Knock Yourself Out At The Singapore Art Book Fair 2017

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If you’re a cultural thrill-seeker who says “I really should read more”, here’s a grrreat start.

The 4th Singapore Art Book Fair (SABF) will present you with good company, specializing in contemporary art books and zines from within and all around Singapore. In three short days, SABF by BooksActually is proud to present over 36 local and international exhibitors, ranging from art collectives and design studios to book publishers from Korea, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the UK.

002It would also present the best opportunity to dip your toe into the ever-stirring waters of arts publishing, local and abroad. Think art books, magazines, zines and first dibs on these new publications making their debut at Gillman Barracks next weekend!

The opening night of SABF 2017 will take place on Thursday, April 27th at 7pm with a music performance by local musician Kelly Raphaelle.15676485_1321503974548407_3158752440339772551_o12813962_10154153405276019_813724403078905965_nProletariat Poetry Factory will also be providing customizable typewritten poetry.

Every visitor will presumably be immersed in a 2017 mix of art, design, music, photography and literature that’s irreplicable.Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 2.33.19 AMThe official artist of the 2017 SABF is local illustrator Rachele Ho. Other art-related fringe activities include a Zine Jam by Squelch Zines, where attendees can make their own zines. This is also the first year featuring a Wall of Women, where SABF dedicates an entire wall to zines by women from all around the globe.006The last book fair was held at the ArtScience Museum and saw over 8,000 visitors. This time, SABF welcomes returning vendors HOKO design studio, local renown photographer Robert Zhao Renhui, and family art collective

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Atelier HOKO

There will also be exciting new titles to get acquainted with like SAND Magazine, local artist and illustrator Pearlyn Sim and Chirashi Bomb among others.

Time to indulge the avid but forsaken bookworm! Psssst, there’s a stream of activity and worthy insight shared by various participants leading up to #SABF2017, so stay tuned to Singapore Art Book Fair on Facebook and Instagram.

#SABF2017 takes place at the following dates and times –

27 April, Thursday
7PM — 10PM

28 April, Friday
10AM — 8PM

29 April, Saturday
10AM — 8PM

30 April, Sunday
10AM — 7PM

at 7 Lock Road
Gillman Barracks
Singapore 108935

Admission is free.

And if you’re interested, the full list of exhibitors to expect at #SABF2017:

Alvin Mark Tan


APD Books

Atelier HOKO

Centre for Contemporary Arts

Chirashi Bomb

Cui Qin Ngauw


Design Anthology

Do Not Design


Institute of Critical Zoologists

Kako (Japan)

LOST Guides

Magpie Magazines

Math Paper Press

my paper pigeon (Japan)

National Gallery

Nobrow (United Kingdom)

Patterns and Portraits (Japan)

Pearlyn Sim

Phaidon (UK)

PRISMOf (South Korea)

Saigon Artbook (Vietnam)

Samantha Lo

Sand Magazine

Squelch Zines

Studio Geometry (Indonesia)

Staple Magazine



TTYL (Taiwan)

The Ideology Magazine

twelvebooks (Japan)

Young Printmakers League

Zine Coop (Hong Kong)