Happenings: Arts



South-east Asian Film Financing Project Market Call For Submissions

The inaugural South-east Asian Film Financing Project Market, the region's first co-production project market by ScreenSingapore, will take place from Dec 2 to 4. Submissions close on Wednesday. It is open to fiction and non-fiction feature film projects from aspiring and experienced film-makers and will facilitate meetings between selected film-makers and potential collaborators.

INFO: Submit your project at www.screensingapore.com.sg. Go to www.asiatvforum.com

Secret Ingredient (Open Call)

British artist Nicola Anthony is inviting the public to share its secrets for a new art installation. From now to Oct 6, a "confession box" will be placed at bistro and art space SPRMRKT for the anonymous collection of "secrets". Confessions can also be made online or face-to-face with the artist on Oct 11 at SPRMRKT. The "secrets" will be woven into a site-specific installation of light and language. The exhibition runs from Oct 15 to Nov 30.

INFO: Submissions can be made online at www.nicolaanthony.co.uk/confessions or www.facebook.com/SPRMRKTfeatures/ events by Oct 6


Meet-The-Author: Selina Seah Of The Invisible Power

Find out from author Selina Seah how you can make use of the nine laws of highly successful people that she covers in her book to set you on your path to success.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Stor, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 3, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $28.78. Go to www.nicolaanthony.co.uk/confessions

Meet-The-Author: F.H. Batacan Of Smaller And Smaller Circles

Join Filipino journalist-cum-author F.H. Batacan and learn more about her book that tells the harrowing tale of two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Oct 3, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Asian Youth Jazz Orchestra

Young musicians from Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia embark on a journey that will see the 28 of them entertaining audiences across South-east Asia and Japan. Organised by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed, 8pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.facebook.com/ayjo2015

SSO Gala: Helene Grimaud Plays Ravel

French pianist Grimaud joins John Nelson and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Piano Concerto. Opening the concert is Le Tombeau De Couperin (The Grave Of Couperin), a work Ravel dedicated to his friends killed during World War I.

The all-Mozart second half features Idomeneo: Selections From Ballet Music and the majestic Symphony No. 39.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 9 & 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 - $111 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Moonlit Dances By Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Dance Theatre Immerse yourself in the exuberance of traditional Chinese dance.

WHERE: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.15, 9 & 10.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com


Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow

As part of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times has collaborated with the ArtScience Museum to present this exhibition that chronicles Singapore's development through images and stories. It features hundreds of front-page stories, headlines and photographs that capture pivotal moments in the nation's history.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 4, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum

Unfounded Predictions: Sun Xun Solo Exhibition

This showcases 56 works created between 2012 and last year. Sun will also paint live at the exhibition.

WHERE: ShanghArt Singapore, 02-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 4, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-9537 INFO: E-mail infosg@shanghartgallery.com. Go to www.shanghartsingapore.com or www.facebook.com/shanghartgallerysg


Silent Actors II: Puppets Of Myanmar And Vietnam

Following the inaugural exhibition Silent Actors: Puppets Of Malaysia, Cambodia And Thailand, this exhibition showcases the learning journey of students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in videos, photographs, objects and drawings.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Today - Oct 11, 11am - 7pm, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/NAFA

A Waltz Through The City

This exhibition features close to 30 ink paintings by Singapore artist Anthony Chua Say Hua. The city scenes depicted through his bold, whimsical reflections include the Singapore River, Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru shophouses.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 02-43 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Zen & Tea In Flowing Harmony

Artist Tian Yun is also an expert in tea culture, Zen Buddhism and Confucianism. His style of painting depicts the harmonious and mystical relationship between Chinese tea drinking and Zen philosophy.

WHERE: Signature Art House, 02-39 Tanglin Shopping Centre, 19 Tanglin Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 11.30am - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-8790 INFO: www.signaturearthouse.com

Allan Sekula: Fish Story, To Be Continued

This investigation of the global maritime industry showcases extensive research by the late artist, theorist, photography historian and critic Allan Sekula. It juxtaposes chapters from Fish Story (1988-1993) alongside two film works, Lottery Of The Sea (2006) and The Forgotten Space (2010).

WHERE: Gillman Barracks, Block 43 Malan Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 9pm (today), noon -7pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-6503 INFO: www.gillmanbarracks.com


This exhibition by UOB Painting of the Year winners Alvin Ong and Esmond Loh explores time and space by depicting acts of movement as they pass from one place or condition to another.

WHERE: UOB Art Gallery, UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Mon, 9am - 6.30pm (today & Mon), 9am - 2pm (tomorrow)  Free INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com


A Swirl Of A Time - Romulo Olazo Solo Exhibition

Hailed as one of the most outstanding Filipino contemporary artists, the late Romulo Olazo's work is showcased in this posthumous exhibition. The delightful Swirls Series is a segment taken from the much larger Diaphanous Series, which he had been working on since 1972.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Sun - Oct 3, 10am - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6238-8228 INFO: www.ionorchard.com


As part of its efforts to take art to a wider community, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Rendezvous Hotel Singapore's exhibition features Liow Yeng Lin, Yeo Jian Long and Yuan Lu. Liow and Yeo comment on the changes inflicted by urbanisation on the environment while Yuan creates pieces that go against the norms of traditional Chinese ink painting.

WHERE: Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, Levels 1 & 2, 9 Bras Basah Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Wed, 9am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6512-8234 INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

Of Time, The Elements And Their Essence

A solo exhibition by Singapore-based artist Kavita Issar Batra. It features paintings, photography and installations that explore her response to detritus collected during her walks and the conversation between these and the macrocosm around people. 

WHERE: Intersections Art Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 11, 2 - 7pm (Wed - Fri), 1 - 5pm (Sat & Sun), closed on Mon, Tue & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail mail@balconybrushstrokes.com. Go to www.balconybrushstrokes.com


Sleeping Beauty On Ice

This new interpretation of the classic fairy tale is part of the award-winning Imperial Ice Stars' 10th Anniversary World Tour - set to the music of Tchaikovsky.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sun, 7.30pm (Thu - Fri), 1.30 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1.30 & 6.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $79 - $159 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Saturday Night Fever

A musical hit featuring the popular Bee Gees soundtrack and packed with slick dance moves, bell-bottom jeans and the band's 1970s anthems such as Stayin' Alive.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Oct 4, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $99 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings: Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe