Imaginary Lamp (debut) and Idea of a Clock are represented by Chan Hampe Galleries at 'Inter_play'.

A unique showcase of one-off and limited edition pieces by leading Australian and Singaporean practitioners whose individual practices challenge the notions of art and design. This collaborative exhibition by Chan Hampe Galleries (Singapore) and Spiro Grace Art Rooms (Australia) presents a unique opportunity for international cultural exchange and a playful exploration of cultural identity. Reflecting on the convergence of art and design disciplines, Inter_play brings to light the intricacies of interdisciplinary practice within contemporary cultural production in the Asia Pacific region.

Curators: Benjamin Milton Hampe, Renai Grace and Jenni Baxter

Chan Hampe Galleries
@ Raffles Hotel Arcade
#01-04, 328 North Bridge Rd
Singapore 188719
Open Daily 11am – 7pm
21 May – 04 June 2011


Idea of a Clock and Fruitbowl Lah are represented by M.U.H at the LINEART Art Fair as part of a special section "Focus on Singapore".

"Design/art, cross/disciplinary & cross/cultural work from Singapore. M.U.H. aims to function as a brand image of the city of Singapore through the representation of a certain identity of the city. The global city of Singapore as a vibrant multicultural haven and a place where different worlds collide acts as the backdrop for works of a hybrid nature. The selected works cut across disciplines and cultures, while blurring the distinction between art and design." Exhibiting artist/designers: Michael Lee, Justin Lee, Jason Lim, Hans Tan, Shih Yun, Andree Weschler, Little-Red-Dots, Anita Nevens, Tanny Wong, Jane Cowie, Noriko Suzuki-Bosco.

Ghent, Belgium
03 - 07 December 2010


“V for Vase” presents the results of a workshop collaboration between Hans Tan Studio and the National University of Singapore Industrial Design Programme. The “imaginative thinking” workshop directed by Hans Tan consisted of a series of progressive exercises aimed at unraveling one’s imaginal thoughts and developing lateral thinking. “Vase” was chosen as the subject to be reconceptualized by each of the final year industrial design students who attended.

The exhibition reveals 23 conceptual vases and documents more than a hundred unique vase definitions developed during the workshop, all of which prove to be more telling than its original meaning as found in the dictionary – “An open container, usually used for holding flowers or for ornamentation.”

Old City Hall Level 3 Courtroom 17
3 Saint Andrew’s Road Singapore 178958
21 November to 29 November 11am - 7pm daily
21 November Saturday 7pm - 9pm *opening party*

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Triggered by a lack of meaningful and representative local souvenirs, Singapore Souvenirs is a project to explore, design and produce objects that fill this gap. A Singapore souvenir serves as a meaningful memento for visitors, but could also act as a reflective medium for Singaporeans as we embrace our identity. Hence, this project raises design awareness through the local context, featuring souvenirs (some for sale, some for free) conceptualised by 8 local designers: Winston Chai, Lee Tze Ming, Yap Hock Heng, Hans Tan, Tan Chia Wee, Edwin Low, John Chan,Yong Jieyu.

Old City Hall, Level 3 Lobby
20 Nov - 30 Nov 2009
10.30am - 7:00pm daily
Opening Party: 21 Nov 2009
Saturday 7:00pm