The inaugural edition of Singapore Contemporary will be held from January 21st to 24th, 2016, at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Show’s theme is ‘A World of Art,’ with exhibitors and artworks from Singapore, most Asian countries, Australia and Europe. Singapore Contemporary presents a wide selection of interesting artworks from some of the world’s most recognized and successful contemporary artists with strong track records at auction, and a presence in notable private and public collections. The focus carries through to emerging and mid-career artists who are achieving a following on the international scene, and many with investment potential for the future.
Unique at Singapore Contemporary is the “Artist Dialogues” section, where you can meet in person with 16 talented artists and learn what inspires their work. Among the diverse selection of artists will be painter, photographer and body-paint artist Emma Hack from Australia; Japanese exponent of contemporary wood-block works Kan-Zan-Loc; Italian-Australian Francesca Gnagnarella, showing her abstract acrylic paintings with gold leaf; and British ink-pen artist Jeff Murray.
Invited guests and ticket holders are welcome to participate in a series of Show tours, which explore the artworks of various participating nations and different genres of art, plus the opportunity to meet with artists.
Four artists with very different styles of work will present live painting demonstrations, Artist Talks and take questions on Friday January 22nd. See acclaimed local artist Simon Wee demonstrate his technique of painting on canvas and linen, learn about the works and techniques of British ink-pen artist Jeff Murray, see a demonstration of Awiki’s unique hand painting, and watch a demonstration by Australian artist Madeleine Ekeblad, who works with enamel, acrylics and old music manuscripts. Madeleine will explain how she incorporates musical themes into all her vivid paintings.
Children are welcome at Singapore Contemporary and can participate in one of the tours by Macey and Sons Kids Art Studio, or they can stay at the Kids Art Studio, a fun place for children from 3yrs to 11yrs of age to engage in supervised painting, drawing and other art projects.
Singapore Contemporary Dates: January 21 – 24, 2016
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Private View (by invitation only): Thursday January 21, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Vernissage (by invitation only): Thursday January 21, 5.30pm – 9pm
General Admission: Friday January 22, 12noon – 9pm
Saturday January 23, 11am – 7pm
Sunday January 24, 11am – 6pm