IMMEDIATE - Press Release 15 June 2023
Singapore, 15 July, 2023 - The Art Galleries Association Singapore (AGAS) is delighted to introduce its newly elected executive committee for the 2023-2025 terms. Under the leadership of President Audrey Yeo (Yeo Workshop), alongside Vice-President Marie-Pierre Mol (Intersections Gallery), Treasurer Ho Souping (artcommune gallery), Secretary Zak Lo (GALLERY 1819), AGAS is poised to enhance visibility and support for galleries and affiliate art businesses, which play a vital role in the thriving art ecosystem.
AGAS will announce upcoming events in the next few months that promote the growth and sustainability of the art community including island-wide engagement activities, educational programmes and networking receptions.
President Audrey Yeo, Yeo Workshop expresses her enthusiasm for these events, stating that
"AGAS holds immense potential in enhancing visibility for galleries and other affiliate art businesses that form the backbone of the art ecosystem. They are the tireless heroes driving the art scene forward. By building this visibility, AGAS enables us to fulfil our crucial role in supporting artists and fostering creativity in Singapore. We eagerly anticipate engaging in events that facilitate collective contributions towards the sustainability and vitality of the arts."
Marie-Pierre Mol, Intersections representing the Vice President, highlights AGAS's commitment to internationalisation and networking with international gallery associations.
“Joining AGAS opens doors to endless possibilities for artistic communities locally and internationally, nurturing opportunities to expand and internationalise artists' practices and art businesses.”
AGAS plans to work more closely with key public and private stakeholders to grow and strengthen networks. AGAS Treasurer, Ho Souping, artcommune Gallery, emphasises the value of a unified voice and direct government access that AGAS provides, stating that
"Joining AGAS means being part of a transformative alliance that ensures our interests are heard and met, contributing to industry growth and success."
AGAS holds monthly bi-meetings to provide industry updates and represent the needs of galleries and affiliate members. Secretary Zak Lo, GALLERY1819, emphasises AGAS's goal of expanding the collector base and developing the capabilities of professionals and experts within the art ecosystem.
“Together, we can unlock a myriad of innovative ideas and strategies for ensuring galleries' long-term vitality, which in turn means the sustainability of artists' careers.”
As AGAS welcomes new members, it remains dedicated to fostering collaboration, networking, and industry growth. AGAS invites art enthusiasts, galleries, and art businesses to join its transformative alliance and contribute to the vibrant art community in Singapore.
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About AGAS: The AGAS was established 30 years ago. It exists as one voice for art galleries to make representations to various government agencies, arts organisations, media, and the general public both at home and abroad. It is the industry body that governs professional and ethical gallery practice in Singapore and serves to increase public awareness of the roles and responsibilities of art dealers. It is the duty of AGAS and its members to promote art appreciation in the community, enhancing the value and understanding of art and culture in Singapore. We are the leading national body representing the interests of gallery owners and operators in Singapore.