“Sculpture Carnival: Once Upon A Time” is part of the Singapore Art Week (17–25 Jan 2015). An initiative by the National Arts Council, in partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Economic Development Board, the Singapore Art Week reinforces Singapore’s position as Asia’s leading arts destination. It is a nine-‐day celebration of the visual arts, held at many venues across Singapore, including museums, art precincts and non-‐profit spaces.
Sculpture Society (Singapore) remains committed to the pursuit of advancing the art and practice of sculpture. Members of the Society continue to create, exhibit, experiment and invariably pushing new artistic boundaries. Sculpture Society (Singapore) aims to establish a close relationship among members so as enhance their artistic development through sharing, raise the standard of practice in sculpture and nurture public appreciation in the artform and to promote bilateral exchanges between sculptors in Singapore and other countries through exhibitions, workshops, talks, symposiums and field trips.
Perhaps, one of the landmark project that the society has embarked on was The Changi Tree Project in 2004, when 9 sculptors transformed an illegally felled heritage tree of a 150-year-old Hopea sangal tree into 9 pieces of artwork. This project culminated with a Sculpture Symposium sponsored by the Lee Foundation and the National Arts Council.
In 2007, the Society held its 1st ever International Woodcarving Symposium, at the Fort Canning Park. During the 6 days symposium, 6 international artists and 8 local artists interpreted the theme “In Progress” and created high quality artworks that brought together artistic and carving expertise. This year, the symposium returns with the theme “Second Nature”.
The society has held several major and smaller sculpture exhibitions showcasing and promoting members’ work. These include Milestones 2006 at the Library, InPhases 2007 and Wood & Fibre Sculpture Exhibition 2010 at the Fort Canning Centre.
In a continuous effort to nurture public appreciation in sculpture, the Society has been active in supporting the Sculpture Trail at Fort Canning Park, and other outreach programmes including Artist Talks, Sculpture Weekends and Community Arts projects.