Archive

Tag Archives: tokyo

My Tokyo State Of Mind Poster Final.png

The opening reception for “My Tokyo State Of Mind” was a RSVP only party held on 14 January 2016, with invites sent out online and via our event page.

Tokyo-State-of-Mind-EDM-Final.jpgPreparations were already underway the day before as we worked with Cheryl of Articulate Consulting to arrange all of the work on our walls.

12513528_1092727117413054_5653128392148519117_o.jpg

“My Tokyo State Of Mind” is a collection of 43 ink portraits ranging from pop icons…

 

image4.JPG

and pin-up girls…

image2 2.JPG

to prints drawn from nature and myths.

image5.JPG

Lucky Guns finding a snug place on our retail shelves

All done by the end of the day and ready for launch night!

DSC_6675.jpgDSC_6532.jpg

Though Mr. Fix could not grace us with his presence, he was very much there with us in spirit through this clip he made specially for the exhibition.

IMG_0438.jpg

Ceiling projection!

The evening began with a little primping, with help from Bobbie and her wonderful crew at The MakeUp Roomimage1 2.JPG

Ice cold craft beers courtesy of Eastern Craft  tabled and ready for clinking.DSC_6211

Assorted cream puffs by Amiral Patisserie decorated with a nod to Jap Pop and the artwork!

DSC_6448.jpg

DJs Ginette Chittick and JINMART warming up the house

DSC_6487.jpg

The first of the guests arriving and taking a look at the backroom hangs

DSC_6220.jpgDSC_6320.jpg

DSC_6242.jpg

Beers beginning to flow as more guests arrive

DSC_6352

Serving up housemade kamikazes

 

DSC_6343.jpg

Taking home digital copies 🙂

Modern Asian snacks by Chef Joseph were so popular we didn’t manage to take a picture of the grilled risotto 😦

DSC_6275.jpg

Egg & Roe Crostini

20160126210224.jpg

DSC_6277.jpg

Mixed Mushroom and White Truffle Oil Crostini

DSC_6213.jpg

Chad Potato Salad with Mayo & ‘Togarashi’

20160126210037.jpg

The night ensued with some poring over the portraits…

DSC_6375.jpg

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend David Bowie’s passing 4 days earlier made these ‘Rebel Rebel’ prints all the more poignant.

DSC_6274DSC_6638

Bump-ins and getting acquainted… DSC_6272.jpgDSC_6509DSC_6463

Smiles for the camera…

DSC_6473

DSC_6618.jpg

Our resident geishas with the amazing Sae of Amiral Patisserie

DSC_6350

Our director Sue-Shan with Cheryl from Articulate Consulting

Not forgetting the outfits and our subtly applied geisha rock theme…

DSC_6438DSC_6657DSC_6249

And these game poses!

DSC_6714.jpgDSC_6583 (1).jpgDSC_6652

Thank you all for coming down and we hope you guys had fun because we hella did! More photos from the night can be found on our Facebook page.

For more information about the exhibition and art for sale, write to us at contactus@sprmrkt.com.sg.

“My Tokyo State of Mind” runs from 15 January to 6 March at SPRMRKT so if you didn’t manage to swing by on launch night, it’s not too late!

Contributing writer: Hui Li

Advertisements

Tokyo-Cinderella-Dolls-EDMThe cast and crew of Tokyo Cinderella Dolls came to town at the start of the new year and here we are to take you through the best moments of the evening.

IMG_4967The exhibition launched to a private reception on 7 Jan and took off where the two dolls from Karin Shikata’s photographic journey in Tokyo “came to life”, re-enacted their time in Tokyo and gave a full theatrical performance, engaging both guests and staff!

IMG_4966

With ex-performers of the Takarazuka Revue Studio and hair and make up stylist Misa Ujii

With ex-performers of the Takarazuka Revue Studio and hair and make up stylist Misa Ujii

Models Mirei Uchida, Yu Ranma and Japanese photographer Karin Shikata were all ex-performers at Takarazuka Revue, a 100 year old all-female musical theatre troupe in Japan.

Karin (with bouquet), with models, make up artist and guests

Karin (with bouquet), with models, make up artist and guests

And the night started off with a cocktail aperitif, Tokyo Breeze, specially concocted by a member of staff.

Tokyo Breeze. A cocktail made with Citizen Pop's Lemon & Thyme Fresh Fruit Soda and Vodka!

Tokyo Breeze. A cocktail made with Citizen Pop’s Lemon & Thyme Fresh Fruit Soda, triple sec & vodka

While we browsed around the exhibition, we discovered a photograph of the dolls eating Takoyaki! A very popular Japanese snack both in Japan and in Singapore.

Eating their way through in Tokyo with something fun and familiar - Takoyaki!

Takoyaki

Chef Joseph and his team at SPRMRKT went along with the Japanese theme to create their own version of a Takoyaki out of fried risotto (otherwise known in Italy as arancini), worcestershire sauce and bonito flakes! This was featured with a Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw, Fried Chicken Wrap and Corn & Crab Chawanmushi.

Arancini with Worcestershire Sauce & Bonito Flakes; Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw; Fried Chicken Wrap

Arancini with Worcestershire Sauce & Bonito Flakes; Grilled Teriyaki Pork Bao with Coleslaw; Fried Chicken Wrap

Corn & Crab Chawanmushi

Corn & Crab Chawanmushi

Even the dolls couldn’t resist tucking into these! 🙂

IMG_4990

Feeling a little bashful from getting caught by our camera for tucking into some food :)

Feeling a little bashful from getting caught by our camera 🙂

But the evening could not have been more entertaining with the guests who came, ate, drank, talked about Japan, food and art to a curated soundtrack of Japanese electronic house and pop music!

IMG_5003

Gallery owner Stephanie Tham introducing a guest to the exhibition

IMG_4996

Food quickly came and went!

IMG_5001

Models with artist Karin

Models with artist Karin

IMG_5008

Music Writer for JUICE

 

And some might say the real highlight of the evening was when one of the dolls started feeding our guests and shocked a few!

IMG_5014

but all was good and guests started to play along 🙂

IMG_5015

Another lucky guest getting fed which caused some excitement 🙂

Finally when the crowd subsided a little, we went to the back of the shop only to discover that Karin was shooting and working on her next exhibition of these dolls and their time spent in Singapore!

IMG_5018We can’t wait to see where her next exhibition of these dolls on the streets of Singapore will take her… though we hear it might be in London or Paris!

IMG_5022

Some of our hardworking staff who wanted to let loose for a while and join in the fun :)

Some of our hardworking staff who wanted to let loose for a while and join in the fun 🙂

IMG_5044Big thanks to Galerie Steph for presenting another fun and remarkable exhibition with us!

With the beautiful and brainy Kamiliah of Galerie Steph! Photo courtesy of Karin Shikata

With the beautiful and brainy Kamiliah of Galerie Steph! Photo courtesy of Karin Shikata

All photographs are for sale and if you were wondering about the photo frames and where you could purchase these, they were all actually put together and lovingly handcrafted by the photographer, Karin, with original origami paper and is part of her artistic expression with these photographs. Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the designs from the show:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Thank you to all who made it. We had a blast and we hope you did too. For those who missed it, do pop into the bistro to catch the wonderful photographic series of Tokyo Cinderella Dolls before it ends on 8 March.

Tokyo Cinderella Dolls at SPRMRKT, 2 McCallum Street. From 8 Jan - 8 Mar 2014

Photo credits and information on Tokyo Cinderella Dolls !