OFF THE WALL
Transforming Live Murals into Custom Fine Art Prints
Empowering Artists and Non-Profit Initiatives
OFF OUR WALLS
AND ONTO YOURS
OFF THE WALL is a sustainable art exhibition series featuring artists live-painting wall murals in Art Outreach's gallery space over a period of two months. During this time, the public is invited to visit and at times, witness the creative process firsthand!
The site-specific murals will then be photographed in high-resolution and made into prints for the public purchase in support of the artists and Art Outreach.
To minimise impact on the environment, we have adopted a made-to-order approach, ensuring that prints are produced specifically to meet demand rather than being
PRINTS COMING SOON
We provide a platform for talented artists to execute and showcase large-scale works, while ensuring a fair and equitable profit-sharing arrangement.
Support Art Outreach
This is a unique new revenue stream for Art Outreach, by employing a business model that targets and inspires young art collectors, makes art collecting more accessible, and fosters artistic endeavours.
Own a site-specific mural
We offer exclusive
limited-edition print that will not be replicated elsewhere.
On top of that, you get to select a size and crop of the print to your liking!
EXPLORING CHINESE FOLKLORE
The inaugural edition "Modern Wisdoms" presents original works by ANTZ, Chris Chai, and Lewis Choo. Mostly urban street artists by nature, they boldly step into a contemporary white cube space to present imaginative interpretations of Chinese folklore, popular literature, and iconography, while inviting new perspectives on cultural motifs and narratives that have been transmitted through generations.
Exploring themes of journeying, (ir)reverence, (dis)obedience, play, and transcendence, this immersive exhibition is presented as a stage in which audiences are invited to traverse shapeshifting landscapes, anachronistic timelines, and celestial planes alongside colourful, spirited creatures, and mythic figures. The rich narratives contain multitudes. Each artist adeptly draws on the rich tradition of epic storytelling while exploring visual language and issues that resonate across their practice.
Through reflecting on the belief and value systems we live with, each artist examines our encounters and relationships with these timeless narratives and asks: What modern wisdoms can these stories hold?
Check our socials for updates and details of when you can pop by to see the murals take shape, and even see the artists at work!
MEET THE ARTISTS
Anthony Chong a.k.a. ANTZ
As one of Singapore’s pioneer street artists, ANTZ is the
-founder of graffiti crew RSCLS. Born and raised in the cultural melting point that is Singapore, ANTZ has been exposed to a variety of unique artistic influences over his 17 years in the game. He is known for his distinctive style that draws deeply from classic Chinese culture, identity, and dialect, and often incorporates mythology and stories with urban mixes into his work.
A full-time practising illustrator and artist whose works delve into the exploration of stories from antiquity to modern times and the ones that have yet to be told. Often incorporating geometric shapes, ornamentation and patterned elements into his imagery, Chai hopes to expand both his awareness and imagination by creating fictional worlds where gods, men, monsters and all manner of being exist on a unified plane of existence, reflecting the artist’s perpetual investigation of spirituality.
A visual artist whose practice is focused on hyperlocal experiences that are a precipitation of careful introspection in his immediate day to day environment. Often working with traditional techniques like woodblock printing, Choo’s practice references Chinese and Japanese folklore extensively in the attempt to question the contemporary perspective toward societal issues. His artworks introduce a whimsical reinterpretation of traditional ideals, offering a unique twist that reflects our localised environment.
Zarina Muhammad (Curator)
An artist, educator and researcher whose practice is deeply entwined with a critical re-examination of oral histories, ethnographic literature and other historiographic accounts about Southeast Asia. Through a multidisciplinary approach encompassing performance, text, installation, ritual, sound, moving image, and participatory practices, Muhammad investigates the intricate connections between ecocultural and ecological histories, myth creation, haunted historical narratives, water cosmologies, and underground realms.
Say Tian Hng (Cultural Partner)
A 4th-generation heritage workshop established in 1896 that hand-crafts Taoist & Buddhist wooden effigies. Their cultural education workshops introduce adults and kids to the ancient legends, literature and philosophies of Chinese heritage and culture, and by extension imparting life values that will anchor them for the future.
About Art Outreach
Established in 2003, Art Outreach is a non-profit arts intermediary with IPC status that is dedicated to promoting art appreciation in Singapore and strengthening networks in the local art ecosystem.
We enable practitioners to sustain careers in the arts by offering financial support, professional development opportunities, and an independent and free space to nurture and incubate their work, as well as through facilitating dialogues with collectors and industry leaders.