FOST Gallery is delighted to announce the debut of The Foster Emporium, during which will be transformed into a retail store for 3 months.
The concept is based loosely on the etymology of the term 'emporium'. It is derived from ancient Greek and refers to a trading post, factory, or market. In modern day parlance, it refers to a large shop selling many different types of goods or a shop that sells a particular type of goods.
The Foster Emporium includes limited edition items made by several FOST Gallery artists. Jimmy Ong will be printing batik-inspired scarves; Grace Tan will be producing her signature loop-pin sculptures in unique, wearable dimensions; Indonesian artists Syagini Ratna Wulan and Arin Sunaryo will be debuting their purses and earrings in Singapore; photographer John Clang’s will showcase his leather notebooks, designed in collaboration with Bynd Artisan. There will be also be products and furniture from selected Singaporean independent makers and designers like Scene Shang, Anders & Dawn, Olivia Lee, and Weekend Worker. Interspersed among the limited edition items will be original artworks by FOST Gallery artists.
The Foster Emporium, 2018. Image courtesy of FOST Gallery