Happenings - Arts



Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Award 2016

This award is supported by the Goh Soon Tioe Centenary Fund, which was set up to honour Singapore's pioneer violinist, conductor and impresario. The $6,000 award is given to a string player who has shown a track record of outstanding musicianship and performance. String players who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents born between 1991 and 2001 can apply.

INFO: For inquiries & application form, e-mail Vivien Goh at gstms22@yahoo.com.sg. Submit the form with relevant documentation of musical activities & achievements by May 1. Shortlisted applicants will be auditioned in June/July. Go to www.facebook.com/GohSoonTioeCentenaryAward


Meet-The-Author: Parag Khanna Of Connectography: Mapping The Future Of Global Civilization

The leading global strategist and world traveller, who also wrote The Second World and How To Run The World, shares more about his new book, the final one in his trilogy on the future of world order.

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

Meet-The-Author: Ovidia Yu Of Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge

The award-winning Singapore author and playwright makes a special appearance to promote the third and latest book in her Singaporean Mystery series.

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


VCH Chamber Series: Schubert's Trout Quintet

Musicians from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra partner British pianist Christian Blackshaw for Schubert's chamber masterpiece Trout Quintet.

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

SSO Gala: Bizet's Carmen

This concert features mezzo-soprano Christine Rice in the title role of Carmen, tenor Andrea Care as Don Jose, bass-baritone Shenyang as Escamillo and Li Jing Jing as Micaela.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade DriveMRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 22 & 23, 7.30pm (6.30pm pre-concert talk at library@esplanade) ADMISSION: $25 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Virtuosos Of Chinese Music

In collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Ding Yi Music Company presents the fourth instalment of the concert series. It is conducted by Quek Ling Kiong and features three maestros - Xue Ke (erhu), Zhang Wei Liang (dizi) and Zhou Wang (guzheng), who will perform famous tunes such as Tears For Fallen Flowers.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade DriveMRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: April 24, 5pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg



Explore the traditional art of face- changing in this work by DES Arts (Dance Ensemble Singapore), a contemporary Chinese dance company founded in 2004.

WHERE: Sota Drama Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of the Arts Singapore MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $33 & $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.des.org.sg


Van Cleef & Arpels: The Art And Science Of Gems

Explore the inter-relationship between the science of mineralogy and the art of jewellery-making through more than 400 creations from Van Cleef & Arpels and 250 minerals from the French National Museum of Natural History Collection.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: April 23 - Aug 14, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $17 (adult), $12.80 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $10 (child aged two - 12), $39 (family package: two adults & two children); Singapore residents ticket: $10 (adult), $8.50 (senior citizen aged 65 & above), $6 (child aged two - 12), $26 (family package: two adults & two children) INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/artsciencemuseum


Zheng Lu: Reflections On Still Water

This exhibition of gravity-defying metal sculptures by the Beijing-based artist showcases pieces from his Water In Dripping series and the monumental installation that garnered international attention at Art Stage Singapore this year.

WHERE: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 5 Lock Road, Gillman Barracks, 01-05 MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Today - May 19, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat), 11am - 6pm (Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-3378 INFO: www.sundaramtagore.com

States Of Being By Esmond Loh

States Of Being is both a continuation and a departure from Loh's previous works. Unlike previous paintings, figures are now placed in constructed settings rather than isolated and surrounded by emptiness.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - April 30, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries or www.chanhampegalleries.com

Release Of No Trace

In this exhibition by local printmaking artist April Ng, movements and forms are captured in the layering of chromatically rich textures of the printmaking processes.

WHERE: Merlin Gallery, 261 Waterloo Street, Waterloo Centre, 01-10/11MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Wed - May 3, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6837-2008 INFO: www.merlingallery.com.sg

Wurna Juwal - Walking Up And Down, Always Moving, From Waterhole To Soak By Ngarralja Tommy May

ReDot Fine Art Gallery showcases more than 27 works from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency that are created by Ngarralja Tommy May.

WHERE: ReDot Fine Art Gallery, 140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Till April 23, noon - 7pm daily. All other times by appointment TEL: 6222-1039 ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.redotgallery.com


Unseen: Constellations

The two-yearproject is a collaboration between artist Alecia Neo and seven young people with visual disabilities and seeks to bridge sighted and unsighted communities.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road, Chapel Gallery MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm (today & tomorrow), noon - 4pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

11th Ngee Ann Photographic Exhibition 2016

Explore more than 250 artworks from Singapore photographers.

WHERE: 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building, Ngee Ann Exhibition Hall MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-9555 INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg

Memoirs Of City Port Scenes

This exhibition aims to preserve images of the country's ports and showcases 54 artworks by students from Pathlight School as well as Singapore artist Ong Kim Seng, among others. 

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till April 22, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-2155/6255-0711 INFO: www.visualartscentre.sg or www.facebook.com/visualartscentresg

Celluloid Void 2: The Lost Films Of South-east Asia

This year's exhibition is anchored by the themes of confluence and conflict and features 20th-century films through the lens of socio-political milestones.

WHERE: National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Promenade, Level 8 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till April 27, 10am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6777-3243 INFO: www.asianfilmarchive.org

Abstract Landscapes: Contemporary Vietnamese Art

This exhibition showcases abstract art by prominent Vietnamese artists, including Nguyen Lam and Nguyen Hong Son.

WHERE: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, East Garden Foyer MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till April 27, 24 hours daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.thefullertonheritage.com/whatsnew

Mystery Island By Mojoko

Check out 10 new works where Asian antiquity and heritage meet modern trash culture in striking cobalt silkscreen prints. WHERE: SPRMRKT, 2 McCallum Street MRT: Telok Ayer WHEN: Till May 10, 8am - 9pm (Mon - Fri), 9am - 5pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6221-2105 INFO: www.facebook.com/SPRMRKTSG


Ge Tai - The Musical

This collaboration between Singapore's getai celebrities and local musical theatre creators will feature weekly special appearances by stars such as Sakura Teng.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Wed, 8pm; April 23 - May 29, 8pm (Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat & Sun, except May 28, 4 & 8pm) ADMISSION: $41 - $102 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

The Studios 2016: Dark Room By Edith Podesta

This original work, based on true accounts, charts the prison experience from pre-trial to imprisonment to the inmate's reintegration into society.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: April 28 - May 1, 8pm (Thu & Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe