Grocery Bag
Photo Credits: Ernest Goh

Grocery Bag is finally complete and showcased in the Sense and Sensibility Exhibition at the Art & Science Museum (Singapore) on the 31st October and 1st November.

Technology: Augmented Reality using Aurasma

Materials Used: Polyethylene (Plastic bags)

Thank you everyone who managed to come down to support the exhibit!


Augmented Reality


Thanks to the help of app, Aurasma (available both on apple and android)

Augmented reality was easily (and painlessly) implemented onto the garment.  When specific parts of the  dress was “detected” by the app (using a device), images of DIY projects with tutorials taken from various sources online will be displayed.


The dress has a total of 6 DIY projects found online. The main driving force for this feature, was to create more awareness about the diversity and availability of multiple resources and tutorials about recycling online. It seeks to encourage and entice the audience into trying out repurposing their “junk” lying around the house.

3 - pet planter

All images were accompanied (hardcopy) with a QR code to the source site and visitors can choose to scan the QR code or follow the link provided, in order to find out more about the project, obtain tutorials, etc.



Creation & Process


DSC_0014_3Plastic bags were collected, folded (above) and then fused using an iron (below).



For the final design, the colour scheme was extremely specific and only specific shades of colours were used when creating and arranging the garment.

DSC_0011_6Plastic modules were hand cut individually and arranged according to size and types of cuts used (slanted slits, even slits (on each module)). During arrangement of colours , pattern and design of the garment was slowly experimented on and evolving.


Plastic foam fruit protectors were used to support the areas of the dress below the waist (due to the weight, modules above the waistline had a difficult time retaining it’s shape and strength).




(Above) Due to the weight, the dress was warping and quite unstable therefore a tutu was created and to be added on.


Creation of tutu using unfazed plastic bin liners knotted and joined together on a piece of cloth.



Dress was stripped from the manikin and strips of fusible interlocking cloth was glued on to make the base sturdier (the bust area had already been glued and secured together while on the manikin).


The final design of the garment (before trimming of the tutu).

About the Project

This project is about recycling the artist hopes to encourage others into rethinking their decision to throw away their “Rubbish”.

Heavily influenced by artists like Fioen van Bolgooi, Berber Soepboer and Eunsuk Hur

Polyethylene, plastic grocery bag

“What Is Polyethylene?” WiseGEEK. Conjecture Corporation, n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2015.