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Four From Singapore Are Headed to Margaret River for Emergence Creative Festival and to create Wine Harvest Season content

This March, four Singapore-based content creators are headed to Margaret River in Western Australia for the Emergence Creative Festival, an annual gathering for the international creative industry. They will be there in time to capture the wine region’s harvest season.

This is the first time a competition has been held to bring content talents from Singapore to the Margaret River region. They will share their ideas and works with Australian and international Festival delegates and participating in immersive experiences in the wine region that will inspire their content creation.

The four content creators representing different media formats include:

Mandy Tay, videographerA fine art photographer who has exhibited internationally. Mandy also produces video commercials. Her Iran travel video was picked up by BBC and Yahoo.
Susan Olij, travel sketch artistSingapore-based Indonesian artist and illustrator. Susan just finished a slow world tour of 15 countries over 15 months and is now practising mindful drawing and noticing beautiful everyday moments. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore. She teaches illustration in her own studio and is currently in the process of publishing her first travel sketch book.
David ST Loh, photojournalistDavid is an internationally published author and photojournalist who has been in the media industry for over 30 years. He spent most of his years with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. His images have been published in many books and newspapers including New York Times, Washington Post and Financial Times. He has several solo photography exhibitions and recently published his first book “Over Penang”.
Hannah Chia, digital media content creatorHannah Chia is a social media content creator and constantly updates her Instagram account @MsHannahChia as well as her website She constantly updates product launches, festivities and reviews to inspire readers to be fabulous through beauty, travel and lifestyle tips. She hopes to empower individuals to live and love a more fulfilling life.

Their creations will be promoted on the social media and digital platforms and on various Margaret River digital platforms. Their works will also be exhibited in Singapore later this year to inspire people to visit Margaret River.

“We are thrilled to host the winning Singapore talents at Emergence this March. With close proximity, the same time zone, and thriving creative hubs in both Singapore and Western Australia, the team at Emergence want to foster the connection between the two places and create opportunities for work with each other and to collaborate.”

Emergence Creative Festival Director Brianna Delaporte

About Emergence Creative Festival

The seventh instalment of Emergence Creative Festival with the theme ‘Human Connection in a Post-Digital World’ attracts marketers, content makers, innovators, futurists, leaders and artists across music, film, advertising, photography, digital, experiential and visual arts, who collaborate and share knowledge, inspiration and industry insights.

Leading this year’s speaker list are Dave Bowman, Google Zoo’s Chief Creative for Asia Pacific; Kyo Seo, Head of Facebook Creative Shop, Korea; Dr. Pippa Dickson, Director of Asialink Arts; and Charu Menon, Executive Producer at Heckler Singapore.

The Emergence Creative Festival is supported by Access Asia Business Grants. This talent visit is supported by the Australian Government’s International Wine Tourism Grant (administered by Wine Australia), Margaret River Wine Association, Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, South West Development Commission, and Australia’s South West.

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