​​​​​​​[Party of Five] is a visual art exhibition by Artblovk pop-up gallery, featuring a visual smorgasbord inspired by role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, final fantasy and more!

Franky, Kenfoo, 2022, digital illustration

Poppy the druid, Comet Girl ,2022, Digital illustration

[Party of Five] invites not only ground breaking young illustrators based in Singapore, but also creators in arts and the industry to design an adventurer avatar in any medium, be it an illustration, written text or even sculpture, which will be randomly grouped together in parties of five to respond to an Ai-generated prompt. ​​​​​​​

 The Paladin (Luis Royo), Eddie Ching (1983),2022, AI-generated Prompt (Midjourney)

Inspiring, cheeky and wondrous, the exhibition aims to question audiences how narratives are formed through the presentation of randomised, juxtaposed artwork, and invites participants and visitors alike to construct a narrative framework through the experience of the gallery and its dialogue between the grouped artworks.
The Halloween showcase is a recurring themed pop-up show by Artblovk Pop-up Gallery, which aims to feature and bring together intergenerational arts talents in the illustrations, comics and games industry and build a community of like-minded artists to celebrate arts in Singapore. Returning after a brief hiatus from the Covid-19 Pandemic, Artblovk pop-up gallery once again works together with local partners and luminaries like Basheer graphics books to provide a platform that supports visual arts.
[Party of Five] will open on 28 OCT 2022 with a reception at 7pm with participating artists, who will be available for interviews and a curated tour of the exhibition. Selected works will be available for purchase, and visitors can donate a token fee to collect their very own 3d printed adventurer figure created for the show. The exhibition will continue till 30 OCT 2022. Admission is Free.
OPEN CALL DEADLINE: 30 SEP 2022*
BRIEF: Design and create your own adventurer inspired by role playing games, fantasy or gaming genres in a single illustration or artwork! Original artwork only, no fanart please.
Any medium is accepted as long as it can be displayed! Illustrations, sculptures, painted miniatures, maps, AI generated art or text prompts, go wild with your art and bring a character to life.
Your artwork will be grouped randomly with other invited and open call submissions into parties of 5 adventurers, which will be placed against an AI-generated artwork prompt (a final boss, if you could call it that) as an adventure hook to create a narrative for audiences.
*Note: this open call is open to all artists residing in Singapore only.
Venue
Basheer graphic books
Bras basah Complex
231 Bain St, #04-19, Singapore 180231
The exhibition will be held from 28-30 Oct 2022
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am 7 pm
Entry is free.
Programme:
28 OCT 2022
12-6pm guided tours 
7pm opening reception w artists
730 -9pm evening reception
29 OCT 2022
3-4pm Artist talk- Influences and interpretations: how visual narratives are constructed through play 
30 OCT 2022
3-4pm closing reception
Artist talk: On creating resonating concept art 

Curated by: Eddie Ching (Artblovk pop-up gallery)
FREE ADMISSION

SMM (SAFETY MANAGEMENT MEASURES) AT BASHEER GRAPHIC BOOKS UPDATED 7/1/2022
- Maximum group of 5 people in the gallery space
- Please maintain safe distance of 1m 
- Masks on at all times
- Tracetogether check in required
DIASPORA is a visual art exhibition helmed by Artblovk pop-up gallery and co-curated by Eddie Ching and Lim Cheng Tju. DIASPORA builds upon a narrative of the evolving conditions of visual artists in a time of turbulence and uncertainty. It is an invasion and a blurring of public and private space through art interventions. 
Featuring Illustrators and visual artists such as A Good citizen (Dan Wong), Comet girl (Cherie Sim), Azridjokoloro and other young local talents, DIASPORA investigates the movement of visual art from natural to digital territories and into uncertain spaces.
Held at Bras Basah Complex in Basheer Graphics Bookstore, #arttakesover a part of the space and invites audiences to participate in discovering art and its mediums to begin a conversation on the nature of visual art as part of Singapore Art week 2022.
Dates: 14 – 23 January 2022
Hours 
Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am 7 pm
Venue: 
Basheer Graphic books 
Bras basah complex, 231 Bain St, #04-19, Singapore 180231
FREE ADMISSION
Featuring:
A Good citizen
Comet Girl
Azridjokoloro
FsC (Foo Swee Chin)
Sam Lay
Loo Fang Kai
About Singapore Art Week 2022
 As Singapore’s signature visual arts season, Singapore Art Week (SAW) represents the unity and pride of a diverse and vibrant arts community. In its 10th edition, SAW 2022 will be a celebration of the Singapore visual arts in its decade of growth - in the practices of Singapore artists, in the formats of presentation and in the spaces these will inhabit.

SAW 2022 will run from 14 January to 23 January 2022, with over 100 events with art across the island and online, featuring new works, transnational collaborations, and virtual art experiences. Audiences all over the world can access and discover the exciting art in Singapore’s arts and cultural institutions and beyond, or engage in enriching discussions, talks, public art walks and tours. A catalyst of creativity, SAW 2022 continues to be a spotlight, gathering and launchpad for the arts community in Singapore.

SAW 2022 is a joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
Comet Girl, Pink 1, 2021, Digital artwork
A Good Citizen, Orange man, 2021, Non Fungible Token installation (Still) 
Loo Fang Kai, Comix Man #02, 2019-2021, digital artwork
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