Baybeats Special – Leeson

Just two days left and we’re deciding what to wear to Baybeats! (yes, ditch those heels girl) Even jeans seems too heavy to wear (and terribly hot as well). Before you make a mess out of your wardrobe while choosing your get-up for the 3-day music festival, read about ArtZine‘s interview with Leeson.

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Baybeats Special – Anna Judge April

As the big day gets nearer, we bet the bands are having extra rehearsals and getting all prepped up for Baybeats. ArtZine chats with Anna Judge April (AJA) as we get our cameras ready for the 3-day music festival.

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Baybeats Special – You and Whose Army?

Just four days left to the 3 day-music event we’re all waiting for! ArtZine talks to You and Whose Army? (Yawa) as they prepare for Baybeats.

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Get ready to HIGHLIGHT!

It all started with a simple question – “How therapeutic is art?”

I read an article published on Aug 22 on that explained that “play therapy and art therapy encourage youngsters to express and control traumatic experiences through these activities.” Despite being used throughout USA, the effectiveness of these therapy forms could not be determined by the therapists.

These 4 words – “How therapeutic is art?” – sparked off the popping up of 13+ windows on my screen as I searched about art therapy. The more I thought about the question, the more sub-questions and headings formed.

Art therapy for kids? for prisoners? How useful is it? Is it really changing lives? If I drew something, would the therapist be able to tell me details like what’s bothering me? How does one become an art therapist? Is there a market for art therapy in Singapore? Would parents spend to send their kids to art therapy? How long must one go for therapy? 6-8 months? A year? What happens during a session? Can I draw anything? Anything – really?

ArtZine‘s aim is simple.
We want to provoke ideas and discussions through our news-inspired or thematic content.

Questions are most welcomed here. Got a burning art question? Ask it here.

As for all the above questions, we’ll definitely get them answered in our new section called…

A fitting name for the section. Highlight to us a topic you’d like to know more about, issues you feel should be discussed or even simply questions that came to mind while you were in the train/car.

In fact, we’ve found a quick and easy way for you to Highlight to us anything you’ve come across on the Web.

Highlighted, marked and proven by Preetam Rai (oh we’re loving the puns), The Awesome Highlighter is the way to go if you want to send ArtZine a quick note with a link to the text on a webpage that you’d like to highlight. True to its name – it is really awesome. Take a look –

1) Go to Awesome

2) Enter the URL of the page you want to highlight.

3) The website will show up below the Highlighting panel so use your mouse to highlight text that you want to share with us.

4) After highlighting, attach a quick note to us too! Here’s how:

Remember to leave us your full name and your email address/website so that we can credit the idea to you!

5) Click done and you will be given a URL. This will allow us to view what you’ve highlighted.

Copy-paste the link and Drop it to us under Comments.

While we answer your burning questions, you can view other readers’ HIGHLIGHTS and add comments!

Encourage your friends to join in by sending them this image –

Link them to this article so that they’ll know how to get started.



Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

All eyes will be on the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week– a vibrant showcase of Melbourne’s hottest trends for the new season. This year features day and night events from 1 – 7 September that will see Melbourne’s CBD area come alive with the latest spring-summer looks.

Yes, ArtZine‘s here in Singapore – but we’ve got photographer Brett Robson from Sydney over there in Melbourne to keep us updated with what’s-going-on in Melbourne!

We can’t wait for:

The Luxe Collective, featuring this season’s virtuoso performers in fashion: Aurelio Costarella, Christine Jayson Brunsdon, Maticevski, Nevenka Nicola Finetti & White Suede. A revelation of individuality and ideas, these collections result when beauty and inspiration collide. Yes, we’re holding our breath, and waiting.

KaleidEscape – Presented by Marie Claire, it is colourful and unpredictable. This Spring, twists are in style! Step inside the kaleidoscope and let a riot of colour and movement transport you into a fresh, daring realm. Featuring: Anna Thomas, Cohen et Sabine, Fleur Wood , Ginger & Smart, Gorman Mad Cortes.

Baybeats FEVERRR!

Goodbye Rainy Singapore days – our temperatures are finally heating up. The hottest bands take the stage once again this August to rock Esplanade’s Waterfront Stages! 3 days of music – Be there or be square. You seriously can’t miss Baybeats 2008. Which bands will be performing this year and who should you be yelling for? ArtZine tells it all… in our One-Week to Baybeats Special!

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