Nicola Anthony Collaborates With & Inspires Little Artists Students
Contemporary British Artist, Nicola Anthony, worked collaboratively with the students at Little Artists Art Studio at The Arts House in April 2015, where she also gave a talk: ‘How to Be an Artist’. The ExtraOrdinary Idea was a live installation which was built, created and finished in one day, as a collaborative effort. In this second part of the SAVANTS Series, original works born from our emerging artists were displayed. Inspired by everything from nature to society, fantasy to reality, and contemporary to classical styles, students from 4 years old to 74 years old shared the labyrinthine creativity within their own minds.
Little Artists students then had the distinct pleasure of interacting with Nicola Anthony again in January 2017 at The Singapore Contemporary Art Show at Suntec. Her installation – The Observatory – allowed children and adults to enter a world of thoughtful voyuerism and endless poetic possibilities. You could view from both within and without, through more than 16,000 rolls of paper. It was interpreted by so many people as so many different things, and thus was one of the most talked about installations in the show. Our curious and highly imaginative kids on the Kids Art Tours loved hearing more about what they were seeing and insisting parents use a hashtag to make it viral: #observatoryart
Little Artists Art Studio then organized a Special Experience at Intersections Gallery to see the latest from Contemporary Artist, Nicola Anthony, on 1st March 2017. Gallery Owner, Marie-Pierre Mol, offered our senior students and their parents an evening with Ms. Anthony where she gave insight into her works and process of painting, sculpting and burning to get their creative minds working.
Nicola Anthony (b.1984) is a British artist living in Singapore and working internationally. Her current work is made through assemblages, weaving, or through burning into calligraphy paper using incense sticks. Born in London, she studied at University of the Arts London (CSM) and Loughborough University. She is artist in residence at the NPE Residency Programme based in Singapore. Her travelling sculpture Great Soul has been shown at the cultural platform Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem in Jakarta and is currently exhibited at the Aceh Tsunami Museum. In 2016 and 2017 her work has been showcased at Affordable Art Fair Singapore and Singapore Art Week and The Singapore Contemporary Art Show, her sculpture Nest was commissioned by the National Art Council. Nicola’s artwork is widely collected and exhibited both in the UK and around the world, through galleries, art fairs and museums. Nicola also creates public sculptures, her latest being commissioned for Marina Bay in Singapore, and Sentosa Island. Around the world Nicola has exhibited at the Serpentine Gallery Project Space (London), the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (USA), Shinjuku Creators Fiesta (Tokyo), & featured in shows around Asia and Europe. Her artwork has received sponsorship from Tate Britain and been exhibited in Tate Modern’s ‘No Soul for Sale’.
Shri Jatin Das Visits Little Artists
It was with great delight that Little Artists welcomed Shri Jatin Das, one of the top contemporary painters in India, to our studio on Apr 29, 2007.
The multi-faceted Jatin Das has been a part of the Indian art scene for more than four decades, with his paintings, murals and sculptures. The human body holds an endless fascination for him and he pursues his quest for dynamic figures tirelessly, using a linear structure and quick brushwork.
Jatin Das, one of the most prolific figurative painters, is also a graphic artist, sculptor, muralist and a poet. He was born in 1941 in Mayurbhanj, Orissa. Jatin studied painting at Sir J J School of Art in Bombay (1957-62). Since he finished his art education, he has been participating in all important national and international art exhibitions, namely the Biennales in Paris (1971), and in Venice (1978) and the Documenta in Kessel (1975).
Between 1965 and 1991, he participated in 37 solo shows, national and international, resenting a revealing retrospective sponsored by the ITC at the Lalit Kala Gallery in 199 1. He attended 2 artists’ camps (1974-89), four workshops and offered his works at 14 charity shows all over India. Fourteen limited editions of his theme-based graphics and conte drawings have been published in India, Germany and U.K.
Shri Jatin Das lives and works in New Delhi.
Prof. G A Dandekar conducts Workshops at Little Artists
It was with great delight that Little Artists welcomed Prof. G A Dandekar one of the top contemporary painters in India, to its studio on Aug 8 & 9, 2007.
Born 1949 in Maharashtra, India, Prof. G.A. Dandekar is a faculty member of Sir J.J. College of Applied Art in Mumbai, India. As a painter, Prof. Dandekar tries to encapsulate his memory into his canvases. These memories are depicted within a number of colourful human subjects, reflective of his youth in the vibrant city of Sangli, Maharashtra. He captures not only their distinct wardrobes and vivid colours, but also their emotive expressions and moods. Prof. Dandekar’s paintings are well-known to have caught the verve and rhythm in the lives of regular village people. Through his works, Prof. Dandekar is able to communicate instantly with the average viewer, leaving them often with a lingering feeling of colour, good cheer, music and dance in a rural milieu.
Prof. Dandekar has been teaching arts and paintings since 1973. He has done several solo shows including the Jehangir Art Gallery, Nehru Centre Art Gallery and Maharastra Seva Sangh. His work has also been featured in several group shows in India, mainly Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi. His recent paintings were displayed in an exhibition of 50 leading contemporary Indian artists. Prof. Dandekar has also been interviewed on Indian Television numerous times and also participated in several invited and sponsored shows. He has been commissioned by several organizations including the Union Bank of India, Mumbai among many others. He has done murals for the Videsh Sanchar Nigam and Definace Knitting Industries, and in addition, his works are in the private collection of several art appreciators internationally e.g. U.S.A, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore and India.