SENSES is an open mic and spoken word event that fuses the written word with the concept of the senses, highlighting the nuances that people pick up through practicing art. Held at EXP Art House, Dink Collective and Graceful Quills will liven up the space with their captivating performances and installation.
Dink Collective (Jennifer Anne Champion, Laili Abdeen, Ilyas Lukman, Nicole Shaan, Irfan Syafiq Bin Zainal Abas)
Established in 2012, Dink Collective proudly holds the title of Singapore's longest-running open mic platform. Over the years, it has graced renowned venues such as Esplanade, The Projector, UltraSuperNew, Blu Jaz, Hamlet and Little Miss Chinatown. Notable local artists who kickstarted their journey at Dink include Subhas, Worms Virk, Jean Seizure, SHAK and Steph Dogfoot. The stage has also welcomed international acts like Jasmine Cooray, Amal, Scott Wings and Cat Brogan.
Dink stands as an inclusive space, providing a platform for anyone to showcase their talents.
Grace Siu Wei is a poet-artist based in Singapore. Her creative practice, Graceful Quills, specialises in customised typewritten poetry for businesses and individuals. A firm believer in the healing and transformative qualities of the written word, her brand has since opened up a safe space for people to share their personal stories.
Her works, which mainly explore themes of identity and mental health, have been presented in various local exhibitions organised by Art Outreach Singapore, Paperwork and The Fluxus House. Grace’s poetry has also delighted many through the Graceful Quills live poetry booth, in collaboration with brands such as Uniqlo, Spotify, Singapore Art Museum, Design Orchard and more. She also conducts monthly poetry workshops, inviting others to a therapeutic experience on the typewriter and into a poem. Her debut poetry collection, Happily, Ever After? Eco-emotions in the age of the climate crisis was published in 2022, followed by Girlhood (2023).