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The tail swing of Awaken the Dragon 2014 is here! Yes, the exhibition of the dragon-kiln-fired ceramics! Go look for your very own clay work(s) if you had participated in the workshops last year! It’s 2015 now. Here are the details:

Date & time: 18th-26th April 2015, 1-8pm

Venue: The Agora, Midview City, Blk 28 MidView City #03-142, 18 Sin Ming Lane S573960 (click here for how to get there)

About The Agora: the Awaken the Dragon 2014 Exhibition is the inaugural event at a new space called The Agora. The Agora is a gathering place for like-minded individuals who believe in creating spaces for a more open and inclusive Singapore. Founded by social enterprise The Opinion Collaborative Ltd, it houses members of civil society, media organisations and knowledge partners, including Post-Museum, the co-producer of Awaken the Dragon.

To note: the opening hours are 1-8pm daily but it is possible to visit at another time if you make an appointment with at least 1 day in advance via email to awakenthedragonkiln@gmail.com. If you are coming in a group of more than 10 people, please also make an appointment.

Exhibition event page here.

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Probably the largest and most participatory ceramics event in Singapore, Awaken the Dragon Festival 2014 will kick off this Friday (21st November 2014) with the official lighting of the Dragon Kiln (龙窑) at 7pm (GMT+8) at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle. Since as early as June 2014, public and private workshops have been going on for anyone who wished to create his or her very own clay work to be wood-fired at one of the last two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore.

ever wonder how does the interior of a Dragon Kiln look like?

ever wondered how does the interior of a Dragon Kiln look like?

In this period of time dominated by the ubiquitous plastic wares and disposables, the Dragon Kilns are often left dormant and rarely fired in full length (30 metres or longer). Following the success of its previous firing at Guan Huat Dragon Kiln in January 2013, the Festival has returned with excitement and lots of anticipation!

A bonus is, the newly-opened Jurong Eco-Garden connecting the two pottery havens, namely Thow Kwang and Guan Huat, will allow visitors to more easily juggle between the many colourful programmes and activities lined up at both sides. Scroll down to find the schedule of activities at the Festival this weekend!

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packing the Dragon Kiln with lots of clay works before it breathes fire!

Without further ado, please click here and here to know more about the Festival. Do visit the Festival and be part of a journey in the preservation of heritage and culture. Thanks to the kind sponsorship by JTC, you may hop onto one of the shuttle buses to get to the Festival venue, see the timetable here.

Also check out the programmes happening prior to or after the Festival, such as:

1. Awaken the Dragon – twelve artists celebrating communities & ceramics

“the exhibition will showcase works in differing forms and mediums from wood-fired pottery to porcelain sculptures” by local as well as international artists from Australia, the USA and Thailand.

Opening reception: today, 19th November 2014, 6.30pm

Venue: Art-2 Gallery, 140 Hill Street #01-03, Old Hill Street Police Station, Singapore 179369

Exhibition: runs through 13th December 2014. 11am – 7pm, closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

More information here.

2. Auction of master ceramic art works

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3. Support by chipping in

From as little as SGD10, your financial support to the Festival will not only be appreciated by the Festival, but perhaps also a less privileged person who will benefit from one of the perks you may pick in return for your sponsorship. Less than two days to go, click here to contribute now!

4. The Exhibition

To be held in early 2015, a public exhibition will showcase all the clay works fired during the Festival. Keep a look out for your art piece if you have created a work or two at the workshops!

schedule of Festival activities poster from Awakendragonkiln http://awakenthedragonkiln.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/schedule-of-festival-activities/

schedule of Festival activities
poster from Awakenthedragonkiln

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