Sunday, June 22, 2014

Cats Of The World 2014 & Saturday Purrzaars in July

Lap Up The Feline Frenzy
As ‘Cats of the World’ Photo Exhibition Returns In July For The Last Time
Don’t miss the crowd favourite Saturday ‘Purrzaar’ Markets at The Arts House

Cats Of The World Photo Exhibition
Date: 2 to 28 July 2014
Time: 10am to 10pm
Date: 5, 12 and 19 July 2014 (Saturdays only)
Time: 11am to 6pm
Venue for both events: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane (Tel: 6332 6900)
Admission: FREE
For more info, Email | Call 9362 3626

The highly anticipated annual ‘Cats of the World’ photo exhibition will delight both feline and photography fans alike with its eighth and final season this year. To be held at The Arts House from 2 to 28 July 2014, this non-profit community exhibition will feature photos of cats by aspiring and professional photographers that showcase these feline friends in their element – graceful, lazy, sneaky, aloof, loving etc, in unique settings around the world, including Turkey, Japan, India, Taiwan, Italy and Singapore.  

Besides the instagram photos category, the exhibition also introduces an art element, whereby local artists are invited to come up with cats-inspired artworks that are sold for $100 each to raise funds for Cat Welfare Society. Don’t miss this chance to own these one-off creations from multi-disciplinary artists including David Chan, Ginette Chittick, Ly Yeow, Namiko Chan Takahashi, Wyn-Lyn Tan, SBTG (Sabotage), Puffingmuffin and SlothStudio. The organisers remain committed to raising funds for Cat Welfare Society and will continue to organise the Purrzaar markets to spread the love for cats.

Saturday Purrzaar Market – celebrating cats and craftsmanship!
5, 12 and 19 July 2014 (Saturdays) | 11am to 6pm | Free | The Arts House

Spend a wonderful Saturday at this fun lifestyle purrzaar to be held on the ground floor of The Arts House. This unique feline-themed flea market offers a range of quirky cat-related lifestyle merchandise and handicrafts such as postcards, dolls, cushions, notebooks, tote bags, brooches, accessories and artwork lovingly made by 18 local artists and designers, including Cat Welfare Society who will be selling their popular merchandise and available to answer cat-related queries. Sponsor FANCY FEAST® will also give away door gifts comprising their cat food products at the three Saturday Purrzaars (while stocks last). *More information on the vendors can be found below.

Saturday Purrzaar Market Vendors
Amy Woo Ceramics is by Amy the potter who sells 100% handmade unique ceramic items including cat-shaped ceramic brooches and mugs with cat designs. The quirky artwork will brighten one’s day! Prices range from $10 to $50.

CafeWithoutCoffee offers quality handmade items such as bags, pouches, sockfriends and everything petite-ly adorable which are thoughtfully crafted by Elaine and her mum. Exclusively for the Cats of the World Purzzaar, CafeWithoutCoffee will be introducing a wide range of items with cat designs. Customisation is also available upon request. /

Cats of The World organisers are selling the cat photos, cat postcards, and accessories. All proceeds from their stall go to Cat Welfare Society.

Cat Welfare Society will sell their merchandise such as the calendars, tee-shirts, bags, books, toys, and catnip eyeballs for the kitties!

Dainty Hands offers animal-inspired accessories and gifts for both owners and pets. Its inventory ranges from jewellery to bags and potted catnip plants.

Dulcetfig was borne out of a girl’s dream of yesteryears.
It carries vintage clothes, bags and fashion accessories such as earrings and rings. 

GOOOD Pet Collars are colourful and cute in designs. With every collar, GOOOD Pet Collars will donate 5 cans of cat food to their adopted animal shelter.

MunchyNeko was formed by four cat owners who were brought together by their love for good food (MUNCHY!) and their Munchkin pet cats (NEKO!). Their cats' whimsical, sometimes totally unexplainable yet strangely endearing and heartwarming moments are now featured on postcards, magnets, tote bags, mugs or greeting cards, etc.

