Happenings - Arts

BOOKS

Book Launch And Exhibition: Between Heaven And Earth

This 208-page book with 150 photographs is a Singapore story told in flowers - from Sir Stamford Raffles to Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

WHERE: Function Hall, Singapore Botanic Garden's Botany Centre (opposite Gleneagles Hospital), Tanglin Gate, Level 1, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Today, 6.30pm (book launch); 7.30pm (opening of the exhibition of 50 flower arrangements) ADMISSION: Free INFO: The exhibition will remain open till tomorrow. E-mail dollysinhadavenport@gmail.com

Meet-The-Photographer: Aik Beng Chia Of Singkarpor

Photographer Aik Beng Chia has recently published Singkarpor, a book that includes images taken in public spaces and on the streets. Pick up some photography tips from him at this event.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet Mother-&-Daughter Authors

Mandopop lyricist and author Xiaohan and her 10-year-old daughter Ashley Koh - author of Rosemary And The Wood Hut Fairies - will be at Books Kinokuniya Singapore main store to share their writing experiences. Former journalist-turned- publisher/author Eliza Teoh of the Ellie Belly children's book series and her 16-year-old daughter Gabby Tye, who is behind the young adult RunHideSeek trilogy, will also be there to talk about their books.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ( Xiaohan & Ashley Koh); 5pm (Eliza Teoh & Gabby Tye) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

SG50@VCH: T'ang Quartet - Coming Home (SSO)

Enjoy popular festive tunes infused with warmth as T'ang Quartet celebrate their homecoming as part of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's SG50 showcase featuring Singapore's finest musicians.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

'Our Island Home' - A Singapore- Australia Friendship Concert

An unusual concert to celebrate SG50 and 50 years of Singapore-Australia ties brings together exceptional music talents from Singapore (Chan Yoong Han, Noella Yan, Shunta Goh, Govin Tan, Mohamad Rasull) and Australia. Audiences can also look forward to two Singapore premieres of works by John Sharpley and Bernard Tan.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21, $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

Dotted Dance Project/Chapter 2: Collapsing. Repository. By Kiran Kumar And Lee Mun Wai

Dance artists Kiran Kumar and Lee Mun Wai investigate the methods and effects of transmitting choreography from one body to another. Coming from different dance backgrounds - Kumar is trained in Odissi, Lee in contemporary dance - they analyse their process of learning a short phrase of choreography.

WHERE: Chowk Studio, Emily Hill , 11 Upper Wilkie Road MRT: Bugis/Little India WHEN: Today, 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: To register, e-mail office@chowk.sg. Go to www.chowk.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Yellow Ribbon Community Art Exhibition 2015

The Singapore Art Museum and Yellow Ribbon Project present A New Horizon, which features the individual and collaborative artworks of inmates. The exhibition is curated to reflect their aspirations as they contemplate and embark, through art, on their personal journeys towards "a new horizon".

WHERE: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bugis/City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Dec 27, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents. Foreign visitors pay $10 (adult) & $5 (those aged 60 & above with valid ID & students with valid student pass) TEL: 6589-9580 INFO: www.facebook.com/yellowribbonproj

China New Art

This exhibition features more than 100 works, from paintings to prints. The works, hand-picked by MAD Museum founder Jasmine Tay, reflect undercurrents in China today. The works by emerging talents such as Ao Zi, Meng Da Weng and Zhang Miao evoke real and imagined worlds, reflecting on personal life in an ever-changing social landscape.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art & Design, 01-01/02-01, 10 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Today - Feb 25, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.facebook.com/madmuseumsingapore


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

Visual Arts Graduating Cohort 2015

This exhibition showcases works by School of the Arts Singapore's graduating Year 6 Visual Arts students, including the inaugural batch of International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme students. Through their exposure to ceramics, design, media arts, painting, sculpture and integrated learning, the exhibition offers a diversity of works across disciplines and genres.

WHERE: Sota Gallery, Level 2 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive

MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Dec 27, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-9663 INFO: www.sota.edu.sg & www.facebook.com/Sota.SG

Tong Chin Sye: Portrait & Still Life Paintings

This exhibition of 40 oil paintings by second-generation Singapore artist Tong Chin Sye features portrait and still life compositions from the 1980s to early 2000s. They reflect Tong's dedicated pursuit of travel and painting, and the inspiration behind his still life and figurative exploration.

WHERE: artcommune gallery, 03-39 Block 231, Bras Basah Complex, Bain Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - Dec 30, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

A Hermannsburg Christmas

ReDot Fine Art Gallery is hosting its first show by the community art centre of Ngurratjuta Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands Arts), famous for its sublime watercolours of the Australian outback known as the "Hermannsburg School". This continues the tradition of the great Arrernte artist and famous 20th century Australian watercolourist, Albert Namatjira. More than 40 watercolours by nine senior artists of the cooperative and descendants of Namatjira will be exhibited.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 31, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: E-mail info@redotgallery.com. Go to www.redotgallery.com

Looking In Is The Only Way Out By Soh Ee Shaun

In this exhibition of Soh's latest works, he makes a shift away from the "kooky" and more accessible first phase of his art - with its renderings of faces marked by delight or trepidation - to more abstract territory, where colour, composition and shape serve as vehicles for emotion and meaning.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Jan 9, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat). Closed on Mon, Sun & public holidays ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition

The Series 3 exhibit is a fashion exhibition and immersive experience that showcases the past, present and future of the Louis Vuitton brand. This is the third in a series of exhibitions that have travelled to multiple destinations including Tokyo, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Seoul and Rome.

WHERE: Crystal Pavilion South, Level B2, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Wed, 11am - 11pm (Sun - Thu); 11am - 11.30pm (Fri & Sat) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/shopping

Creatively Crafted Ceramics

This exhibition features ceramic tableware, paintings and photographs by artists Francis Poon, Wendy Lim, Noc Vvyne Lim and Esther Ng.

WHERE: Triple. Two Artspace, 02-03 222 Queen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Dec 31, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun). Closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: Go to www.facebook.com/tripletwoartspace or e-mail marketing@eastiebrekkie.com.

1000 Singapores: Eight Points Of The Compact City

This exhibition travels home after making its debut at the Cite de L'architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. Commissioned by the DesignSingapore Council, it suggests ways in which future urbanisation and compact cities can be designed. It is curated by award-winning designers Khoo Peng Beng, Erik L'Heureux and Florian Schatz.

WHERE: Atrium, Level 1 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Jan 28, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6333-3737 INFO: www.designsingapore.org


THEATRE

ONEFPA: Euphoria - SIM Film & Performing Arts Society

ONEFPA is an annual event of the Singapore Institute of Management's Film and Performing Arts Society. This year's showcase features three stories told through two stage plays and a short film.

WHERE: Singapore Institute of Management Performing Arts Theatre, SIM HQ, 461 Clementi Road MRT: Clementi WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: $15 a person, $10 each for bundle of five

INFO: E-mail FPA@mymail.sim.edu.sg for tickets. Go to www.facebook.com/sim.FPA

Cinderella - A Fairly True Story

From the creators of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story comes the Asian debut of Cinderella, A Fairly True Story. This musical features an international cast and a mix of original music and popular hits.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till Jan 4, 7pm (Thu), 2 & 7pm (Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun). No show on Tue & Wed ADMISSION: $82 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe