Group exhibition at NEST, Den Hague

23 November, 2012
NEST, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20b
2518 RA, The Hague

An initial experiment in 'Total Curating', Confined attempts to create a truly immersive, multi-sensory, multi-media experience for the viewer while exploring a single, conceptual focus. As part of the guest curated programme of One NEST stand, Confined brings together UK and Dutch artists: Adam Dix, Darren Harvey-Regan, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Kite & Laslett, Mogwai, Mikey Please, Ross Jones, Russell Hill, Sinta Tantra.

"The aim in proposing 'Total Curating' is to put a name and an expressed methodology to something that has been partially identified. It is conceived of as a framework for realising group exhibitions that brings together a broad range of creative outputs, that engage actively with as many relevant senses as possible, in an exploration of a single chosen subject. In ‘Total Curating’ the concept is primary. All other concerns whether commercial or institutional are secondary." Will Lunn, Curator

Curator's Text

Featured Press:
Van der Lingen, Eelco, 'Opbouw Confines @ Nest',, 22 Nov 2012

MacMillan De'Longhi Charity Art Auction

MacMillan De'Longhi Charity Art Auction
25 Sep, 2012
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London UK SW7 2EU

For the past five years, MacMillan Cancer Support and De'Longhi have joined forces to host the hugely successful MacMillan De'Longhi Art Auction. 012 will mark the sixth year of the auction. The purpose of the auction is to raise crucial finds and build awareness of Macmillan as a source of support and a force of change.

The auction will feature works by internationally renowned artists and celebrities including: Bill Brandt, Noel Fielding, Robert Fry, Antony Gormley, Maggi Hambling, James Jessop, Rankin, Rob Ryan, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gavin Turk, Jack Vettriano, Gillian Wearing, Norman Ackroyd, Dale Adcock, Gordon Cheung, Gayle Chong Kwan, Andy Harper, Luke Jackson, Sam Jackson, Adam King, Natasha Law, Haroon Mirza, Pandemonia, Stuart Semple, Ringo Starr, Sinta Tantra,  Julie Verhoeven, Daisy de Villeneuve, Minnie Weisz.


Liverpool Biennial

September 2012 - 2014
Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
Liverpool L3 1BP

Using colour as a primary material, Sinta Tantra creates architectural interventions on a grand scale. Taking the Biennial’s theme (of The Unexpected Guest) as a point of departure, Tantra reflects upon how the built environment make us feel; how we as bodies are drawn to or repelled by physical structures, light, surface and colour. Tantra’s intervention – “Together, Yet Forever Apart” –  will transform the external facade of Open Eye Gallery and the public space adjoining it, creating a spectacle of submergence and superabundance.

For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is host to an extraordinary range of artworks, projects and a dynamic programme of events. It is the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. The 2012 exhibition, The Unexpected Guest will showcase works by over 60 leading and emerging artists from across the world in locations throughout the city.

Featured Press:

Un-authored, 'Tate Shots: Liverpool Biennial 2012',, 4 Oct 2012
Un-authored, 'Tate Shots: Liverpool Biennial | The Space',, 12 Oct 2012
Lucas, Katie, 'Gallery Talk: Artist interview - Sinta Tantra',, 21 Jan 2013
Pittwood, Linda, 'Liverpool Biennial: Ghost Stories, torch lights and drag queens',, 29 Oct 2012
Phillips, Sam, 'Liverpool Biennial 2012',, 21 Sep 2012  

Special Event: 

Sinta Tantra in conversation with Matt Brook

What happens when artist meets architect? Liverpool Biennial artist Sinta Tantra and the architect behind the Mann Island development, Matt Brook from Broadway Malyan are in discussion at the gallery. In association with RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sinta and Matt will discuss the ideas behind Mann Island’s controversial design, the relationship between art and architecture and the roles that physical spaces play in the process of falling in love.

Canary Wharf, London

June 2012
Canary Wharf Bridge on Middle Dock
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB

An impressive new 300m long painting has been revealed at Canary Wharf, in time for Summer 2012. Titled A Beautiful Sunset Mistaken for a Dawn by artist Sinta Tantra, the art work spans both sides of the 150m long DLR Bridge in the middle of the world famous business and shopping district in central London.

The work has been commissioned by Canary Wharf Group and has been implemented under the management of Canary Wharf Contractors by Serco, which operates the DLR, and their painting contractors Alfred Bagnall & Sons (North West) Ltd, who worked closely with the artist to realise her scheme. Over 65 painters from Alfred Bagnall & Sons worked on the project, applying over 5,000 litres of paint in seven different colours. The equivalent of over 3km of specialist masking tape was used to achieve the crisp, sharp edges on the straight lines and curves.

Sinta Tantra's inspiration for the painting was gained through close attention to the Canary Wharf environment, including the natural elements, ever-changing light and the towering buildings, as well as observing how people interact with the place. A number of the shapes reflect the surrounding architecture, for example curves on the adjacent Thomson Reuters office building.

Tantra recorded a 24 hour time lapse sequence that showed the sunset and sunrise over the bridge. The palette echoes this study: blues and greys that work well during the daytime and purples and pinks that work well at night-time. Other inspiration for the colour scheme included research she has done on ‘English Dandyism’ - tailoring and suits of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - and tropical sunsets in Bali.

Sinta Tantra, Artist said: “Time and space forms a peculiar concept in our modern world today. There is the working day, our relationship to technology juxtaposed with the nature and universe at large. Through the use of colour, scale and geometry, I wanted to create a painting which engaged the viewer at different times of the day and different times of the year; a piece of work which made you think about the surrounding architecture, the natural landscape and how we as bodies move along, around, above and beneath.”

Sally Williams, public art consultant at Canary Wharf Group plc said: “This is a superb piece of art that reflects and enhances the surrounding architecture and environment. It has transformed a relatively ordinary looking rail bridge, which predates Canary Wharf, into something that befits the impressive setting. We are very pleased to have the painting finished in time for London 2012. I can’t praise Sinta Tantra, Serco and the team at Alfred Bagnall and Sons highly enough for what they have achieved. I encourage art-loving Londoners to come to Canary Wharf and take a look.”

Head of Development and Planning at DLR, Rob Niven, said: “We are pleased to be able to help with this project which has improved the public space and helps to highlight DLR’s key place in it. It is an excellent example of how public and private sector organisations can work together for the improvement of public areas.”

Featured Press:

Un-authored, '300 metre long painting unveiled at Canary Wharf',, 10 Oct 2012
Un-authored, 'Explore by DLR', Time Out London, p.17, June 2012 
Un-authored, 'Seniwati Sinta Tantra tembus pasar seni Inggris',, 25 April 2012

The Big Egg Hunt

1 - 22 April, 2013
Sinta Tantra Egg: 'Racing Green'
Royal Festival Hall,
Southbank London SE1 8XX

The first event of its kind, 'The Faberge Big Egg Hunt' aims to raise vital funds for charities Action for Children and Elephant Family, inviting tourist, locals and visitors to join in a truly magical experience. Members of the public will be able to hunt down the stragicaly placed giant eggs, which have been exclusively designed including Mulberry, Sir Ridley Scott, Zandra Rhodes, Diane Von Furstenberg, Marc Quinn, Bruce Oldfield, The Chapman Brothers, Theo Fennell, William Curley, Bompass & Parr and Polly Morgan.