It has been revealed that I will be the first speaker in the POPIN CRAFT TALK 2015, which will be the very first time that I will talk about my work professionally. I am truly humbled.
Here's some info:
Popin presents Craft Talk on Sat,10 Oct 2015 10am-4pm, at Tampines Changkat CC. Free admission, limited spaces, register at firstname.lastname@example.org
10.15 am: Welcome note by POPIN
10.25 am: Introduction to CRAFT TALK
10.30 - 11.30 am: First Talk by Michy Witchy
11.30 - 12.30 pm: Second Talk by Shirley Soh
LUNCH BREAK (Food and Beverages Provided)
1.30 - 2.30pm: Third Talk by Aisah Dalduri of Fictive Fingers
2:30 - 3:30 pm: Fourth Talk by Ashley Yeo
3.30-3.45 pm: Wrapping Up and Invitation to participate in Craft The City project
4 - 5 pm: Tea Time Reception for all guests + making of Craft The City project
About The Speakers
Michelle 'aka' Michy Witchy believes that nothing beats the experiences that are more genuine than personal history and the people connected with it. She finds that art should be functional and be present in everyday life. Having a background as a printmaker, Michelle's work has been exhibited in group shows in Singapore, UK and Jordan. She has recently ended a yearlong self initiated project Mi Casa Su Casa, that hosted a range of activities including exhibitions, workshops and quirky food-sharing sessions within her living space.
Shirley Soh is an artist, lecturer, an erstwhile journalist and a perpetual student. Trained first in ceramics, she has branched into various mediums spanning embroidery to video making exploring recurrent themes of biodiversity and sustainability. Interested in how individuals, community, economy and the environment interdependently connect in constantly shifting—and not often benign—ways, she has grown plants, worked with migrant workers and prison inmates, created a retail shop and meditated for her artwork. She obtained her BA degree in Fine Art at LASALLE College of the Arts and her Master’s from the National University of Singapore.
Aisah Dalduri is the co-founder of Fictive Fingers, a hand-printed textile design studio she runs with her sister, Hani Dalduri. Thriving on slow design, the sister duo harmonise their love for quality textiles and traditional methods to create products for the everyday, featuring original illustrations that represent their passion, thoughts and personal stories. What started in their small bedroom is now a brand with a global following of discerning customers that inspires mindful consumption.
Ashley completed her Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London. Working through Drawing, Installation and Sculpture, she has been included in numerous international group shows including the Art on Paper Biennial at Weatherspoon Museum, North Carolina USA and Ifa Gallery in Berlin, Germany. She also participates in international artist residencies including the Vermont Studio Center (USA, 2013), Arctic Circle Residency (Svalbard, 2014) and School of Visual Arts (USA, 2014). This year, she had her first major solo exhibition with FOST Gallery, Singapore.