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Internationally Acclaimed Artist Launches Multidisciplinary Art Exhibition in Singapore
November 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - November 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pmFree
Grammy-nominated British composer, artist and co-founder of production company Sisters Grimm, Ella Spira MBE, will launch her latest art project, ‘Global Landscapes Singapore’ at Art Now gallery, in the Raffles Hotel Arcade, unveiling her work as a visual artist. The exhibition will be opened to the public on the 4th and 5th of November.
Global Landscape Singapore celebrates the richness of life in and around the island through six individual paintings and a series of charcoals. Spira has been able to show a city that values natural resources and has kept nature as part of its urban landscape. From pockets of green punctuating the financial area of the city to the thriving marine trade, which has been part of its backdrop for centuries. Spira first came to Singapore for work in 2015, but she is painting the city for the first time this year.
The paintings are accompanied by photographs taken by Singaporean photographer, Rebecca Toh and an evocative score composed by Spira. This score features Singaporean cellist Olivia Chuang and incorporates the sound of Rebecca’s camera click as well as the sound of Singapore thunder storms, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWW0oULbYBs) which was released on Youtube.
The launch will open with an ‘In conversation with Ella Spira MBE” hosted by Alice Black, former director of The Design Museum London and founder of ArtULTRA on the 3rd November. The invitation-only event will shed light on the process, influences, inspiration, and intention of Spira as a painter, giving context to the artworks created in Singapore.
The general public can access the artwork without tickets required on the 4th November from 12 – 7pm and on the 5th November from 12 – 5pm.