CO PLAY, a ﬁrst-of-its-kind communal habitat hosting homegrown and international artists in Singapore, opens in the heart of the city this June at Plaza Singapura! Step into a vibrant space decked with an extensive collection of designer art and collectibles of various mediums as CO PLAY brings its visionary concept of a creative hub involving artists, collectors, and the public sphere into fruition, giving exposure to artists at work while highlighting their stories to the community.
Striving to become a haven for established artists, aspiring creatives, or even casual toy collectors, COPLAY seeks to inspire new journeys into the world of pop culture art, to transform imagination into life and to inject much needed vibrancy into the local art scene. To foster a community to drive local indie art development, CO PLAY has assembled a diverse cast of artists to showcase Singapore’s rich artistic tapestry.
Featuring an ever rotating roster of local artists-in-residence with their very own open studio booths at COPLAY’s artist village, CO PLAY’s unique concept empowers people to bring their dreams to life, showcasing Singapore’s creative scene to collectors and the general public in a retail location.
Through encouraging face to face interactions between artists and visitors, and bringing the artists’ creative processes to the public eye, CO PLAY fosters an immersive environment where visitors are able to build an emotional connection to the artworks and collectibles being created. By making art accessible to all, CO PLAY lifts the veil to allow visitors to see artists in their element, to learn the stories behind them as well as their creations, and to invest themselves in the artists’ process.
Being an open space showcasing our homegrown talents, visitors can catch CO PLAY’s artists-in-residence at work in the artist village throughout the week! Visitors can also get their hands on highly sought-after collectibles and exclusive merchandise, or request custom works as well as personalised pieces from the artists onsite.
Beyond the open studios by local artists-in-residences, CO PLAY is also the enabling platform for new creative talents exploring the world of designer art toys, and for established artists to dive deeper into the world of Intellectual Property (IP) creation.
CO PLAY also hosts overseas artists and these exchanges have further fostered collaboration opportunities with local artists. With the mandate to support the development of the local arts scene through growing artists and creatives, CO PLAY has also attracted support from organisations sharing the same objectives.
The CO PLAY experience is further complemented with the introduction of an on-site collectors’ bazaar,where collectors set up stalls in the space every Saturday to sell both pre-loved and mint vintage toys,designer ﬁgures and rare collectibles to visitors.
Beyond the collectors’ bazaar, there will be workshops conducted by artists, ranging from illustration and painting topottery, where visitors can look forward to letting their creative juices ﬂow and producing their very own art pieces under the guidance of the artists.