THE 6TH CDL SINGAPORE SCULPTURE AWARD

A firm supporter of the arts, City Developments Limited (CDL) has been contributing significantly to the Singapore arts scene for more than a decade.

 

The CDL Singapore Sculpture Award is an extension of the Group's patronage of the development of arts and youth in Singapore.

 

First initiated and introduced by CDL in 2002, the biennial Award is now into its 6th year.

Submission deadline: 21 April 2017

OBJECTIVES

•  Nurture artistic talent and encourage creativity amongst youths and local artists;

 

•  Promote greater interest in the sculptural art form;

 

•  Enrich Singapore's sculpture landscape through the commission and installation of the winning

   creation for public display.

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT

The CDL Singapore Sculpture Award remains the only sculpture contest at a national level, and has secured a strong following from both schools and the arts community over the years.

 

Since 2007, a partnership between the Award Organiser, CDL, and the National Parks Board (NParks) has made possible for the installation of the winning works at public parks with the aim of engaging the community, and adding vibrancy to Singapore’s cultural and physical landscape.

 

Reed Sculpture, the winning work for the 1st Award has since been commissioned and installed along Robertson Quay. The Wind, Her Rain And A Cloud Meet with A Tree in the Monsoon Season, the winning entry from the 2nd Award was installed at City Green, the Urban Park integrated with City Square Mall in 2009. In 2011, An Enclosure for a Swing, the winning piece from the 4th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award was unveiled at Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park.

 

The commissioning of All the Essentially Essential, the winning entry from the 3rd Award, at Raffles Place Park was completed in 2013.

 

A Hundred Lines, the winning entry from the 5th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award, will be commissioned at Marine Cove, a redeveloped lifestyle area within East Coast Park.

Reed Sculpture

 

The winning work from the 1st CDL Singapore Sculpture Award in 2003, it signifies boldness and strength in the face of harsh environmental conditions. The design was inspired by resilient reed plants often found standing tall in water or dry places.

The Wind, Her Rain And A Cloud Meet A Tree In The Monsoon Season

 

The winning piece from the 2nd award in 2007 illustrates the interaction between the tree, wind, rain and cloud, which symbolises the dynamic and natural cycle of a tropical rainforest. It uses the coherence of various organic shapes to connote nature's transferability and its tenuous relationship between Nature and Man. It is located at City Green, the Urban Park adjoining to Singapore's first Eco-mall - City Square Mall.

1st CDL Singapore Sculpture Award

 

– Winning Works

2nd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award

 

– Winning Works

All the Essentially Essential

 

The winning piece from the 3rd Award in 2007, currently sited at Raffles Place Park, is a humorous tongue-in-cheek take on the packed-to-the-brim lifestyle of the average ever-efficient Singaporean.

 

The sculpture was completed

in 2013.

An Enclosure for a Swing

 

Inspired by the psychological privacy one enjoys within a swing, this iconic sculpture lends a shape to this intimate space. The spatial expansion and contraction formed by the undulating steel ribbons trace out this movement to create a spatial cavity and a space that only Nature can enter. Seated within the sculpture, one can share a rare intimacy with Nature.

 

The winning work from the 4th Award in 2009 was designed as a landmark for Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park.

4th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award

 

– Winning Works

3rd CDL Singapore Sculpture Award

 

– Winning Works

A Hundred Lines

 

The winning entry from the 5th Award in 2013 celebrates CDL’s role in shaping Singapore’s skyline, and its 50 Years of Greening Singapore.

 

Above, a gleaming cityscape of crystalline form is suspended in the air, rendered by 50 vertical lines of metal. Below, a landscape of paths, waterways and landforms weave around the city, formed by 50 meandering lines of tropical wood; each engraved with text lines describing 50 local plant species.

 

Delicately merging, together they are emblematic of the dramatic transformation of Singapore’s skyline and greenery, a vision accumulated stroke by stroke over the years.

 

The piece will be commissioned at Marine Cove.

5th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award

 

– Winning Works

STRUCTURE OF THE AWARD

The CDL Singapore Sculpture Award is a site-specific sculpture competition.

 

Participants are invited to conceptualise an iconic sculpture for the designated site.

 

The competition is divided into two categories:

Open Category

All Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents residing in Singapore and abroad as well as work permit, professional and student pass holders.

Student Category

Students from Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education, Polytechnics, Singapore Universities, International Schools, Private Schools and Arts Institutions in Singapore.

JUDGING

All entries will be judged by a panel which includes renowned local and overseas artist/art critics appointed by the Organiser.

CDL SINGAPORE SCULPTURE

AWARD EXHIBITION

All prize-winning and selected qualifying entries will be displayed in a public exhibition. The CDL Singapore Sculpture Award Exhibition aims to foster a higher level of consciousness among the public towards the sculptural art form.

Winners of the 5th CDL Singapore Sculpture Award in 2013 with Guest-of-Honour, Mr Lawrence Wong, (then) Acting Minister for Community, Culture and Youth, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, and representatives from the Award's Organising Committee.

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