BOO to all SALONISTAS!
In the spirit of 31st October falling on the very last monday of the month, we present to you, our first ever, themed salon - the SCARY EDITION! Don on your craziest costume creation, and come on out to The Loft to be spooked by a very special SCARY LINE UP of performing and visual artists who will be sharing the stage!!! It will be a night of halloween-inspired art making, nothing like another, so make sure you don't miss this spine chilling, mind blowing experience!
LOCATION: The Loft - 289A South Bridge Road (Corner of Smith Street & South Bridge Road)
Doors open at 7:30PM
FB Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166529500101752
SPORE Art Salon is a non-profit initiative created for visual artists to meet, mingle, inspire, and share with performing artists. During the event, we alternate between drawing sessions with live models, and performances from musicians, contortionists, poets, dancers, actors and more. We also feature works of, and demonstrations by visual artists, individually or collaboratively.
For those who are new to the art salon, our event is modeled after world famous Giles Larrain's Art Salon in NYC, with a distinctly Singaporean twist and flavour!
There is a minimum donation of $20/person at the door, and proceeds will benefit costs of the event, and our featured artists. There will be alcoholic drinks at the 'all day breakfast' cafe, for sale! Come meet, mingle and inspire with fellow creatives of various disciplines. Guests are encouraged to participate in the life drawing sessions in between performances, so, bring your charcoal, pastels, paints, drawing pad, ipad...!
See you on Halloween!
FEATURED VISUAL ARTISTS:
SHAUN KOH (film maker)
There will be a screening of 3 horror short films by Shaun Koh -
1. A Romantic Mystery
Jeremy Huang plays Harry, who falls for the mysterious Singapore, played by Annabel Ling. When she rejects his advances, he enters a surreal journey of toy flutes and hopping vampires.
Running Time 5:30
2. The Lady & The Vamp
Tired of global warming, a vampire falls in love with a protester supporting air pollution. Mayhem occurs when the vampire's former lover appears.
Running Time :3:30
3. Pirate(d) A Musical?
A Pirate literally comes to Singapore to steal music.
Running Time: 4:30
About Shaun Koh:
Shaun Koh is a film director and owner of T25 Films. He began his career in 2004 as the art director or Eric Khoo’s award winning feature film “Be With Me”. A graduate of Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Film, Sound and Video Programme, Koh majored in film and went on to direct several short films, TVCs, corporate videos and factual television programmes. In 2011, he started T25 Films.
Shaun has directed/executive produced for a clientele that includes Gucci, Paypal, The Strait Times, Singapore International Airlines, Singapore Tourism Board, MCYS, Sennheisser, National University of Singapore, Hewlett Packard, ACE Insurance, Mountain Torq, Channel News Asia, Okto, Channel 5 and Channel U. He has also directed/lensed projects in New York, Washington D.C, London, Paris, Berlin, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Bali and Mount Kinabalu.
Ila brews up a mystic of colours and swirls with mixed medium in her 'projector art' to set us off for a haunted evening, with a live musical accompaniment that she will collaborate with!
FEATURED PERFORMING ARTISTS:
KAMINI RAMACHANDRAN from MoonShadow Stories
Kamini Ramachandran co-founded MoonShadow Stories seven years ago with the aim of reviving the oral narrative tradition focusing on adult audiences because she believes that once the beauty and wonder of the spoken word is reintroduced to adults, then children will benefit.
Hence, MoonShadow Stories were the first contemporary storytellers in Singapore to spearhead storytelling for adults. Kamini is also a founder member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) and is currently serving her fourth term as its President.
Storytelling has always been vital for Kamini, from her earliest memories of her grandparents telling her stories to her efforts in continuing this storytelling tradition with her two young sons every day since they were six months old. In her many years of public storytelling, she has observed the power of stories to touch hearts and to heal; her collaboration with a clinical psychiatrist in her recent work is a facet of her storytelling passion dedicated to exploring the role of stories and storytelling in counselling and healing. Kamini mentors and nurtures individuals on their storytelling journey for she believes in building a community of storytellers
Performer's note - this act is not suitable for young children.
ASK A PUTUNIA
The youtube sensation "Ask A Putunia," will once again be coming to you live at the SPORE Art Salon! This is the chance you have all been waiting for, the chance to get those questions you have about Halloween answered once and for all. Putunia, the host of the show is a quirky individual with a unique take on life. She will be joined by her producer Vladimir and if your lucky, a few special guests. Check out www.youtube.com/askaputunia to see if your in for a trick or a treat!
About ASK A PUTUNIA:
Since moving to Singapore in 2009, Jacqueline and Bill Landsman, the producers and stars of Ask A Putunia, have been very active in the theater scene here. Most recently you would have seen them in Improvanopolis.SG, at the DBS Arts Center. This comedy show was also produced by Good Red Road Productions. To find out more about their work please visit:
And a Surprise Life Drawing model!