Keng Lye’s exhibition “Alive Without Breath II: Creature Comforts” is currently on show at K+ Curatorial Space, from 15th January until 29th February, 2016.
In this second exhibition at K+ Curatorial Space, Keng Lye takes us deeper into a world of aquatic creatures created with just paint and resin. It all started in 2011 when a friend showed him a video of Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori creating his signature paintings of goldfish in resin. He then threw Keng Lye a challenge: to try and recreate the hyperrealistic resin art. In the years since, Keng Lye has not only tried his hand at painting on layers of resin, he also constantly experiments with new ways to make his works ever more realistic and three-dimensional.
“Alive Without Breath II: Creature Comforts” also sees Keng Lye collaborating with Hong Kong ceramic artist Johnson Tsang, who was invited to exhibit at K+ last August.
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The National Arts Council (NAC) invites aspiring young musicians, photographers, designers and artists to apply for an opportunity to be mentored by some of Singapore’s most creative names through Noise Singapore- The 2015 edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the country’s largest creative arts platform for young people.
With four new mentors this year, young Singaporeans will be exposed to the industry’s top talent including: Ben Qwek – a new The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) mentor, Leonard Soosay, Clement Yang and Vanessa Fernandez – new mentors of The Music Mentorship (TMM) programme.
Entry for submissions is now open until 15 March for the 2015 The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) and The Music Mentorship Programme (TMM). Organised by the NAC, Noise Singapore provides opportunities for young people ages 35 and below to present their works to the public, and to deepen their arts interest by learning from creative professionals.
Chaos, uncertainty and complexity. Those are the constants that we live in. No matter our stage of life or place in society, things often turn out differently that we initially expected.
As designers, we find ways to make sense of chaos. Whether it is to derive form from formlessness, or destabilize known forms to give way to new ones. We take problems that present themselves in front of us, and tease out their productive potential. We follow unknown paths, rearranging our steps to yield patterns, insights and ideas from a new perspective. We use whatever tools that make sense for the task at hand. Piece by piece, we employ design to help us put our lives in order, or conversely, find ways to dwell and thrive amidst disorder, its opposite.
For this edition of The Design Society Conference, we’re inspired to examine the question of ORDER. And we invite you to meditate on it with us.
The Design Society Conference 2014
Date: 29th November 2014
Time: 10am- 630pm
Venue: The Singapore Airlines Theatre, Lasalle Colleage of the Arts. 1 McNally Street Singapore 187940
Get your tickets here: http://ptix.co/1ziO6l8
Uu brings the phenomenon of creating your very own 3D figurines here to our shores in Singapore. These custom figurines mere centimetres tall are brought to life by the latest in 3D scanning and printing technology in this collaborative project by Kinetic Singapore, Mikanbako of Japan and venue sponsor, Scotts Square. The Uu 3D studio will only be open for a limited time, from 21 September to 6 October 2013.
Be among trendsetters and trailblazers such as celebrity hair stylist David Gan, renowned doctor Dr Georgia Lee and fashion director Daniel Boey, to have your very own 3D figurine brought to life by Mikanbako, a specialty 3D imaging studio with the latest 3D printing technology from Japan.
Carolyn Teo, co-founder of Kinetic Singapore says: “Kinetic is a local home grown creative agency that is internationally awarded and recognised in our industry. In order to remain at the forefront, we have to always be on the lookout for new and interesting technological advancements to integrate into our designs and ideas. The 3D printing phenomenon has already spread across Japan, Europe and many parts of the world, and we are excited that we are working with Mikanbako to allow people in Singapore to discover the lifelike figurines and experience the amazing technology at the Uu 3D studio.”
In just under 30 minutes, customers will be scanned with cutting-edge equipment by professionals from Mikanbako. This collated data will then be sent to Mikanbako’s lab in Japan to be processed and printed. Due to the complexity of the technical processes, customers will receive their figurine three months from their scan. Customers can choose from 3 sizes – small (15cm), medium (20cm) or large (25cm).
Wataru Hida, CEO of Mikanbako says: “3D printing is a whole new culture and its potential is truly endless and exciting. The future of 3D printing is definitely in capturing and recording memories – imagine taking yearly 3D family portraits instead of photographs!”
Pann Lim, co-founder and creative director of Kinetic Singapore agrees: “There’s nothing quite surreal as looking at a ‘life-like’ figurine of yourself or someone you love. For me, every fold on a shirt or dress on a figurine immortalises the person in that particular space and time.”
Scotts Square 6 Scotts Road
From 21 Sep – 6 Oct 2013 Daily: 10am – 10pm
(Top to Bottom) David Gan, Dr Georgia Lee and Daniel Boey.
Show the world what you’re made of! If you’re aged 35 and below, send in your original creative works of art, design, photography or music to Noise Singapore. You could be featured on one of our highly anticipated showcase platforms in July-August 2013, which include exhibitions, concerts and publications, or even be spotted by the Noise expert panel of industry professionals.
Check out Noise Singapore 2013’s mentorship programmes, where you can find Jerry Goh of Hjgher, Kelley Cheng of The Press Room, Pann Lim of Kinetic, Yong of Somewhere Else, Eeshaun, Justin Lee, Geoff Ang or Teo Chai Guan to name a few as a mentor to provide one-to-one creative guidance and mentorship to aspiring young artists.
Visual artists, designers, illustrators and photographers can apply to The Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) where you’ll have a chance to be showcased in a group exhibition at Singapore Art Museum’s annexe, SAM at 8Q.
Apply by 27 Jan 2013 and you could find yourself winning the Noise Singapore Award, which comes with a grant of up to $5,000 for you to carry out that elusive creative project you’ve always wanted to do.
