitisers (available at the reception desk) or wash their hands prior to the workshop.
– Gallery Staff at front desk will provide green stickers to participants after taking their temperature.
– Participants and facilitator must keep their face masks on at all times.

2.2. Safe Experience — Entering the Workshop space
– Participants’ stations will be arranged to allow 1m distance between each station.
– Facilitator is to minimise physical contact while giving instructions to participants.
– Participants will be given their own tools and materials. Participants are discouraged from sharing or exchanging tools.
– Tools will be disinfected after each workshop.
– Public bathroom capacity will be strictly kept to 2 persons.

3. Concluding the Workshop
– Participants should use hand sanitisers or wash their hands at the end of the workshop.
– Participants must check-out using the SafeEntry system.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Enquiries

Notice: Guided Tours at STPI by Friends of the Museums are put on hold until further notice. Do check back soon, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram, to keep informed for when Guided Tours at our premises resume.

Complimentary guided tours of STPI are conducted by Friends of the Museums (FOM) docent volunteers. Please note that tour participants must register for tours via the tour booking form, with a maximum number of 5 tour participants per group. Tours are subject to cancellation based on Covid-19 precautionary measures. Participants will be informed of any tour cancellation one day prior to the tour date. Do arrive 15-mins before tour commences.

Your safety and well-being are of utmost priority to us and we will continue to observe SafeEntry guidelines and current safe distancing measures. All visitors entering STPI premises must don a face mask, complete a temperature screening exercise and a health declaration form, and practice social distancing upon entry. STPI reserves the right to deny entry to any visitor(s) not donning a face mask, showing signs of illness or having a temperature of 38.0ºC and above. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.