Symphony In Colours

By Shazia Habib
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3rd. – 8th. February 2017

Visual Arts Centre

10, Penang Road,

(Dhoby Ghaut MRT)

Singapore

Singapore presents a thriving art hub for many artists to show off their talent and expression to an engaged local and expat community. The art buyers in the city span from the serious and seasoned ‘Art Collector’ to the ‘New Home Owner’. Regardless of the reason for our purchase, we all love a piece of art on our walls. But when we step out to buy that piece, we often seek high and low; in art galleries, exhibitions and the  meandering rows of shophouses that line old Singapore and where we hope that the decades old history can breathe stories into the artwork as well. To cut a long story short, to find an art creation that’s just right for our homes, a simple task is not. To top it all,  art collection is an expensive hobby. This is where Symphony in Colours steps in, to give the art lover in you a chance to buy a piece of art at affordable prices. The cherry on top is that, a part of the sale proceedings will fund a charitable cause at I-India and HOME Singapore.

FUCSHIA sat down to speak to the organizers; Nidhi Samani, Megha Mathur, Aparna Patil and Sonal Mathur to find out more about what’s on show this February.

Why Symphony in Colours?

We wanted to bridge the gap between emerging and established artists in Singapore. This idea inspired us to conceive Symphony in Colours-2017, an Art Exhibition which is a not-for-profit event. 

How is it different from other Art Exhibitions?

You not only buy Art, you also support a cause in the process. In addition, we will also conduct various art workshops by five artists, prominent in their fields.

ONE reason to visit the show?

Be part of a beautiful opportunity to own an art piece and help grow and support, not only an emerging artist but also, a local and international charity for a worthy cause.

Art lovers, collectors and enthusiasts can look forward to discovering and viewing artworks with a fresh feel to them as the upcoming  artists have their own oeuvres developed over years of training, experimenting and creating. The art to be show-cased spans across varied mediums and genres. The members have their own unique style which comes together seamlessly to bring you this experience, thus putting merit in their name: Symphony In Colours

The passion behind the people?

We shared a passion for making art more accessible to all. This passion brought us together to support, promote, and provide a common platform for aspiring artists based in Singapore. Symphony in Colours-2017 is a not-for-profit event. It is  a group art exhibition, self-funded by the participants, for the participants.

Art with a Cause?

We aim to adopt 2 charities. HOME Singapore and I-India. We are also working with UWCSEA in this connection. Support will be extended through our sales proceeds and ‘Silent Auctions’ of selected artworks from the exhibition.

What do you hope to achieve with Symphony in Colours-2017?

We are both proud and excited to announce that artwork and talent that has not been previously viewed on a largely public stage, will be on show at Symphony in Colours-2017. The ‘Auction’ and ‘Artist Workshops’, along with the ‘Exhibition’ itself,  will all combine to offer the art enthusiast a memorable and interactive look at some largely undiscovered talent in Singapore.

With the Singapore Art community’s support, we hope to gather the artistic community (established and emerging artists) in this city under one roof.  Since the artists showing at our exhibition are a mix of established and emerging talent, we expect to stage a fresh and dynamic show.

‘Art Pieces’ that have not been viewed yet or have not received the lime light so far, will be on show. This exposure will provide a platform for upcoming artists to meet and interact with art buyers and enthusiasts. We aim to exhibit and sell the artists’ work, thereby promoting the cause of Art itself in a more holistic term.

We are both proud and excited to announce that artwork and talent that has not been previously viewed on a largely public stage, will be on show at Symphony in Colours-2017. The ‘Auction’ and ‘Artist Workshops’, along with the ‘Exhibition’ itself,  will all combine to offer the art enthusiast a memorable and interactive look at some largely undiscovered talent in Singapore.

Art lovers, collectors and enthusiasts can look forward to discovering and viewing artworks with a fresh feel to them as the upcoming  artists have their own oeuvres developed over years of training, experimenting and creating. The art to be show-cased spans across varied mediums and genres. The members have their own unique style which comes together seamlessly to bring you this experience, thus putting merit in their name: Symphony In Colours. 

What is on show?

  • The show features traditional and contemporary works of inclusive and diverse representations
  • 85 pieces from 17 artists (15 women and 2 men participants)
  • Artworks showcase varied mediums ranging from Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, Water Colours, Chinese Brush Painting, and Mixed Media
  • 5 workshops conducted by 6 eminent artists in Singapore introducing various painting tech

If you are an art enthusiast, and planning to visit Symphony in Colours, here’s a glimpse of the organizing artists:

Nidhi Samani: A British-Indian artist based in Singapore. She explores Oils, Charcoals and Chinese Brush painting. Much of her art is housed in private collections in Australia, India, Kenya and the UK.

Sonal Mathur: Sonal grew up in vibrant and colourful Rajasthan. She combines Oils, Palette Knife and Brush strokes to create Landscapes, Folk Art, Portraits, Abstracts and Miniatures.

Megha Mathur: Megha works best with Acrylic. Her art creations feature Indian Folk Art, Abstract, Figurative and Mixed Media.

Aparna Patil: Aparna was born in India and has lived in Singapore for over 11 years. She works with Oil and Chinese ink. She has just created a banner for display at this year’s ‘Chingay Parade’. She accepts customized commissions and her artwork can be found in the UK, USA, India and Singapore.

Symphony in Colours will be inaugurated by Ms. Meira Chand, author and member of The National Arts Council. It is scheduled for Friday, February 3, 2017, from 5-7pm. Guests of Honour include Ms.Renuka Bhagat of Radio Masti 24X7.

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About Shazia Habib

Shazia likes to pen her thoughts when she feels passionately about a life experience, a person or an event. She is mother to 3 lively boys and along with her husband, attempts to settle in her new country by taking German lessons so she is able to soak in the culture, language and spirit of the region. "Wake up in the morning, take a deep breath and exhale! Keep on living with a passion that inspires others! "