Research interests: niche arts documentation, social activism in the arts, capability and audience development, cultural statistics.
Past projects: Asian Festival of Children’s Content (2019), MeshMinds 2.0: Art x Tech For Good (2019), M1 Fringe Festival's Revisiting a Line Walked (2017 – 2018).
In support of illustration: an inquiry into the state of illustration in Singapore
Although there is a developing illustration scene in Singapore, there remains a dire lack of research and documentation on local illustration and the needs of local illustrators. The significance of the artform goes unrecognized and state agencies grapple to classify the practice of illustration. This research paper investigates the scope of the illustration practice in Singapore to assess the career sustainability of the local illustrator. A mixed method approach combining literature and quantitative data is employed to understand and situate illustration in a local context. One hundred illustrators were surveyed and the results demonstrate a diverse and vocal community of artists that is undervalued, underpaid, and underappreciated. The findings of this study indicate areas where more research can be conducted into supporting the growth of Singapore’s unique illustration scene.
Singapore Book Council
2018 – 2019
MeshMinds: Art x Tech For Good