Passage, A Visual Art Exhibition

 

PASSAGE Art Exhibition Poster-FINAL HIGH RES.jpgPassage is a group visual art exhibition and marked the first time that we were holding one of its kind here at SPRMRKT! Led by exhibition lead, Stephanie Lee, our weeks of planning and countless correspondences finally saw us to the day of the hang.

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Preparations underway as we were positioning the hangs

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Artist Queenie Kou finding a perfect angle for her oil paintings

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A few final touches…

And we were all set for opening night!

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Artists of Passage (from left): Stephanie Lee, Queenie Kou, Melissa C., Stephanie Hew, MaryAnn Loo and Z.S. Yang

Guests who arrived early were treated to a visual feast as they lingered around the artwork and learned about the inspiration behind each piece.

Passage-281.jpgPassage-146.jpgSPRMRKT’s own Chef Joseph also had a few creations of his own to complement a creative night:

The guys at The Brew Crew were also recommending their specialty Spanish craft beers to wash down with our mini bites.Passage-125.jpgNow the guests were really starting to stream in!Passage-139.jpgPassage-159.jpgPassage-137.jpgPassage-117.jpgPacked to the brim indoorsPassage-167.jpg

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Stephanie holding her own in front of guests and loved ones as she spoke about her journey as an artist and what Passage means to her.

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The attentive crowd

Rounding up the speech with the help of some smooth tunes by homegrown soul singer, Michaela Therese.

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Michaela performed tracks from her latest album as well as some specially composed for Passage !

Passage-199.jpgAs she serenaded the crowd, the enthusiastic exhibition helpers “friends of the artists” have been going around encouraging people to get crafty or sign up for workshops…

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Bringing out the inner Picasso in everyone

Such a clever kit! FullSizeRender.jpgPassage-166.jpgPassage-228.jpgPassage-152.jpg

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A spread of all things Passage, including individual artist guestbooks, limited edition postcards and merchandise from Inky Cat Studio (owned by Stephanie Hew)

Happy faces all round, especially from the prize winners!

Passage-313.jpgPassage-230.jpgPassage-178.jpgPassage-288.jpgHeartfelt congratulations to this talented group of artists – each of them has persevered in their own journeys to create art and we are glad we could give them an avenue to pursue their passions and showcase their work.   Passage-319.jpg

Their public engagement didn’t end that night and the following are snaps of just one of a few workshops they held at SPRMRKT to encourage everybody to rediscover art.

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Stephanie Hew leading a coffee painting workshop alongside cake and coffee

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Who knew coffee could be so versatile!

In their short time here, Passage has been an inspiration – encouraging us to reconnect with art as individuals and also to keep chasing our dreams. If they have inspired you as well, keep up with them through their Meetup group, Creative Singapore! to stay updated on upcoming workshops etc.

Contributing writer: Hui Li

 

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