Open House 2024

Open House 2024: Blast Off to Brassville

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime! STPI’s Open House returns this March holidays, with brand new quests to complete.

Come along as we prepare to venture into Brassville, home of the finest printmakers and papermakers. Print your ticket to Brassville, create a little robot friend, decorate a snazzy suitcase and more, through an array of exciting activities.

Put your creative cogs and gears to work with our variety of art stations and workshops, which run throughout the day. Print with the pros in our Creative Workshop, and take a piece of STPI home with our interactive demonstrations.

All activities are suitable for all ages, unless otherwise stated.

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Talk

Bice Curiger: The Art of Collaboration 

7 March 2024, Thursday
4.00PM – 5.00PM

STPI is pleased to present a lecture by Bice Curiger, art historian, curator, and artistic director of the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles since 2013.

Curiger is also the Co-founder and Editor-in-chief of Parkett, the book series featuring contemporary artists published in Zurich and New York from 1984-2017. These include luminaries such as Rirkrit Tiravanija, Angela Bulloch, Louise Bourgeois, Ai Wei Wei, El Anatsui, Edward Ruscha, Cao Fei and Hito Steyerl; some of whom STPI have collaborated with before as well in its Creative Workshop.

In this lecture, Curiger will provide insight into the history of the collaborations that Parkett has undertaken with 270 artists and more in its 33 years of existence. This will shed light on the invigorating outputs stemming from rigorous collaborations in the art world and thus the importance of such platforms, be it Parkett or STPI.

This talk is presented on the occasion of the exhibition The Complete Parkett Collection, running from 8 to 31 March 2024 at ArtSpace @ Helutrans, co-presented by Ikkan Art and STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery.

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Steampunk Linocut Workshop: Carving Adventure into Art by Sabrina Neo

9 March 2024, Saturday
11AM – 12.30PM / 1.30PM – 3PM / 3.30PM – 5PM

Master fundamental linocut techniques and carve your very own steampunk-inspired stamps in this hands-on workshop!

You will be guided through simple linocut carving techniques, exploring positive and negative space to achieve a well-balanced image. Use embossing to add texture to your prints, and understand how you can apply pressure to attain a variety of effects with the same object.

At the end of the workshop, you will bring home your very own linocut stamp and print.

SGD 35 (before GST)
Recommended for ages 13 and above.

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Spark of Steampunk: Intaglio Magic on Vintage CDs by Ika Khairiah

10 March 2024, Sunday
11AM – 12.30PM / 1.30PM – 3PM / 3.30PM – 5PM

Keen to learn drypoint intaglio? We have the perfect introductory workshop for you!

Embark on a creative journey and explore drypoint intaglio techniques. Scratch out your steampunk-inspired image onto a vintage CD, using sharp tools to achieve soft, velvety lines. Transfer your prints onto cards and create uniquely decorated CD cases.

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to bring home your engraved CD and prints.

SGD 35 (before GST)
Recommended for ages 13 and above.

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Bon Voyage: Ticket Stamping

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

Fresh off the press! Get your Brassville boarding tickets here!

Stop by our miniature printing presses and collect your ticket to Brassville. Press down on the handle to kickstart the gears, and watch as little worker bears spring into action. Once your ticket is printed, you’re all set to Blast Off to Brassville!

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Snazzy Storage: Suitcase Assembly

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

What’s a traveller without their trusty suitcase?

Our merry band of Brassville residents are on hand to help you assemble your very own suitcase. Decorate it with a selection of linocut stamps, and add colour to your heart’s desire.

Ta-da! You’re all set for your journey, with your suitcase ready to store the treasures you create along the way.

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Affable Automations: Robot Puppets

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

Heading into Brassville? Create a trusty robot friend to keep you company!

Build your mechanical mate with shrink plastic, and bring them to life with colourful markers and stencilled patterns. Now you have a wonderful companion to take with you through Brassville!

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | The Canvas Emporium: Tote Bag Screenprinting

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

Well, the cat’s out of the bag – or, rather, on it!

Pick up a tote bag on your way in and step into a mesmerising world of ink and screens at The Canvas Emporium. Come try your hand at screenprinting: select your design, add a dollop of ink, and drag the squeegee to reveal your print.

With three fantastical motifs for you to choose from, there’s something for everyone!

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Print with the Pros

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

You’ve made it to Brassville, home of the finest printers!

Step into our Creative Workshop, open to the public specially for our Open House weekend. Participate in interactive demonstrations by our resident printmaking experts, and help to populate Brassville with friendly residents.

