Media release: Over 600 student works to be unveiled at The LASALLE Show Exhibition 2024

02 May 2024
Media Release

Over 600 works by final year students from the Diploma, BA (Hons) and postgraduate programmes at LASALLE College of the Arts will be unveiled at The LASALLE Show Exhibition 2024. 

The exhibition, which marks the culmination of LASALLE’s annual graduation showcase, will open in galleries throughout the College’s McNally Campus from 16 to 24 May 2024. A digital showcase will also launch on on 16 May.

With works spanning design, fine arts, film, animation, dance, music, theatre, creative writing and art therapy, the exhibition will showcase a rich crop of artistic talents, innovative projects with social and cultural impact, and insights from rigorous practice-led research that break new ground in the arts and design. 

“We are thrilled to open The LASALLE Show Exhibition this year and celebrate the incredible achievements of our graduating students,” said Professor Steve Dixon, President, LASALLE College of the Arts.

“The LASALLE Show is the grand finale of our graduating students' journeys at LASALLE, and a testament to the remarkable imagination, creativity, and tenacious spirit that defines a LASALLE education. Our graduands have created works that are original and inspiring, and that speak to the issues of our time — cultural and personal identity, society and community, emerging technologies, climate change and much more. I am greatly impressed by this year’s showcase and I am sure that visitors will be as well.”

Highlights from The LASALLE Show Exhibition 2024 include:

Society and community

  • Say Hello to Your Stranger by Bong Man Won from the Diploma in Fine Arts programme features a gachapon machine filled with handwritten notes that highlights the magic that unfolds when strangers connect. As visitors interact with the machine, they are invited to participate in this exchange of intimacy.
  • Eldeen Ng from the BA (Hons) Fashion Media and Industries programme has created a digital publication, Odes to the Allure of Shadows, which aims to stimulate discourse and question established perceptions of masculinity in Singapore.
  • Food and the Migrant Diaspora by Soong Li-Shya from the BA (Hons) Design Communication programme explores how food can serve as a mediator between Singaporeans and the Bangladeshi migrant community in Singapore.
  • Inspired by the need for more effective public health communication, MA Design graduand Josef Lee created Happie in July as part of his thesis project — a comic series about a girl named July and her depression, a cartoon character named Happie. 

Exploring culture and heritage

  • ODYSSEY by Ponni Ashok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles. With textiles made from discarded saris, and drawing references from the DIY attitude and anti-fashion aesthetics of anti-consumerism, the collection aims to create interactive textiles that allow the wearer to experiment with assemblage.
  • Trilingual Education Programme, written and directed by Andre Hong Ray from the BA (Hons) Film programme, imagines a future Singapore, where in the year 2035 dialect has been formally reintroduced to Chinese schools.

Emerging technologies

  • The Story of Ritual by Mohamad Zhafran Bin Sazali, BA (Hons) Animation Art. The animated film is inspired by the contemporary dilemmas surrounding AI technology and the enigmatic ‘black box’ concept and provokes thoughtful reflection on our relationship with technology.
  • 安息 (rest in peace) by Eric Sim from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles programme is a digital fashion collection exploring the belief of what happens after death, featuring a 3D virtual reality world.