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     FrontPage Edition: Wed 25 Jan 2006

NAFA presents 'Have Logue, Will Travel'


An Exhibition of Experimental Travelogues by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts Degree Students NAFA Gallery 1

9 每 12 Feb 2006
The wish to see the world by travelling is a universal phenomenon. In this regard, the travelogue provides an important means to document and reflect on tour experiences, highlighting the value of travel not just in discovering what is out there, but also what is in here (who we are).
This is evident in a host of literature and other cultural practices related to travel: Homer*s Odyssey, Wu Ch*eng-en*s Journey to the West, Jonathan Swift*s Gulliver*s Travels and today*s immensely popular television series Amazing Race, to name a few.
Have Logue, Will Travel is an exhibition of experimental travelogues by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts degree students.
It will open on Wednesday, 8 February 2006 at NAFA Gallery 1, and continues till Sunday, 12 February 2006. It aims to explore and showcase contemporary expressions in the age-old genre of travelogue, through the perspectives of the visual artists.
On show is a collection of over 40 pieces of experimental travelogues of diverse art forms: travel journal, artist*s book, magazine, video, sculpture and installation.
The participants are from 7 franchised degree programmes namely:
MA Contemporary Practice, BA (Hons) Exhibition & Retail Design, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting & Drawing, BA (Hons) Fine Art with Contemporary Writing, BA (Hons) Interior Design, and BA (Hons) Multimedia Design, from University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom and BA (Hons) Graphic Communication from Loughborough University, United Kingdom.
Alongside this exhibition are an award presentation and a dialogue session.
During the opening ceremony, one Outstanding Travelogue Award will be presented to a participant from each of the degree pathways, whose works are judged to be of creative excellence. From these, one will be awarded the Overall Best Travelogue Award.
A dialogue session on the links between travel and the visual arts will be held in the gallery on Friday, 10 February 2006, 2.30 每 5.30pm.
This exhibition is organised in-conjunction with NAFA Open House 2006, held on 9 每 11 February 2006.
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Gallery 1 Headquarters and School of Visual Arts Building NAFA Campus 1, Wing B 80 Bencoolen Street Singapore 189655
9 每 12 February 2006
Opening Hours:
10am to 7pm daily
Admission to Exhibition and Dialogue Session Free
Dialogue Session:
What has travelling got to do with artists and designers?
A panel of 4 speakers will discuss their views on travel art and design: Ricky Yeo, a journalist with the Singapore Press Holdings, who recently held an acclaimed solo exhibition of his travel journals; Joselina Cruz, a Singapore-based Filipino curator with the Singapore Art Museum, who has co-curated an exhibition on contemporary travel art Go Away at Royal College of Art, London, in 1999; Alan Ong, co-founder of Box Studio, a creative house specializing in interior and graphic design, who was the winner of the Overall Best Report for UK Residential Study Visit 2004.
The final speaker shall be this year*s winner of Overall Best Travelogue among the participants of this current exhibition.
The dialogue session will be held in the gallery on Friday, 10 February 2006, 2.30 每 5.30pm.

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