Mad Nest is pleased to invite you ‘I Love You So Mutt’ is a first-of-its-kind exhibition dedicated to the love of dogs, for a good cause. Helmed and created by local artist, dog-lover and shelter-volunteer, Adeline Tan (Mighty Yellow), it features over 20 whimsically-drawn portraits of various dogs.
Captured in their myriad of forms, expressions and endearing qualities, these wonderful pieces are all up for sale, with profits going to Gentle Paws, a privately-run pet shelter dedicated to rescuing strays and abandoned pets and provides for their care and overall well-being.
On the opening day, Adeline Tan will also be selling some handmade merchandise including postcards, pins, posters and zines, and all sales will go to the shelter as well.
In addition, doggie bakery, Pawkery, will be selling their tantalizing treats for our canine companions on the closing day of the exhibition, 8 March 2013- where a part of sales will be donated to the shelter. On display are 26 portraits, with 16 of the pieces featuring dogs from the shelter, while the remaining 10 being photographic contributions from local creatives (that are then illustrated by Adeline).
The details are as follows:
Date: Fri, 11 Jan – 8 March 2013
Address: Mad Nest, 378 East Coast Road, Singapore 428985
Fred Perry Singapore will be giving away 5 pairs of invites to their 60th Anniversary party happening 2 December 2012.
Simply tell us your favourite Subculture and why and stand a chance to win an invite to Fred Perry 60th Anniversary party and a complimentary limited edition Heineken James Bond STR bottle.
Send in your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and NRIC. Winners will be notified by email on Monday, 26 November.
Fred Perry 60th Anniversary Party
Date: Sunday, 2 Dec 2012
Time: 4pm – 11pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
Register for invites at the Fred Perry Subculture Tab found at http://www.facebook.com/fredperrysg/app_110436652369571
“The Gallery,” tcc The Connoisseur Concerto l Free
Oct 19-Jan 15, Sun-Thu & public holidays 11am-midnight; Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays 11am-2am
100 recognizable and respected Singaporean and international artists from varying artistic practices will each showcase portraits of prominent figures that have influenced them.
The collaboration between tcc – The Connoisseur Concerto with award winning Singaporean contemporary art and design collective :phunk studio and art-management.com will see the artists’ framed A4 portraits go on sale at $199. 100 per cent of the proceeds will benefit the non-profit TRANSMISSION: PROJECT, an annual experimental incubator platform founded by :phunk studio.
This November, Singapore will once again be the launch pad for the 2nd edition of A Design Film Festival, featuring a brand new line-up, expanded programme and new collaborations.
Launched at Old School, Singapore last January as the first film festival in Asia dedicated to design, the festival successfully toured to Berlin, Taipei, Kaohsiung and Bangkok in 2010.
With 10 Asian premieres and 5 Singapore premieres, the festival is an annual celebration of films dedicated to design, architecture, fashion, technology and its subculture. From the highly anticipated documentary, Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream, an exclusive, intimate film on the notoriously private Japanese fashion design icon, Yohji Yamamoto; to Design The New Business, an intriguing documentary on how design thinking is making big steps in providing solutions to the problems of tomorrow – the Official Selection of 15 films hail from around the world.
Curated by art director and recent winner of the Art Directors Club New York Young Guns 9 award, Felix Ng – the festival is the third collaboration between design think tank, Anonymous and Old School.
A Design Film Festival will run from 03 – 20 November 2011, with 28 screenings of 15 films. It will be held at Sinema, Old School located at 11B Mount Sophia, B1-12, Singapore 228466. On 10 December 2011, the festival partners with entertainment legend, Zouk to present a live screening of R.fm Cinema at ZoukOut 2011.
Ticket prices range from S$8 – S$12 with no booking fees this year. Tickets can be purchased through the festival’s official website or at the office of Anonymous Pte Ltd.
ZOUK X DR. MARTENS COLLABORATION
IN CELEBRATION OF ZOUK’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY & DR. MARTENS #FIRSTANDFOREVER CAMPAIGN
This October, Singapore’s nightlife Mecca Zouk has tied up exclusively with Dr. Martens to present a unique collection of the latter’s iconic 1461 3-Eye shoe specially designed by 20 of the scene’s players, trailblazers, creatives & thinkers alike in celebration of Zouk’s 20 glorious years of music, dance and culture and Dr. Martens’ #FIRST 1461 3-Eye Shoe Customization in Singapore.
In this union of two world-class lifestyle brands brought together through their mutual love for style, opening minds and pushing boundaries, each personality was given a pair of limited edition Dr. Martens 1461 3-Eye shoe – with their signature stitching in green instead of the iconic yellow – on which they can express their feelings toward the internationally-renowned club, incorporating the Zouk identity on their blank canvases with artistic freedom & creative liberation, thereby adding a quaint and personal touch to each design.
The footwear, together with photos shot by acclaimed photographer Ivanho Harlim, will then be exhibited in Zouk, a mini art gallery in itself on 7 October 2011 and will be auctioned off post-event from 8 to 25 October 2011, with all proceeds going to Zouk’s adopted charity for 2011: Make-A-Wish Foundation®.
Zouk and Dr.Martens would like to extend a very special thank you to Ivanho Harlim, Martin Yeoh and the following contributors for making this collaboration a success. Ben Qwek / Caracal / Darker Than Wax / Earn Chen / Guan Min / Holly Grabarek / Jahan / Jasmine Tuan / Kuanth / Larry Lam / Leftfoot / Max Tan / Ownmuse / :phunk studio / Poptart / Shinichi Osawa / Syndicate / Weichoong / Yanda