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Arts Picks: Cheong Soo Pieng's drawings, Being Haresh Sharma and more

Artist Cheong Soo Pieng’s  work, Untitled (3 Women).
Artist Cheong Soo Pieng’s work, Untitled (3 Women).PHOTOS: CENTRE 42, MISH’AAL, COURTESY OF THEO ARTS PROFESSIONALS
Artist Cheong Soo Pieng's work, Untitled (3 Women). Nabilah Said recommends
In-Between: (Pre)position
Artist Cheong Soo Pieng's work, Untitled (3 Women). Nabilah Said recommends
Ghafir Akbar, Jean Ng, Julius Foo and Siti Khalijah Zainal in Being Haresh Sharma.


This exhibition, arranged by arts company Theo Arts Professionals, presents more than 120 works by pioneer artist Cheong Soo Pieng, including oil paintings, Chinese ink paintings and mixed media works. It is organised in celebration of the birth centenary of the artist.

WHERE: Artspace@Helutrans, 01-05 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Exhibition tour runs tomorrow and on July 8 at 2.30pm. Exhibition runs till July 22, noon to 6pm (Mondays to Saturdays) ADMISSION: Free INFO:


Learn more about prominent Eurasians of the past in this reading by artists Charlene Shepherdson and Cheyenne Alexandria Phillips and visit the ongoing exhibition about the Eurasian community, titled (pre)position. This is the second phase of their For The Record project, which explores the narratives of the Eurasian community in Singapore.

WHERE: Centre 42 courtyard, 42 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Reading takes place today from 7.30 to 10pm. Exhibition runs till next Friday, 10am to 7pm (Monday to Thursday), 10am to 10.30pm (Fridays) and noon to 4pm (Saturday) ADMISSION: Free. Register at INFO:


This site-specific collaborative work by choreographer Marcus Foo and seven dancers explores whether human relationships are built solely on how useful people are to one another and what this means in the context of a neighbourhood.

WHERE: Bedok Maze and the surrounding area. Meet at the pavilion at Block 41 Bedok South Road MRT: Bedok/Tanah Merah WHEN: Today to Sunday, 7 to 8pm ADMISSION: Give what you can. Register at INFO:


Directed by Natalie Hennedige, this work references well-loved plays by The Necessary Stage resident playwright Haresh Sharma over the past 30 years, including award-winning plays Gemuk Girls and Fundamentally Happy. The cast includes Ghafir Akbar, Jean Ng, Julius Foo and Siti Khalijah Zainal.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, 03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today, 8pm; tomorrow, 3 and 8pm; Sunday, 3pm ADMISSION: $28 to $45 (go to or call 6348-5555) INFO:

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