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Coming up: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art’s PavilionNOW

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By Su Fen Tan

Coming up: Shalini Ganendra Fine Art’s PavilionNOW

Hosted at the SGFA’s Gallery Residence, the PavilionNOW project is an honourable tribute to sustainable art, design and build. The project seeks to encourage young, local architectural talent to create beyond conventional definition, by constructing an innovative space of living, creativity and sustainability surrounding the familiar ‘pavilion’ concept.

The first of a three-year annual design program, this year’s project is lead by Q. Jade Saw Architect. Their winning design is a bamboo pavilion designed with the invaluable expertise of Orang Asli craftsman. The bamboo is harvested, split, treated and wrapped by the Orang Asli, creating challenging curves and flexibility. The bamboo, sourced from local groves, is in itself a testament to the green philosophy advocated by SGFA in support of local material and industry.

The 2015 Pavilion will feature a commissioned sound composition titled “Pools” by acclaimed New Zealand sound artist, Paul Timings. “Pools” is a sound art work embodying a drifting sense of rhythm maintained by a processed field recording of a small pool of water being affected by the tide on the Wellington waterfront, Timings incorporated a selection of local ambient sounds, including from bamboo groves, into the generative synthesis accompanying the rhythm.

PavilionNOW will run from 17 September 2015 to 18 February 2016. A lecture program will accompany the five-month showing.

For more information, contact:
Shalini Ganendra Fine Art
8, Lorong 16/7B, Section 16, PJ, 46350
Tues – Sat: 11am – 7pm
[email protected]



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