This afternoon, I visited the first official mt exhibition in Singapore at the Central Public Library (aka the national library at Bugis). Organised by the Little Happyshop and supported by the National Library Board, the exhibition showcases mt tape art and craft projects by established artists in the region; the exhibition also houses a DIY craft station, a mt tape stall and runs mt tape workshops during the weekends that the event is held.
I did like what I saw and there were some really creative works on display, but I thought the installation of the projects had a lot of room for improvement. Despite the relative spaciousness of the venue, most of the works were crammed together. The works were stuck/adhered on those white panels that you usually see in seminars (!): where you would expect to see this-is-what-smoking-does-to-your-lungs health posters, you get pretty buntings and jazzed up stationery. But unfortunately, it gave the overall vibe of a school art and craft display board.
And while I do like the fact that it was held in the Children’s Section of the library – get ’em while they’re young – the event seems overly skewed towards the kids.
The selection of mt tapes available at the stall is decent, and lest you’re wondering, nope, there aren’t any exclusive mtex tapes. They do have the mt kids tapes on sale though.
The mt Everyday: Exhibition & Craft event runs till this Sunday 2 December 2012 in the Children’s Section at the Central Public Library (Bugis). Workshops are held during the weekend. You can take a look at the available offerings and register here. However, it does seem like most of the workshop places have already been taken up. Do refer to the Facebook event page for updates.
And oh, if you have those young ‘uns, they are also running a mt tape art contest for children.