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The Tree of Life, Ayala Museum

Ayala Museum presents:

Curated by Hadrian Mendoza

Participating Artists from: Cambodia | Indonesia | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand

From November 29, 2016 until January 15, 2017, Ayala Museum becomes the proud host to an exhibition of works by 48 contemporary ceramic artists from Southeast Asia. The show, entitled, “The Tree of Life: The 4th SEA Ceramics Exhibition and Festival” will be on display at the second and third levels of the museum as well as in the glass exhibition areas along the cross-stairs in between.

As part of the festival proper, there will be nine visiting artists slated to conduct public talks and live demonstrations from December 16 and 17.

The Tree of Life refers to a common motif and symbol seen in traditional and religious art throughout the region. As mentioned in a shared artist statement, “Through this exhibition, 48 artists explore their roots in relation to ‘The Tree of Life.’ Despite our different religious backgrounds, we come together to discover how this sacred tree connects us to the past and to the next life.”

2017 is potentially a very important year to highlight the position of the country vis-à-vis our neighbours in Southeast Asia as the Philippines will be hosting the ASEAN summit and related events as its chair. The exhibition offers a great window to present regional affinities and create an open dialogue among ASEAN artists and between artists and the public.

Exhibition Duration November 29, 2016 – January 15, 2017 Ground Floor Gallery, Ayala Museum

Lecture & Workshop with visiting artists

December 16, 2016 | 10 AM – 4:30 PM

DAY 1 Schedule: LECTURES

10:00am-10:30amHadrian Mendoza – Tree of Life: 4th Southeast Asian Symposium

10:30am-11:00amSoe Yu Nwe- On Spirit/ House

11:00am-11:30amSekporn Tansripraparsiri- The Last Dragon Kiln Builder

11:30am-12:00pmEiair –Appreciation of Eiair 101

12pm-1:30pmLunch Break

1:30pm-2:00pmNoi Morton Gonzales- Sculpting Human Figures

2:00pm-2:30pmJason Lim- Still / Life

2:30pm-3:00pmPang Swee Tuan- Coral- Rhythm of the Seas

3:00pm-3:30pmPim Sudhikam- The Works of Pim

3:30pm-4:00pmTessie Baldo- Rough Road to Being a Potter

December 17, 2016 | 9 AM – 4 PM


10:00am-10:45amPim Sudhikam- Slab Constructed Pots

10:45am-11:15amNoi Morton Gonzales- Sculpting Human Figures

11:15am-12:00pmEiair – Please Hold Your Breath

12:00pm-1:00pmLunch Break

1:00pm-1:45pmSekporn Tansripraparsiri- Making Lids With a Plaster Bat

1:45pm-2:30pmSoe Yu Nwe– Building Organic Forms: Clay Bodies Addition

2:30pm-3:15pmTessie Baldo- My Ritual jar

3:15pm-4:00pmPang Swee Tuan- Coral- Rhythm of the Seas

All lectures and workshops come with purchase of museum admission. FREE for Ayala Museum members. (Read more about museum membership HERE)

Exhibition ticket prices start at Php 150. Click here to see all admission types and and fees.

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