Our featured visual artist of the 22nd Edition, KSM aka Siew May has created a series of works that will be showcased during the evening of 25th. These works are also for sale, and as initiated by the lovely artist, half the proceeds contributed by you will be donated to a charitable organisation - yay!
September's been chock full of 'happening' events, what with the visit of some royalty here on SG grounds, and um, the new citizenship granted to a certain pair of mammals, etc.... It's all been very exciting, but we're just happy to return to base and invite all of you to the 22nd Edition of the SPORE Art Salon, and as usual, we will be collaborating with a happy assortment of characters - an illustrator, a screen actor, a DJ!, a pharmacist!!??, PLUS, a literary one, a musical one, and some improv-ables!! Intriguing enough? Come find out what's happening on September 25th... see you then!
KSM aka SIEW MAY www.ksm-art.com
KSM is a singaporean illustrator and animator with works featured in Culturepush and Noise Singapore 2012. Her most notable work was a digital animation titled “Switch” , which was done with her final year project team members from Nanyang Polytechnic. The short film was showcased in the local Crowbar Awards 2010 and has received gold for 3d animation, gold for animation and silver for art direction. Although she is trained as an animator, KSM loves to dabble with things outside her major such as motion graphics and photography. She has produced works ranging from traditional to digital, thus allowing her to be versatile as an artist.
FEATURED PERFORMING ARTISTS
ROY TAN (host)
Tan is a healthcare professional passionately interested in documenting local LGBT history. Tan started all the Singapore LGBT-related articles in Wikipedia in 2005 and ported every article removed by deletionists to SgWiki. He has also recorded and amassed the most comprehensive collection of local LGBT videos onYouTube. Tan intended to organise Singapore's first gay pride parade at Hong Lim Park in 2008 after the government legalised protests there. This later morphed intoPink Dot SG, an event which supported the "freedom of LGBT people to love" and which later spread worldwide. Together with fellow citizen Tien Kim Chuan, Tan marched in Singapore's first and only gay Chingay contingent when the public were allowed to form their own marching group in 2010.
ADELINE PANG (model)
Adeline Pang is a bilingual actor in English and Mandarin. Based in Singapore, she has a BA Hons degree in Acting (LASALLE) and a Mass Communications Diploma (Ngee Ann Polytechnic, specializing in Acting/Directing). Adeline has acted in various local TV dramas like Unnatural 2, The Pupil 2 and Point Of Entry 2; TV commercials for Tokio Marine, Daikin and Siloso Beach Resort; short films such as National Day (Directed by Shuming He); and films such as Mister John (Akanga Film Asia, Directed by Joe Lawlor and Christine
Molloy) and Swimming Nude (9 Harbors Productions Shanghai, directed by Gu Yi, Canada International Film Festival 2010 - Award of Excellence); and she was the Singaporean presenter on the cable TV program Fashion Asia (Star TV China).
NABILAH H. (poet) http://www.deapologize.wordpress.com
Nabilah H., sometimes, works under the name ‘quillbomb’. She goes through pseudonyms like she goes through bottles of salsa cheese. Nabilah has been writing since she knew what the act of writing
involved (a pen and a paper, and enough muscle control). Her poetry often covers topics like creation, social change, liquid, feminism, one-way relationships, attempts at love, movement, self-actualisation, internal debates with the wankers that live in her head, living in arepressive city-state and caffeine. She likes words like ‘coup de grâce’. She has recently gotten over her fear of public speaking and started performing her poetry to audiences that are not imagined. She has read at Poetry Unplugged (London), Sage & Time (London) and various Poetry Slam events in Singapore, and runs a spoken-word open-mic (destination: INK) with her visual-textual collective, spacer.gif.She is somewhere in the middle of a venn diagram that attempts to combine art and activism as a co-conspirator of MonkeyMask.
Nabilah’s mother believes she might wither away as a hobo carving words on scaffolding if she keeps up this ‘art stuff’. She likes cats and tea biscuits. Nabilah, that is - not her mother.
HEINZ KINSEY (DJ) http://soundcloud.com/dr-kinsey
Heinz Kinsey is a 24-year old Mechanical Design Engineer, who discovered DJ-ing through a love for music. He specializes in Trance and occasionally, House. He is currently working on producing his own music.
The IMPROVables! are a Singapore-based improvised theatre troupe. Established in 2010, they have performed at A.C.I.D 2011, Lit Up Singapore 2012 and Goodman Arts Centre 2nd Open House 2012. Their aim is to introduce Singapore to the art of improvised theatre and popularize it by staging shows based entirely around suggestions from the audience and conducting workshops to introduce the basics of improvised theatre to participants.
ROY & JERLIN (musicians)
New to the music scene, Roy started performing at small events such as art exhibitions, pubs and cafes such as Swee Lee Music Cafe, Taboo etc., at a tender age of 17. And at 19, he is joined with his close friend, Jerlin, to embark on this journey fuelled by their passion; Music. Their forte includes folk-pop, acoustic-pop, Indie-pop. And this duo is has one objective in performing, and it is to put a smile on the faces of the audience and make their night memorable.
It was our first visual art live demo since making BluJaz Cafe home of the SPORE Art Salon editions on the 28th night of August last month, and can we just say a big THANK YOU to all who came out - friends of artists, friends of the arts, family, curious individuals... and of course, our photographers and even a videographer, all who play a key part in documenting the entire length of the event! Enjoy the visuals!