From screenprinting to lithography, intaglio to relief printing, there’s a whole world of techniques to explore!

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Open House 2024

Open House 2024 | Papermaking: Cogs and Wheels

9 & 10 March 2024, Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 5PM

We’re nearing the end of your journey in Brassville!

Before you go, try your hand at papermaking in our Paper Mill, one of the largest in Asia. Create another robot friend for yourself, this time out of paper pulp. Add a touch of personality with colourful gears and cogs, and you’ll have the perfect companion to take home.

Congratulations, you’re a certified Brassville Explorer!

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Public Programmes

‘Memories’ by Heman Chong | Durational Performance

17 February, 24 February and 2 March 2024
1:00PM – 4:00PM

‘Memories’ is a performance involving the oral transmission of a 500 word short story written by Heman Chong. With the help of a personal trainer, the participant will spend hours committing the text to mind, and the performance ends when he/she/they will be able to orally regurgitate the entire short story without any mistakes back to the personal trainer.

These short stories are written to be memorised in person. Chong has promised to never publish these short stories in print or online. The only way of reading these stories is to memorise them. In this way, the story is given to the participant but only at great cost; a huge amount of time and energy is necessary to receive this gift.

All slots for this iteration of Memories have been filled. However, all are welcomed to join us in the gallery and watch the performance!

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Paid workshop

Nature’s Impressions: Photopolymer Plate Etching & Bookbinding

27 January, 17 February and 2 March 2024
10.00AM – 1.00PM and 3.00PM – 6.00PM

Embark on a creative journey with our Nature’s Impressions Workshop, where you will delve into the fascinating world of photopolymer plate etching. This hands-on experience will guide you through the process of creating intricate relief prints using light sensitive materials and an exposure unit inspired by the beauty of nature.

Click here to sign up today!

Learning Takeaways:

  • Photopolymer Plate Etching: Explore the materials and tools necessary for creating photopolymer plate
  • Nature-Inspired Print Creation: Translate the textures and patterns found in nature into stunning relief prints
  • Accordion Bookbinding Skills: Gain insights into the structure of a book and learn to mount your prints on paper to create a unique accordion-style book

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Arty Afternoon

Arty Afternoon | Botanical Impressions: Monoprint Bookmarks

28 January and 18 February 2024
11.00AM – 4.00PM

Immerse yourself in the world of botanical wonders as we take inspiration from intricate drawings found in vintage botanical books. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create stunning prints using resin-casted plates featuring captivating botanical illustrations. Transform your monoprints and turn them into personalized bookmarks.

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Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Evening Tours | Meditations on Shadow Libraries

February and March 2024
Various Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Want to find out more about Heman Chong’s latest solo exhibition at STPI, but not sure where to start? 

Join our expert docents for a guided tour that will unravel the intricacies of the artist’s prints. Our guided tours include an exclusive look into our Creative Workshop, where artworks come to life during an artist’s residency.

Guided tours at STPI are free of charge. Register your interest here!

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Special Publication! | PRINT / PAPER UNLIMITED

Click here to pre-order your copy today!

In commemoration of its 21st Anniversary, STPI is publishing a seminal book titled PRINT / PAPER UNLIMITED — a rich collection of essays, interviews, and anecdotes from past visiting artists, renowned curators, passionate collectors, and other significant figures in the international art scene.

Their voices and contribution highlight the depth and scale of STPI’s indelible mark on the contemporary art landscape in Singapore, regionally in Southeast Asia, and around the world.

Activity Kits

LAUNCHED! | Print City: A Print Explorer’s Guidebook

STPI is pleased to present Print City, an illustrated guide to printmaking and papermaking. In a collection of 10 whimsical art projects, Rolly the Print City Guide leads the way to fantastical destinations: from the Turtle Racing Arena to the Print Zoo and across the Field of Rainbow Houses, Rolly leads us to discover the wondrous craft of printmaking and create a treasure trove of art pieces along the way.

Get your hands on a copy of Print City now!

Now Available on The Corner Shop I Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI

Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI is a survey of the Seoul-born, London-based artist’s extraordinary body of work created during his multiple residencies with STPI since 2009. The A3-sized book contains over 200 highly detailed illustrations, two illuminating essays by Allegra Pesenti and Sarah Suzuki, as well as an intimate reflection by Suh himself in conversation with Martin Coomer.

Now Available at STPI Corner Shop. Click to find out more.