THE FOOL
Through a series of lighthearted, bright and illustrative works, [The Fool] takes viewers on a neon-tinted adventure through the works of homegrown illustrator Comet Girl. Like its namesake, The Fool represents improvisation, spontaneity, new beginnings and limitless potential. Challenging viewers to rethink their fear of failure and need to ascribe deeper meanings in art, the exhibition is an invitation to create for the sake of creation, without the fear of consequences. Part of Singapore Art Week 2023.
WHEN
6 – 15 January 2023
VENUE
Studio Neon Singapore, 32 Haji Ln, Singapore 189225
OPENING HOURS
12 - 8pm
ADMISSION
Free Admission
Comet Girl (b. 1994) is a self-taught artist and illustrator based in Singapore. With a fascination with people and the human condition, her works are a representation of her curiosity and fixation on loneliness, sexuality and repressed emotions. She is also inspired by scientific illustrations, pop culture of the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and shojou manga. 
Through the use of bright colours and a modern illustrative style, she invites the viewers to be involved with each piece by coming up with their own interpretations and stories alongside the original meanings.
As Singapore’s signature visual arts season, Singapore Art Week (SAW) represents the unity and pride of a diverse and vibrant arts community in Singapore. From 6 to 15 January 2023, SAW 2023 will present an array of over 130 art events featuring new works and transnational collaborations across the island and online. 
In its 11th edition, the ten-day celebration of the visual arts will showcase two dynamic art fairs, S.E.A. Focus and the inaugural ART SG; two highlight commissions are the homecoming presentation of Pulp III: A Short Biography of the Banished Book at the recent 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia and the Singapore Biennale; as well as a vibrant Light to Night in the Civic District. 
SAW is a nexus for creative collaborations and audiences can look forward to an exciting line-up of art experiences at our museums, galleries, independent art spaces and public spaces, and enjoy enriching discussions, talks, walks and tours. SAW 2023, a celebration of Singapore’s vibrant art landscape, is a joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
Studio Neon, based in Singapore’s iconic Haji Lane, is the exploratory brainchild and event space of local visionary PrettyFreakyFantasy.
Idris Johor, better known by his moniker PrettyFreakyFantasy (PFF), has been instrumental in shaping the identity of Bali and Haji Lane since 2006, via with his IG-worthy psychedelic murals and eye-catching installations for a chain of F&B outlets located at the pre-war shophouses.

Comet Girl, the Fool, 2022, 71x91cm, Digital Illustration

​​​​​​​[Party of Five] is a Halloween visual art exhibition by Artblovk pop-up gallery, featuring an illustrated smorgasbord inspired by role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, final fantasy and more!
OPEN CALL SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU FOR THE SUBMISSIONS!

Kenfoo, Franky, 2022, digital illustration

Comet Girl , Poppy the druid, 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 artwork as a 'final boss' of sorts.​​​​​​​

 Eddie Ching (1983), The Paladin (Luis Royo), 2022, AI-generated art (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.
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 Tropikaldaze , Shrouds of the Tropics, 2022, Digital illustration, 21x29.7cm

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.
Venue
Basheer graphic books
Bras basah Complex
231 Bain St, #04-19, Singapore 180231
The exhibition will be held from 28-30 Oct 2022
Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday: 11 am- 7 pm
Entry is free.
Programme:
28 OCT 2022 (FRI)
12-6pm guided tours 
7pm opening reception w artists
730 -9pm evening reception
29 OCT 2022 (SAT)
3-4pm Artist talk- Influences and interpretations: is AI art the enemy?
Featuring Comet girl and Demonicas, moderated by Eddie Ching
30 OCT 2022 (SUN)
3-4pm Artist talk: On creating resonating concept art

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