About 7879 Gallery & Clayworks
The inception of 7879 Gallery & Clayworks is a humble one – a conversation over a cuppa of coffee in a hand-crafted ceramic mug between an art educator-ceramic artist and an art collector, who both shared a common vision in making art accessible for all in Singapore.
This vision takes the form of an integrated contemporary art gallery and ceramic art studio practice committed to representing some of the most visionary emerging artists in the SEA region, whilst also providing one-one and small-group ceramic art courses at 7879 Gallery & Clayworks to start. Other lifestyle art courses are also in the pipeline.
Inspired by the birthyears of its founders, 7879 Gallery & Clayworks hopes to develop its position as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal, contemporary exhibitions with two missions in mind. One to support the growth of emerging young artists in contemporary fine arts and the other to elevate the craft of ceramics as an art practice.
7879 Gallery & Clayworks advances its missions through its local and regional programmes — comprising exhibitions, artist projects, public commissions, institutional collaborations and interdisciplinary craft-to-art projects. Through its partnership of gallery networks in the region, 7879 has artist-representations in Yogjakarta and Bali with its programming based in Singapore.
Advocating the unique power of art and ceramics in transforming lives, this belief is rooted in its founders’ experience as an artist-educator and art collector by making collecting art accessible and learning ceramic art affordable.
From its charming Singapore base at Little India Conservation Heritage area, 7879 Gallery & Clayworks hopes to support emerging Asian artists and share their visionary works with audiences in Singapore for the purpose of creating more dialogues between art and region. Beyond this mission, 7879 also wishes to enrich Singapore’s eyes toward broader local diversities in South East Asia.