WITA.SG was started in February 2000 by a group of local artists in Singapore concerned with providing a regular arena for women working in the arts to meet and exchange ideas.
Today we have established:
- a growing physical archive with over 60 art practitioners
- a talk series called WITALKS and
- the current website.
Since its inception, the WITA.SG archive has grown featuring more than 60 art-practitioners in the various art mediums of painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation art, sculpture, performance art, video art, film, new media, and the applied arts.
Materials are in the form of artists’ CVs, writings, catalogues, slides, photos and videotapes and can be made available to the public for research and reference.
For a listing of who’s who in the archive, see artists.
Our talks are open to the public and have featured lecturers, curators, artists, stage actors and writers from Singapore, Japan, Australia, Austria, Germany and USA.
See WITALKS for more information.
As more people got to know about WITA.SG, interest in the archive started to grow and requests made for its accessibility.
In early 2003, the website was set up with the following objectives:
- to provide a support network for young and established women art-practitioners,
- to document women art practitioners who are/were based in Singapore and have contributed to the Singapore arts scene,
- to publicise past, current and future WITA.SG projects and,
- to enable world-wide access to the website for research by other art practitioners, historians, curators and writers.
For a list of artists featured in the website, please see artists.