Turning Tides: Identities in Transit
Taking inspiration from the novel Arus Balik (1995) by Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, this workshop will examine how the turning of historical tides form our personal and collective identities. The work of six artists, Ade Darmawan (Indonesia), ila (Singapore), Zac Langdon-Pole (New Zealand/Germany), Shubigi Rao (India/Singapore), Lucy Raven (United States), and Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) will guide and challenge us on this journey, probing how social, geopolitical, religious, and cultural transitions in this region have influenced our concept of who we are, where we come from, and where we are going.
This workshop is free of charge and suitable for all educational levels. While it is targeted towards teachers and educators, it is open to all. For more information and to register, head to turningtides.peatix.com.
Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore) has worked in Singapore for over 18 years as an artist and educator. She holds a BFA in Fine Art (University of Wisconsin, 1985), MA in Education (Hunter College, 1991), MA in Art Therapy (LASALLE College of the Arts, 2017). She has exhibited her artworks internationally in Paris, Chicago, and Berlin, as well as locally at Jendela Visual Arts Space, Esplanade, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and Alliance Fran.aise. Reedy has developed educational resources for the National Gallery Singapore and trained teachers at the National Institute of Education, specialising in visual arts education in museums and galleries.
Image caption: Workshop for Teachers and Educators by Kelly Reedy, December 2018. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.