Benny Ong at Art Day Out Gillman Barracks 2015

BENNY ONG

ART DAY OUT Gillman Barracks

6-8 November 2015

This special feature exhibition is at Gillman Barrack’s second ART DAY OUT from 6 to 8 November.  The exhibition is from Benny’s recent collection of art graphics on silk. The acclaimed fashion designer’s fine art graphics cross the boundaries between design, art and couture.

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Benny Ong Queen

Benny Ong Queen

T.H.E.O. Arts is proud to present the textile artworks of renowned designer Benny Ong at Gillman Barracks.

Recently awarded the Golden Jubilee Award by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth for his many contributions to fashion, design, and now, his cross-disciplinary exploration of textile art, Benny Ong was the first Singaporean to establish his brand in the fashion capital of London.

This special feature exhibition is at Gillman Barrack’s second ART DAY OUT from 6 to 8 November.  The exhibition is from Benny’s recent collection of art graphics on silk. The acclaimed fashion designer’s fine art graphics cross the boundaries between design, art and couture.

New works include “Queen” and “Buddha in the City of London”, these with a rare autobiographical element.  Other favourite recent works include pieces from his “Peranakan”, which are colourful, witty graphics that toy with the transition between contemporary and traditional culture.

This special feature exhibition is from recent collections of the pioneer London/Singapore designer who is most often remembered for dressing royalty, and still remains one of the only Singaporeans to have established his brand in London.

Supported by the National Arts Council, the pop-up is arranged by THEO Arts Professionals. THEO had been looking for an opportunity to make a BENNY ONG feature, and the pop-up for ART DAY OUT is part of remembering Singaporeans who have contributed to the creative scene, and are still making zany and creative works, apart from the mainstream of visual artists here.

This series of art is a hybrid of cross-cultural heritage and interpretations.  Incidentally, the works are hand-woven in Benny’s favourite medium: silk. From Benny’s fashion legacy in the United Kingdom, to his fashion work in silk from Europe to Asia, and now as art pieces being produced in Southeast Asia. “It is significant because it recognizes the necessity of working beyond our borders, to pick what is excellent in cultures across the nations that are represented here, and then to incorporate them into a new language or idiom that is both beautiful as well as being fun to look at. It also celebrates the mix of ethnicities that are involved to weave this textile art,” said Benny Ong. Benny’s ongoing project with weavers in Laos develops new ideas, occupational skills, weaving techniques, and jobs.

‘BENNY ONG’

6 – 8 November, Gillman Barracks, Block 5 Lock Road #01-06

Exhibition open / free admission:

6 Nov 5pm – 9pm, 7 Nov 12pm – 9pm, 8 Nov 12pm – 5pm

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A Conversation with BENNY ONG 7 Nov 3pm – 4pm

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Buddha in The City of London (Small File Size)

Benny Ong Buddha in the City of London

Benny Ong Slippers for Him

Benny Ong Slippers for Him