The gallery is open back again after the long weekend, and is yet having another gloomy day at the gallery.  The weather of course.

We've also received batch of our Proxies flyers which should reach you shortly.

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We like to share some news article we've found on the internet today regarding the increasing support for arts in Singapore:

Singapore Arts Scene Sees Steady Increase In Support
http://thegovmonitor.com/world_news/asia/singapore-arts-scene-sees-steady-increase-in-support-16510.html

And the headline starts out like this;

A total of 187 Arts Supporters contributed $3.7 million to the arts in 2008, 9% more than in the previous year. These sponsors will receive the Arts Supporter Award from their beneficiaries at a ceremony on 20 November.

The Arts Supporter Award was incepted in 2000 by the National Arts Council to recognise patrons who contribute up to $50,000 in a year to the promotion and development of the arts. The award aims to encourage a wider section of the community, particularly local businesses, small-medium enterprises, grassroots organisations and community groups to support the arts.

It is a good news indeed!

And another thing we've found: Iluma in Bugis is featuring artworks by Nanyang Academy students' works.  Some even for sale.
It seems like a good introduction for the art scene in Singapore as well as to recognize young emerging talents:

NAFA collaborates with Iluma Shopping Centre to bring arts to public
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1021004/1/.html


All in all, it is good to see our talents being on par with the 'second wave' of mainland Chinese works.  The rising talents of Generation Y artists from Indonesia and the predicted upbeat art market in the region in the near future.
 
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Asian Art News - November/December issue is out now.
Which is featuring ad page for our next coming up show.
However, we would like to point out that the dates printed on the ad is not correct, as there has been a change since we've submitted the ad.

So, if you come across with it, I know it will be confusing..our apologies there.

The date for exhibition is 11 Dec-15 Jan.

The opening will be held on 11th Friday Dec 7pm.

And please RSVP to 68489267, or email us: dpeaksg@hotmail.com

*just another note that our usual dpeakgallery@universalcollectionpl.com account is down at the moment, so if anything please contact us at our dpeaksg@hotmail.com


 
Just before you start reading; this is entirely based on personal view..

Last weekend, I happened to be at Zouk night club.
Although I have been in Singapore for a while, I am far from expert when it comes to places to go.

Hence it was my very first time going to Velvet Underground. Which just amazed me and it seemed unbelievable that their walls of the first lounge were covered in prints by Andy Warhol.

Through the entrance hallway's wall hanged prints by now-so-ultimate-pop Japanese artist; Murakami's works.
Inside the dance floor, there was a huge panel of Keith Haring's work illuminated by flickering lights. Across the room from Keith Haring was a huge panel of artwork by Brazilian artist; Roméro Britto hanging behind the bar.

It was very chic interior and the number of collection was impressive indeed: Velvet was fully equipped with modern pop art.
As much as it sure will be a good investment, those artworks seem to work magic with their interiors as well.

Of course, when you think of pop art, instantly you'll think of Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. But there are lots more, and some of those emerging pop artists are from Singapore.
As much as I enjoyed viewing the works at Velvet Underground, I do hope to see Singapore's own pop art coming out like this soon someday.
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I just found a copy of ARTS Beat Aug-Sept issue at home, and guess whose artwork's on cover?
Our next show artist; Dyn.

It is one of his newer works and will be featured in our show as well as on the posters.

Speaking of which; our posters and fliers are due soon, so watch out for them as well! :)
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Good day!
We hope everyone is well surviving through the monsoon season. 

We just would like to let you know that we will be closed for Hari Raya next weekend;

Friday 27th Nov
Saturday 28th Nov
Sunday 29th Nov

We will be back open again from following Monday 30th Nov

Following painting is of an artist - Sigit R, 'untitled'.
Something nice for you to look at, especially on the gloomy rainy day like today :)
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If you've been to our gallery space before, you probably have good idea of how it is, which is very spacious indeed, as a matter of fact.

We are currently putting our space out for anyone who like to organize an event and use our space for it. 
Interested? Just contact us and we'll see how it goes!
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Here's the little newsletter about few extra info about our featuring artists next month.
It is always exciting to see artists doing well with their artworks.
Frankly, I can't wait myself to have all lovely paintings in our space :D

And please do also note that their websites are worth checking out!

Andre Tan:
http://andrelovemuseum.blogspot.com/

Safaruddin:
http://www.dynstarr.com/
 
We have moved to our new website and we are also thrilled to announce artists for our upcoming show in December.

From early on next month, we will be featuring two local pop artists; Andre Tan and Safaruddin.
The opening night is going to be held on 11th of Friday, and it will be double opening night together with our good neighbor gallery, Art Season.
So please don't forget to mark your calender for double the fun big night!
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