Happenings - Arts

Fashion designer Benny Ong’s Walking The Thought exhibition highlights the industry’s oft-forgotten weavers.
Fashion designer Benny Ong’s Walking The Thought exhibition highlights the industry’s oft-forgotten weavers. PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES



Open Call: The Shooting Home Youth Awards

Ten photographers aged 15 to 18 will be selected and will develop a photo project over four weeks through five intensive sessions, guided by some of Singapore's foremost young artists and photographers. Applicants have to submit a portfolio by Oct 2 and the selection results will be announced on Oct 20.

INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg/shya2017



Discover books, meet Singapore writers and publishers and take part in book-related activities. Held as part of the SMU Arts Festival.

WHERE: Singapore Management University T-Junction @ Concourse, Li Ka Shing Library, 70 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 8pm; Sun, 11am - 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: bookcouncil.sg or www.smuartsfestival.com

Meet The Author: Rishav Gupta Of Dreamagination: A Child's Journey In Writing!

This book by the eight-year-old is about the writing journey he took with his mother Srinanda to fulfil his dream of becoming an author.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet The Author: Tan Hsueh Yun Of Hunger Management

The veteran food writer and The Straits Times Life editor promotes her cookbook, a collection of some of her favourite recipes from her fortnightly cooking column of the same name.

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


T'ang Quartet Presents The End & The Beginning

This first concert of a retrospective series of six pays homage to Beethoven and explores what his music means today. It is also a tribute to the composer on the 190th anniversary of his death.

WHERE: School of the Arts Singapore Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Sept 23, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $12 - $50 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

SSO Discovering Music!: Go Fourth With Brahms!

Learn about the composer behind the music and how he made whole symphonies out of building blocks of musical themes with Singapore Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Jason Lai.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 24, 4pm ADMISSION: $21 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Philharmonic Youth Winds Present Songs Our Parents Love 3

Under the baton of resident conductor Adrian Chiang, the ensemble present classic English and Mandarin songs of yesteryear.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sept 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Benny Ong: Walking The Thought

Along with other textile works centred on Buddhist themes, this exhibition revisits the Singaporean fashion designer and textile artist's older works from his inaugural textile exhibition, Re-woven: A Celebration Of Lives, that opened at the Singapore Art Museum a decade ago.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 24, 10am - 7pm (weekdays), 11am - 5pm (weekends), other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org

Stitches Of Love - Hidden Blessings In Children's Clothing And Accessories

In ancient Chinese culture, children's clothing and accessories were more than mere adornments - they were bearers of hopes and blessings. This exhibition features more than 99 clothing and accessory items from the late Qing dynasty to early Republican period, such as hats, ear muffs, bibs and shoes.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh/Novena WHEN: Till March 4, 10am - 5pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free for Singapore citizens & permanent residents; others: $6 (standard), $4 (concession), $18 (family package of five, not more than three adults a family) TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: sysnmh.org.sg


This exhibition explores the many facets of the snake motif and how it has inspired the worlds of jewellery, art, design, fashion, photography and the decorative arts. There are also original photographic masterpieces as well as vintage evening dresses and costumes from theatre and cinema archives.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 15, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: From $12 INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/serpentiform.html



Singaporean artist Jason Wee's exhibition takes its cues from the way people navigate their physical and political geographies and how the language and architecture of walls and fencing become signs of authority and power.

WHERE: Yavuz Gallery, 02-23 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Sept 17, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 1 - 5pm (Sun), by appointment on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-3262 INFO: www.yavuzgallery.com


The Artling Pop-Up Event

This exhibition showcases more than 80 artworks by artists under the age of 40 from seven Asian countries, including Ren Ri (China), Maryanto (Indonesia), Teppei Kaneuji (Japan) and Agan Harahap (Indonesia).

WHERE: Artspace@Helutrans, 01-05, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Today - Sept 17, noon - 6pm (weekdays), 11am - 5pm (weekends) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6223-0037 INFO: www.theartling.com

I've Cot You (Sayang, Sarong Baby) Community Exhibition

This interactive exhibition is presented as a series of five pit stops and is part of a heritage-cum-photo documentary project that traces personal Singaporean stories and memories revolving around the cloth cradle, also known as yao lan.

WHERE: Tampines Regional Library, Levels 2 - 6 Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk MRT: Tampines WHEN: Till Sept 30, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ivecotyou.com/exhibition


On Display: A Musical Cabaret

Produced by performers Matheus Ting and Valerie Choo, this performance of singing and dancing in the Broadway musical theatre style features tunes from shows such as Sister Act and Little Women.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 3, 5 & 8pm ADMISSION: $30 INFO: www.globaltickets.sg

The Misdemeanors

Indian stand-up comedians Neeti Palta, Jeeveshu Ahluwalia and Radhika Vaz take to the stage for a night of laughter.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 21, 8.30pm ADMISSION: $40 - $130 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Promotion Of Judge Xu By Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Theatre

Two-time Plum Blossom Award- winner Zhu Shihui stars in this classic Peking opera comedy in his signature male clown role of Xu Jiujing. Performed in Mandarin, with English and Chinese surtitles. Part of Moonfest.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Sept 29, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $42 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kathy Griffin Laugh Your Head Off World Tour

The American comedienne brings the story of the infamous and controversial photo of her holding the "severed head" of United States President Donald Trump to audiences here.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Nov 3, 8pm ADMISSION: $98 - $148 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com

Absurd Person Singular

It is 1970s English suburbia and the only thing Sidney Hopcroft wants for Christmas is to climb the social ladder. He and his cleaning-obsessed wife, Jane, hold a drinks party, hoping to impress their high-powered acquaintances. Havoc ensues. The play is written by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Jacqueline Elfick and presented by The Stage Club.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, Home of The Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Oct 11 - 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $40, $46 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 08, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe