Great to see a corporate design team getting creative at one of Singapore's oldest Hokkien temples! Yummy kueh sweets and local coffee powered our enjoyable carving and printing session. Surrounded by Peranakan floor tiles and the nearby Peranakan Tile Gallery, there was lots of inspiration!
I'm looking forward to showing my new collection of work in October 2017! Many thanks to the Australian High Commission in Singapore for agreeing to host my show. I'll be creating a series of new prints and paintings...and going big! Join my mailing list to follow my creative process.
Australian artist Jennifer Lim presents a collection of works based on her personal history and connection to Singapore. In her second solo exhibition, Jennifer explores her Hokkien and Peranakan roots alongside the language and landscape common to this island nation. An evocative narrative of history and heritage, Jennifer’s prints and paintings depict a physical and inner journey relevant to an ever interconnected world.
Looking for interesting experiences for your children? Book a printing session tailored made to your group! In this recent workshop, I had parents with children as young as five years enjoy a two-hour session of printing. It was a fun and satisfying morning for both parents and children as they produced some colourful works as part of a home schooling art activity. It's also a good way for kids to connect to Singapore's heritage since many of the rubber blocks we use in the workshop are inspired by Peranakan tile design.
I'm excited to be selected as one of four artists representing Singapore at The World Triennial of Prints and Original Engravings in September. Looking forward to creating some new works especially for this show! I'd also like to thank LUDO Gallery for their support.
I've always been keen on many aspects of French culture including architecture, interiors and fashion. It's ironic that my interest in floor and wall tiles in Singapore led me to the fleur-de-lis or flower-de-luce. The fleur-de-lis symbol depicts a stylized lily or lotus flower, and is said to represent French royalty as well as perfection, light, and life. Elegant floral tiles inspired by this motif can be found in many traditional Peranakan shophouses. We'll see what the next few weeks in the studio produce for this show!
Love teaching the next generation! I recently enjoyed teaching Fashion Diploma students at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. Seems like just yesterday when I was printmaking student at university! It's great to see students from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, China and Singapore learning together.
It was really interesting to see what kind of motifs the students came up with. Some also used my Peranakan tile inspired rubber blocks along with their own blocks, and the results were amazing. I hope the overseas students learn all they can about the various cultural influences behind modern day Singapore while they are here. I look forward to seeing the fashion lines that they produce in the near future!