Shots of the Arts (STARTS)
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"Everything starts from a dot."
- Wassily Kandinsky

32CM values creatives from all walks of life. These individuals form a part of a vibrant art and culture community that thrives on imagination and tenacity. Success and growth are not merely based on the end products but from the process of creating and building things that matter to us. From these photojournalistic entries, we hope to learn more about the spirit and philosophy behind each creator's works. We want you to be inspired too.

Click on the photos below to find out more!

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Jillian Boon
krafty.fox

Watercolour Artist

Mother of three, Jillian teaches us how we can find time to paint and nurture our own artistic skills

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BEE
almostasthma

Illustrator, Tattoo Artist

Whimsical, trippy and quirky illustrations are Bee's cup of tea.

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Joyce Lim
CHOKMAH

Craft Maker

Popularise the use of eco-friendly material, Jesmonite to create lifestyle products in Singapore

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EVAN LOW
evanturetime

Music Producer

evanturetime is one of the duo behind this year's NDP theme song, "The Road Ahead" and he still has many songs to go.

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THAIN LIN
 

Artist

Sketching heritage buildings one after another.

The Cage at Tengah

TONY GOH
The Cage at Tengah

Maker

Upcycling is the key to The Cage at Tengah. Tony Goh has the answer. 

marshmellowneh

ZHOU PEIXUAN
marshmellowneh

Jeweler (Resin)

Flowers for keeps? Peixuan a.k.a marshmellowneh brings flowers to life (forever) with her delicate resin pieces for your ears.

Sunshine & Love

AMELIA LEE
SUNSHINE & LOVE

Artist

Amelia helps you to find that spot of Sunshine & Love that makes all the difference in the world.

Bewilder

NG SZE KIAT
Bewilder

Mycologist

Ng Sze Kiat shares the science and art of growing fungi that are medically beneficial and gourmet-graded for your consumption at Bewilder.

The 3 Keys

LEO TAY
The 3 Keys

Plant Lover

When he is not watering or repotting plants, Leo Tay is always on the move to come up with ideas to propel his business forward. 

Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

STELLA TAN
Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

Potter

Singapore's oldest dragon kiln is found in Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, and third-gen successor, Stella Tan is doing whatever she can to keep the fire burning.

195 Pearl Hill Cafe

BENJAMIN TAN
195 Pearl Hill Cafe

Barista • Cafe Owner

195 Pearl Hill Cafe is the brainchild of Benjamin Tan who looks like an average Joe until he hands over that cup of joe. 

ART ETC

LOIS TEO
ART ETC

Artist

Take time off to create your own art pieces! Lois shares the space at ART ETC for your artscapade.

Yip Yew Chong

YIP YEW CHONG
Stories of Yesteryear

Artist

Yip Yew Chong's detailed paintings evoke heartwarming nostalgia from days of yore.

Rifyal Giffari

RIFYAL GIFFARI
Roots

Filmmaker

Director-writer, Rifyal Giffari's upcoming supernatural film, Roots, revisits the monsters from our childhood. 

Nanikorela

LEE EILEEN
Nanikorela

Weaver

Lee Eileen has a passion for creating her own fabrics and sewing things that she likes by hand under her brand, Nanikorela.

The Made Agency

SEAN GWEE
The Made Agency

Maker

If you want to get something done, do it yourself... at The Made Agency.

momshoo

SHU NING
momshoo

Artist

Shu Ning works wonder with her needle and thread as one-half of momshoo. No prize for guessing who the other half is.

OKDODOO

DERRICK & CHONG HUI
OKDODOO

Musical Box Makers

What's in a box? Stories and experiences! Derrick and Chong Hui want to tell you that it's okay, just do it, do it at OKDODOO.

Keira Flora & Beeyarnd

LOWEE & ALICIA
Keira Flora & BEEYARND

Makers

The best of both worlds- Lowee of Keira Floral and Alicia of BEEYARND collaborate for a limited edition spring collection.

Jang and Fox

MIN JIA
Jang and Fox

Artist

Small but power exchanges between animal friends are like big warm hugs to get through the day.

Heads of State Millinery

CHEE SAU FEN
Heads of State Millinery

Milliner

Literally a lady wearing many hats at Heads of State Millinery- Sau Fen creates hats with inspiration from all over the world and in her backyard.