Marlborough College Malaysia’s thriving and vibrant Visual Arts programme has started as we mean to go on. With the new academic year well underway, 15 of our talented artists participated in the prestigious annual IN Exhibition in Singapore.
Marlborough College Malaysia partners with 15 other international schools in Singapore to showcase the unique talent and skills of our creative young people to the wider community. IN’s 8th annual showcase opened at the prestigious Australian High Commission on Wednesday 21st November to an expectant crowd where over 150 artworks were, and continue to be, on display. Each year the work gets even better and the bar is raised again and again, and this year was no exception. Our cohort represented the College proudly with artworks in a range of media including oil and acrylic paint, photography, watercolour, resin, ceramics, computer-aided graphic design, mixed media and paper folding. The diversity in materials emphasises not only the broad scope of imagination in our pupils but also the limitless possibilities we can cater for in our Art department at MCM.
Being part of such a high-calibre exhibition, and the only school to represent Malaysia, allows our students to experience a setting that most only dream of before attending university. The work on display this year is by Joanne Kim, Isabella Brown, Ariel Tong, Maya Menon, Nadia Johnson, Natasha Johnson, Stephany Kim, Jay Chew, Darren Teoh, Natasha Goh, Jennifer Jagneaux, Hani Aswandi, Tess Siah, Victoria Yeo and Jackson McNaught. The night was further enriched by our accompanying pianists, Parthenia Thevar and Sky Chen. We were well represented by friends and family alike, and our special thanks to Heather Stevens, Nicholas and Alison Eatough, Magnus and Gillian Cowie, Helen Dalton, Claire Bridgman, Jon McNaught and Matthew Gallagher for their support for a truly remarkable event on the opening night, despite the sudden downpour.
If this exhibition is anything to go by, I know we are all in for a treat at the GCSE and IB Art exhibitions to be held later in the year.
The exhibition is open to public viewing until 18th January 2019 at the Australian High Commission in Singapore. Anyone is free to attend on weekdays between 9am – 5pm, subject to showing a passport at the gates.