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The Origami Singapore group organised a curated exhibition which concluded last month. Titled “Origami : From Traditional to Modern”, the exhibition traced the development of origami from a traditional craft to the cutting edge designs of today. There were more than 200 models on display. The exhibition was held for about 3 months, from 8 Sep to 29 Nov. The exhibits travelled to 3 different locations of the National Library, and the exhibition was kindly supported by the National Library Board. The aim of the exhibition was to showcase origami in Singapore to the public, and encourage interest in origami in Singapore.
Setting up at Sengkang library
The “traditional” section featured models that were traditionally folded in Singapore. More than 30 models were on display, including the sampan, dragon head, yacht, jumping frog, shirt/trousers, mandarin hat and shuriken, to name a few. It was well received by the public and brought back fond memories to the older generation, many of whom were familiar with the models.
Traditional models on display
The section on “intermediate” models featured mostly models designed in the 60s to 80s, and included geometric and modular pieces. The “complex origami” section was the best represented. It showcased designers from all over the world, and many of the models featured were their latest designs, which thanks to the internet were already well known among Singaporean folders.
Special mention must be made of the showcase of designs by Singaporean folders, which were of a high quality.
Models by local designers
The exhibition also featured models folded by young folders under 20, including two who are below 10 years. Workshops for the public were conducted at all 3 locations.
Here are some more photographs from the exhibition.
At Toa Payoh library
Vistors at Sengkang library
Setting up at Toa Payoh Library – some of the volunteers: (L to R : Pek Tiong Boon, Wil Chua, Francis Ow, Chan Yew Meng, Ronald Koh, Curtis Choy)
A trio of eagles
Hope to upload more photographs when I have sorted them out.