• Dawn Ng: An Artist, A Zine, An Ad Agency

    Date posted: October 24, 2011 Author: jolanta

    31 KINDS OF WONDERFUL is an art project comprising of thirty-one creative objects constructed by artist, Dawn Ng, over a period of thirty-one days / a month in Paris and sent to the Curious Teepee Gallery in Singapore. Each object is an entirely bespoke, handcrafted, one-of-one edition, made from unexpected but commonly gathered materials such as paper, yarn, confetti, cotton, tissue, rock, wool, glass and Parisian flea market finds. This show is ongoing at the Curious Teepee gallery for the month of October, after which it has been acquired by the Singapore Art Museum to be exhibited in January 2012 for their Asian Contemporary Artists show.

    Dawn Ng: An Artist, A Zine, An Ad Agency
    Hello Sunshine

    THIRTY-ONE KINDS OF WONDERFUL

    31 KINDS OF WONDERFUL is an art project comprising of thirty-one creative objects constructed by artist, Dawn Ng, over a period of thirty-one days / a month in Paris and sent to the Curious Teepee Gallery in Singapore. Each object is an entirely bespoke, handcrafted, one-of-one edition, made from unexpected but commonly gathered materials such as paper, yarn, confetti, cotton, tissue, rock, wool, glass and Parisian flea market finds. This show is ongoing at the Curious Teepee gallery for the month of October, after which it has been acquired by the Singapore Art Museum to be exhibited in January 2012 for their Asian Contemporary Artists show. The 31 KINDS OF WONDERFUL bookzine, is Hello Sunshine’s first independent publication documenting Dawn’s process of creation for the project.

    HELLO SUNSHINE

    HELLO SUNSHINE is an Advertising agency and Art collective based in Paris. The agency is part of the Fred & Farid Group and founded by international partners Gwen Raillard and Artist, Dawn Ng, in the Fall of 2010. At present, the agency’s portfolio spans across both commercial, personal, pop and commissioned work for clients such as Puma, Coyote, Hema, Energie, Planet Sushi, Kara, NRJ Mobile and the Singapore Art Museum.

    DAWN NG BIO

    With a background in fine art and journalism at Georgetown University and the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, Dawn Ng spent 8 years across the Singapore, London, Paris and New York advertising scene working on brands such as Nike and Levi’s. Her time in advertising is reflective in the pop cultural resonance of her work and its attempt to disrupt and toy with the obvious to tell the truth.

    In the past 3 years, Dawn has launched 6 shows in a breadth of mediums, motives and scale from collage, photography, illustration, light and physical installations in both private galleries in Singapore as well as the Singapore Art Museum. Her work, I FLY LIKE PAPER GET HIGH LIKE PLANES, at the BlackOut art show in Singapore, received much press across Channel News Asia and the Business Times, who coined her the new art tour de force of the Singapore Art Scene. Following which, her solo exhibition, WALTER, garnered even more media attention for its controversial guerrilla content and form, and was later acquired into the permanent collection of the Singapore Art Museum.

    A range of Dawn’s collage, light and space installations, such as SUPERHIGH, HELLO STRANGER, MASSIVE ATTACK, and THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE INSIDE, have since been commissioned and curated by the Singapore Art Museum. Dawn is the youngest artist to be commissioned to design the museum’s building façade, transform their gallery into a playground for their youth season, and tag graffiti their walls for an after hours night show. Of late, Dawn has embarked on numerous collaborations with other artists and brands, such as FARM and ELLE, on both disciplines of design and photography. Her latest series of illustrations, THE SLEEP SERIES, will be exhibited in the Jenkins Johnson Gallery group show in New York this November 2011.

    ***This article was published by NY Arts Magazine, 2011. Sponsored in part by Broadway Gallery, NYC.

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