Good news for all minds creative: Makers' Block is launching in S'pore
The event will be held from June 27 – July 7, 2014 and aims to bring together artists, builders, crafters, designers and engineers from the country and overseesBy Shiwen Yap 23 Jun, 2014
A new maker fair, called “Makers’ Block: A Build, Craft & Design Experience”, has announced its launch. It will take place at Suntec City Mall from June 27 to July 7 this year, and aims to bring together artists, builders, crafters, designers and engineers (known as ‘makers’).
The event is organised by The Hyperflow Group, in collaboration with with a host of supporting partners; the ArtScience Museum, Home-Fix, Playeum, Simplifi3D and Tri-Wall Creatives, among many others.
Makers’ Block works towards breaking barriers between art, design, science and technology, enabling creative collaborations across different disciplines. Designed to be fun and educational for kids and adults, it will be providing a hands-on experience in DIY crafts such as cardboard and paper crafting, printmaking, miniature plastic sculpting, soldering electronics, 3D printed prop making and many others.
Artists and technologists will also interact with the public and community through workshops, talks, make-a-thons, performances and a pop-up marketplace for makers.
One participants from overseas is Team Skeletonics of Japan, whose robotic exoskeletons is an ideal example of what all can be turned into reality. Ivan Pradipta of Otakatik Creative Workshop from Indonesia, who specialises in creative glass art, will also showcase his designs as well as the flaming and sculpting process used in creating his glass artworks.
Foreign artists and local designers, like Japanese-themed comic artist Evangeline Neo and the maestro of giant cardboard designs, Bartholomew Ting, whose hand-crafted sculptures are simply unique in Asia, will be participating.
Roughly 100 makers will be participating as event exhibitors, with more than 50 free and paid workshop sessions throughout the course of Makers’ Block. Admission is free for all attendees. Additional events occurring during the festival are the Maker Symposium and International Maker Challenge.