Varnam 2014 – May 24th to 25th

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Varnam 2014 – An art exhibition by malayalee artists in Singapore, explores the idea to revel in the contemporary art of creative paintings. The 2 day -long exhibition at MICA Atrium expects to show case in the rich expanse of materials that artworks can be made of with variety of styles, ranging from pencil dots, char coals to murals and oil canvas.

Conceived and organized by SMA with the support of NAC (National Arts Council)  , 'Varnam 2014' is aimed to nurture and promote the artists from Singapore malayalee community. Providing them an opportunity to uncover their talent in conjunction with SMA's vision of "Deeper Community Bonding through Art’. The event is expected to draw the crowds interested in traditional arts, still life and abstracts.

Since its inception of event of this nature, Varnam 2013 , an year ago, the exhibition has showcased talented art works in most contemporary styles in painting. With limited publicity, as a first time event it generated great interests in the art lovers in community and attracted a turnout of around 800 visitors.

As part of this year’s exhibition, around twenty enthused artists are preparing their works to make the show a memorable one. In addition, an exciting new component of this year’s exhibition will be the proposed art workshops during the event to engage the budding artists and young minds. It would be an excellent opportunity for new artists to learn the techniques and skill required to produce classic artwork.

Rounding up the event, there are drawing competitions planned during the exhibition which will allow young child artists an opportunity to excel in their craft and get attention from established artists. The exhibition days will also see presentation of a work-in-progress niche craft skills like quilling and paper jewelry making.

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