AF’s Children’s Art Studio proved to be a hit as well, with avid participation in the activities hosted by Art Wonderland. Its ‘Explorers at Work’ workshop consisted of a learning tour around the fair and an art making session where mixed media artworks were created from tactile materials such as sequins, crepe paper and clay.
The fair also featured works in a large variety of styles, ranging from sculptures and pop art to paintings made from oil, acrylic on canvas and even beeswax. There were plenty of digital artworks, such as an LED video art display by Gallery Tableax’s Kim Soon Ki. Another crowd-drawer was artist Chloe Manasseh’s sound and video installation. Titled ‘100 sounds of Singapore’, the showcase featured musicians responding to the video through improvised sound.
Artworks which particularly stood out were that of Asian galleries, such as ones brought in by New Delhi-based gallery Studio Paradise. Featuring contemporary works by established, mid-career and emerging artists, their collection included beeswax paintings by French-Canadian artist Marie LeBlanc, and works depicting intricate market scenes and old cityscapes of Indian cities by artist Arpan Bhowmik.
With AAF being consolidated into an annual flagship event, the fair is set to return from 16th to 18th November next year, with new artists and fresh programming in the pipeline.