Connecting people and building friendships across cultures and continents through the power of art. That was what the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) and the British Council (BC) Artist-in-Residence Exchange (AiRx) programme, and the launch of Angles of Incidence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens on 14 January 2014, epitomised.

Angles of Incidence, the first public art installation under the SIF-BC AiRx programme, is a collaborative artwork by Singaporean artist-architect Randy Chan and British artist Philippa Lawrence, borne of new insights and inspirations gained from their participation in the third SIF-BC AiRx programme for promoting cross-cultural interaction, understanding and collaboration.

The launch event saw over a hundred guests from the diplomatic, business, arts and cultural communities in Singapore and opened with remarks from Mr Roland Davies, Director of BC, Ms Jean Tan, Executive Director of SIF, as well as Dr Nigel Taylor, Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, expressing delight at the growth and success of the SIF-BC AiRx programme in bringing together Singapore and UK communities, as well as appreciating the many partners and supporters instrumental to the programme and launch of Angles of Incidence.

Angles of Incidence reflects and underscores the power of art and culture in bringing people together to promote greater understanding and to build ties between Singaporeans, Britons and world communities at large. Read more about the launch of the installation here and here.