ARTSMH EXHIBITION 2021

Our 2021 exhibition includes a diverse range of artworks under 3 main themes

Representing the self via art - 

Appreciate detail via art -

Connection via art -

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THEME 1 
REPRESENTING THE SELF VIA ART

Art is a good medium for us to self-reflect, explore and express the self. Take some time to create an artwork that represents you. It could be an artwork that helps you reflect, an artwork that reflects your current emotions or an artwork that represents a journey of your life or artwork that represents your personality.  

 

Reading Material

THEME 2
APPRECIATE DETAIL VIA ART
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sohwakhaeng)

‘sohwakhaeng’, the active appreciation of small but certain happiness. It could simply be the joy of creating a miniature or the sheer blissfulness of meeting up a friend at the café.  

While we may be so distracted by the major events in our lives, be it study or career, we hope this theme may prompt you to explore the happiness which is easily accessed from the small things in life and grow in the enjoyment of this wonderful creation that our creator has provided us with.  

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THEME 3 
CONNECTION VIA ART

Art is not exclusive to an individual, it could be a shared and collective experience. Art is a nice way to connect, to share, and to understand. Share your co-created artworks here!

 
 

REPRESENTING THE SELF VIA ART
THEME 1
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Versions of a cartoon-like character that is used to represent me doing everyday things
MOLLY
A reflection of myself and how I was feeling about planning for my transition from living at home to living near university. 
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MOLLY
PELIN
Adult Diversion--Holding on to Things I Love in this Sometimes Chaotic World. 
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It is a moment captured by my friend when I was looking at a collection of an artist’s work at a Café which was holding an exhibition named “To the Nature”. I think it is a great representation of me, an introvert who enjoys spending time herself in a random afternoon during the summer. 
WEIYI
WEIYI
It is always easy for us to be trapped in the past and not able to move on and look forward. Inspired by these blooming flowers, I created this piece of artwork to reflect on my inner struggles at the time, hoping to “break free” from the past that kept haunting me (which is represented by the black and lifeless vase) just like these lively flowers did. Even for now, this artwork can always be a good reminder that we can break free from anything that trapped us and live a life much more freely and joyfully. 
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1 vote per person in each category (3 in total). 
Deadline: 18 . 09 , 2021
APPRECIATE DETAIL VIA ART
THEME 2
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This artwork helped me appreciate the detail in the Bangor marina, I had visited a few days prior. In between writing my thesis, I took a day trip with friends and visited Bangor in Northern Ireland. During the scribble art (one-line) session of the ARTSMH UCL programme, I decided to draw the marina from a picture on my phone. Despite the art not having detail in as of itself, I was able to focus and admire the little bits contributing to making the whole scene so beautiful; the green moss in the water, pedestrians strolling, resting boats, etc.
ZEENA
A Japanese Style Garden
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PELIN
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MOLLY
A Drawing of a Bird Catching a Worm in the Early Morning. 
ZEENA
This artwork helped me escape from daily busyness; it was a project I did for fun. The collage elements are from magazines lying about in the house- bits and pieces of everyday life around us. This piece is a sequel to another being the opposite (filled violins, empty background), inspired from the detailed, cartoony art of my Middle School Art teacher long ago. The purpose of this artwork was giving me enjoyment through creation and appreciation to detail. It is dedicated to my mom, who always reminds me not to forget enjoying life and to not sweat the small stuff.
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WEIYI
After a long day, it is nothing more calming to catch the sunset view outside of my window. Originally, I simply wanted to paint the architecture in the sunset, but inspired by an artist, I combined two views at different moments in one piece when I found the architecture accidentally looks like a giant zipper.

At the end of day, I hope we could “unzip” the emotion package within us, vent some of the negative feelings out and start appreciating small things we often ignore in our life. 
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1 vote per person in each category (3 in total). 
Deadline: 18 . 09 , 2021
CONNECTION VIA ART
THEME 3
COLLABORATIVE WORK
'Cassette Tape'
00:00 / 01:25
UCL ChangeMakers x ARTSMH - Music Group
Angus Chung: piano harmonies
Henry Haocheng Wang: rap vocal
Wai Lam Leung: main vocal, choir, backing
Rania Imãn Virjee: piano theme and drums 

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Our composition, "Cassette Tape", is a reflection of our feelings and emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main theme is nostalgia, remembering and reflecting on life pre-COVID. The piano theme and harmonies constitute the base of this piece with intermittent cassette tape sounds and background backing. Two musical forms of vocal delivery are represented here: singing and rapping, as diverse music mediums to reflect and express ourselves.
 
UCL ChangeMakers x ARTSMH - Dance Group

The song used for this piece was “False Confidence” by Noah Kahan. It’s about confidence and we interpreted it as being open with our expressions. The choreography centred around that, and the dance focused on gesturing. We mainly used our hands instead of the entire body. 

We hope you’re able to see and feel how we aimed to be more expressive through our dance. Hope you enjoy it! 

Special thanks to the performers (Sofia, Chelsea, Geethana and Jenny), as well as our leader Narissa for choreographing! 

 
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Deadline: 18 . 09 , 2021
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