Singapore, 3 November 2017 – Singapore: Inside Out, a creative showcase featuring works by some of Singapore's leading contemporary creative talents, opened in Sydney today and will run until 5 November. The showcase in Sydney will feature 20 award-winning creative talents from Singapore and Australia across various disciplines. Interspersed at various locations within the trendy Chippendale precinct, including The Old Clare Hotel and Kensington Street will be visual and performance art installations incorporating sound art, light projections, live dance and live music performances.
Mr Lionel Yeo, Chief Executive of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said, "We are delighted to share with our Australian friends a showcase of Singapore's burgeoning creative scene and celebrate the passion of our talents. This showcase in Sydney will offer a fresh look at Singapore and pave the way for more opportunities for our creative talents."
Curated with the Australian audience in mind, the Sydney edition is led by Mr Randy Chan, the Principal Architect of Singapore architectural studio, Zarch Collaboratives. Themed "Movement", Singapore: Inside Out Sydney reflects on different movements within the creative process, as well as Singapore's multi-cultural society which has inspired diverse practices that challenge perceptions of what is generally assumed to be Singaporean.
Over the next three days, visitors to Singapore: Inside Out showcase can expect to experience immersive artworks, collaborations and an energetic line-up of live programmes across a variety of creative disciplines. These will include a number of newly commissioned artworks and performances such as "New World Park" by music collective Syndicate who will traverse vintage songs of the Malay Archipelago and modern electronica beats, inspired by one of the first of Singapore's renowned amusement parks; "Emerging Pool of Talent" by Larry Peh which draws inspiration from the fact that both Singapore and Sydney are surrounded by water, as well as "Motion Theory", a kinetic installation borne from a collaboration between Ong Kian Peng and Murasaki Penguin. Select artists also present fresh takes of their previously-exhibited works, such as "At the Angle of Repose" by Grace Tan which builds on her kwodrent series and "The Forest Speaks Back III" by, Donna Ong which responds to The Old Clare Hotel's heritage as a former brewery by integrating beer bottles into her re-imagined tropical forest.
The showcase programme also features a series of dialogue sessions by SG:IO artists as well as creative industry experts and academia from Australia. The discussions will explore various topics such as creativity and innovation in the shared economy and impact of culinary collaboration.
Partner events happening along Kensington Street further shine the spotlight on Singapore's creative scene and talents, who are joining hands with renowned Australian establishments to present unique dining, entertainment and retail experiences. These include:
• Eastside Kitchen + Bar x Fat Lulu’s Four Hands Dinner featuring one of Singapore’s renowned stand-up comedians, Rishi Budhrani (2 to 4 November 2017)
• New Ubin Seafood Pop-Up at Alex Lee Kitchen (3 to 5 November 2017)
• The Dessert Collective: Candlenut x KOI Dessert Bar x Tarte by Cheryl Koh (3-5 November 2017)
• SGMUSO Live Music Showcase featuring Linying, MAS1A and Sam Rui (3 to 5 November 2017)
• Binary Style x Extraordinary Ordinary Day Limited Edition Scarves (3 to 5 November 2017)
• Demochoco x Kakawa Limited Edition Chocolates (3 to 5 November 2017)
• Singapore Designers’ Showcase (3 to 5 November 2017)
Please refer to Annex A for a more detailed programme on Singapore: Inside Out Sydney
Ms Audra Morrice, Chef and Judge of MasterChef Asia said, "Before visiting Singapore: Inside out, I was aware that Singapore had been promoting the arts for a number of years. However for me, this showcase really shows Singapore opening up even more avenues in the arts scene. It is really nice that Singapore is pushing boundaries and taking its creative scene and its artists to the rest of the world, such as Sydney."
Close to thirty key members of the Australian trade and media attended a special preview of the showcase yesterday, alongside a Singapore-Sydney collaboration dinner prepared by chefs Malcolm Lee (SG), chef-owner of the world's first and only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant of Candlenut, and Clayton Wells of the two hatted Automata (AU) to officially kick-start the Sydney edition of Singapore: Inside Out. The Sydney showcase will also conclude Singapore: Inside Out's journey for this year. The Tokyo edition, featuring 13 artists and seven partner events across various locations in the city, was held on August 25 to 27 and attracted over 7,000 visitors.
To download images of Singapore: Inside Out Sydney, please click on this link: Photo Library - Singapore Inside Out 2017
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kwodrent series” explores wearable structures that over time, evolve into
sculptural objects and site-specific installations influenced by geometry.
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