Hi Gemma, welcome to Singapore! Did you have any expectations of the country before coming over?
I didn’t know a great deal about Singapore before I visited, besides some recommendations from friends who are originally from here and a little Wikipedia history! I knew that it would be warm and probably rainy!
Aside from attending the Singapore Writer’s Festival (SWF), what else is on your to-do list? Eat some durian perhaps?
Yes, eating durian is definitely on my to-do list as I have never tried it before! On Friday, I am visiting the National Museum and also my friends at The Little Dröm Store — I have sold some products in that store for a few years, so I am looking forward to meeting the owners, Stanley and Antoinette. I also hope to visit Gardens by the Bay.
During the SWF, we’re pretty sure that fans of your work will be looking forward to spending time with you and finding more about your creative process. What do you hope to bring to the table?
I hope that I can reveal a little more about my process and where my ideas come from. So much of what I do starts in a sketchbook — so I want to show that aspect of my work, which is rarely seen, but so important to me.