22 July 2013

July 2013 Sketchwalk at CHIJMES

We have been invited to capture this converted former school in its current state, before it undergoes major renovations over the next few weeks.

09:30 am 
CHIJMES Fountain Court
*to be confirmed

12:30 pm
Chapel (wet or extreme heat option)
*to be confirmed

Closer to the date, we'll provide a map with a list of highlights. Please read below for more about what to expect.

The focus will be the CHIJMES compound – from the spire of the former chapel and the lawn, to the fountain court below and surrounding porticos – though you are free to explore the vicinity and also draw from elsewhere, looking towards the site to juxtapose elements of a scene.

Notable buildings in the area include – the colonial buildings of the Good Shepherd Cathedral, Raffles Hotel, and the combined redevelopment of Capitol Building and Stamford House, plus modern constructs of the SMU Campus, Raffles City and Odeon Towers.

If you are attending, please join the event 
on Facebook, or comment on this blog post so we know how many people to expect.


After the show-off session at 12:30 pm, we will display the sketches of the day (as well as any prior pieces) for the management of CHIJMES to preview for an exhibition that Zaihan Kariyani will curate with them.

We will be treated to a modest tea reception while they drool over your sketches. Do continue to sketch after if you wish to.

Those keen to exhibit are encouraged to submit your work on the day itself. CHIJMES has expressed interest to purchase rights to use the sketches – copyright still remains the artist's to hold.

Some things to also note:
1) You are at liberty to participate in the exhibition or not - it is not mandatory.
2) For Muslim sketchers who are fasting on that day, we will present you with F&B vouchers in lieu of the tea reception. This is so no one feels left out.
3) The compound will be renovated in stages, so CHIJMES will update us whenever new sections are revealed for us to record if desired.

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