Besides working with Supermama and Kinetic to curate the 50 artists and works for the Little Red Dot project, we got to design one of the 50 beautiful porcelain vessels. We were given a photographic image of Raffles Place (then known as Commercial Square) featuring Singapore's oldest department store John Little. James writes this about his inspiration for the design:
A much-loved shop specialising in mousse cakes Kki Sweets finally found their new
home and re-opened at the School of the Arts. They asked ampulets to help with refreshing and re-introducing their Kki brand, including growing it to include their new product line
Kki Home .
"Gone Nowhere" by ampulets - 70 cm x 70 cm, Vinyl Records, Acrylic Ink, Wing Nuts, Bolts
Singled Out is an exhibition featuring 50 vinyl artworks by Singapore creatives. Each artist was challenged to transform vinyl records or sleeves into unique pieces of art base on a song. For this exhibition, ampulets made "Gone Nowhere", inspired by The Beatles song "Nowhere Man"
Another title for the National Gallery's Dreaming Art Series that ampulets had the opportunity to design and to work with the talented Sonny Liew. Sonny's story and art on the story of artist Georgette Chen is lyrical yet filled with humour. We tried to work with the National Gallery and Sonny to bring that same lyricism to the book design.
'I close my eyes, and hear the waves approach the shore - every movement a different speed and intensity. A wave arrives and recedes; the next one comes along - and the next. Some leave a mark on the shore or take with them treasured finds, but they all instigate and inspire successive waves. Watch long enough and you may just see the tide fall - or rise.'