Join NTU CCA Singapore Artist-in-Residence, Newell Harry in conversation with National Gallery Singapore, Senior Curator, Russell Storer. This talk will focus on Newell’s practice and touch upon his work during time spent engaging with Vanuatu.
Following the talk, Newell and fellow Artist-in-Residence, Bani Haykal have organised Artists for Vanuatu, a fundraising event for the Singapore Red Cross Vanuatu Appeal in response to the recent aftermath of Cyclone Pam that struck the island on 13 March 2015. The performance will bring together various music and art communities within Singapore and consists of music and improvised ensemble performances. Participants include: weish, Hell Low, Tim O’Dwyer, Erik Satay and the Kampong Arkestra.
Newell Harry‘s (Australia) work is largely formed through a complex web of intercultural engagements bridging Australia’s east coast, the Vanuatu archipelago, South Asia, and his extended family’s home in Cape Town. His work will be in All the World’s Futures, the 56th Venice Biennale exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor.
Russell Storer (Australia) is Senior Curator at the National Gallery Singapore and former Head of Asian and Pacific Art at the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.
Bani Haykal (Singapore) is an artist working across sound and installation and has participated in festivals including Les Hivernales: Avignon (France), Media/Art Kitchen (Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Philippines) and Liquid Architecture (Singapore / Australia).