Saturday, March 16, 2013

Awaken the Dragon Festival 2013: The exhibition

Awaken the Dragon Festival 2013: The Exhibition. National Museum of Singapore.

The day that many have been waiting for is here!

If you have taken part in Phase One of the Awaken the Dragon project and have made a work out of clay during one of the Awaken the Dragon workshops, you have probably been informed that your work would have been fired in one of the two remaining dragon kilns in Singapore earlier in Jan 2013.

Do you know that the firing of dragon kilns in Singapore is a carbon neutral event?
All the wood used in the two remaining dragon kilns in Singapore are waste wood.

Thanks to wonderful efforts of the sponsors, the organisers, the volunteers and well-wishes, you may be excited and grateful to know that your work is now being exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore.

Here are the details:

10 Mar 2013 - 24 Mar 2013 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
National Museum of Singapore
The Concourse
Admission is free.
Official website:

National Museum of Singapore.

It felt like yesterday when I was at Focus Ceramics for one of the Awaken the Dragon workshops last November. Fast forward to 16 March this year, I visited the exhibition hoping that my work from the workshops has survived the firing. It was comforting to see my humble work made from clay transformed into ceramic, and exhibited for public viewing. Thankfully, it was structurally sound to withstand the high temperature firing in the dragon kiln.

Finding my work from the numerous exhibits proved to be easier than I had thought! Thanks to the careful planning of the organisers. All I did was to quote the 'dragon number' allocated to my work and counter-check against my name. Subsequently, the kind volunteers at the exhibition help-desk directed me to the section where my work was being exhibited.

Nov 2012: My work made from clay.

Mar 2013: It survived the firing!
A humble art-piece that has brought joy to its maker.

I was beaming with joy to find my work. Yeah, it survived!

Please find time to enjoy the works made by your friends and other fellow participants too. Head for the exhibition soon, it will be held till 24 Mar 2013 only!

Bonus: There is one more reason to visit the National Museum. During the March Holiday, from 16 - 24 Mar 2013 (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), two adults enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibition, Being Together: Family & Potraits - Photographing with John Clang, when accompanied by a student. For more information, please visit this link.

My eyes were attracted to the sculpted model of an angel with a halo above her head.

I was attracted to the sculpted hand models.

A hint that this project will take place yet again.

Many thanks to the volunteers and members of the community who have made this project possible.

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