Tropical Lab 10 – Day 1

21st July 2016

The day we’ve been waiting for all year is finally here! This year’s Tropical Lab is set to raise the bar with a special tenth year anniversary. Once again, student-artists across lands and seas; cities and communities; and ideas and ideologies will spend two weeks together in Singapore and on-campus at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Day1_1editedOur record-breaking pool of 28 International student artists collecting their Tropical Lab Bags -thoughtfully filled with many local goodies by the Tropical Lab team and student ambassadors.

Day1_29.30a.m: Participants are seated and ready for the opening session!

Day1_3Tropical King Milenko Prvacki gives an opening address before a welcome speech by Venka Purushothaman, LASALLE’s very own VP (Academic) & Provost.

Day1_5Our Provost getting ready to bring the student-artists on a school tour.

Day1_6editedOn the School Tour: Student-artists have a look at LASALLE’s workshop facilities that will be open for them throughout their two-week residency.

day1.jpgAnd the seminars are finally underway! Participants were treated to sharings by Reuben De La Cruz, Susan Sentler, Guo Liang Tan and Peter Ellis. The expert art practitioners talked about their works and research in relation to this year’s Tropical Lab theme, Fictive Dreams.

Keep a look out for the next post where we will share more about the specially-chosen theme for the 10th anniversary of Tropical Lab, Fictive Dreams.

“A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope.” — Howard Thurman

Signing off with love,
Tropical Lab Team