“Garden Gifts” by Shirin Rafie. Material from paper to paints are all handmade from plants in studio garden.

School of Tomorrow is an exhibition curated by Kinetic Singapore as part of Singapore Design Week 2023. The different classrooms touch on various aspects of sustainability through designing spaces and products, and also how they can be practically applied in the classrooms of the future. 

Situated on a private garden planted with giant forest trees and an indigenous kitchen garden, our time at Rimbun Dahan was spent exploring binders, resins, adhesives, and of course natural colour pigments. As our first overseas residency, we were trying out an approach to site-specific material experimentations and eventually, the development of artworks by Shirin. […]

Garden Gifts

‘Garden Gifts’ is a series of mini artworks Wild Dot co-founder Shirin made from material in the studio garden as part of Maya Gallery’s Open Call “Small Matter”. Every part of each piece – paper, paints, frame – is made from plants taken care of, harvested from, and finally crafted into these pieces. Making the […]

Situated on a private garden planted with giant forest trees and an indigenous kitchen garden, our time at Rimbun Dahan was spent exploring binders, resins, adhesives, and of course natural colour pigments. As our first overseas residency, we were trying out an approach to site-specific material experimentations and eventually, the development of works from them. […]

We were invited to be library@orchard’s Artist-in-Residence during April 2022. Read more about it here. We hosted a couple of community sessions, opening up the space to members of the public who were curious about working with dye plants found in Singapore. It was a delightful experience for us to connect with individuals from diverse […]

We were pleased to be one of the twenty organizations whose work was featured as part of “The Waste Refinery” exhibition, held at the National Design Centre. It featured twenty organizations and artists dedicated to the transformation of waste into purposeful products. Our display highlighted the “Ink-surrection” series, a collection of watercolor paints crafted entirely […]

We were awarded the Good Design Research grant by DesignSingapore Council  (DSG) in 2021 to deepen our research into the potential of upcycling plant prunings into paints and artmaking kits that could advance the interest in the craft of working with nature creatively in more people. Our research aims to address the following questions: 1. […]