NPE Art Residency: Folds of Mind

Ottie and I visited the opening show of two new residents at NPE Art Residency last month. I heard about this art residency sometime in 2015 and since then have always been fascinated by how Daryl Goh manages to manoeuvre his extensive network in order to support the local arts scene through such initiatives… of course it being a free three-month residency, vacancies are only available from 2019 onwards last I heard.

This time, it looks like Daryl brought this idea to another level by opening up a gallery to show for these residencies, and I was happy to be invited to its first gallery opening. I’m very excited to see what else NPE Art Residency will have in store in the future!

NPE Art Residency & Gallery.

NPE Art Residency Folds of Mind Opening Night.It’s literally housed in a print shop!

NPE Art Residency

Folds of Mind, the exhibition by Artists in Residencey Hélène Le Chatelier and Deusa Blümke, tackles the topics of time, memory, the unseen, and the unspeakable:

Artwork at NPE Art Residency Folds of Mind.Heading up the stairs, we were greeted by a hanging paper sculpture by Hélène Le Chatelier.

Artwork at NPE Art Residency Folds of Mind.Catering was sponsored by Pastamania.

NPE Art Residency: Folds of Mind booklet.

Artwork at NPE Art Residency Folds of Mind.

Artwork at NPE Art Residency Folds of Mind.

Helene Le Chatelier - Missing Part 5. Clay, ink and paper.This was my favourite piece from the show.

Daryl Goh giving an opening speech at NPE Art Residency: Folds of Mind.Here’s Daryl giving a speech to a pretty good turnout while myself, Ottie, and YX chilled on the cool cardboard chairs behind.

Wefie with Daryl Goh, YX, and Ottie at NPE Art Residency: Folds of Mind.Ottie, me, YX, and Daryl.

Paracombe Somerville ShirazThe Paracombe Somerville Shiraz on flow was smooth.

Alfero Artisan Gelato for dessert.YX, Ottie, and I later got ourselves some Artisan Alfero Gelato to end the day. It’s my favourite haunt for how cosy and cute the two old ladies manning the place are.

Ottie under a street lamp.We found a spotlight for Ottie.

New neighbourhood cat and leatherette skirt ootd.What I wore. And new neighbourhood cat!

It’s been forever since I last updated, but things are in a better place now and I hope to be able to have my next post soon!

Wearing
Topshop top
CNDirect skirt
Mango sneakers

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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