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     FrontPage Edition: Wed 19 Apr 2006

NAFA presents 'Ignite' - Singapore's biggest art exhibition

Floop Street Furniture, Jeffrey Wongso, 2005 (above)


Singapore¡¯s biggest art exhibition to showcase more than 1,200 works

22 ¨C 30 April 2006

Over 1,200 art and design works in various media will be exhibited at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) School of Visual Arts Graduation Show 2006, making it the single largest art exhibition in Singapore.
Titled ¡°IGNITE¡± to signify NAFA¡¯s creative energy, the 10-day event brings together graduation projects by more than 330 final-year students from five diploma programmes ¨C Fine Art, Interior Design, Multimedia, Visual Communication and Art (Teaching).
Graduates to look out for
Many of this year¡¯s graduates have received critical acclaim and top awards in national and international competitions, including the Crowbar Awards 2005, the VivoCity Student Design Competition 2005, the inaugural Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award 2005, the 2nd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award, the UOB Painting of the Year Award 2005 and the Philip Morris Singapore Art Award 2005, etc.
Some chose to switch careers to pursue their passion for art. Deryk Cameron Stronach, a former police officer at Sussex Police Force in Britain, will be graduating with a Diploma in Fine Art. Phuah Li-Fang, an Arts & Social Science double major in Mathematics and Information & Communications Management graduate from the National University of Singapore, will be pursuing her career in Publication Design upon her graduation with a Diploma in Visual Communication. (Please see Appendix for details.)
Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of Ignite will be held on 21 April 2006 (Friday), 6pm, at NAFA Gallery 3. Five ¡°Best Display Award¡± trophies will be given out to graduates who have presented their works creatively. Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, President of SIM University will be the Guest-of-Honour for the evening.
Event Details:
Opening Ceremony : Friday 21 April 2006, 6pm (By invitation only)
Exhibition Dates : 22 ¨C 30 April 2006
Exhibition Hours : 10am - 8pm from 22 ¨C 29 April; 10am - 5pm on 30 April
Exhibition Venues :
 (i) Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
 (ii) Sculpture Square 155 Middle Road, Singapore 189977
Admission : FREE

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