Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

Playing With & For The Community


SCYA is back from our rewarding trip to Nottingham, UK for World Event Young Artists 2012! It had been an exciting and experiential trip whereby all the artists from ages 18-30 around the globe congregated in one city. In a matter 10 days, networks were established and new friendships were forged between artists.

The Singaporean representatives thoroughly enjoyed their stay, participating in a wide variety of genre of arts and cultural events such as music, dance, performances, exhibitions, art performances, film screenings and etc. Throughout their stay, they learnt alot from from their international counterparts, gain more insights and perspectives through the activities and workshops held by WEYA. Photographer/Artist Benjamin Ziggy Lee express that “It was a very enlightening cross-cultural experience, to see different forms of expression from various parts of the world.” Furthermore, in a one off event, OffCuff (one of the multidisciplinary visual performance groups from Singapore) collaborated with Mauritius group – Patyatann in an experimental improvisation performance.

Collaborative experimental improvisation performance by OFFCUFF and Mauritius group – PATYATANN. Held on 13 September 2012 at Antenna, Nottingham.

We managed to catch an outdoor advertisement of WEYA 2012 on the streets in Nottingham!

A group shot of SCYA and the artists at the lawn of Nottingham Castle, a place where all artists congregate for meals.

The group at City Dome in heart of Market Square, Nottingham awaiting for BBC news coverage.

Photogapher/Artist Foo Wen Xin getting ready for interview with WEYA Volunteer/reporting team at Nottingham.

SCYA acknowledges and thank the National Arts Council & Singapore International Foundation for their support in this project. For donors through RocketHub, thank you for your generosity in helping to raise funds to freight the artworks over to Nottingham! Special thanks to the artists who helped SCYA in anyway, and their spontaneity and initiative that helped make this project a fruitful and enjoyable one.  Last but not least, SCYA would like to take the opportunity to thank World Event Young Artists organizers and volunteers that helped to create this wondrous event and pleasant stay in Nottingham.

About scyablog

Singapore Contemporary Young Artists Project (SCYA) is a non-profit Art Society that highlights Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through several platforms in exhibitions, websites, talks, workshops & commissioned services. SCYA was initiated by Jacquelyn Soo who is an artist, curator and director for SCYA. SCYA has over 10 members in the society contributing ideas, activities to support the organisation. SCYA represents up to 70 Singaporean/PR Artists in their works. SCYA launched their first project in Nov 2008 with a website collaboration with FIVEFOOTWAY that featured 23 Contemporary Young Artists Portfolios on an interactive website. Since then, SCYA have had several collaborations and events organised with corporations, government institutions, NGOS and education institutions, Please visit our website for more details: Like us on Facebook! Thank you!

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