Photo by Toni Cuhadi, Courtesy of STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery, Singapore
STPI Gallery is pleased to announce a novel concept for its upcoming annual fundraising event, Biome. As 2020 continues to unfold, we embrace a dynamic turn and take on a twofold format this year – an online auction running from 16 to 25 October 2020, and a new onsite segment Encounters occurring over the weekend of 24 & 25 October 2020.
New rhythms of creativity and collective strength
The process of conceiving a fundraiser under such extraordinary circumstances has inclined STPI strongly towards the artistic community. As the art ecosystem in Singapore adapts to the current climate, STPI celebrates the idea of a “biome” – a community that forms a response to a shared climate, pointing to the importance of connectedness. With this in mind, we have launched Encounters, a physical opportunity for audiences to experience immersive and engaging ideas by Singapore-based artists.
Director of STPI Gallery, Rita Targui, says: “Embodying STPI’s deep-rooted spirit of experimentation creativity, we are pleased to unveil a brand-new fundraiser concept. Through close collaborations with Singapore-based artists and galleries, we will be presenting a series of bold participatory experiences, introducing moments of in-person discovery and inspiration at a time of being largely home-bound. This year, Biome seeks to cultivate intimate relationships with artists and to strengthen the support for our local art industry.”
In the new segment, fundraiser guests will be treated to a series of personal and thought-provoking artist-led activities held across the STPI building. An Encounters ticket will entitle one guest to a total of 5 unique rooms, each hosted by a notable Singapore-based artist. The multimedia experience will allow guests to discover unseen processes and personalities of the artists, each responding to the various nooks and crannies of STPI.
The 2-hour long programme will culminate in an intimate physical viewing of all auction artworks. Launching on 16 October, STPI’s online auction will feature over 20 diverse artworks and experiences, generously donated by artists and galleries from Southeast Asia including; FOST Gallery (Singapore), Richard Koh Fine Art (Singapore/Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok), and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore/Sydney). Guests are welcome to preview the works in-person on 21 – 23 October by making an appointment with email@example.com.
As a not-for-profit organisation, your contribution is essential for us to remain operational, to organise our exhibitions and outreach programmes for the wider public, and to sustain our artist residency programme. In this challenging climate, we seek your generous giving. As a registered charity, the tax deduction for qualifying donations towards STPI is 250%. In addition, your generous donation will be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching from the Cultural Matching Fund, doubling the value of the donation.
*Source: STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery Press Release
STPI Annual Friends Fundraiser 2020
24 - 25 October 2020
STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery
41 Robertson Quay
Mondays - Fridays, 10am - 7pm
Saturdays, 9am - 6pm
Sundays, 10am - 5pm
Closed on Public Holidays
Dum Vita Est, Spes Est (Giant Lotus in The Pond After Krua In-Kong)
Woodblock print on rice paper
110.5 x 103.3 cm
Back to Where We've Never Been #2
Found road fragment, stainless steel, plaster and Asphaltum lacquer
24.5 x 12 x 13.5 cm