Multi-disciplinary arts showcase Singapore: Inside Out is heading to Sydney. The showcase will be located at various locations, including the Old Clare Hotel, along Kensington Street, within the Chippendale Creative Precinct.
Happening 3 to 5 November 2017, this is an immersive experience themed “Movement” that will see Singapore creatives from the areas of the arts, culinary scene and fashion & design share their stories of passion and of Singapore’s vibrant creative scene. Some of Singapore’s artists and chefs will collaborate with their Australian counterparts.
The showcase will feature artworks and collaborations by twenty Singaporean and Australian creative talents from disciplines such as the visual and performing arts, photography, design, music, and F&B. One example is the site-specific1 installation, At The Angle of Repose by Grace Tan, a President’s Design Award recipient in 2012. The artwork is an assembly of more than two million clothes tag pins to form visually-stunning plant-like proliferations and highlights the element of instability and things in constant flux.
Another collaborative artwork, Video Car: VJ Co-op, encourages audiences to take on the role of a video jockey using equipment installed within a functional car, with the windscreen as the display for moving images and the boot being transformed into a VJ console. The video works presented are the result of a collaboration between Singaporean artist Urich Lau, who has presented works internationally including at the recent Pyeongchang Biennale (2017), and Australian performance artist Stelarc, who recently presented his works at the Human+: The Future of Our Species exhibition at the ArtScience Museum.
To create greater buzz and catalyse longer-term partnerships amongst the local and overseas creative talents, the showcase will also feature a stellar line-up of partner events that offer audiences additional insights into our wider creative scene and growing pool of talents. Some of the exciting partner events for Sydney include a music showcase by The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO), a design collaboration between Singapore scarf label Binary Style and architect-turned-shoe-designer label, Extraordinary Ordinary Day from Sydney, and a star-studded dessert collaboration by a powerhouse trio comprising Sydney’s dessert prodigy Reynold Poernomo, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2016 Cheryl Koh and chef-owner of the world’s first and only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant, Malcolm Lee.
The participating artists are: Donna Ong (SG), Essam Rahman (SG), Grace Tan (SG), Joshua Ip (SG) / Adam Jay Robert (MY) / Timothy Wang (AU), Kirsten Tan (SG), Larry Peh (SG), Malcolm Lee (SG), Objectifs (SG), Ong Kian Peng (SG) / Murasaki Penguin (AU), Peter Chua (SG), Raw Moves (SG), Sarah Choo (SG), Song-Ming Ang (SG), Syndicate (SG), Ulrich Lau (SG) / Stelarc (AU), Zul Mahmod (SG)