Singapore talent travels inside out

SINGAPORE, 21 July 2017: Singapore Tourism Board takes its Singapore: Inside Out to two new cities; Tokyo and Sydney this year to showcase the island nation’s creative arts and talent.

The Tokyo event will be hosted 25 to 27 August and Sydney, 3 to 5 November.

Unlike the 2015 events, they will be curated with host city’s audiences in mind, and will feature a strong line-up of talents from both Singapore and the host city.

STB chief executive, Lionel Yeo, said: “We are excited to celebrate the passions and stories of Singapore’s creative talents in more overseas markets. With significant outcomes achieved in the 2015 edition, Singapore: Inside Out has become a key platform for us to share the narrative of our fast-growing creative scene, and to catalyse collaborations and opportunities for our talents.”

Housed in BANK Gallery, an architectural space situated within the city’s sophisticated Omotesando district, the Tokyo showcase will feature the theme “HyperCity”.  The focus is on the coming together of creative arts from Singapore and Japan in joint exploration of cultural trends arising from the shifts towards a digital urban age.

The Tokyo event will showcase creative talents from disciplines such as design, music, fashion, sound, performing and visual arts.

A line-up of partner events will include Singapore Chef, Malcolm Lee of Candlenut and Chef Dominique Ansel at the latter’s eponymous bakery at Omotesando, Tokyo.

In Sydney the event will be located at Kensington Street within the Chippendale Creative Precinct. It will feature creative talents from Singapore and Australia across disciplines such as visual arts, photography, film, sound, dance and design.

Singapore: Inside Out was Inaugurated in 2015 as a travelling showcase to Beijing, London and New York.