MARKET of ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS In October, I had the pleasure of attending a craft market at Red Dot Design Museum. After walking in the front door, I knew right away that I wanted to be a part of this exciting event.
Inspired by Renegade Craft Fair and sponsored by Noise Singapore, Handmade Movement is Singapore’s first and only large-scale indie craft fair. But it’s more than just a craft fair. It is envisioned to be a platform for local artisans to reach out to the community and encourage appreciation for unique items that are handmade with love and attention. Amidst good music, fabulously colorful decor, and the lush greenery of Fort Canning, artisans display and sell their handmade products and original artwork as well as conduct workshops for both adults and kids.
I have been asked by Aisah and Michelle, the curators and organizers of the event, to make this large space pop with color . . . And, I intend to do just that.
Fort Canning is a large park set in the heart of the civic and cultural district of Singapore. It is the highest elevation in the city, filled with gardens and historical relics. It is a popular place for picnic-ers, badminton games, and music/arts events.
For Handmade Movement, the main tent--housing the selling booths--will be in the center of the green space. A photo booth and the Handmade Movement booth will be in front of the building, on the stairs. And food vendors will be to the right of the walkway pictured above.
I have so many ideas for how to decorate the space that my head is spinning! I will be lining the walkway, draping the railing in the front and stairways of the building, and outfitting all of the smaller buildings and two main gates, see images below. And, Handmade Movement is helping to fund the entire project . . .
I'm super-excited about these little structures!
And this is absolutely beautiful! Pack those entryways with color!! And what a sweet little gazebo. It needs a skirt, I think.
Much of the grounds at Fort Canning are considered sacred because of the graves dispersed throughout the park. Needless to say, I will not be decorating the gravestones; but I will be using the history of the space as a launching off point to help shape the decisions I make in my designs. I really love the image below.
Looking forward to this project! What a way to start 2013!