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Features and programming at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore Autumn 2017

Live art taking place at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2016

Affordable Art Fair Singapore is a fun day out for art-lovers of all ages. Bring your family and friends along and enjoy creative workshops, inspirational talks, and arty installations designed to explore and develop creativity. Our friendly and welcoming team are here to help you get #ARTHAPPY, read on to find out how....

AN ARTY-LICIOUS EVENING

Friday 17 November 2017, 6 – 10pm

Our Arty-Licious Evening in association with Harper’s BAZAAR, is back to put more ART into pARTy than ever before! Join us for a night will be filled with arty performances, workshops and music. This evening is perfect for those looking to unwind from the working week in a relaxed and creative atmosphere, as well as for those who would like to gain the confidence to take art home.

TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND TOURS

Join one of our inspirational talks, led by influencial artists and creative-industry-experts. This year subjects range from impressionism to granite as a medium! Or if you would like a personal introduction, join one of our Fair Director-Led tours where Alan Koh will take you on a journey of creativity around the fair.

View programme by day:
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Friday 17 November

From Collector to Artist: A creative journey towards mix media and photography, 1.30 - 2.30pm
Creative Hub, Room D, Level 3

Photo collector and mix media artist, Gabriel DFQ (Artemiss Contemporary) will drive you toward a discussion on the Creative Process. Collecting vintage photography for the last 15 years, he will illustrate the creative journey with his last artworks "Find a Word For It"  where he came to create a dialogue between antiques photography and mix media artworks.

Fair Director-Led Tour, 3 - 4pm
Sign up at Info Desk, Room D, Level 3

Go on a tour with the Fair Director, Alan Koh, spend 5 minutes with 5 galleries and explore artwork in various styles and mediums.

Woodblock Printmaking Talk and Workshop: A Cross Cultural Journey, 7 - 8pm
Creative Hub, Room D, Level 3

Australian artist Jennifer Lim shares her personal connection to Singapore and unfolds her journey of ancestral discovery through the process of printmaking and painting. A graduate of the Australian National University, Jennifer has strong ties to Japan and studied Japanese woodblock in Kyoto. Her cross cultural background and love of language continues to inform her artwork while she draws inspiration from the built and natural landscape. Jennifer will also give a short demonstration on Japanese woodblock carving and printing. Discover the beautiful marriage of watercolour pigments and 'washi' in a 400-year-old technique seen in Ukiyoe prints and beyond.

Young Talent Programme Curator / Artist Tour in collaboration with ION Art, 8 - 9pm
Young Talent Programme Stand, Room A, Level 2

Join this exciting tour led by Young Talent Programme Curator, Seah Tzi-Yan, and meet the Young Talent Programme artists! Get insight into their creative process, idea generation, their use of materials and they are worked into the artwork theme. With a wide variety of  executional styles and materials; from Jamela Law's wearable art pieces, Bo Sung, Yom's erudite found object works, Faris Nakamura's spatial constructions, and Xinwei Che's sensitive ceramic, wax and bronze pieces. The session will then be reounded up with an interactive art history talk from Liza Markus.

Saturday 18 November

Granite as a medium: Ancient Medium in Contemporary Art, 12 - 1pm
Creative Hub, Room D, Level 3

An intriguing talk on the ever-magnificent creative medium called Granite; an ancient stone which has stood which has stood the test of time. Vidhya, the Curatorial Director of The Gallery of Gnani Arts, shares with you her throughts and experiences with ancient, modern and contemporary granite sculptures of historical, social, emotive and aesthetic significance.

What is Modern Impressionism?: A deeper understanding of this art style from an Impressionist painter, 3 - 4pm
Creative Hub, Room D, Level 3

Experience first-hand the magic of an impressionist artist's live painting session. David Hinchliffe (Manyung Gallery), described by the late James Gleeson as having 'exceptional talent', will also be holding a talk on the Impressionist art movement, following his live demonstration.

Fair Director-Led Tour, 4 - 5pm
Sign up at the Info Desk, Room D, Level 3

Go on a tour with the Fair Director, Alan Koh, spend 5 minutes with 5 galleries and explore artwork in various styles and mediums.

Sunday 19 November

Woodblock Printmaking Talk and Workshop: A Cross-Cultural Journey, 12 - 1pm
Creative Hub, Room D, Level 3

Australian artist Jennifer Lim shares her personal connection to Singapore and unfolds her journey of ancestral discovery through the process of printmaking and painting. A graduate of the Australian National University, Jennifer has strong ties to Japan and studied Japanese woodblock in Kyoto. Her cross cultural background and love of language continues to inform her artwork while she draws inspiration from the built and natural landscape. Jennifer will also give a short demonstration on Japanese woodblock carving and printing. Discover the beautiful marriage of watercolour pigments and 'washi' in a 400-year-old technique seen in Ukiyoe

Fair Director-Led Tour , 3 - 4pm
Sign up at the Info Desk, Room D, Level 3

Go on a tour with the Fair Director, Alan Koh, spend 5 minutes with 5 galleries and explore artwork in various styles and mediums.

DAILY WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

Children's Art Studio by Art Wonderland

Taking place throughout the fair, Room C, Level 3

We have activities for children covered – the little ones can harness their inner creativity whilst you enjoy exploring the fair, hassle free.

1. Garden of Tomorrow
Free access for all visitors.
A thought-provoking installation that explores what could happen if we do not protect our precious environment. We will reflect on the significance of our green spaces and our role in this place we call a garden city.

2. Explorers At Work
75-min creative workshop.
$15 only, including art materials.
 Suitable for children aged 4-12 years old.

Take a guided educational tour around the fair before joining in a tactile art-making session. We will learn about unconventional mixed media art techniques and create our own whimsical 3D artworks inspired by the tour.

The workshop is limited to seven kids per session on a first-come first-served basis. Registration and payment at the Children's Art Studio during fair days.

DAILY FUNDRAISING WORKSHOPS

CATARART BY John Fawcett Foundation

Taking place throughout the fair, Room D, Level 3

The John Fawcett Foundation is a humanitarian not-for-profit organisation operating in Indonesia. The foundation provides free-of-charge medical support for those with sight restoration and blindness challenges, along with general support to communities in need.

In a fascinating project the John Fawcett Foundation worked with artists, asking them to temporarily give up their sight, experiencing a "virtual cataract", and create a painting. Limited prints of their artwork will be sold at the fair. Plus, during the fair an artist will creating a CATARART piece live.

Alongside the exhibition of prints, ongoing workshops will be held at their booth using Virtual Reality headsets to demonstrate the CATARART app. Visitors to the booth will be able to create their own artwork while experiencing the affects of caratact impairment using the VR headset.

Young Talent Programme
in collaboration with ION Art

Located throughout the fair

Following an intense competition, eight fantastic artists have been selected to show at this year's Young Talent Programme, in collaboration with ION Art.

From thought provoking sculpture, to beautiful photography, the Young Talent Programme picks out the very freshest creative talent for you to see.

The Young Talent Programme is a launchpad for young artists from Southeast Asia. It is an opportunity to mix with the art-loving public, and to be spotted by galleries and art institutions hunting for new rising stars.

This year, our eight selected artists are:

Che Xinwei
Faris Nakamura
Jamela Law
Kylie Woon
Liza Markus
Ong Si Hui
Yom Bo Sung
Zulkhairi Zulkiflee

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