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  • “F is for FENDI” – street art on the roofs! June 22
  • Senior Collaborations at SCAD Hong Kong! June 21

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  • VIDEO: Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon in KL June 20
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    Soo..I got a bit excited and inspired

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    The Affordable Art Fair opened to the public yesterday, and runs for the entire weekend. It is the world’s most visited art fair with over 250,000 visitors attending each year, embodying its focus on accessibility to a diverse audience. The fair showcases both established and exciting new galleries, whilst also elevating young artists on an important global platform.A thousand artists will be on display at 113 galleries with a diverse range of art to suit all budgets and tastes alongside new charity partner Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong...

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    Saturday, 20 May, 2017
    Editor

    The 2nd edition of Singapore Contemporary opens in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, January 19th with an invitation-only Private View and Vernissage. General admission kicks-off on Friday the 20th, and continues throughout Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd.---------------------- Spread over 6,000+ square meters, Singapore Contemporary will host more than 90 exhibitors offering collectors and art enthusiasts a wide selection of accessible and collectable works including original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography - including investment-grade art with a strong secondary market and auction following, plus works by some of the world's most interesting and promising artists...

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    Monday, 16 January, 2017
    Editor

    As we look back at 2016, we look back on a year of some damn fine content!So fine in fact, that we have decided to gather some of them here and present them to you, in one post.Easy Peasy Japaneasy and You're Welcome! In no particular order (but we group them by category to make it easy for you):  FASHION EMERGING TALENT SHOWCASE AT INDIAN FASHION WEEKSix talented new fashion designers showcased their latest collections as part of the Lakmé Fashion Week 2016 Gen Next show in India. The depth of talent was obvious in these carefully crafted collections...

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    Thursday, 29 December, 2016
    Editor

    MY SCULPTURES - of Driftwood and Found Objects As far back as I can remember , I was always playing with different materials and objects which my environment provided.  It was either an odd piece of firewood, or a rusty metal part from the machinery in my father's workshop, I loved to touch them, feel their texture, weight, smell. From an early age I saw various images emerging from these ordinary shapes and forms.  I was deep in my fantasy world - probably like any other kid in any part of the world is...

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    Sunday, 11 December, 2016
    Guest Blogger

    Recently opened at Auckland Art Gallery, the new exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer's famous Māori portraits is something very unique. Read the sister article about art restoration, and the preparation of some of the artworks for this exhibition here--------------------- Until February 19th, 2017, explore Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich history through more than 120 historical portraits of Māori and Pākehā by the country's most prolific professional colonial painter, Gottfried Lindauer...

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    Tuesday, 22 November, 2016
    Auckland Explorer

     Craig Thomas Gallery is hosting the solo exhibition of oil paintings by Hanoi-based artist Quach Bac called Familiar Sky from 11 – 28 November. The gallery speaks to the artist before the opening.-------------------- Quach Bac is a talented young visual artist who brings a critical eye and a perspective and maturity to his work that belies his relative youth (b. 1988). In preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition, we posed some questions below to Bac about the Familiar Sky collection, his motivations, and his creative influences...

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    Friday, 11 November, 2016
    Editor

    In a collaboration with Rossi & Rossi in Hong Kong, gallery directory Corey Andrew Barr talks to artist Tsherin Sherpa about Beautiful Decay, the artists first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November.   Corey Andrew BarrHello Tsherin, I’d like to take a moment to discuss Beautiful Decay, your first solo exhibition in Asia which took place at Rossi & Rossi Hong Kong from 24 September–5 November. Your work projects strong references to traditional Buddhist iconography, however it also incorporates contemporary imagery and non-traditional forms, how do you explain this, for example in the work titled OMG? Tsherin SherpaThis work is inspired by my own experience as a Tibetan living in the US...

