Arts@SBG Community Arts Residency 2022 - Artist Talk
Date: Sunday, 20 November 2022
Time: 11am - 12pm
Venue: Ridley Hall [Botany Centre], Singapore Botanic Gardens
Fees: Free. Register for the talk here.*
This talk is recommended for participants 14 years old and above.
As part of the Arts@SBG Community Arts Residency, artist Justin Loke will share about his past works and research references on terrarium, diorama and Wardian case and plants for his Singapore Art Week 2023 showcase. It will include an introduction to Cabinets of Curiosities and the practice of collecting artefacts and how to recycle or upcycle found objects, in relation to the concept of Arte Povera. This session is also an introduction to the upcoming terrarium making workshop to be conducted.
About the artist
Justin Loke is the founding member of the collective Vertical Submarine. Some of his recent projects are History Without Words at National Museum of Singapore, which was part of the inaugural Arts x Tech Lab 2021, by the National Art Council, and Cathay Hotel: The Curse Of The Missing Red Shoe. In this highlight act for Singapore Night Festival 2022, he was the creative director and script writer.
About the Arts@SBG Community Arts Residency
The Arts@SBG Community Arts Residency aims to give artists the opportunities to inquire, develop arts-based collaborations and co-create with the community artworks that will shape communal public spaces and reflect the collective stories of the people. The artists will also have an opportunity to gather insights from Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the first and only tropical botanic gardens on the UNESCO’s World Heritage list – the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This Residency is part of Singapore Botanic Gardens, which is part of the National Arts Council’s Arts and Culture Nodes Network.
*Limited slots are available, and slots will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. An email confirming your slot will be sent to you at least one week prior to the event.