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Urban Scrawl

Exhibiting Artists: Teo Huey Ling, Shiah Chyi Yun, Tan Ai Ngin

Venue: Utterly Art 229A South Bridge Road > venue details

Dates: 27 Oct 2010 - 07 Nov 2010

With 85% of Singaporeans living in high-rise public housing, it is somewhat of a surprise that our unique vertiginous streetscape is infrequently reflected in our art. Urban Scrawl is a drawing collaboration by three artists, Shiah Chyi Yun, Tan Ai Ngin and Teo Huey Ling, each coming from the different art disciplines of sculpture, painting and ceramics respectively. Through the act of mark making, the artists hope to explore the capacity of drawing to reflect their surroundings, and consequently, their life. Trailing through the urban landscape, they journey to find meanings and significance in their city habitat, and attempt to establish the relationship between self and spatial environment. Using distinctively different approaches, the drawings progress beyond mere documentation to evoke memories of place, reveal personal viewpoints and uncover new perspectives.

Exhibited Works

Walkway series #1-#7


91cm x 46cm each
Charcoal and acrylic on canvas

Pink - Yellow - Flesh & Black - Red & Orange - Blue


20.3cm x 20.3cm each
Acrylic on canvas
$400 each, except for Blue $700


  • Shiah Chyi Yun


    Tan Ai Ngin


    Tan Ai Ngin (born 1972, Singapore) obtained her Diploma in Fine Arts at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 1996 and her Bachelor of Arts in Chinese painting at the Nanjing Arts College, China in 1999. She went on to complete a one-year course in visual arts at the School of Fine and Performing Arts Constantijn Huygens, in Kampen, The Netherlands in 2001. She has been collected by the Frans Walkate Archief in The Netherlands and the Tokyo office of the Singapore Tourism Board.

    Teo Huey Ling


    Graduating with high distinction in both ceramics and drawing from the National Art School, Sydney Australia in 2006, Teo Huey Ling is now working part time at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as a ceramics lecturer and also adjunct lecturer in Temasek Polytechnic. She was Art Outreach Programmer of the Sculpture Pavilion and committee member for the Sculpture Society (Singapore) from 2009 to 2011.

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