White Space: The Field Beyond – General Studies Module (in collaboration with SOAD Foundation Programme)

5, 7, 8, 12 October 2021
NAFA Campus 1, Lim Hak Tai Gallery

In collaboration with the School of Art and Design (SOAD) Foundation Programme, 500 Year 1 students were invited to visit the exhibition The Field Beyond: Works by Contemporary Malaysian Artists where they were given the opportunity to interact with participating artists Choy Chun Wei, Ivan Lam, Kimberley Boudville, and Yau Bee Ling. Students were engaged in conversations on the artists' motivations and creative processes.

Moderated by Dr Bridget Tracy Tan, Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts and Art Galleries at NAFA, students were given a set of exercises to help them think about the works presented in the exhibition. Themed "People, Cultures, and Beliefs", students were encouraged to think about the importance of personal histories in Southeast Asian artmaking.

Gallery

Broadcasting live from Lim Hak Tai Gallery, artist and recent NAFA alumna, Kimberley Boudville presents her works on the theme of grief and loss to NAFA students attending the session online.

Joining us from Malaysia via video conference, artist, Yau Bee Ling, shares with students, the inspiration behind her works.

Left panel: A live broadcast of Yau's works in the exhibtion at Lim Hak Tai Gallery facilitates the session

Joining us from Malaysia via video conference, artist, Choy Chun Wei, shares with students, the impact of COVID-19 on his artmaking.

Left panel: A live broadcast of Choy's works in the exhibtion at Lim Hak Tai Gallery facilitates the session

Joining us from Malaysia via video conference, artist, Ivan Lam, shares with students, the artistic process behind some of his works.

Left panel: Moderated by Dr. Bridget Tracy Tan, a live broadcast of Lam's works in the exhibtion at Lim Hak Tai Gallery facilitates the session

Screenshot of students attending the session via video conference during artist, Kimberley Boudville's sharing session.