What We Do
The Ayer Ayer Project engages communities through visual, experiential, and participatory artworks about our natural environment.
How We Do It
We translate research data, news, and views on the state of our planet into artworks for communities to engage with and learn from.
Who Are We
Operating as a social enterprise, Ayer Ayer Project is a team of artists who collaborates with researchers, biologists and technologists in harnessing the power of art and science for the betterment of our collective ecologies.
Artist and photographer Ernest Goh’s practice has been spent looking at the environment and its creatures, trying to understand the complex yet awe-inspiring interconnectivity between our planet and its inhabitants. Ernest Goh founded Ayer Ayer – an ecologically-engaged initiative that reaches out to communities through visual and participatory artworks to foster environmental protection and awareness. Ayer Ayer’s focus on ocean plastic in the regional waterways of South-East Asia has led to the creation of public art, digital gamification and research projects.
Li Li Chung
Li Li Chung is the founder of Exactly Foundation, a photography art residency based in Singapore. The Residency aims to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce works in Singapore that share and propagate the Foundation’s mission and vision. Importantly, the Foundation aims to dialogue and provide through private gatherings of viewers the experience of personal attainment of different perspectives and new ways of “looking” at community issues in Singapore. Secondly, the Residency allows for the Photographer to connect with other Singapore-based practitioners as well as other key professionals and thinkers for dialogue and feedback.
Kei is a facilitator, writer, artist, and researcher working at the intersection of culture and the environment. Concerned with questions of power, identity, and justice, Kei designs interventions that speak to the systemic, cultural, and psychological roots of our current planetary crisis. In her free time, Kei creates immersive experiences that explore the intersections of performance, dialogue, movement, and sound.
Sarah Mineko Ichioka
Sarah is a Singapore-based urbanist, curator and writer. She leads Desire Lines, a consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organisations.
Alex’s research focuses on the evolution and ecology of arboreal snakes. He is particularly interested in the evolutionary convergence of distinctive arboreal morphologies and how ecomorphology affects niche partitioning and community structure.
Alecia is a visual artist based in Singapore, who trained in fine art photography at the School of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University. Her work draws from ideas of mobility, reciprocity, caregiving and disability. She is the founder of Unseen Arts Initiatives, a Singapore-based platform for differently-abled professional and emerging artists.
The Tingkat symbolises the values of thriftiness and resourcefulness that Pamela’s Popo embodied. Pamela’s training is in Economics (Applied and Public Policy) and is currently working full-time in a Business Development role. She actively partners earnest businesses, policymakers and communities to progress climate outcomes in alignment with the Oxford Martin Principles for Climate Conscious Investment.
Sam is the founding member of 11F, a groundbreaking creative platform in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. He is also the creative director of Salt Studio, a progressive hair salon that blends hairstyling and the creative arts. After having successful stints at international salons, Sam launched Salt Studio where he conceptualised and built the studio single-handedly using sustainable materials such as recycled wood and discarded furniture, making Salt Studio a true model of the maker movement.
Natalie’s greatest passions are volunteering and living mindfully. She witnessed a dead sea turtle with plastic wrapped around the neck during her travels. It triggered her towards zero waste living and tackle plastic waste pollution. Having the ability to work remotely while traveling, wherever she goes, she is thrilled to volunteer and supports passionate people who want to make our mother earth a better place.