Fantastic recent opening of my solo show Crossing Cultures in Singapore! It was a full shophouse (!) and I was blessed to be surrounded by friends, family and clients. Baba John Teo, General Manager of the Peranakan Museum & Deputy Director, Policy and Planning at Asian Civilisations Museum, kindly opened the show. Award-winning chef & designer Benjamin Seck amazed all with his delicious Peranakan canapés, floral arrangements and hand-made Sarong Kebaya. Get directions & details on the show
The show is a collection of my artwork inspired by personal links to Singapore, and natural and man-made surroundings. I’m pleased to present new additions to my Singapore Heritage Tile range, including Baba Nyonya Love Story. I created this artwork based on the tales of young suitors coming to the front entrance area of a traditional Peranakan shophouse. From behind the dividing timber screen, giggling girls would watch the boy amid discussions between their father and the matchmaker.
Since discovering that my great grandfather grew up in a shophouse on Club Street, I’ve been interested in learning more about the history and architecture behind these grand ladies. Lovely to have esteemed author Julian Davidson join the special evening. Looking forward to his new book!
It takes a village to raise a child, let alone an artist! Thankful for support from the founder of Business Women Network Michelle Mcfarlane and other members. This fantastic group of ladies offered me advice and strength. Other supporters included Elaine Friedlander of Professional Art Network Singapore NUWA, and Suzi Dafinis of HerBusiness.
There’s nothing quite like live printing - for the audience and printer alike! Join me at my workbench to hear the story behind my original artworks, and the seven-year journey to uncover my connection to Singapore. I'll demonstrate how I use a 400-year old technique to create my handmade Japanese woodblock prints, and chat about my recent art residency near Mt. Fuji. I’ve got a couple more artist talk & printing demonstrations coming up at the end of December. Please follow my Facebook page to get the latest details.
Crossing Cultures: Solo Art Exhibition by Jennifer Lim
Connect to culture in a unique collection of artwork inspired by my personal links to Singapore shophouses, temples and landmarks. Experience my Heritage Tile Art Collection, which interprets traditional architectural elements into a modern-day kaleidoscope of pattern. Visitors can also enjoy handmade Japanese woodblock prints created during my recent art residency in Japan. Enjoy a local coffee and Kueh sweets in the relaxing ambiance of this 100-year-old shophouse cafe venue.
True Blue Space, 51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Show open until 5pm, 31 December, 2018
Opening hours: Mon - Sun : 10am - 7pm (till 9pm on Fridays)
Tel: (65) 6265 7398
A Visual Arts graduate of the Australian National University, Jennifer's background includes architecture, fashion and Japanese translation. In Singapore, Jennifer can often be found in the undergrowth of Bukit Brown Cemetery, exploring historical spots and practicing her kindergarten-level Chinese with her HDB neighbours!
Jennifer helps people enjoy a lasting connection to Singapore through her distinctive prints and paintings inspired by history and heritage. Her clients include the Singapore Foreign Ministry and Tolman Gallery Tokyo.
All artworks at the show are available for sale. Jennifer also welcomes art commissions and projects.