Tree of Life
The 4th Southeast Asian Ceramics Festival
Curated by Hadrian Mendoza
Participating Artists from:
Cambodia | Indonesia | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand
From November 29, 2016 until January 15, 2017, Ayala Museum becomes the proud host to an exhibition of works by 48 contemporary ceramic artists from Southeast Asia. The show, entitled, “The Tree of Life: The 4th SEA Ceramics Exhibition and Festival” will be on display at the second and third levels of the museum as well as in the glass exhibition areas along the cross-stairs in between.
As part of the festival proper, there will be nine visiting artists slated to conduct public talks and live demonstrations from December 16 and 17.
The Tree of Life refers to a common motif and symbol seen in traditional and religious art throughout the region. As mentioned in a shared artist statement, “Through this exhibition, 48 artists explore their roots in relation to ‘The Tree of Life.’ Despite our different religious backgrounds, we come together to discover how this sacred tree connects us to the past and to the next life.”
2017 is potentially a very important year to highlight the position of the country vis-à-vis our neighbours in Southeast Asia as the Philippines will be hosting the ASEAN summit and related events as its chair. The exhibition offers a great window to present regional affinities and create an open dialogue among ASEAN artists and between artists and the public.
November 29, 2016 – January 15, 2017
Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum
Lecture & Workshop with visiting artists
December 16, 2016 | 10 AM – 4:30 PM
DAY 1 Schedule: LECTURES
|10:00am-10:30am||Hadrian Mendoza – Tree of Life: 4th Southeast Asian Symposium|
|10:30am-11:00am||Soe Yu Nwe- On Spirit/ House|
|11:00am-11:30am||Sekporn Tansripraparsiri- The Last Dragon Kiln Builder|
|11:30am-12:00pm||Eiair –Appreciation of Eiair 101|
|1:30pm-2:00pm||Noi Morton Gonzales- Sculpting Human Figures|
|2:00pm-2:30pm||Jason Lim- Still / Life|
|2:30pm-3:00pm||Pang Swee Tuan- Coral- Rhythm of the Seas|
|3:00pm-3:30pm||Pim Sudhikam- The Works of Pim|
|3:30pm-4:00pm||Tessie Baldo- Rough Road to Being a Potter|
December 17, 2016 | 9 AM – 4 PM
DAY 2 Schedule: DEMONSTRATIONS
|10:00am-10:45am||Pim Sudhikam- Slab Constructed Pots|
|10:45am-11:15am||Noi Morton Gonzales- Sculpting Human Figures|
|11:15am-12:00pm||Eiair – Please Hold Your Breath|
|1:00pm-1:45pm||Sekporn Tansripraparsiri- Making Lids With a Plaster Bat|
|1:45pm-2:30pm||Soe Yu Nwe– Building Organic Forms: Clay Bodies Addition|
|2:30pm-3:15pm||Tessie Baldo- My Ritual jar|
|3:15pm-4:00pm||Pang Swee Tuan- Coral- Rhythm of the Seas|
All lectures and workshops come with purchase of museum admission.
FREE for Ayala Museum members. (Read more about museum membership HERE)
Exhibition ticket prices start at Php 150.
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For more information:
CALL: 759 82 88 local 35