People

 

 

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.

Contributors

Ernest Goh

Ernest Goh

Ernest Goh is the founder of Ayer Ayer, an ecologically-engaged art project that reaches out to communities through visual, experiential and participatory artworks in art and science. In 2019, Ernest looked at the complications of ocean plastic pollution in Singapore. Ernest’s work has been commissioned by and installed at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in Singapore, collected by the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow, and also resides in corporate, public and private collections.

www.ernestgoh.com

Li Li Chung

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.

www.exactlyfoundation.com

Kei Franklin

Kei Franklin

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 Mineko Ichioka

Sarah is a Singapore-based urbanist, curator and writer. She leads Desire Lines, a consultancy for environmental, cultural, and social-impact organisations.

www.sarahichioka.com

Alex Figueroa

Alex Figueroa

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.

www.afigs.weebly.com

Alecia Neo

Alecia Neo

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. www.alecia-neo.squarespace.com

Pamela Low

Pamela Low

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. 

www.instagram.com/tingkats.sg/

Sam Wong

Sam Wong

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.

https://www.instagram.com/saltstudio_11f/

Natalie Ong

Natalie Ong

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.

www.alpasmonkey.com

Work(shop)

Art Tiles

 

When Ayer Ayer first started we looked at the plastic trash that got washed up onto Singapore shores. Our latest project looked at the plastic trash generated from within Singapore. We wanted to understand the post-consumer life of a plastic product, from collection to sorting and cleaning, then tested if it could be used as a material resource in making and building, especially in all our future art installations. Here we worked with post-consumer plastic collected from Singaporean households. The first batch of tiles made from plastic trash are ready! Get in touch with us for more information.

The Plastic

Workshop

This workshop aims to share about the life of the one of the world’s most amazing materials – the synthetic polymer we all know as plastic. Participants will understand the various aspects of plastics from production to recycling. The session will include a hands-on experience to make and take home a product made from post-consumer plastic. The workshop can be tailored to most ages and locations. Get in touch with us for more information.

Our Projects