Happenings - Arts

Ghost Nets Of The Ocean
Ghost Nets Of The OceanST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

ARTS

BOOKS

Heartlands Book Club Discusses Haiku Poems

This edition of Heartlands Book Club looks at haiku poems by poets such as Matsuo Basho, Kobayashi Issa and Natsume Soseki.

WHERE: Activities Room, Bukit Batok Public Library, 03-01 West Mall, 1 Bukit Batok Central Link MRT: Bukit Batok WHEN: Today, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


CONCERTS

Chinese Chamber Music: A Bigger Bang - A Percussion Recital

The Singapore percussion ensemble fuses traditional Chinese percussion music with modern approaches, in a programme that includes Peking opera music piece Havoc In Heaven, Guo Wen Jing's Parade and Luo Tian Qi's The Southern Clouds.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 8, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Tchaikovsky And Arensky Piano Trios

Brownhill Consultancy presents Incursion Trio with a programme of Russian romanticism featuring the piano trios by Tchaikovsky and Arensky that were written from 1881 to 1882 and in 1894 respectively.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 11, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Jazz The Beatles: Jeremy Monteiro, With A Little Help From My Friends

The home-grown musician puts a jazz spin on The Beatles favourites such as When I'm 64 and Blackbird, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the band's album, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He will be joined by guests Eugene Pao, Melissa Tham, Nick Zavior, Hong Chanutr Techatana-nan, Ben Poh, Julian Chan and Jens Bunge.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 12 & 13, 8pm ADMISSION: $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Subscription Concert: Chopin Piano Concerto 2 - Poem Of Ecstasy

Canadian pianist Charles Richard- Hamelin takes the lead in Chopin's Second Piano Concerto, written when the composer was just 20. The first half of this programme gives way to Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, before ending with Scriabin's Poem Of Ecstasy.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: July 14, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Unfinished 2017

This concert by The Chamber Orchestra features the Taiwan Brass Quintet. It starts with Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and ends with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/Rochor WHEN: Aug 6, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 & $50 INFO: unfinished.peatix.com


DANCE

Glass Canvas 2017: Connect

The theme of connect is explored in this production through the order of operations (plus, minus, multiply and divide). It features choreographers Lim Yizhen and Luqman B As'ad, and collaborative works by Goh Wei Na and Karen Katrea; Miki Nomura and Chen YiLiang; and Yvonne Poon and Poca Xie.

WHERE: Play Den @ The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: July 22, 2 & 7pm ADMISSION: $22 INFO: www.hgera.com

Tumasik - Revisiting History And Rewriting Our Story

This ethnic contemporary dance drama is based on the essay The Story Of Temasek To Singapura by Assistant Professor Sher Banu A.L. Khan of the National University of Singapore, which summarises research uncovered over the years about early Singapore.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Aug 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 - $49 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


EXHIBITIONS (MUSEUMS)

Ghost Nets Of The Ocean

Artists from the Erub Arts group, hailing from Darnley Island in Australia's Torres Strait, have transformed abandoned fishing nets (or ghost nets) into an art installation featuring marine life, to provoke reflection on how humans are impacting the world's oceans.

More than 80 sculptures of fish, turtles, squids, jellyfish and corals woven from ghost nets are showcased.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Aug 6, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg


EXHIBITIONS (GALLERIES)

In The Great Book Of Nature Exhibition

Showcased in this exhibition are original plates from the first edition of the book Fleurs, Fruits Et Feullages Choises De L'ile De Java Peints D'apres Nature by the late Dutch botanical hobbyist Berthe Hoola van Nooten.

WHERE: CDL Green Gallery @ SBG Heritage Museum, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Till July 16, 9am - 6pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg

Hivemind

Artist Amber Chan, in collaboration with her sister Nicole, creates an experimental body of work around the theme of existentialism and social commentary on contemporary society.

WHERE: Artblovk Gallery, 195 Pearl's Hill Terrace, 03-05 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till July 16, noon - 8pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9641-1307 INFO: www.artblovk.carbonmade.com

Make Shift

Vietnamese artist Phi Phi Oanh's pictorial installation represents commonplace objects found at many Vietnamese construction sites such as stacks of bricks, a straw mat and aged patterned ceramic tiles, using lacquer to bring symbolic meaning to the ordinary and banal.

WHERE: Fost Gallery, 01-02 Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Aug 27, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), Mon & public holidays by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-3080 INFO: www.fostgallery.com

Folds Of Mind

This is the inaugural exhibition of the NPE Art Residency, which aims to nurture contemporary artists in Singapore. Helene Le Chatelier and Deusa Blumke reveal artworks developed with the use of new techniques and technologies during their time as NPE Artists in Residence, tackling the topics of time, memory, the unseen and the unspeakable.

WHERE: Level 2 NPE Gallery, 39 & 41 Kallang Place MRT: Kallang WHEN: Till Aug 23, 10am - 6pm (Mon - Fri), other times by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6395-4444 INFO: www.npe.com.sg/community/npe-art-residency

Flux...

Professional photographer Terence Tan's first major solo exhibition features surrealistic picturescapes, exploring new ways to read the city by juxtaposing old and new urban structures, streetscapes and human activities.

WHERE: Level 3 East & West Lobbies, German Centre Singapore, 25 International Business Park MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Till Aug 31, 9am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: artinspr.com

Radiant Material: A Dialogue In Vietnamese Lacquer Painting

This showcase pairs one modern and one contemporary artwork to highlight how two artists from different times - Nguyen Gia Tri and Phi Phi Oanh - experimented with the less common material of lacquer.

WHERE: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery C, Level 3 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 3, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (concession), free entry for Singapore citizens & permanent residents TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

Ink Flows Through

The complementary exhibitions in the series - Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art From The Xiu Hai Lou Collection, Strokes Of Life: The Art Of Chen Chong Swee and Wu Guanzhong: A Walk Through Nature - explore the richness of Chinese ink art.

WHERE: Wu Guanzhong Gallery, Level 4 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Dec 3, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (concession), free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg

THEATRE

Singapore Stands-Up!

Husband-and-wife comedy duo Rishi Budhrani and Sharul Channa, with guests Samuel See and Jacky Ng, provide insights on life, art and the sorry state of Singapore drivers. Part of Gateway Theatre's Grand Opening Festival.

WHERE: Gateway Theatre, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah MRT: Redhill WHEN: July 7 & 8, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe