SIM University (UniSIM), through its School of Science and Technology (SST), has partnered DesignSingapore Council and PhotoVivo to organise a photography exhibition entitled “Line and Lines”, which features photographic works of SST's first batch of students taking its Digital Photography Technology course, that is subsidised under the SkillsFuture Credit scheme.
Mr Baey Yam Keng, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, graced the opening of the exhibition on 7 March 2016, together with UniSIM representatives including Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost; Associate Professor Samir Attallah, Dean of SST; and Associate Professor Teng Su Ching, Director of the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education.
SST was pleased to have been invited by DesignSingapore Council to organise the photography exhibition as one of the events in Singapore Design Week 2016, which runs from 8 – 20 March 2016. The exhibition provided an opportune occasion for SST to showcase the works of its students, many of whom have been enjoying photography for years, but only now had the chance to attend a structured and subsidised photography course to hone their skills, under the tutorship of award-winning photographer, Mr Steven Yee.
A competition was held earlier amongst the students, with 57-year-old Mr Tan Ee Sin securing the top spot for his work entitled "Water Web", and five others winning merit prizes. Mr Tan, who received his prize from Mr Baey at the opening ceremony, said: "The method of instruction in the Digital Photography Technology course is good and the lecturer is able to engage the students in a lively manner which makes learning interesting. I am now more confident when taking photographs as I am able to apply what I have learnt, and I hope I can share my knowledge with others in future."
Dr June Tay, Head of the Multimedia Technology and Design programme at UniSIM; and SST's Associate Professor Philip Cheang, were instrumental in making the event happen. Dr Tay said: "I hope that UniSIM students will continue to inspire and be inspired, and let their photography work add vibrancy and brilliance to the art and cultural scene in Singapore."
The photography exhibition runs from 8 – 19 March 2016 at Funan DigitaLife Mall, digiRAP, #05-01, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is free.
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition were (from left) Mr Steven Yee; Dr June Tay; Associate Professor Samir Attallah;
Mr Tay Poey Cher, Justice of Peace and Honorary Advisor of PhotoVivo; Mr Baey Yam Keng; Professor Tsui Kai Chong;
and Associate Professor Philip Cheang.
(From left) Mr Baey Yam Keng presenting Mr Tan Ee Sin with his prize.