Get your hands on postcard-sized artworks at Pameran Poskad

It’s not every day that you get to see an art exhibition at a typical HDB void deck. That’s exactly what went down over the weekend at Block 319, Jurong East Street 31 when approximately 3,000 works from the forthcoming Pameran Poskad exhibition were up on display, as part of a preview of the event.

Free art workshops were also conducted outside the Bold At Work space, which allowed
residents to mingle and experience art —made completely accessible to anyone (and everyone) since there wasn’t a hefty price tag attached to it. We got a sneak of the artwork at the media preview on Saturday, and even got to try our hand at cyanotype printing.

Pameran Poskad, which will be happening from 15 to 24 June at ION Orchard, is a showcase of postcard-sized artworks by internationally renowned artists, hobbyists and laymen. The sixth run of the exhibition consists of 5,000 pieces of artwork from over 500 participating local and international artists.

Founded by Japanese couple Tamae and Eitaro, Pameran Poskad partnered up with Bold at
Work, a youth-centric innovation and education centre situated in the heartlands of Jurong,
aimed at bid connecting residents with art, making art more accessible to the average
Singaporean.

Here are a couple of our favourite artworks, which will be up for sale on a first-come-first- serve basis at Pameran Poskad.

These postcards depict some gastronomic must-haves during our childhood – who remembers that feeling of excitement whenever you ripped open a yummy pack of Mamee?

The works below are a cheeky depiction of the summit between Kim Jong-Un and Donald
Trump to be held in Singapore this week. We reckon these will be snapped up real quick — so head down to ION ASAP if you want to get your hands on them!

As you can see, the artworks may be postcard-sized — but they certainly aren’t limited to
postcards alone. The participating submissions include art across all mediums, from fabric
sculptures to ceramic dishes, lanyards and even accessories.

While art exhibitions are often thought to be expensive and out of budget, the artwork for sale during Pameran Poskad is affordable even for the average tertiary students, with some rather impressive pieces going at just $25. All the works are also one of a kind.

Pameran Poskad also creates visibility for local artists, as submissions are not rejected and all submissions will be on display during the exhibition period. We saw several stunning
submissions from hobbyists and art students as well. It seems that Pameran Poskad has also inspired the young to appreciate art — this year, the Bold At Work team even shared with us that one of the youngest artists was just 4 years old!

“Pameran Poskad is a celebration of creation, and we support Beautiful People because it is so important to help our young people create new possibilities in their lives,” said founders Tamae Iwasaki and Eitaro Ogawa.

This year, at least 10% of proceeds will go to a local charity, Beautiful People. Beautiful People works with marginalised communities such as youths at risk, residents at rehabilitation homes as well as incarcerated individuals.

Catch the Pameran Poskad Exhibition at ION Orchard from 15 – 24 June 2018.

by Natalie Kwan

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