Opportunities & Projects

Platform Exchange

LASALLE College of the Arts is collaborating with Platform Arts for Platform Exchange, a digital art exchange designed to foster an ongoing, global dialogic interaction through the facilitation of artist exchanges.

This tri-annual artist-led virtual collaboration and methodological cross-pollination will contribute to international contemporary art discussions, by providing Australian and Singaporean artists with the opportunity to link to an international audience and experience a new global context and network. The inaugural, digital, artist-led exchange is between artists Samantha Taylor (Djilang/Geelong) and Kar-men Cheng (Singapore).

From 17 May - July 12 2021 they will be exploring each other's contexts, practice and research exclusively through online spaces, conversations and documenting these digital encounters.

About the artists:


Samantha TaylorSamantha Taylor is a Singaporean-Australian multidisciplinary artist who lives and learns on Wadawurrung land. Her research-based practice involves crafted objects, personal effects, diaristic text, performative gestures and photographic documentation within the vicinity of a central, sculptural installation. Samantha addresses the necessity for preservation of cultural customs and the discourse regarding the diasporic consciousness—reflecting upon subjective fluctuation between Singaporean-ness and Australian-ness.

KarmenKar-men Cheng (alumna, Masters in Fine Arts) is a Singaporean artist whose work explores how identities define themselves in dialogue and the cultural, phenomenological, and practical barriers between different forms of communication. She likes interviewing people, while slowly drafting a landscape of values, looking for the interactions, practices and systems that rewrite boundaries of social control.