“Your passion can't feed you.” How many times have artists, creatives, writers and designers heard this phrase? In Singapore, too many times to count, that’s for sure. After all, we’ve been raised in a society that values science over art, the practical against the conceptual, an iron rice bowl instead of a porcelain plate meant just for display.
Yet, there are people who take the plunge. In this issue, we talk to some of these dreamers who have made art their reality. They’ve ditched a stable nine to five to share their ideas, emotions and work with the world. There’s Malik Mazlan (pg 19), a calligraphy artist who’s been told he should be a Grab driver and Aisha Rosli (pg 17), a 22-year-old who’s just starting out but has already sold all the pieces from her first collection.
As it turns out, with hard work, talent and a stroke of luck – your passion can feed more than just your soul. It’s time we start thinking about art differently.
At Time Out Singapore, our mission is to help you discover the best of the city – including the artists that are enriching the scene and why they matter. You might have noticed that our print magazine is now distributed quarterly. This is so we can bring you more in-depth features with original photography alongside our growing portfolio of digital content, videos and events. We hope you like reading the new magazine as much as we love creating it.
Get your hands on Time Out Singapore's February to April issue at the following MRT stations for free from 8am to 9.30am on February 20:
The magazine is also available at select cafés for free from February 20. Stock is limited so head down to the following cafés before the mag runs out.
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
Columbus Coffee Co.
Common Man Coffee Roasters
Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop
Lunar Coffee Brewers
My Awesome Cafe
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Wildseed Cafe & Bar
Alternatively, you can download the digital version here.
Here's what you can expect in Time Out Singapore's February to April issue.
For Art's Sake: we speak to the leading artists who defied the odds to make art their career in Singapore.
Food: scout out these restaurants and bars that are hidden from view.
Shopping: everything you need to know about caring for indoor plants in Singapore's hot and humid environment.
Film: start filling up your film calendar – these are all the movies you need to catch in 2020.