February 18, 2012

Noise Singapore 2012

So last week I headed down to Ion to witness the Noise Singapore Exhibition!

"Noise Singapore is an initiative of the National Arts Council, and dedicates to making noise (pun intended!) about the creative talent of young people aged 35 and below! Through numerous platforms to express, develop and showcase their creativity, Noise Singapore hopes to encourage young people in Singapore to actively participate and nurture their relationship with the arts, as well as get them spotted for their budding abilities! 

Broadly classified under the genres of Art & Design and Music & Photography, the Noise community will learn from top professionals, interact with like-minded youths and share their original creations with the world. 

Noise Singapore platforms include concerts at venues like the Esplanade, that feature young musicians hungry for performing experience and exposure, exhibitions of varied scale that showcase the original artistic creations of young people, an online gallery, mentoring programs that link aspiring artists with top professionals in the industry, as well as workshops, talks and activities that focus on providing a fun experience of participating in the arts"

Went there with several other bloggers such as Mae, Ang Gek Gek and Collette! ☺ ☺ ☺ 

There were TONS AND TONS of art/photography pieces done up by many talented
individuals. I was so overwhelmed that I honestly didn't know where to start looking as
every piece was so special and not to mention, artistically beautiful! Hehe

This one below was done by an individual alone, as you can see the images all
has the same "theme" and "feel" to it. I like the little doggie there >.<

Another one in particular that I find that's worth mentioning would be this piece..

Do.... you.... see... it? Haha

Wahahahahaha when I asked everyone they were like "Ya? Sushi what, what's wrong?"
But what they didn't know was that all the fishes and prawns are on a SINGLE grain of rice! 
Hence the name, "The World's Smallest Sushi!"
So genius!!! Hahahahahah Imagine like how many you have to eat to fill your tummy :S

More artworks....

I think it was the first day of the launch but the entire place was already filled with so many people!

one of the pieces that I like

Bwahahahah and I found a piece that Fariz submitted... it was showcased!
Not bad ah somebody. Hahaaha

The also had a section with little cubbyholes selling interesting souvenirs and keepsakes (mostly handmade) by some of the people who contributed to the exhibition. 

GAAAAAA, SO CUTE!!! I like the cloudssss~~~

And here are the grand prize winners of Noise Singapore!
If I'm not wrong they got to take home $5000? Haha 

The winner for the Music Category was Jaime Wong
And the black circle there was actually a speaker playing a song that she sang!
I think she wrote the song too, and I stood there and listened for a bit
and she had a really nice voice! Congratulations Jaime :)

And the winner for Art & Design is...

Here are some of his works showcased and on sale! 

Congratulations to you as well Daniel! :)

Noise Singapore also has an interactive corner... 

What you're supposed to do is tear of a piece of 'smile' and write one in return!
I didn't tear down any, but I left my smile there for anyone who needs one! Hahah

Another segment of the interactive corner would be designing your very own tote bags!
the bags are kindly sponsored by Muji! And you can get one, sit there and start letting
your creativity run wild! We all got to sit down and design our own... mine was  a bit of a fail haha
Mae was definitely feeling it.... Hahahahahha

Here are some of the tote bags showcased..

I like the one on the left! 

So if you guys happen to be in town over the weekend, or are interested in the exhibitions,
you can head over to Ion's basement (outside Muji) 
There's no entrance fee or whatsoever, all you have to do is walk in and feast your eyes
with all the pretty artworks :)

More events at Noise Singapore..

1. TAP Night Party (5pm to 8pm) & Flea Market (1pm to 8pm) is happening on 18 Feb! Venue is at Goodman Arts Centre Amphitheatre. They have lined up a string of music performances…         

5pm: Monster Cat                                                                                                                         
Monster Cat takes its name from the 'Bakeneko', a cat with supernatural abilities in Japanese folklore. The folk-rock band is inspired by this sense of the supernatural and the fascinating ambiguity of this relationship between creature and owner. 

530pm: Rachael Teo
One half of acoustic band Cove Red, Rachael Teo is an acoustic/ folk singer-songwriter who writes heartfelt songs, in the hope of healing wounds and restoring dreams.

6pm: Shigga Shay
Pek Jin Shen, a.k.a Shigga Shay, is a rap artst, music producer and song writer.

630pm: Zahidah 
Winner of 98.7FM's The Next Big Things competition, Zahidah is a storyteller who writes about the unspoken stories of the people she met!

7pm: For This Cycle & Travel Tales 
Performing under the moniker "For This Cycle", Weiwen is set to captivate with his unique blend of acoustic-guitar driven pop rock songs. Travel Tales is singer-song Ze Wen Seah, whose acoustic pop tunes is inspired by the experiences he has gained through living in different cultures.   

2. Make Some Noise is happening on 2 Mar to 4 Mar, at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre & Concourse! Go catch some of Singapore's latest up and coming bands and singer-songwriters at this 3-day concert series and walk away inspired!

For more information on Noise Singapore, you can find out more on www.noisesingapore.com or check out their Facebook  or their Twitter


See you guys there!
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