Category: Exhibitions

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Kalopsia 2019

By Huang Beihua (20A03A) and Ng Jing Ting (20A13A)

It took us all of two minutes to locate the Visual Arts Centre. Located just a stone’s throw away from the entrance of Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, the glasshouse exhibition gallery was this year’s venue for Raffles Photographic Society’s (RPS’s) annual photography exhibition, Kalopsia 2019.

‘Kalopsia’, a rather wistful word referring to ‘the delusion of things being more beautiful than they really are’, aptly, if somewhat mawkishly, encapsulated the evocative sentiments of the exhibition. As chairperson Brendon Loo (19S03H) explained, “the state of delusion” the word captured succinctly reflected the vision behind this exhibition: to showcase photography as “more than just taking aesthetic photos”, but also an art form to “conjure a deeper significance and meaning”.

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Writers’ Guild Anthology ‘19: Look Upon the Past (Perfect)

By Wong Zi Yang (19A01D) and Tay Jing Xuan (20S03C)

“You’ll be fine!” Chester (19A01C) assured Rachel (19S07C) as she did one last recital of her lines. The hour leading up to the Writers’ Guild Anthology Launch was charged with an atmosphere of anticipation and anxiety. Shuffling around fixing their boards, doing sound tests, and practising their lines one final time, each member was acutely aware of the fact that almost half a year of hard work (and sometimes procrastination) would cumulate in these two hours. The result was one 266-page anthology, themed “Past Perfect”.

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Igniting the Flames of Change: Spark 2019

By Megan Soh (20A01B) and Jermaine Wong (20S03R)
Photos courtesy of Celine Chung (20S06H) and Fallon Thng (20S03B) from Raffles Photographic Society

 

There was no better way to end off a long school week than to attend Spark 2019, a concert organized by Raffles Community Advocates (CA) that aimed to raise awareness of the Deaf community in Singapore. Promising a night of music, dance and theatre, the concert hopes to spark a positive change in attitudes towards the Deaf by bridging the gap between the hearing community and the Deaf community.

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Film Society Screening: Singapore Boleh!

By Claire Tan (20S07A), Clara Shen (20A01A), and Coco Liu (20S06L)

As students streamed into the movie room in excited chatter on the 14th March, there was anticipation in the air of what the evening could possibly offer and what enlightenment the four films, which were carefully selected through a democratic voting process by the FilmSoc members, sought to provide.

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Raffles Photographic Society: 50by50

By Ina Song (19S07C) and Chloe Wong (19S07C)
Photos by Chloe Tan (19S03E) and Melvin Liam (19S05B)

Held at Dhoby Ghaut’s Visual Arts Centre, 50by50 was an exhibition of works created by members of the Raffles Photographic Society (RPS). The Year 6s were given a box measuring 50 cm by 50 cm – hence the name of the exhibition – to merge their photography with. In their words, “To make truly great art, one must think outside the box. (…) What creative challenge – or opportunity – does the box present? Does the box restrict, provide structure, or take on a completely unexpected meaning? Is the box simply a frame or can it add to or enhance the photograph?”

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