Cita Seni: Receptacle of Feeling/Filling
A Showcasing of Pottery by Dr Suriani Suratman
Pottery is emblematic to human creation – all human cultures throughout history have created and experimented with pottery in many shapes and sizes, with various purposes and meanings. While the meaning of pottery can be extricated in some discourses, the lived experience of the making of pottery is one that demands commitment to a laborious task, a strong understanding of clay and glazes, as well as a vivid imagination of possibilities. Pottery by construct is defined by a hollow within that which is a receptacle. But from without, pottery could only have meaning if we have a feeling for it.
Exhibition: Gallery II
22 – 26 Sep | 10am – 8pm
See this showcase of the multiple pottery creations of Dr Suriani Suratman and discover the process of transforming clay into works of art.
Forum: Blue Room
23 Sep | 11am – 1.30pm
Join Dr Suriani Suratman as she shares her experience as a potter in Singapore and relate the process of transforming clay into works of art.
This forum is conducted in English and moderated by Dr Azhar Ibrahim, lecturer at the NUS Department of Malay Studies.
Cita Seni is co-presented by The Arts House and the NUS Department of Malay Studies.
About Dr Suriani Suratman
Dr. Suriani Suratman, a social anthropologist, is currently the Senior Lecturer at the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore. She first started pottery classes in 2001 under the tutelage of Master Potter Iskandar Jalil. Her first solo exhibition was in 2013 and she has also participated in several group exhibitions. The works are displayed at ART2 Gallery, Old Hill Street Police Station Building and Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, #01-07.
Dr Suriani has done several commissioned works for Ministry of Law (2012), Singapore International Foundation (2009), National Heritage Board, Patron of the Year Award (2007), The Sentosa Resort and Spa (2006) and Temasek Holdings (2003).