Currently displaying more than 600 paintings by new and emerging local and international artists, Tatinis started as an online marketplace offering quality art at affordable prices. The team started the annual Tatinis Art Show with the hope of making art more accessible, and to provide a place where emerging artists could showcase their work. It returns to the F1 Pit Building this May for its third year, with plenty of new artists and galleries to look forward to. Here’s peek at some of the weekend highlights, for collectors and art newbies alike.
What to expect
The three-day event is a great place to browse and pick up some artwork for your home, with prices ranging $100 to $6,000. Artists featured in this year’s edition hail from 15 different countries, with 10 artists from Finland and nine from Sweden. The show will feature an interesting collection of sculptures alongside paintings in various styles, including kids’ artwork from Little Artists Art Studio and Rang Art Gallery. Keep an eye out for Iranian painter Arash Groyan, who will feature his intricate Persian miniature paintings, and Maria Alloh, who makes use of the Japanese raku firing technique for her sculptures. Another one to keep look out for is indie cartoon artists Myrntai.
Offering a good mix of styles from East and West, the fair will feature works from eight galleries. Some new local galleries will be making their debut at the show this year. A platform for art practitioners that curates online art exhibitions, The Common Space will be bringing in the works of artists such as Anila Ayilliath, Ching Wen Tsai and Sajeev Kumar. Evart Gallery and Exquisite Art are two other galleries to watch out for.
Fun fashion show
On the first day (24 May, 7.30pm to 8.30pm), don’t miss the fashion show by Singapore Fashion Runway! Focusing on social inclusion, the event encourages special needs kids to be part of the runway presentation of wearable art, where paintings and other forms of art will be printed onto clothes and accessories as a fashion statement.
Just for kids
Little ones are in for a treat on Saturday (25 May, 4pm to 8pm). During the Kids Art Party segment, young art enthusiasts can enjoy three free activities including painting, theatre and gourmet cuisine workshops by Little Artists Art Studio, local theatre company WeCanDoit and Teens Chefs by Vinnielicious.
Visit the fair from 12pm to 9pm on 24 to 25 May, and 12pm to 5pm on 26 May. Stay updated by visiting the Facebook page. Beyond Singapore, they’ll also a organising a new art show in Helsinki from 30 August to 1 September.