Happenings - Arts

AUDITIONS

Open Call: Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2016

Jointly organised by the National University of Singapore's (NUS) University Scholars Programme and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as The Arts House, the Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2016 is offering two six-month residencies from August this year to January next year. Both residents will receive a monthly stipend and the international resident will reside at NUS. Writers of all nationalities are welcome to apply. Applications close on Feb 14.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg


BOOKS

Meet-The-Author: Don Bosco Of Lion City Adventures 2: Secrets Of The Heartlands

The Singapore author, who penned the popular children's book, Lion City Adventures, is back with the series' second book Secrets Of The Heartlands, transporting young readers back in time to witness the evolution of the heartland.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 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-The-Author: Candice Lim Of But Mostly I Think Of You

This compilation of 12 short stories revolves around the theme of love and includes illustrations by Singapore artist MessyMsxi.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Lianne Ong Of Stacey Goes To The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Join the local author at this storytelling session and learn more about this picture book for children aged three to eight. Attendees stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Jurong Store, 04-23 Jem, 50 Jurong Gateway Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6430-0868 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


CONCERTS

Charles Dutoit & Arabella Steinbacher (SSO)

Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit makes his Singapore Symphony Orchestra debut alongside German violinist Arabella Steinbacher in a programme that features Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole and Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $79 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rhapsodies Of Spring 2016

Singapore Chinese Orchestra's annual Chinese New Year concert moves to a bigger venue and features more songs. The concert is conducted by the orchestra's music director Yeh Tsung and will kick off with Li Huan Zhi's merry Spring Festival Overture. It will also feature Singapore percussion group ZingO Festival Drum Group and host Marcus Chin.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 04-01, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Jan 30, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 - $99 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


DANCE

La Loba By Lenka Vagnerova & Company

Part of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016, La Loba (she-wolf in Spanish) is inspired by a tale passed down generations of storytellers. A woman wanders through the countryside for years, building creatures out of the bones she carries around and bringing animals back to life. The production features dancer Andrea Opavska and singer Jana Vebrova.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $25 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

SG Art Week: Treasures Of The World From The British Museum

View the world's finest artefacts at this exhibition from the British Museum in London, such as the "unlucky mummy" falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic and gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves. The collection features more than two million years of culture and history.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, Special Exhibition Galleries, Basement, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 29, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $14 (Singapore citizens & permanent residents); $20 (non-citizens & non-permanent residents); Singapore Art Week promotion till Sun: $10 (Singapore citizens & permanent residents); $16 (non-citizens & non-permanent residents) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Prudential Eye Awards Exhibition 2016

The exhibition, in its third year, shines the spotlight on 39 works from 15 shortlisted artists for the Prudential Eye Awards in categories such as digital/video, installation, painting, sculpture and photography.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 27, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $13 (adult), $11 (senior aged 65 & above), $8 (child aged two - 12); Singapore resident ticket: $9 (adult), $8 (senior aged 65 & above), $5 (child aged two - 12) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

A Solo Exhibition By Christopher Le Brun

The exhibition features 16 paintings on canvas by British painter, sculptor and printmaker Christopher Le Brun in his first show in Singapore.

WHERE: Arndt, 03-21 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today, 6pm (opening); tomorrow - March 27, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat); 11am - 6pm (Sun). Closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-0775 INFO: www.arndtfineart.com

Beyond Reality

This exhibition showcases works by five artists working in the realm of hyper- realism - Emanuele Dascanio (Italy), Kang Hyung Koo and Yun Wee Dong (South Korea), Paul Cadden (Scotland) and Philipp Weber (Germany) . WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Today - Feb 27, 11.30am - 6:30pm (Tue - Sat). Closed on Mon, Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (SHOWS)

Nature Into Art, Ceramics Art Exhibition by Shozo Michikawa

This exhibition by the Japanese ceramic artist presents 20 of his sculptural works, which offer a rare insight into the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi, an acceptance of transcience and imperfection.

WHERE: Singapore Contemporary Art Show 2016, Booth D02 Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, noon - 9pm; tomorrow, 11am - 7pm & Sun, 11am - 6pm WHERE: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Tue - Feb 20, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sun). Closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6346-2012 INFO: E-mail info@dilegno.sg . Go to www.dilegnogallery.com

Dichotomy Of An Artist

This exhibition is about an artist finding his way out by looking inwards. Singapore artist Aaron Gan has developed two directions to his watercolour practice: an exploration of Chinese painting in colour with stylised calligraphy; and a dense agglomeration of monochromatic squares signifying the starry night sky. The latter series won him a Gold Award at the UOB Painting of the Year Competition last year.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Mon, by appointment only from 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: Call 9487-2006 for appointments INFO: E-mail info@utterlyart.com.sg or pkenghock@yahoo.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Art Apart Fair Singapore

Art Apart Fair 7th Edition will combine visual arts with design, artisanship and authorship, with a focus on Singapore- based artists. The Presidential Suite is themed "Mosaic" and showcases a selection of local art interweaved with design.

WHERE: Parkroyal on Pickering, Level 14, 3 Upper Pickering Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Today - Sun, 11.30am - 9pm ADMISSION: $10 INFO: Tickets from www.artapartfair.com/ticket

Exhibition: To Our Winged Travellers

This exhibition showcases the well wishes for migratory waterbirds across the East Asian-Australasian Flyway. The wishes were collected from students, volunteers and visitors to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

WHERE: Mangrove Gallery, Visitor Centre, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance), 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Till Jan 31, 8.30am - 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg

The Future Of Us Exhibition

This immersive and multi-sensorial experience offers a glimpse into how Singaporeans can live, work, learn and care in the future.

WHERE: Near Gardens by the Bay (Bay South), 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till March 8, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Book tickets at www.thefutureofus.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 22, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI22BN'. Print Edition | Subscribe