Happenings: Arts



Design Excellence Awards Call For Entries

The awards, organised by Interior Design Confederation Singapore, are in their fifth cycle. There are 12 new categories this year, including Exhibition Design, Sustainable Design and Environmental Design. There are two competition tracks - Interior Design Excellence Awards for interior designers and firms, and Spatial Design Awards for students. Online submission is open till Oct 31. The awards will be presented on Nov 21.

INFO: idcs.sg

Open Call: The Shooting Home Youth Awards

Ten photographers aged 15 to 18 will be selected to develop a 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 13 and the selection results will be announced on Oct 27.

INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg/shya2017


Meet The Creator: Johnny Lau Of Mr Kiasu: Everything Also Like Real

In this new story by the Singapore author, not only must Mr Kiasu deal with problems of being short of time and a lack of space and money, but he must also confront the scariest enemy of all - ageing.

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

Meet The Writer-Cum-Artist: Evangeline Neo Of Eva, Kopi And Matcha 2.0

The Singapore comic artist promotes the new volume of her Eva, Kopi And Matcha comic book series.

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


Roots Of Flamenco

In this two-night showcase, Spanish Latin jazz and flamenco pianist Chano Dominguez explores gypsy jazz, while flamenco soloist and choreographer Sonia Olla and singer Ismael Fernandez recreate the setting found in the traditional tablaos of Spain.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Oct 4, 8pm (Gypsy Jazz Flamenco); Oct 5, 8pm (Tablao Sevilla Flamenco) ADMISSION: $69, $354 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Gemuk: Dah Makan? Have You Eaten?

This production is a story about an overweight girl named Hayati, who is ridiculed by her classmates and people around her because of her size.

WHERE: 10 Square Auditorium, 10-01 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $10 (standard), $5 (concession) TEL: 6835-8171 INFO: Tickets from peatix.com

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Experience 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes in this production by Jeff Marlow, Tiger Reel and Dan Saski of the comedy troupe The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

WHERE: School of the Arts Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed - Sept 29, 7.45pm; Sept 30, 3 & 7.45pm; Oct 1, 2 & 7pm ADMISSION: $82 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Kevin Bridges Live In Singapore

The Scottish stand-up comedian's last tour sold more than 500,000 tickets in the United Kingdom and saw him perform all over the globe.

WHERE: Capitol Theatre, Capitol Piazza, 11 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Oct 3, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Symphony In The Park: Stage And Screen

The NUS Symphony Orchestra performs a selection of works from stage and screen, including highlights from the musical Les Miserables and Disney's Frozen. In addition, it will perform classical works such as Mozart's Symphony No. 25, Tchaikovsky's Marche Slave and Czardas by Monti.

WHERE: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nparks.gov.sg


Soul Vistas: An Introspective Journey Through Our City

Malay artists Idris Ali and Jeffrey Wandly present an exhibition. Idris paints in watercolour, while Jeffrey creates paint strokes by pouring and swirling ink directly from the bottle.

WHERE: East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Oct 24, 10am - 10pm daily; artists' dialogue: Oct 7, 4 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg


Grand Prix: The Early Years

This exhibition explores three decades of race-car evolution - the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s. It features pieces such as the Indianapolis 500 Racer, mirroring the race car driven by American Troy Ruttman in his victorious 1952 Indianapolis race, as well as a Bluebird, based on 1920s British legend Malcolm Campbell's Campbell-Napier-Railton Blue Bird.

WHERE: Mint Museum of Toys, 26 Seah Street MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Oct 27, 9.30am - 6.30pm daily ADMISSION: $15 (adult), $7.50 (concession) TEL: 6339-0660 INFO: emint.com



This exhibition by Singapore-born watercolour artist Aaron Gan has him reflecting on his painting practice through his works since turning full-time, offering a light tasting of old and new compositions in past styles.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 11am - 8pm; painting demonstration with artist: Sun, 3pm WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, Level 3, 20B Mosque Street MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Mon - Oct 1, 2 - 8pm (Mon - Sat) & noon - 5.30pm (Sun), by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6226-2605 INFO: www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Ceramic Expressions

This is the first edition of an annual group exhibition series showcasing works by Singapore-based ceramic artists. This show features new works by Agnes Lim, Eddie Yee, Hazel Ng, Hiroko Mita and Tan Gek Lin. Guest artist, master potter Iskandar Jalil, will showcase a few of his recent works.

WHERE: Japan Creative Centre, 4 Nassim Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till tomorrow, 10am - 6pm WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tue - Oct 5, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun & Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp/JCC/ & www.mulangallery.com.sg

Life, Love And Death

Melbourne-based visual artist Richard Lewer's solo exhibition includes new paintings that are based on old photographs depicting everyday family life. The works are shown alongside three of his animations.

WHERE: Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore, 01-06 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 1, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6871-8753 INFO: www.sullivanstrumpf.com

Night Visions

South Korean artist Park Ji Eun's style blends large brushstrokes and splatters of ink with detailed depictions of urban landscapes at night. Her latest collection focuses on Chinese ink brushstrokes and incorporates new materials such as gold leaf.

WHERE: Redsea Gallery, 01-10 Tanglin Village, Dempsey Hill, 9 Dempsey Road MRT: Queenstown WHEN: Till Oct 1, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6732-6711 INFO: www.redseagallery.com

The Art Of Chen Wen Hsi: Chinese Ink To Western Modern Art

This exhibition features works by the late artist that have not been shown since his 1987 show in Beijing, gathered from a collection ranging from abstraction to Chinese ink painting, canvas to paper works.

WHERE: Element Art Space, 01-35 Gillman Barracks, 22 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today - Oct 29, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holidays; opening reception: today, 4pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-2827 INFO: www.elementartspace.com

Flowing Thoughts, Vivid Reflections - Paintings In Acrylic, Oil & Watercolour

This solo exhibition by Singapore-based Shanghainese artist Zhang Chunlei features paintings in Chinese ink, oil and acrylic. Influenced by Lao Zhuang philosophy, his painting technique involves creating a series of tightly woven dots and lines, weaving a purposeful formation with alternating colors.

WHERE: Blue Lotus Fine Art, 02-01, 108 Tanjong Pagar Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sun - Oct 1, 12.30 - 6.30pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon; opening: tomorrow, 3 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9675-7721/ 6220-0420 INFO: bluelotusfineart.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings: Arts'. Subscribe