IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Night returns 30th April 2014

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IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Night

7.30PM Wednesday 30th April 2014

We’re happy to announce that we are reviving our popular IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Nights. The first event happens 7.30pm Wednesday, 30th April 2014.

PLUG & PLAY is an informal night of curated slideshows, dialogue and exchange. Selected photographers, artists, writers and craftsmen are invited to share their work (in-progress or completed) with an intimate audience in a cosy, informal setting. If you’ve got an interesting story or project to share, there is an audience.

This PLUG & PLAY Session will be held at Bellwethers Bistro Bar, 120 Desker Road Singapore. Special discounts will be available for food and drinks on the night.

This is a Free Event, but with limited seating – First come, first serve or sit :-). Join us by RSVPing on our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493749417432101/

The presentation roster for our first session this year includes:



Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh is Singaporean Writer and Author. His book ‘Floating On A Malayan Breeze’ has been described as one of the best introductions to Singapore and Malaysia’s delicate sibling relationship.

“What happens after a country breaks apart? Forty-seven years ago Singapore separated from Malaysia. Since then, the two countries have developed along their own paths. Malaysia has given preference to the Malay Muslim majority. Singapore, meanwhile, has tried to build a meritocracy — ostensibly colour-blind — yet perhaps more encouraging to some than others.

How have these policies affected ordinary people? How do these two divergent nations now see each other and the world around them?

Seeking answers to these questions, two Singaporeans first spent 30 days cycling through every state in Peninsular Malaysia on a daily budget of RM10 (US$3) each, then many years interviewing hundreds more people. What they found are two countries that have developed economically but are still struggling to find their souls.”

Sudhir will be sharing his experience floating on a Malayan breeze…

In Limbo 01

Photo Essay: In Limbo, by Bernice Wong


Bernice is one of Singapore’s most promising young photographers working on social documentary work. Her photographs on migrant and indigenous communities in South and Southeast Asia have gained numerous awards and recognition. In Photo Essay: In Limbo, by Bernice Wong featured on IPA, Bernice explores the plight of migrant workers in limbo in Singapore.

Bernice will share her projects and her journey as a young photographer diving deep into the world of documentary photography.

Photo Essay: Each Other, by Samuel He

Photo Essay: Each Other, by Samuel He


Samuel He is an independent photographer, formerly of The Straits Times Picture Desk, working on still and motion photography projects. In Photo Essay: Each Other featured on IPA, Samuel explores change through the juxtaposition of street portraits taken in the major Bhutanese cities of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro.

Samuel will share his projects and transition from a full-time job as a Straits Times photojournalist to the hard-knocks world of independent photography.

Join us by RSVPing on our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493749417432101/

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