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    Saturday, 05 November, 2016
    Editor

    By Elliat Albrecht for Ocula.com Excerpt republished with full permission. Read the full article here--------------------- Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong takes figure painting out of the studio and into the fields, factories and family homes of regions rife with political turmoil, economic unease, and environmental degradation. Setting up easels on location to depict real people in places such as rural China, Thailand, Tibet and Israeli-Palestinian conflict zones, Liu is a modern plein air master, painting his subjects in their natural settings with a sensitivity to their complex situations...

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    Sunday, 30 October, 2016
    Editor

    Esther Stewart wins the 2016 Sulman Prize with geometric masterpiece "Flatland Dreaming".A relative new-comer to the Australian art scene, with an undergraduate degree in fine art from Victorian College of the Arts and a Master’s degree in Cultural and Arts Management from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne based artist Esther Stewart is the winner of the 2016 Sulman Prize with her signature geometric and angular designs. The Sir John Sulman Prize is awarded for the "best subject painting, genre painting or mural project by an Australian artist...

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    Thursday, 01 September, 2016
    Editor

    Five sisters from a remote Aboriginal community in Australia are the 2016 winners of the prestigious Wynne Prize for their landscape painting titled "Seven Sisters". First awarded in 1897, the Wynne Prize is an open competition awarded annually by the trustees of the Gallery of New South Wales, Australia for the "best landscape painting of Australian scenery in oils or watercolours or for the best example of a figure sculpture by Australian artists." Winners: Wynne Prize 2016 This year's winner is a collaborative canvas titled "Seven Sisters"...

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    Thursday, 01 September, 2016
    Editor

    Tung Yue Nang 邓汝能 was born in Singapore in 1959. In the 1970's, under the tutelage under Shi Xiang Tuo and Ng Eng Teng; he was taught Chinese Painting, Calligraphy, Seal Carving, Engraving, The art of Ceramics and Sculpture.Tung's interest and practice in the Tao Te Ching philosophy, focusing on harmony and tranquillity amidst chaos and disorder, is reflected in Tung’s art in his choice of subjects and composition. His artistic philosophy of reconciling art with life, has enabled him to combine Western art concepts and media with Chinese art styles and expression and his experiments with acrylic and mixed media paintings has led to many different series of paintings...

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    Thursday, 18 August, 2016
    Editor

    Between spring and autumn, there are days of high suns and short nights, of adventure and exploration. At Art+ Shanghai Gallery, these are the days that celebrate the vibrancy and variety of contemporary art.Showcasing a range of new and previously exhibited works, In Between Days VI: Group Exhibition by Gallery Artists is the sixth annual summer exhibition of works from the collection of Art+ Shanghai Gallery. Works of painting, sculpture, and photography from both Chinese and foreign artists will be on display during the month of July and August...

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    Sunday, 03 July, 2016
    Editor

     After a long history of dark painting styles, it is refreshing to see an artist interpret the Bali landscape with a colourful impressionistic interpretation. It suits it so well.I fell in love with the work of Arie Smit when I visited the Neka Museum in Ubud. His paintings are alive with moving  colours in the way that Van Gogh's landscapes vibrate off the canvas.Given his background, Smit's decision to let colour and celebration flow through his work fills out the viewer's appreciation. At least, it did for me...

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    Thursday, 08 October, 2015
    Cassandra Does

    WHO'S BEHIND THE MASKS?Young and upcoming self-taught artist, Vie Siong proves that age and size doesn’t matter, writes Gabriel Martin.He’s quiet – which, in the art scene, is its own kind of crazy. That is his thing, at least in the comfort of his rented apartment where the magic happens. Instead of bantering around and ranting on his Facebook wall, he paints. And from the small-scaled sketches that represent his emotional interpretation and persona, he slowly builds the confidence to finally scale up his art pieces not just in size but in ‘volume’; now, ready to rock the art scene in Malaysia...

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    Monday, 05 October, 2015
    Gabriel Martin

    For those of you who would like to appreciate the use of water colour, this video is for you. A simple, detailed and fascinating speed-up video showing us how to paint a tree using water colour, by korean artist Um KyungHo. 

