Happenings - Arts


Open Call: Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2016

Organised by the National University of Singapore's University Scholars Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and The Arts House, the Singapore Creative Writing Residency2016 is offering two six-month residencies from August to January. Residents will receive a monthly stipend. All nationalities are welcome. Applications close on Feb 14

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg

Open Call: New Word Order 2016

The Arts House seeks proposals from writers and artists to create works for New Word Order 2016, an incubatory programme that aims to give voice to Singapore writers and artists exploring new ways of presenting the written word.A $10, 000 grant will be given to the successful applicant to work on the project over six months. He or she will also receive mentorship from arts professionals. Applications close on March 15.

INFO: www.theartshouse.sg


Meet-The-Cartoonist: Gavin Aung Than Of Zen Pencils 2: Dream The Impossible Dream

Melbourne-based freelance cartoonist Gavin Aung Than promotes his second and recently published book, Zen Pencils 2: Dream The Impossible Dream, a collection of inspirational quotes from famous people such as Isaac Asimov, Maya Angelou, Kahlil Gibran and Jim Henson that he has adapted into comic stories.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20 Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Wed, 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $24.61. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Rising Stars Concert Series - By Students Of Tanglewood Music School

This monthly programme provides a platform for emerging performers. Students of Tanglewood Music School will play pieces from Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt in a piano recital.

WHERE: Steinway Serenade, B1-07 Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6838-0525 INFO: E-mail admin@steinway-gallery.com.sg

Frances Yip In Concert 2016

The veteran Hong Kong startakes audiences back to the 1980s with her classic hits.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Feb 13 & 14, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $72 - $192 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Leap 2016 - Weaving Pathways

M1-Frontier Danceland Pulse Programme scholars present original contemporary dance works. These young dancers take audiences through their experiences of encountering and learning from professional artists as they carve out their own artistic paths.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Feb 20, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $21 (evening), $16 (matinee) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


More Than Monkeys

Usher in the Year of the Monkey by exploring the fascinating world of monkeys through stamps and philatelic materials.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 25,10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free for Singaporeans & permanent residents; $6 (adult) & $4 (child) for foreigners TEL: 6337-3888 INFO: www.spm.org.sg

Treasures Of The World From The British Museum

View artefacts from the British Museum in London, such as the "unlucky mummy" falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic, and gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves. The collection features more than two million years of culture and history.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, Special Exhibition Galleries, Basement, 93 Stamford Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 29, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $14 (Singaporeans & permanent residents), $20 (foreigners) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


Sous La Lune/Beneath The Moon

View works by 11 artists from South-east Asia and France and explore the complex and multi-layered nature of aesthetic experience through immersive artworks and installations. Co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, the curatorial division of Lasalle College of the Arts and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).

WHERE: Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street MRT: Rochor/Little India WHEN: Till Wed, noon - 7pm, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6496-5000 INFO: E-mail contact.us@lasalle.edu.sg.Go to tinyurl.com/h42n5uk

POPart Solo Exhibition

Singapore-born visual artist Sharlene Leong features more than 25 artworks of famous personalities including Lee Kuan Yew, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tue - Feb 13, 10am - 10pm daily; Tue, 7 - 9pm (opening night); Feb 6, 3 - 4pm (live demonstration/artist talk) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9797-3892 INFO: www.wordyourstory.com/POPart

Rhapsody Of Colours By Wu Xueli

Presented by Pan Pacific Singapore and Goshen Art Gallery, this exhibition features a series of oil paintings by local artistWu Xueli, who is known for her dynamicand colourful abstract oil paintings.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall/Promenade WHEN: Wed - May 1, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111

Balancing The World By Belinda Fox

This series of works by the Singapore- based, Australian artist considers the loss of tradition and exploitation of the natural environment in the name of human progress . The works include ceramic sculptures created in collaboration with Singaporean ceramacist Jason Lim.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 01-21 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Feb 14, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com


From Dusk To Dawn Photography Exhibition

This group exhibition features 32 photography works by six Ngee Ann Photographers of the Year, which depict moments captured during sunrise and sunset. Held in conjunction with the 11th Ngee Ann Photography Exhibition that takes place in April.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery, Level 2 Teochew Building, 97 Tank Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Mon - April 29, 10am - 5pm (Mon - Fri), closed on weekend & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-9555 INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg/en/ngee-ann-kongsi-collections-gallery

Thieves Market Presents Lucid Beach By Rizibe

Rizibe, a self-taught artist based in Singapore, uses the sea as a metaphor for life. Lucid Beach confronts rigid perceptions of identity and the modern self.

WHERE: Inventory, 12B Jalan Klapa MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Feb 6, noon - 7pm (weekday), noon - 5pm ( weekend) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/thievesmarketasia

Nature Into Art, Ceramics Art Exhibition By Shozo Michikawa

The Japanese ceramic artist presents 20 of his sculptural works, which offer a rare insight into the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi, an acceptance of transcience and imperfection.

WHERE: Di Legno Gallery, 188-6 Tanjong Katong Road MRT: Dakota WHEN: Till Feb 20, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6346-2012 INFO: E-mail info@dilegno.sg Go to www.dilegnogallery.com

One By One Metre Space Exhibition

This exhibition is inspired by the 1mx1m area allocated to each vendor at the Sungei Road flea market. Artists Adrian Tan, Debra Ong, Jennifer Ng, Ling Yang Chang and Mindy Tan interrogate the transitory space; connect with its people through interviews and field notes; and record their observations of the space. Expect myriad art forms - paintings, sculptures, moving images and performance art - surrounding the historic Thieves Market, which will make way for the Sungei Road MRT station next year.

WHERE: Flaneur Gallery, 129 Jalan Besar MRT: Rochor/Bugis WHEN: Till Feb 21, 3 - 8pm (Wed - Fri), 1 - 6pm (Sat & Sun), closed on Mon & Tue ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9112-4685 INFO: www.facebook.com/sungei.netprojects

Imminent Domain: Designing The Life Of Tomorrow

The acclaimed Hong Kong exhibition aims to provoke ideas on lifestyle and challenge the public and design community's concepts on future living. It includes works from three Hong Kong designers - Nicolas Cheng, Yeung Chin and Dylan Kwok.

WHERE: Design Gallery 1, Level 1 National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Feb 28, 9am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6333-3737 INFO: www.designsingapore.org


I Occupy

The comedy follows one woman's journey of awakening, tackling difficult issues as the character stages protests against all that has oppressed her. By Mahidol University International College, Thailand.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 & 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: E-mail geniuskwan@gmail.com. Collect tickets at the door an hour before the show. Go to www.esplanade.com

The Greatest Treasure In The World, An Experiential Play By Peggy Ferroa

What happens when you stray after dark into the National Museum's exhibition, Treasures Of The World? Well, you might just meet Afonso, the Portuguese sailor who journeyed with Vasco da Gama in 1503 in search of the greatest treasure in the world. The audience is taken on an imaginary passage through time.

WHERE: National Museum Exhibition Galleries, Basement, 93 Stamford Road MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today & tomorrow; Feb 25 - 27; March 24 - 26; April 28 - 30, 7.30 & 9pm ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: The audience has to stand or move during the play. Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nationalmuseum.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2016, with the headline '(No headline) - FRIDI29B'. Print Edition | Subscribe