Of Wax, Dyes and Labour

Of Wax, Dyes and Labour
19 Jan 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
Jalan Besar & Little India
  • Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501; Permanent Galleries, Auditorium, Outdoor Compound
Free Admission
Other Information
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 6pm
Closed on Mondays

Talk - Of Wax, Dyes and Labour with Exhibiting Artists

Talk - Batik and Textile as Medium in Contemporary Practice:
20 Jan, 2.30pm

Tour - Batik Art Walk:
19 Jan, 4pm - 4.45pm
26 Jan, 10.30am - 11.30am

Workshop - Batik Demonstration by Fajrina Razak:
26 Jan, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
27 Jan, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Performance: Performance Art
19 Jan, 4.30pm
Of Wax, Dyes and Labour is an artistic response to Batik. 7 Singapore-based artists of different practices will be presenting new works, paying homage to the traditional art form that is considered obsolete and labour intensive in contemporary times. Artists were given the liberty to translate, juxtapose or amalgamate their work into elements found in Batik such as its technique, process, materials, motifs and usage of the fabric.

Our selected group of artists includes a ceramist, illustrators, wood-based artist, photo-based artist, performance artist and a printmaker.

Featuring the works of Aklili Zakaria, Almostasthma, AmirahRau, Fajrina Razak, Lee Wan Xiang, Shane Ng and Yang Jie.