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    Monday, 05 October, 2015
    Vlogger

     Ubud is a mere hour's motorbike ride from Canggu, north of Seminyak, where I live. Its cool foresty village vibe makes for a nice break away from the endless coastal summer sun and its zippy surfdudes. It's also a nice cultural break. So how to separate the wheat from the chaff? There are various museums, galleries and commercial artist workshops. Here is what I would recommend spending time on.The Puri Lukisan museum on the main street is a pretty, landscaped compound, a little dog eared, but worth visiting for my favourite Walter Spies painting (see my post here) and an understanding of his time and contemporaries in Bali...

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    Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
    Cassandra Does

    While spending a blustery summer afternoon in Bali's artist hub Ubud, I dropped into the Museum Puri Lukisan. After walking past walls of finely drawn demonic figures, I was not very inspired. But then suddenly a rainstorm burst overhead and the lights went out. The storm was so violent that I was drawn to watch it tear through the trees from the entrance of the pavilion. After 20 minutes, sunlight emerged framing the tall palm trees in front of me. This is what I love about Bali, and what I can see in much of the art here: all-encompassing shapes of plants, trees and rice paddies shaped by the light, and the people small within it...

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    Wednesday, 08 July, 2015
    Cassandra Does

    Unleashing one’s creativity from within to the exterior world on your own terms takes courage and unwavering fear to the challenges especially when that refraining murmur inside of you says: “it’s time to live your moment, to live your new life.”Stepping foot inside of Norm Yip’s Studio 8, the ascension to his second home on the eight floor of an industrial building brings one’s perception of a world filled with creativity and aspirations. Some canvases are on the floor, others are hanged while a mini-photography studio is seen at the far corner of the room...

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    Monday, 04 May, 2015
    Irresistibly Inspiring

    Ciao... been long... have been working on too many projects for the coming months to launch, glad to be back. Been traveling to Japan and Korea for some art projects which I will blog about early next year when they come to live!      So I've checked out this exhibition in my neighbourhood Chai Wan, where all the trendy stuff is happening :p  Time flies and it's already the last week for you to check out Ling and Norman's joint exhibition 'Tropical Light' at YY9 Gallery of Chai Wan industrial area!   Ling explores the vibrancy of colours in her previous series “After the Rain”, also in YY9 gallery as a solo show...

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    Thursday, 30 October, 2014
    Editor

    By Gloria Ng Kagami Studio celebrated its second anniversary with a mini exhibition held at the Studio 83 last Saturday. Karen has invited 5 individuals, including myself, with different backgounds to be invovled in silver clay making and to showcase our works during an art jam event. Three of them are students from their certificate course. The other one was Karen's partner, Hosanna, who is a certified silver clay instructor, then it was Karen and myself.    As a collaboration, Karen invited me to her studio and taught me basic skills on working with silver clay weeks before the exhibition...

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    Monday, 21 July, 2014
    Beyond the Bling

    Sunday 22nd June we invited kids and their parents to come to PMQ for a creative day painting bamboo products. The kids could choose between coasters, bowls and plates to decorate with beautiful colours. The painting workshop was made in cooperation with 513 paint shop who supplied paint, brushes and aprons. A fun and inspiring day where kids get to be creative an enjoy quality time with both parent and other kids. We saw many absolutely amazing creations throughout the day. The next painting workshop will be on 27th July between 3 and 6 pm...

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    Wednesday, 16 July, 2014
    Editor

    Hi Everyone! It feels good to be back in Hong Kong. The velocity is exciting and the lights are generous. This city has been home for the past four years and I am like a moth to a flame! There is so much that this city nurtures that I hold dear - aside from the apparent bonds I have with loved ones here, art is something I fervently enjoy. The world has toted Hong Kong as the art capital of Asia and while currently, it may be a question of "money or culture" (as Filipino artist Manuel Ocampo so funnily underlined during the preview of Art Fair Philippines), art, more often than not, rises above the question to those that push to listen...

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    Tuesday, 04 March, 2014
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