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Hawkapura : Atmosphere, Character, Flavours
August 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2022 @ 7:00 pmFree
In visualising and creating various everyday and specialty dishes across generations, Singapore has proudly carved its own identity and passion centring around the subject of food. With the introduction of dedicated spaces for hawker stalls and their constant development over the years, the uniquely Singaporean hawker culture continues to remain strongly rooted in the hearts of locals.
RSCLS and MARIHADALITTLESHEEP (featuring Rene Foo) have come together for this video collaboration to paint their take on their observations of the streets. In the process of creating this piece, the artists visualise street art and food as two beings growing hand in hand as they undergo parallel changes over time. Embodying a hint of playfulness and vibrancy, the artwork aims to introduce a fresh perspective on hawker culture to audiences, highlighting the subtle similarity in the identities of the streets and its food and art.
The life-sized pushcart and the hawker apparatus on view here are an artistic salute to the street vendors who have contributed to our rich heritage and culture.
About the artists
Formed in late 2006, RSCLS is an urban art collective that believes in the propagation of acts of artistic nonsense through open uninhibited random collaborations and discourse. A collective of artistic misfits and outsiders from diversely distinct backgrounds, the collective is united by their love for graffiti and street art.
As a collective, RSCLS is a recipient of the Seed Grant from the NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL and have been involved in numerous exhibitions and events both locally and internationally. THE SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT is an initiative by RSCLS to create a regional sharing network for urban arts. It is also a program that seeks to document, archive and provide an understanding and education of street art and graffiti as an art form in the cultural and urban context of each different city in South East Asia.
Throughout her career, Marianne (@marihadalittlesheep) has explored a diversity of art forms from visual arts to music, dance and theatre.
She has participated in projects by National Arts Council, National Youth Council, Singapore Tourism Board, Land Transport Authority and more, taking on roles from the project manager to artist and photographer/videographer. In recent years, she has led projects as the junior art director for commercial and product advertising.
She has also executed self-initiated community art projects and spearheaded CSR mural projects for Very Special Arts Singapore, Singapore Pools and more.
Outside her full time job, Marianne also has an interest in the archival of creative processes and narratives, and enjoys learning and utilising different mediums to better share these stories as a multi-disciplinary artist and storyteller.
Rene Foo is a graphic designer and illustrator, based in Singapore.
She graduated with a diploma in Motion Graphics from Nanyang Polytechnic in 2021.
Her creative interests lies in both digital and hand-drawn illustration, brand implementation, print design and animation. Aside from making things look eye-catching, she believes that brands thrive best when they have meaning and purpose behind them. That design is beyond just its aesthetic value.