A Round Up of the Visual Arts Achievements for AY1718
AY1718 has proven to be a year filled with a bumper crop of achievements for the Visual Arts students at SISHK.
The Wharf Secondary School Art Competition
The year started off with Audrey Lam Ka Yin of S4L being awarded as one of the Top 18 in The Wharf Secondary School Art Competition. Audrey’s artwork entitled “Muted Spectrums” was based on the theme of isolation and inspired by the artist Tom Phillips. She drew a photograph of the DMZ between South and North Korea, a large expanse of land that is completely off-limits. Before the split between the Koreas, both Koreas were united, full of life. But because of the split, families have suffered as their children or relatives have been forcefully separated, unable to reunite without the risk of death. Henceforth the name of the artwork was ‘Muted spectrums’.
As part of her award, Audrey took part in an Visual Arts Learning journey to Beijing in July 2017. Audrey’s key learning points was that she was able to interact with professionals in the art community and learn from other students who had also won awards during the Beijing trip. This gave her tremendous aid for her IGCSE coursework process as she was able to gain a better understanding in the process of art-making and the different approaches artists took in order to convey their intentions.
UOB Art Ink Award 2017
Next, Joelle Ho Ai Wen of DP1B was awarded the Silver Award for excellence in creativity and technique at the Inaugural UOB Art Ink Award 2017, Abstract: Senior Student Category.
Joelle’s Artwork is a chinese ink painting entitled “Face”. The background of this piece was executed with a brush while everything else was printed by the artist’s own face. Using her own facial print, she marked her existence of her true reflection with the collision of the ink with the paper. As you look into the painting, the reflected face print technically shows another side of the actual face which is being printed. This serves as an analogy which motivates the artist to not shunt away but to “face” the issues and problems which life may present and to stay true to herself. The work was exhibited at Art Central 2018.
The Student of the Year (SOTY) Visual Artist 2017
The school also nominated students for the SCMP Student of the year award 2017.
The Student of the Year (SOTY) Visual Artist 2017 award broke many clichés about today’s youth. Haven’t we heard many times that they neglect the true Hong Kong can-do spirit, are self-centred, give up easily, and are uncaring and lack passion? The winner of this award is the exact opposite, greatly impressing the judges with her range of skills, originality, and commitment to her art. “Her real spark of originality is distinctly coming out of a Hong Kong sensibility. A very strong Hong Kong identity is shining through her work, very sincere and quite moving,” says judge Timothy Calnin, director of the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. We are pleased to announce that Jasmine Lam of DP2B emerged top in the Visual Arts Category and was awarded the Student of the Year – Visual Artist 2017 Award.
Singapore Youth Festival Art Exhibition 2018
The Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) is an annual event organised by the Singapore Ministry of Education to celebrate the vitality and talents of our youth in the arts. As part of the festival, an art exhibition featuring artworks from primary schools, secondary schools, junior colleges, centralised institutes in alternate years, is organised to provide opportunities for our students to showcase their artistic talents and to promote art appreciation in our schools.
For 2018, SISHK was awarded the most number of the highest level of recognition for the exhibition, the Certificate of Recognition, amongst all schools which took part in the Art Exhibition. The following are the list of artworks awarded Certificates of Recognition:
Medium: Digital Illustration
Dimensions: 30 X 42centimetres
Artist: Brandon Zhang Feifan
In creating this piece I wanted to show our dependence on the very systems and devices we have created ourselves. The integration of manmade devices within the figure’s viscera signify how crucial they have become to us in our daily lives. Yet we rarely consider how much we allow ourselves to be directed by them. Legion was inspired by illustrator Jan Buragay.
Title: With Love, from Hong Kong.
Medium: Digital Photography
Dimensions: 110 X 110 centimetres
|Chan Shi En Kyla||DP1A|
|Chung Chia Jung Sophia||DP1A|
|Chong Chee Ching Isabella||DP1A|
|Law Sung Hin Griff||DP1A|
|Chen Yuyao Ellena||DP1A|
|Ho Aiwen Joelle||DP1B|
Within Hong Kong’s densely populated cityscape, there exist a tension between what makes the city distinctly charming and its live-ability. Through manipulating photographs which we took of the city, we seek to encourage our viewers to appreciate and cherish the beauty in their own surroundings despite their constraints.
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 120 X 120 centimetres
|TOH YUE LONG||S3R|
|LEE YU QIAO||S3S|
|KHOO SUI KI ARIEL||S3R|
|YUEN NGA CHING ZOE||S3L|
|CHANG WING CHUNG SPENCER||S3S|
|CHENG YU SUM SHANICE||S3R|
Resilience and mental well-being is the key to a better future. Through portraying ourselves smiling to different extents and gazing confidently into the future, we hope to remind our viewers to always focus on the bright side of life regardless of the circumstances we are in.
Title: Self Portrait Painted a Month After Starting School in Hong Kong
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 30 X 40 centimetres
|MICHELLE WONG GWANYI||S3M|
I painted this self-portrait in December 2017, barely a month settling into my new school in Hong Kong. Although painted in oils, stylistically, my portrait resembles an acrylic work, especially with the distinct colour shapes I have used to capture the myriad of colours reflected off my face.
Title: Citizens of the World
Medium: Digital Illustration (Adobe Illustrator)
Dimensions: 50×100 cm
|Canaga-Retnam Maia Jie-An||S2S-2|
|Yeo Yen Huey Davina||S2M-1|
|Tan Kee Meng||S2L-3|
|Law Kit Yee Natalie||S2R-1|
|Yu Wing Tung Megan||S2L-2|
|Chan Wun Kar Rachel||S2M-3|
|Ku Kai Wang Kelvin||S2L-2|
|Kang Qian Qian Coco||S2M-1|
|Chen Bai Guang Cypress||S2M-1|
|Fung Sum Yue Audrey||S2M-3|
|Kang Yunha Eunice||S2L-3|
|Lim Tse Yenn Faith||S2S-1|
|Goh Ju Li Greta||S2M-1|
|Mao Jia Xuan Joanna||S2R-1|
|Lam Sze Tung||S2R-3|
|Lee Jing Jing Annika||S2S-2|
Our collaborative artwork celebrates the world’s citizens and seek to highlight the beauty of our differences in heritage and cultures. We chose a country which we are most intrigued with to study and investigated its culture. We then drafted our designs on paper, applied their understanding of colour theory and then used Adobe Illustrator to create an original character to represent the country, and finally recreated it’s flag.