Momshoo offers hand-stitched and hand-knitted whimsical designs. All items are handmade with a personal touch. Creations include passport covers, knitted rings, key rings, cat’s toys, pouches and many cute brooches! 

My Itchyfingers creates 100% handmade woolly animal sculptures (including kitties!) with love and care. Each animal is a unique miniature work of art so no two pieces are totally identical. They also offer customisation for animal/kitty sculptures as well as hand painted cat portraits. /

Mystic Cat SG is passionate about enhancing the environment for indoor cats and distributes trendy feline home accessories from Catswall Design (Taiwan). Their unique in-house designer scratchers are made to suit the needs of cats. and

Oatsie's Trunk‘s love for pets extends to their cuddly pet-shaped cushions. All original pet silhouettes are hand-drawn to proportions before they are being cut and sewn. These one-of-its-kind customised designs come complete with pretty ribbon collars and trinkets! Prices start from $55 for customised cushions and trinkets are $5 for 3. There are also purses, cushion covers, and tote bags.

Ozzy + Lulu is the brainchild of two sisters who share a love for design and stationery. The brand houses a range of paper paraphernalia and stationery, including books, greeting cards, postcards, bookmarks, doodle books and other pretty knick-knacks, most of which have been handcrafted with love! and   

repurposedbyjamie is all about the creative repurposing of materials. Each item is designed and handmade with lots of love and pride! For the Purrzaars, jamie repurposes paper! Smile along with her happy cats painted on the paper mache products.

SlothStudio's art products are handmade from drawings and paintings of two local artists, Ng Ling Tze and Terence Koh. They have always enjoyed the company of cats and get inspired to interpret them in their artworks. Handmade art products include notebooks, wearable art (pendants with chain, earrings & rings), zipper pouches and soft plush with keychain. and

StuffSusieMade offers a trove of amigurumi items, all of them hand-crocheted, knitted or sewn, and all of them super kawaii. Look out for the many plushies of felines like the ‘Goodnight Kitten’ who's wrapped up snug in his blanket, ‘Kitty Cupcake’ Magnets in adorable muffin cups, mini ‘Puss in Pouches’ that would brighten up anyone's day as well as various accessories for both you and your cat.

WILD celebrates nature with its all natural handmade soaps, shampoo and body care products made with herbs and essential oils without the use of artificial colours or fragrance. Some favourites include Geranium with Goat Milk & French Clay and Rosehip with Hibiscus moisturising serum and creme. Wild products are gentle and most importantly, made with love.

Whimsy and Magic is about unique handmade artisan jewellery with designs that are inspired by nature and all things beautiful (especially the floras and faunas). Through the handmade items, they hope to bring the wonders of Mother Nature closer to one’s heart. A series of cat themed handmade accessories are available exclusively at the Purrzaars too. and    

More on Cats of The World Photo Exhibition
Since its inception in 2007, this endearing community project has garnered a following among cat lovers, photographers, travellers as well as families and children. It features photos from aspiring and professional photographers from all walks of life, illustrating that cats all over the world are the same - lovable and purrrrfect! Photographing cats is an art that requires patience and luck, hence this exhibition showcases the fun and often spontaneous works of photography enthusiasts and cat lovers. Organisers Carlyn Law and Noelle Tan are both passionate about cats, photography and travelling, and started ‘Cats Of The World’ photo exhibition as a community pet project. The former journalists/editors, who also run Sixth Sense Communications & PR Consultancy, are inspired by the success of ‘Cats of the World’ and would like to give thanks to all the sponsors, partners, photographers and supporters involved in the project. Of course, the real heroes in this community project are the cats – each special in their own way all over the world. 

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For more assistance, please contact:
Carlyn Law (Carla)
HP: 9362 3626

- The Arts House
- Purple Pixel (design and printing postcards)
- Scissors Paper Stone (printing photos)
- Fancy Feast (door gifts)
- Pets Magazine (media partner)

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