Illustration Arts Festival 2017Written 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.
Prepare to be inspired by the local illustrators who are not spotted in Asia this coming weekend at, Illustration Arts Festival 2017. Expect the unexpected and surround yourself with creative minds who go beyond the prevalent trends of super heroes, manga and anime themes. Organised by OIC Singapore, there will be work from some of Singapore’s key players, 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 building opportunities for artists through events and, most importantly, the Illustration Arts Festival.
Chris Shaw, Head of LASALLE’s Puttnam School of FIlm & Animation says, “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.”
As well as this, any aspiring illustrators will be excited to hear that some of the most 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 that allow guests to brush up their artistic skills. You can 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
Pop up book workshop by Louis Rigaud and Anouk Boisrobert
Picture book workshop by Icinori
Date: 12 to 13 August 2017
Venue: LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore
Edited by Yvonn Ong