Yeo Workshop is a dynamic gallery that strives to showcase thought-provoking, boundary pushing artists with its critical programming, at the same time, enriching and engaging the local community through education and outreach.
Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize
A project for Swiss bank Julius Baer. The Julius Baer Next Generation Art Prize speaks to a global community of creators and innovators of the future. The prize was open to emerging artists in Southeast Asia who work with digital and moving image. Winners of the prize include Still Image Category 1st prize: USD 15,000 - Shwe Wutt Hmon (Myanmar), 2nd prize: USD 10,000 - Robert Zhao (Singapore), 3rd prize: USD 5,000 - Fajar Riyanto (Indonesia). Moving images 1st prize: USD 15,000 - Mark Chua & Lam Li-Shuen (Singapore), 2nd prize: USD 10,000 - Khiev Kanel (Cambodia), 3rd prize: USD 5,000 - Arief Budiman (Indonesia)
Large Scale Public Art Project
Converting a former Ship Repairs Workshop into a pop-up Art Destination. 2 Cavan Road was earmarked for change in use, and in the meantime, we curated a pop-up project where local art collectives banded together to give the historic landmark an artistic send-off. The project titled “TWENTY TWENTY” was organised by our sister brand Singapore Arts Club.
Featuring artists: Chua Chye Teck, Filippo Sciascia, Muhammad Akbar, Mike HJ Chang, Merryn Trevethan, Dawn Ng, Nicolas Ong, Santi Wangchuan, Tuan Mami, Wong Lip Chin, Loke Hong Seng; and performance artists Performing artists: Mella Jaarsma, David ‘Celeste’ Portwood, Moses Tan and Shawna Wu. The exhibition also played host to Recharge Foundation and its exhibition "Treasures in the Rough" with works by Julie Curtis, Anna Weyant, Lisa Wright.
Educational Outreach-Singapore Pioneer Generation Artist
Our educational programme aims to spotlight the works and life of the late Solamalay Namasivayam, an Singapore Pioneer Generation artist and educator from the late 1980s to early 1990s. This important archival initiative culminates into a series of talks, panel discussions, exhibition and life-drawing workshops. His monograph and catalogue raisonné, which will be made available to schools and libraries as a critical resource, is in the midst of preparation.
Namasivayam has been widely credited for forging Singapore’s art education. He pushed for the acceptance of life drawing in our school curriculum, and the continuation of life drawing societies to present-day. He strongly believed in the art form, and dedicated two decades at the end of his life to its fervent study, generating hundreds of dynamic portraits. Alongside his peers Ng Eng Teng, Brother McNally, Chia Wai Hon, Sim Thong Kern, he started the Group 90 Life Drawing Group at the LASALLE College of the Arts in 1987.
We tailoring and organize tour for all levels of art lovers (amateurs to experts) to create fun and long-lasting memories around art. We have serviced VIP tours for private banking clients from United Overseas Bank (UOB), Standard Chartered Bank, and Credit Suisse, as well as patrons fromand institutions such as National Gallery, Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI), including a four-day National Gallery Patrons Tour in Hong Kong. Most recently, we organised a family- friendly Halloween-themed art walk for families at Gillman Barracks.
Artist Talks "Audience with an Artist"
We have organized many talks with Art as the core focus with the purpose that all walks of life can experience and build upon art and creativity as a core value and foundation for human development. Whether it be Art x Science, Art x Law, Art x hospitality, Art x Fashion, Art x Business, we conceive business conversations, policy making, social initiatives with Art as the core topic.
Topics include ‘Art and Law Symposium - Owning Contemporary Art: What it Means to Collect Works in Non-Traditional Medium’, with speaker art lawyer Henry Lydiate. "Audience with an Artist" in 2018 aimed to introduce the visual arts to fresh audiences in an engaging, personal way, while representing the diverse practices of artists in Singapore. Pairing an artist with members of other industries ranging from technology and design, finance and business, F&B and hospitality, to lifestyle and fashion. Participating Artists included Cheo Chai Hiang, Wei Xin Chong in conversation with a moderator from the world of finance, an investment strategist for GIC, Sean Koh, artists Ruben Pang and Jason Lim in conversation with a moderator from the world of branding and lifestyle, founder of creative agency Purpose, Tracy Phillips.
Beyond the gallery space, we seek to share art with audiences in different neighbourhoods outside of our own., Yeo Workshop partners with lifestyle brands such as Crane Club Joo Chiat to invigorate spaces with contemporary art. This collaboration marks the beginning of a long-term cultural venture and partnership where a rotating selection of artworks and programmes will take place throughout the year.