The second edition of Singapore: Inside Out (SG:IO) brings Singapore’s creative practitioners to the forefront of the international arts scene once again. This contemporary creative showcase made its debut in 2015 as a travelling exhibition to Beijing, London and New York before returning to Singapore. This time round, there will be two different presentations customised for Tokyo and Sydney featuring an innovative mash-up of multi-disciplinary work and cross-national collaborations.

Each three-day showcase inspires a discovery of Singapore as a burgeoning hub of creativity and the artistic passion of its talents. Featuring a line-up of creative work curated by local architecture studio Zarch Collaboratives, embark on a multi-sensory journey with top artists from both Sydney and Singapore, and experience various artistic disciplines—from visual arts, music and fashion to design and film.

Zul Mahmod with his sound installation, Alice, Did You Hear That? at Singapore: Inside Out 2015.

Expect to be challenged by eye-opening perspectives comprising experiential exhibitions and performances in a range of media such as digital and light projections, performances, and multi-sensory artworks, all shining the spotlight on Singapore’s emerging and growing presence on the global creative stage.

Located within the vibrant Chippendale precinct—a darling of Sydney’s creative scene—the Sydney edition will see a Singapore takeover of Kensington Street, complete with art installations, video projections, food and mixology presentations, dance performances, music concerts, and more.

Start your journey of discovery with the visually-stunning works of artist Donna Ong and sculptor and performance artist Ezzam Rahman. If you’re a film and photography enthusiast, then don’t miss out on video showcases by Sundance award-winning film director Kirsten Tan and PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris Gold award winner Sarah Choo.

The event also celebrates Singapore’s culinary talents—savour inventive bites by chef Malcolm Lee of the world’s only Peranakan Michelin-starred restaurant Candlenut, or sample a drink by top mixologist Peter Chua. For a bit of entertainment, take a breather along the street and let audiovisual collective Syndicate inspire you with their music performance, before immersing yourselves in other works spanning from dance, design and performance arts.

The showcase will also be complemented by a series of partner events organised in collaboration with Kensington Street partners. Join us to enjoy artisan collaborations, four hands dinners and Singapore-inspired cocktails.

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