Monday, July 18, 2011

Project 636 in action at the CI Fair this Sunday, 24th July 4pm

Marina Square Atrium, Sunday 24 July, 4pm

This year's event has a special addition - JUDGES & AWARDS

Our Judging Panel:

Nicholas Chee, Founder of Sinema

Jesvin Yeo, Assistant Professor from NTU School of Art & Design

Zullikhan Abdullah, Founder of Ideas Empire & Kalkitos.

Who will walked away with these awards?

The Spark Award: Loppa Light sponsored by Foundry for
the presenter that sparks off the most ideas.

The Legs Award: $250 voucher from Leftfoot for
the idea that’s most able to go the distance.

The Drive Award: 2 hour wakeboarding session worth $240 by Edge Wakeboarding School for the most driven presenter.

Audience Choice: $200 Voucher from Basheer Graphic Books
So who do YOU like?

Audience Vote: $200 Relish Vouchers

Each participant will also receive a $200 Marina Square voucher.

Special host for this event is Jon Yong Fook, young entrepreneur who founded Open Source Food and director of International Product at COOKPAD.

PROJECT 636 is a collaboration between Singapore Creative Network, WDA and Six Degrees.

Singapore Creative Network is a fully independent organization focusing on connecting Singaporeans in the creative industry with the rest of the world.

The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) collaborates with employers, industry associations, the Union and training organisations, to develop and strengthen the Continuing Education and Training system that is skills-based, open and accessible, as a mainstream pathway for all workers - young and older, from rank and file to professionals and executives - to upgrade and advance in their careers and lives.

Six Degrees is a community of independent professionals and businesses from across the arts and creative industries. By signing up as members on, freelancers and businesses will be able to share experiences and resources, and articulate their needs and concerns within a community that respects and understands artistic work, and values freedom, independence and creativity.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Project 636 at Creative Industry Fair 2011 - 24 July 2011‏

First held at Emily Hill in 2010, Project 636 is inspired by the Pecha Kucha nights in Tokyo. On Project 636 evenings, young creatives meet, network and pitch their work in 6 minutes and 36 seconds.

Watch it unfold, LIVE

Watch 10 very talented creatives pitch and share their projects live on the second day of the fair (Sunday, 24 July 2011, 4.00p.m. to 6.00p.m.) at the Marina Square atrium. Each will have 6 mins and 36 secs to charm, convince and ultimately walk away with the top prize.

Approach the participants freely after the presentations – for collaborations, or just to whisper feedback.

Call for Entries

Entries will come from CI WSQ graduates and trainees.

10 projects will be shortlisted by representatives from WDA, Six Degrees and Singapore Creative Network.

To be truly egalitarian, a People's Choice Award will be given out for the entry with the most public/ online votes.

Follow us on Twitter at (@cifair) for breaking news – entries will be called on 18 May 2011.

Important Dates

Closing date for entries: 15 June 2011
Online voting (for the People's Choice Award): dates will be announced via Twitter.

About Creative Industries CI Fair

The annual Creative Industries (CI) Fair, organised by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency is back! This year Six Degrees has put together the programme, and it's themed around 'Fuel Up’ this year. Take it to mean your daily cuppa, or any other pick-me-up. This two-day fair is definitely something you'll want to pick up on if you're interested in the creative industries. It'll showcase numerous training opportunities to either enter the industries or to sharpen your skills and advance your career.

For more information about the fair, visit

Monday, April 11, 2011

SYNAESTHESIA - 8th - 17th April The Substation Gallery

Synaesthesia is a collaborative project by 17 pairs of artists and writers who were exploring the boundaries between the written word and the image.

This exhibition is held at The Substation Gallery from the 8th - 17th April 2011 from 10am to 9pm daily. Admission is FREE.

More detail of the collaborators can be found at:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Change by Design by Tim Brown, 10 Nov

Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to business people and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks “Serious Play” and “Change By Design” appear on

An industrial designer by training, Tim has earned numerous design awards and has exhibited work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Axis Gallery in Tokyo, and the Design Museum in London. He takes special interest in the convergence of technology and the arts, as well as the ways in which design can be used to promote the well being of people living in emerging economies.

Tim advises senior executives and boards of Fortune 100 companies and has led strategic client relationships with such organizations as the Mayo Clinic, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, and Steelcase. He is a board member of the Mayo Innovation Advisory Council and the Advisory Council of Acumen Fund, a not-for-profit global venture fund focused on improving the lives of the poor. Additionally, he writes extensively, with articles in the Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and other prominent publications. His book on how design thinking transforms organizations, Change By Design, was released by HarperBusiness in September 2009. Tim maintains a blog on the subject of design thinking.

Get your tickets now with Sistic:

PROJECT 636 is here again!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

YOLO & SCN collaborates with Designersblock at LDF 2010

YOLO is making its mark in London, so can YOU!

Just get down to the Bardgehouse at OXO Tower.

Here is what you can do:

1 Dot it, mark it, draw, doodle or jot on it.
Snap a picture of yourself holding your masterpiece
Email us at by 23 October 2010

All entries will receive a limited edition YOLO tee (while stocks last) and will also be showcased on our website.

Alternatively, if you love to scribble your thoughts online, log on to and make your mark.

This project is proudly sponsored by Singapore International Foundation

The installation will start from:
23 - 26 September

Opening times:
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Tickets £5 Free entry with online registration by 22nd September on

50 major design shows in 13 Cities, in 10 Countries with over 2000 Exhibitors from 33 Nations.

'Designersblock is the original and best' Icon Magazine.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maha Moggallana大孝目犍连
(May 28 and 29 Singapore Expo Hall 2)
A Buddhist fable starring Emma Yong, directed by Goh Boon Teck designed by fellow member Teck Leong Chua Christopher, will be performed on 28 May in the Singapore expo hall 2. The performance runs May 28 and 29, 8pm with a 3pm matinee on May 29, at Singapore Expo Hall 2. Tickets at S$30,S$40, and... S$50 from Sistic:

Also see Channelnesasia review:

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ming Wong, Life Of Imitation

22 April 2010 to 22 August 2010
Singapore Art Museum

In Life of Imitation, Ming Wong re-visits the context of the Golden Age of Singapore cinema in the 1950s and 60s; an era of nation building, economic struggle and rapid modernisation.

Inspired by the rich legacy, Wong re-reads “national cinema” constructed through language, role-playing and identity, by re-interpreting films that are familiar to audiences spanning two generations, and which engage with performative notions of mis-casting and parroting. The first is a compendium of works by P. Ramlee, the wunderkind of Malay cinema. The second is the Hollywood melodrama Imitation of Life (1959) by Douglas Sirk about a black mother and her “white” daughter. The third is Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000) with actress Maggie Cheung rehearsing a scene where she confronts her spouse‘s infidelity.

Through these video interventions, the viewer is presented with questions relating to roots, hybrid and the politics of becoming. The exhibition also unveils cinema posters by Singapore’s last surviving billboard painter; rare screen memorabilia of a private collector; and documentaries by film-maker Sherman Ong. The Singapore Art Museum re-stages this award-winning exhibition with a new design and additional exhibits.

This exhibition was first presented at the Singapore Pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale 2009. It won the Biennale’s Special Jury Mention award. Tang Fu Kuen is the guest curator of this exhibition.

For more details, check out: