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Friyay!: What to do

PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, LIN HUIYI, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, LIN HUIYI, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
PHOTOS: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY, LIN HUIYI, NANYANG ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

EXHIBITION

RETHINGING MATERIALITY - CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE

Check out sculptures, ceramics, installation and new media work in this exhibition by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) and Sculpture Society (Singapore).

The showcase spotlights 35 emerging and established sculptors who have responded to the theme of materiality.

Highlights range from Subashri Sankarasubramanian's Eat My Smelly Flowers, featuring photographic stills on four television monitors; to Chen Yanyi's Geo-Palmistry, a silicone, acrylic sheet and LED work that explores the relationship between personal memory and place.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery and the window showcase facing Bencoolen Street; Nafa Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street; online at www.theredmarker.com/virtual-tours/rethinging-materiality-contemporary-s...
MRT: Bencoolen
WHEN: Till Aug 22, 11am to 7pm; closed on Mondays and public holidays
ADMISSION: Free
INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg/events/rethinging-materiality-contemporary-sculpture-2021

LEARN WITH ART

NATIONAL DAY MULTILINGUAL DOODLE DATE

In this live stream hosted by language learning app Dim Sum Warriors, children can learn words in Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English while drawing funny cartoons.

Participants will be asked to suggest things for cartoonist Colin Goh to draw. Then, everyone will draw with him while learning Chinese, Malay, Tamil and English words with the help of co-host Woo Yen Yen, Chinese teacher Jennie Hsiao, author Maria Mahat and theatre artiste Grace Kalaiselvi. Married couple Dr Woo and Goh are the creators of the app and the Dim Sum Warriors graphic novel series, which tells the story of gongfu fighting dumplings.

WHERE: Online
WHEN: Tomorrow, 10.30 to 11.30 am
ADMISSION: Free. Sign up at www.dimsumwarriors.com/multidd. After signing up, participants will be e-mailed a link to the Facebook group

VIRTUAL MAGIC SHOW

PLAYING THE HAND

This virtual magic show by young illusionists Darren Tien and Jerryl Tan will interweave personal stories with illusions and sleight of hand, against the backdrop of a cosy living room.

WHERE: Online
WHEN: Today to Sun, Aug 13 and 14, 8pm; and Aug 15, 4pm
ADMISSION: $30
INFO: www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/flipside/2021/playing-the-hand

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2021, with the headline 'Friyay!: What to do'. Subscribe