Spotlight Happenings - 08/11/17

Illustration Arts Festival 2017

Written by Ella Mesenas

Singapore’s illustration-dedicated festival returns for its second year. The fair will celebrate a curated selection of artwork by artists from Asia and France.

Be inspired by the local illustrators who are not spotted in Asia this coming weekend at Illustration Arts Festival 2017. Expect the unexpected and immerse yourself with creative minds who go beyond the usual prevalent trend of super heroes, manga and anime theme. Organised by OIC Singapore, there will be works from key players from Singapore’s including Kinetic, Supermama, H55, Underscore and Goodstuph.

OIC is Singapore’s only network for professional illustrators to connect and collaborate. Founded in 2006, OIC has continued to support the creative community by creating opportunities for artists through events and the most famous is Illustration Arts Festival.

“This is our second year partnering with OIC Singapore to bring IAF to LASALLE. The talks, workshops, and networking opportunities with prominent local and international illustrators provide invaluable exposure for our students, not to mention the chance to showcase their work at the Artists Market,” said Chris Shaw, Head of LASALLE’s Puttnam School of Film & Animation.

As luck would have it, if you are an illustrator, you’d be excited to know that some of the influential illustrators will make a guest appearance including Incinori from France, Chiaos from Taiwan and Kristal Melson from Singapore.

Set across LASALLE College of the Arts between Short Street and Prinsep Street, the festival will host a series of workshops for guests to brush up their artistic skills. Attend a talk to understand more about illustration, get your portrait drawn by the talented artists or simply take a walk around the market with original prints, books and toys to add to your collection.

Festival Highlights 2017

Artist Talks
Icinori, France
Louis Rigaud, France
Chiaos 角斯角斯 from Taiwan
Kristal Melson from Singapore

Pop up book workshop by Louis Rigaud and Anouk Boisrobert
Picture book workshop by Icinori


Toy launch from Mighty Jaxx – POPek!
Book signing from Epigram’s Mee Siam Mai Hum Book by Jacqueline Goh, The Fingersmith Letterpress
Live demonstrations by popular comic artists Fishball

Additional Details
Date: 12 to 13 August 2017
Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore

Edited by Yvonn Ong

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