The Alex Blake Charlie Sessions is a music festival unlike any other – it promises a sensory dialogue across different artforms. While the focus is on some of the newest and edgiest female musicians working today, you can also be the first to catch some of the most interesting works by female visual artists from the region too.
In line with the festival’s support for the visual arts and illustration scene, four diverse artists from Southeast Asia will be featured as part of its inaugural Artists-In-Residence programme. The aim is to inspire them to work with the space and the festival, and engage with them meaningfully.
The artists for the first edition are namely: Manje (Shany Ahmed) (Malaysia); Diela Maharanie (Indonesia); OHFUTON (Hathairat Charoenchaichana) (Thailand); and Aeropalmics (Dawn Ang) (Singapore).
They will be on site to respond to the venue – the amazing blank canvas that is Pasir Panjang Power Station – and showcase their creations on walls and exclusive merchandise (T-shirts and tote bags), which you can own as a piece of memento.
The results are eclectic and true to their artistic visions. Aeropalmics’ ‘Bearded Moss and Garment Green’ opts for the yin-yang combo of a serpent and a chrysanthemum as symbols of life, death and regeneration, while Diela Maharanie offers two energetic visuals, ‘Follow the Beat!’ and ‘Music and Its Universe’, showing individuals enjoying the melodies and expressing themselves. As for Manje, she presents ‘Little Wonders’, a psychedelic mural featuring Mother Earth in a haven surrounded by tiny creatures such as flying fish, hummingbirds and rare flora and fauna. Lastly, OHFUTON’s ‘Hark Back’ celebrates the range of emotions that the same song can trigger in different personalities.
So come witness these visual gems alongside the great, forward-looking music of artists, namely A/K/A SOUNDS, ALMA, Anna of the North, Cate Le Bon, Charly Bliss, Dream Wife, Ginette Chittick, Goat Girl, Kero Kero Bonito, Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, LÉON, SOAK, Stella Donnelly and Vandetta at the festival on Saturday, 7 Dec, from 10am to late.
Tickets now start from S$500 for a Bundle of 3 Tickets and S$180 each for Phase C Tickets.
Black Friday Special, use the code ‘ABCBF’ to enjoy these special rates at: http://bit.ly/ABCapactix
- Friday 29 November
– For 5 hours only (12.00pm to 5.00pm)
– 50 tickets at $50 each
- Saturday 30 November
– For 8 hours only (12.00pm to 8.00pm)
– 80 tickets at $80 each
- Sunday 1 December
– For 10 hours only (12.00pm to 10.00pm)
– 100 tickets at $100
- Monday 2 December
– For 12 hours only (12.00pm to 11.59pm)
- 120 tickets at $120
On sale via:
- APACTix (https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/alexblakecharliesessions-2019)
- Phone Booking (+65 3158 8588),
- Box Office at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Scotts Square Concierge, The STAR Performing Arts Centre and at all SingPost Outlets.