Arts Picks: Art After Dark, Voyage-Trokomod, Chestnuts 50, Singapore International Festival of Music

Deepika Shetty Arts Correspondent recommends


PHOTOS: GILLMAN BARRACKS; THE ARTS HOUSE; LUCIANO ROMANO, COURTESY OF BUMI PURNATI INDONESIA; STAGES

ART AFTER DARK AT GILLMAN BARRACKS

Singapore's only dedicated visual arts cluster marks its third anniversary celebrations with this open-house event. The outdoor party features performance art and live music by local band The Steve Mcqueens, as well as pop-up stores offering food and drink.

Visitors can explore the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore's studios for its artists in residence and attend talks by artists.

Among the highlights is the unveiling of a new public sculpture by Singapore artist Sookoon Ang who created it under the mentorship of leading Indian artist Jitish Kallat.

The barracks' two newest tenants - local visual art organisations Art Outreach and Playeum - will also run special programmes to celebrate their openings.

WHERE: Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today, 7 to 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.gillmanbarracks.com


VOYAGE-TROKOMOD BY HERI DONO: THE MAKING OF TROKOMOD

The producers of the Indonesia National Pavilion present this exhibition detailing the making of Voyage-Trokomod, which is the country's entry for this year's Venice Biennale. Indonesian contemporary artist Heri Dono's much-praised 7.5m-long fusion of the Trojan Horse and Indonesia's Komodo dragon was fabricated from scrap metal and aims to challenge people's pre-existing views of the world.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow to Oct 4, 10am to 7pm (Monday to Friday), 11am to 5pm (Saturday & Sunday) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivate museum.org


CHESTNUTS 50: THE UNBELYEEVABLE JUBILEE EDITION

The long-running parody show Chestnuts is back taking digs at hot-button issues including the Jubilee year celebrations and General Election.

Writer-director Jonathan Lim's versatile cast and crew include Joshua Lim and Faizal Abdullah.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Sunday, 8pm (today & tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow & Sunday) ADMISSION: $45, $55 & $65 from Sistic (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.chestnuts.sg


SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

Presented by The Arts House and OperaViva, the Singapore International Festival of Music is the first dedicated classical music festival here.

Its inaugural edition showcases more than 40 young Singapore musicians.

Themed War & Peace, the festival will feature six chamber music concerts. With repertoire from Messiaen's Quartet For The End Of Time to Grigori Frid's The Diary Of Anne Frank, the music is meant to serve as a reminder that hardship and peace can bring forth great art.

The festival will include the international premiere of a new composition by Malaysian composer Chong Kee Yong.

WHERE: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Raffles City WHEN: Tomorrow to Oct 10 ADMISSION: $18 (concession), $28, $120 (season pass for six shows) from www.bytes.sg INFO: Call 6332-6900 or go to www.sifom-sg.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2015, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe