Nothing has passed through Singapore's cultural radar quite like Culture Cartel.
Whilst a street culture convention isn't entirely new, Culture Cartel is set to unite the four significant pillars that make it up — fashion, art, toys and tattoo — with a two-day event that will end the year off perfectly.
They're also staking a claim for a future that brings together creatives of different stripes under one banner. Branded as "Asia's first all-encompassing street culture convention", Culture Cartel will take place over the weekend of 1-2 December, and it has a packed programme worth checking out at the F1 Pit Building.
"What makes Culture Cartel stands out is that it is Asia's first event to unite the streetculture community," says Jeremy Tan, convention director of Culture Cartel, in a press release.
"From Art, Toys, Tattoo, to Fashion, everyone under the street culture umbrella will converge over one exciting weekend to communicate, collaborate, and create. Visitors with multiple interests will be satisfied at one go with the various offerings, and they will certainly be drawn to the multifaceted street culture."
What does that mean? Expect comprehensive activities like live talks and panel discussions — addressing the current climate of street culture and more — to engaging ones like beatboxing and fashion workshops. And that's just the tip of it.
Highly-coveted urban brands will provide exclusive launches of "original and limited edition merchandise". Some brands that will also be unveiling merchandise in collaboration with Culture Cartel are New Area, Subcrew, SBTG and more.
Street art by the likes of acclaimed artists Dub Williams, SKL0, Beerpitch, amongst many others, will be worked on for display at Culture Cartel, and expect to see top-line brands such as OBEY, Levi's and PUMA onsite.
Pictured: Thai street artist Beerpitch.
The exhibitions that will be displayed all weekend are spearheaded by a respected panel of industry leaders, each of them overseeing the four aspects of Culture Cartel — including Jahan Loh of Invasion Studios (Art), Jackson Aw of Mighty Jaxx (Toys), Augustine Nezumi of Singapore Electric (Tattoo), and Mandeep Chopra of Limited Edt (Fashion).
Educate yourself with the screening of OBEY GIANT: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey, a documentary executive produced by James Franco on the iconic works of the legendary street artist. If you're new to the culture, this will be essential viewing.
Plus, a little birdie told us that there will be live music, but you'll have to find out closer to the date for more details.
Tickets are now available via Culture Cartel's official website, and it includes single-day and weekend passes, along with the prestigious Culture Cartel Goat Pack.
A VIP access package that will allow you entry to both days of the event, including an official launch party at Zouk, along with multiple raffle draw entries, limited swag and a golden ticket that may lead you to further riches in prizes — prizes that include concert tickets, limited edition sneakers, electronics, etc.
You can buy yours immediately — or you can try your luck with our contest, in collaboration with the convention. Details below!
Culture Cartel 2018
Saturday, 1st December to Sunday, 2nd December 2018
F1 Pit Building, Singapore
Tickets on sale – click here!
HOW TO WIN?
We have the 1 x Culture Cartel GOAT Pack, along with 2-day passes to give away!
All you need to do is to fill up the form below and answer these questions in order to qualify.
Closing date: 28 November 2018
Contest is open to residents of Singapore and Malaysia only. Entrants must also be 18 and older to qualify.
Terms & Conditions Apply
* Excludes inbound transportation, meals and other incidental expenses
* Winner & friends are subject to the terms and conditions of the concert organizer
* Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
* Photography, video recording and audio recording are strictly prohibited during the performance