3P Community Arts Lab
A cooperative makerspace
3P Community Arts Lab is developed with a vision to connect individuals from the diverse communities of people, private and public sectors through the arts.
Through arts residencies, discussion groups, workshops, talks events, and open lab sessions, the laboratory-cooperative aims to discover, gather, and facilitate knowledge-sharing to enrich community life. Our theme for 2019-2020 is repurposing and exploring creative use of paper.
This initiative is supported by Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre.
For the next one year, 3P Community Arts Lab will be exploring paper as one of the most versatile mediums for communications and expressions.
Our process began in August 2019 with artist Isabelle Desjeux sharing the techniques of paper making. This has led to more sharings from visual artists who are passionate about printmaking, painting, fashion... alongside cross-disciplinary collaborations which are already in the talks. As the artists develop their work, we hope to share knowledge discovered with the wider community and learn from one another in a co-creation process. Knowledge exchange is what we hold dear to as an important and enjoyable part of creative community life. This is why we are dedicating resources to run Open Lab on Friday and Saturday afternoons where anyone can walk in, use our facilities and exchange ideas.
The arts lab would also like to explore a cooperative model where local and visiting artists and members of the community are able to co-share the space to make their work, run small workshops, and hold talks without the worries of exorbitant rent. Would an arts cooperative work in Singapore? This is another question that the lab set out to discover.
Lin Shiyun, creative producer
Nov/Dec Lab Schedule
Guided Workshops and Open Lab Skillshare
Artists residing in 3P Community Arts Lab enjoy discovering knowledge, sharing knowledge with the wider community, and in turn gaining new knowledge. This is the common thread that ties us in this community space. Look who’s been working hard!
Isabelle Desjeux is a Singapore-based artist and researcher. Using her training in Molecular Biology, she creates new kinds of scientific method-based artworks. Working closely with scientists, she encourages others to cross the divide and take on the role of scientist in her interventions, whether in a class, during a workshop, or as part of an installation. As such her work has often been labelled as participatory, with “experiment” being a strong part of her practice.
She received her MAFA from Lasalle (2011), was the recipient of the French-Singapore New Generation Artist (2011), and of a Lasalle Research Fellowship (2017). Her work has been exhibited in museums across Singapore, in Japan and USA. She teaches regularly across disciplines from pre-school to post-graduate level, and currently runs a residency space in a pre-school, inviting artists to experiment and let children into their processes.
Karen has been passionate about art since young. She graduated from Central Queensland University with a Bachelor in Multimedia Design, and has a Certification in Children Book Illustration and Oil Painting from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
She deeply believes in art being the remedy to heal and express one’s mind and soul, which is reflected in her Xiaokeartbook’s logo “release through art”. Karen loves to draw adorable and beautiful things with colour pencils and watercolour because of their soft effects. She also enjoys exploring different mediums to create interesting artworks.
Karen is a web designer and a freelance art educator in colour pencil and children arts.
Follow her on her IG @xiaokeartbook
Michelle Lim is an artist who specialises in printmaking. After earning her BFA at New York University, she taught Art and Literature at Secondary school level for six years. She loves sharing the joy of making art, and is constantly exploring new ways to approach printmaking.
Follow her on IG @anothermichellelim | ljnm.net