Happenings - Arts



Architecture & Photography Of The Pioneer Generation Open Call

The Archifest 2017 open call invites seniors aged 55 and older to capture buildings or a built area in a photograph, or to submit an old photograph that has significance for them. The image can be of any size or resolution and seniors are welcome to work with a younger person to submit their impressions of architecture in Singapore. E-mail the image to archifest2017@gmail.com by Sept 24. All submissions will be included in a landmark collaborative exhibition at the Deck in Prinsep Street from Oct 4 to 15.

INFO: For details on submission guidelines, go to tinyurl.com/yc5wbqaf

Young Talent Programme 2017/2018 Open Call

The Affordable Art Fair invites applications from artists aged 18 to 35 to submit their works for exhibition under the Young Talent Programme 2017, in collaboration with Ion Art. The programme gives artists a platform to present their works to galleries, art institutions and the public. Artists must be born in South-east Asia or be a resident of the region. The application deadline is Sept 22.

INFO: For artwork submission criteria, go to amadorartsprojects.com


Meet The Artist: Alvin Mark Tan Of La Kopi

In this sketchbook dedicated to his home town, the Singaporean artist explores how the coffee scene has percolated throughout the island.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: kinokuniya.com.sg

Author's Event: Meet And Greet Sumiko Tan

Sundays With Sumiko is a collection of The Straits Times executive editor's most representative columns over the past two decades, exploring family, love, friends, career, dogs, death and marriage.

WHERE: Popular Jurong Point, B1-41 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 1 Jurong West Central 2 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/PopularBookstoreSingapore

Author's Event: Meet And Greet Tan Hsueh Yun

The veteran food writer and The Straits Times Life editor's cookbook, Hunger Management, is a collection of some of her favourite recipes from her fortnightly column of the same name.

WHERE: Popular Jurong Point, B1-41 Jurong Point Shopping Centre, 1 Jurong West Central 2 MRT: Boon Lay WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/PopularBookstoreSingapore

The Big Read Meet

The Straits Times senior writer Cheong Suk-Wai leads a discussion based on the books reviewed for her column, The Big Read.

WHERE: Possibility Room, Level 5 National Library Board, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Sept 27, 6.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at www.nlb.gov.sg/golibrary


SPH Gift Of Music Presents SCO Community Series: Joyous Ang Mo Kio

Under the baton of resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) celebrates Singapore's multiracial harmony with pieces such as Di Tanjong Katong.

WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Central Stage, 720 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Tomorrow, 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sco.com.sg

SSO Subscription Concert: Steven Isserlis - Elgar Cello Concerto

Suk's Scherzo Fantastique and Glazunov's Fifth Symphony contrastingly frame Elgar's Cello Concerto, helmed by British cellist Steven Isserlis. Singapore-born Darrell Ang conducts.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 5, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $92 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


150th Anniversary Of First Postage Stamp Issued In Singapore Exhibition

During the 19th century, Singapore played an integral role as a postal and communications hub for states and countries in South-east Asia. This exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first postage stamps issued in Singapore.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Jan 1, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $8 (adults), $6 (children aged three to 12); free for Singaporeans & permanent residents TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: spm.org.sg


Automarktic By Juls

This show is part of an ongoing investigation by the Singapore-born artist, who is fresh from an artist residency in Taiwan, as she finds new marking patterns, strokes and techniques to create different textures for her large-scale wall paintings.

WHERE: UltraSuperNew, 13 Bussorah Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sept 23, 1 - 7pm (Mon - Sat), closed on Sun ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-6194 INFO: tinyurl.com/automarktic


Each student of the School of the Arts Year Five cohort exhibits one of his or her works for the first time. A comprehensive range of mediums, from performance works to intricate metal sculptures, will be shown.

WHERE: School of the Arts Gallery, Level 2, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 24, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: bit.ly/2f5FpZl

Rhetorical Territories & Who Cares?

This exhibition features recipients of the Exactly Foundation Photography Art Residency, Tom White and Kelvin Lim. In Rhetorical Territories, White uses the Waterloo Centre housing estate to visualise the negotiation of space in Singapore's public housing. In Who Cares?, Lim examines who the real caregivers for Singapore's senior citizens are.

WHERE: Lower Gallery, Objectifs Centre for Photography & Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 24, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat) & noon - 4pm (Sun); artist talks: tomorrow, 2 - 3pm (White) & 3 - 4pm (Lim) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

More Space: Hong Sek Chern

The Singapore artist is recognised for her stylistic interpretations of Singapore urban landscapes. She presents her new experimentations in Chinese ink within contemporary contexts, using single-point and multi-point perspectives to create pictorial and abstract compositions.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 27, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nafa.edu.sg

New Paintings - Amanda Penrose Hart Solo

The Brisbane-born landscape painter's first overseas solo show features 34 works on canvas completed over the last 18 months in several places around the world that she visited.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 01-08 Old Hill Street Police Station, 140 Hill Street MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till Sept 30, noon - 7pm daily; other times by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

Myanmar New Wave: Pop-Art Revisited

This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks by Thu Myat and Wunna Aung, who belong to the new generation of street artists from Myanmar. They use traditional imagery transmuted in pop art and comics art to question the current changes in Myanmar society.

WHERE: Intersections Gallery, 34 Kandahar Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Wed - Nov 5, 2 - 7pm (Wed - Sun), closed on Mon & Tue; opening night: Tue, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9798-5611 INFO: www.intersections.com.sg


Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award 2017 Exhibition

The Ikea Singapore's Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition features the top five designs based on the theme: The Climate Action Challenge. It showcases innovative ideas and concepts from local and international students, which aim to help people living in Asia better cope with challenges resulting from climate change.

WHERE: Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till Oct 1, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: IKEA.sg/YDA


Off Kilter

This comedic visual theatre production by award-winning actor and visual theatre artist Ramesh Meyyappan explores mental well-being, identity and the state of feeling a little different from everyone else and not quite being yourself.

WHERE: TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Oct 11 - 14, 8pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Forever Crazy

This Parisian cabaret show consists of a best-of selection of acts from the repertoire of the Crazy Horse troupe.

WHERE: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Oct 11 - 22, 8pm (Wed & Thu), 8 & 11pm (Fri), 5, 8 & 11pm (Sat), 5pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $59 - $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 15, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe