Crochet artist (aka Kelly Limerick)
Singapore might be a straight-laced society, but those who achieve greatness aren’t afraid of pushing the boundaries. We’re talking about Singaporean artist Kelly Lim – and trust us when we say you won’t have trouble spotting her in a crowd. Going by the moniker Kelly Limerick, this self-taught crochet artist is known for her quirky (and super cool) fashion sense, as well as unconventional and abstract textile artworks.
Think crocheting and knitting are hobbies only meant for grannies? Think again. Kelly redefines this craft with a zany, contemporary spin of her own. She picked up crochet at the tender age of seven and was captivated by how a simple ball of yarn could be transformed into, well, almost anything. Now, she’s on a journey to change the perception of slow art in a fast-paced society such as Singapore, crafting larger-than-life creations that are equal parts befuddling and astounding.
We loved “Home Kitsch Home”, an exhibition she did in collaboration with Esplanade in 2020. Her artwork put a homely yet entirely whimsical spin on ordinary household objects and furniture. Today, she’s amassed quite a reputation for herself, working on campaigns with renowned international brands and organisations including big names like Disney, Puma and Gucci. Talk about local pride!