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Program event

Your Role in the Future: Community

Michelle Lim

Venue: Manning Clarke Theatre 1, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra ACT 2600


Friday, 10 July 2015 11:15 am – 11:25 am

Awaken the Dragon

Awaken the Dragon is a community art project surrounding the last two remaining Dragon Kilns in Singapore. Co-produced by Post-Museum and Michelle Lim, the project started in 2012. Its aim was to invite members of the public to participate in making a collective sculpture made from clay and fired in the Dragon Kiln, thereby raising awareness of the heritage of ceramics in Singapore. It was also during this period that the land where the last two remaining dragon kilns lie were slated for other purposes.

The talk will share how the project has reached over 6000 people, and how by pulling together various communities and using their hands, they have managed to ‘save’ the dragons and revived a seldom known part of the city.


Image: Awaken the Dragon: Moraig Mckenna, invited master artist, side stoking the kiln. Image courtesy of the artist


Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre Australian National University Canberra Potters' Society Strathnairn Arts Association The Australian Ceramics Association