Singapore’s leading creative talents are heading to Sydney this November for Singapore: Inside Out, a mash-up of multi-disciplinary work and cross-national collaborations showcasing the best of Singapore’s contemporary art scene.
From 3 to 5 November 2017, visual and performing arts, photography, design and music events will be popping up around various locations along Kensington Street in the Chippendale Creative Precinct.
The Sydney showcase, helmed by Andy Chan, the Principal Architect at Zarch Collaboratives, will be themed ‘Movement’ – reflecting not only on the creative process which is made up of different movements, but also Singapore’s multi-cultural society which has inspired diverse practices and is constantly challenging one’s perception of what is generally assumed to be Singaporean.
Joining the line-up for the Sydney edition, is Donna Ong and Ezzam Rahman who were Singapore’s National Arts Council Young Artist Award winners; Kirsten Tan, Singapore’s first filmmaker to win at the Sundance Film Festival, and Joshua Ip, an award-winning poet and co-founder of the literary Sing Lit Station.
One highlight is the collaborative artwork, Video Car: VJ Co-op, that 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.
Besides art, there will be video projections, food and mixology presentations, dance performances, music concerts, and more. There is also a stellar line-up of partner events including live music by The Music Society, Singapore, a design collaboration between Singapore scarf label Binary Style and Australian shoemaker Extraordinary Ordinary Day.
There will also be a star-studded dessert collaboration by a powerhouse trio comprising Sydney’s dessert prodigy Reynold Poernomo, pastry chef Adredna Tan from the world’s first and only Michelin-starred Peranakan restaurant Candlenut, and Asia’s Best Pastry Chef 2016 Cheryl Koh from Tarte.
What: Singapore: Inside Out
When: 3 to 5 November 2017
Where: Within the vibrant Chippendale Creative Precinct, Sydney
For all the details and full listing of events head to visitsingapore.com/singapore-inside-out.