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Arts Picks: World Press Photo Exhibition, Earth Work 1979, I Believe In Unicorns and more

A group of young Samburu warriors encountering a rhinoceros for the first time. Most people in Kenya never get the opportunity to see the wildlife that exists in their own backyard.
A group of young Samburu warriors encountering a rhinoceros for the first time. Most people in Kenya never get the opportunity to see the wildlife that exists in their own backyard. PHOTOS: AMI VITALE, DESMOND FOO, TAMARA CRAIU

WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION

The annual World Press Photo exhibition, presented by The Straits Times, returns to Singapore at the National Museum. It showcases 145 photographs that won awards at the annual World Press Photo contest last year. There are also talks by photographers.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, The Concourse and The Canyon, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Feb 21, 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.straitstimes.com/tags/st-world-press-photo

FREELY, FREELY BY JANE LEE

Artist Jane Lee (above), known for giving her works a tactile quality by squiggling thick layers of paint on canvas, ventures into new territory in this solo exhibition. Her 50 artworks combine animation, video and sound with print works and were produced during her five-week residency at print institute STPI. The show references the freedom she felt during her residency.

WHERE: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till March 5, 10am to 7pm (weekday), 9am to 6pm (Saturday), closed on Monday and Tuesday for Chinese New Year ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.stpi.com.sg

EARTH WORK 1979

This solo exhibition by contemporary artist Tang Da Wu is a fascinating insight into the lives and times of artists in the 1970s. The key work in this show is Gully Curtains (1979, left). Tang had placed large pieces of fabric between gullies and with the rain washing over them and the sun drying them out, they took on the texture and character of earth marks.

WHERE: Concourse Gallery 2, National Gallery Singapore MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till May 29, 10am to 7pm (Monday to Thursday and Sunday), 10am to 10pm (Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS

The story by best-selling children's author Michael Morpurgo inspires this stage production. Set in a library full of books, it speaks of the power of books and the bravery of a young boy, Tomas, who hates reading and school. His world changes when he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library.

WHERE: School of the Arts - Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 and 5.15pm; Sunday, 10am and 12.15pm ADMISSION: $42 to $62 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 05, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - DSPICKS05'. Print Edition | Subscribe