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

Noise Singapore: Open Call

The Noise Art Mentorship (NAM) and Noise Music Mentorship (NMM) provide a six-month experience with some of Singapore's most talented practitioners in interdisciplinary art, photography, moving images and music. The programmes are planned in collaboration with Objectifs (NAM: Photography & Moving Images), OH! Open House (NAM: Multi-Disciplinary Arts) and Thunder Rock School (NMM).

INFO: Apply at www.noisesingapore.com/mentorship by Monday


Meet-The-Chef: Andre Chiang Of Octaphilosophy

Culinary enthusiasts get a chance to interact with chef Andre Chiang, as he shares his culinary philosophy, more about his new book and autograph copies of it.

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

Panel Discussion: We Have A Problem - Crisis And Reputation Management In The Digital Age

Co-authors P. N. Balji, Woon Tai Ho, Keith Nakamura and Eugene Quah discuss the first book in Asia written about contemporary corporate crisis. There will also be an open dialogue on the topic.

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


SETTS #3 Presented By The Southeastern Ensemble For Today's And Tomorrow's Sounds

This show brings a new dimension to the concert hall with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural approach. Featuring artists from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

WHERE: Arts House Chamber Room, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Sun, 5pm; pre-concert talk from 4pm ADMISSION: $18, $13 (concessions for students, NSFs & senior citizens). Ticket prices exclude $2 booking fee INFO: Tickets from www.bytes.sg

Sadhu For The Music

This concert, directed by Dhamma musician Imee Ooi, explores joy, peace and meaning in the Buddhist context.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Wed & Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 - $124 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

MasterWorks: Mendelssohn, Baker, Beethoven

ADDO Chamber Orchestra pays homage to classical music legends.The orchestra collaborates with double bass player Li Xu on Michael Baker's Contours for bass viol, harpsichord and strings. Li will also talk about the development of the bass and demonstrate on a mini bass.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Thu, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $80 (four-ticket bundle) INFO: Tickets from masterworks2016.peatix.com


Da:ns Series: Dancing With Death By Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

Award-winning Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun creates a space in between the intertwined worlds where the material and immaterial meet and where body and spirit exist in a state of kinetic freedom.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: May 6 & 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $43 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Ng Eng Teng: 1+1=1

This exhibition takes the "geometric" series 1+1=1 produced by Ng as a means to re-read the artist's practice. Presented with excerpts from a conversation between Ng and art historian Constance Sheares, the exhibition is an attempt to prompt a reading of Ng through the motifs of spacing, difference and one-ness.

WHERE: National University of Singapore Museum, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Kent Ridge WHEN: Ongoing, 10am - 7.30pm (Tue - Fri), 10am - 6pm (weekend). Closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6516-8817 INFO: www.museum.nus.edu.sg

Treasures Of The World From The British Museum

View artefacts from the British Museum, such as the "unlucky mummy" falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic and jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Special Exhibition Galleries, Basement MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till May 29, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Promotions for Labour Day holiday discounted rates from tomorrow to Mon: $10 (Singaporean & permanent resident), $16 (foreigner) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg


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:Till Tue, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6837-2008 INFO: www.merlingallery.com.sg

Trail Of Heart

This exhibition is Chinese contemporary painter Jin Jie's first solo show outside of China. He employs shades of grey, black and white, with occasional strokes of colour, to portray the rural landscape of his homeland.

WHERE: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House, 01-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till May 7, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), Sun & public holiday by appointmentADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com


Women: New Portraits By Annie Leibovitz

An exhibition of newly commissioned photographs by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. Her new work is a continuation of a project that began more than 15 years ago when Women was published in 1999. The new portraits feature women of outstanding achievement, including artists, musicians, politicians, CEOs and writers. The show also includes work from the original series and other unpublished photographs taken since.

WHERE: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Main Hall, 30 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN:Till May 22, 10am - 6pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 8pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ubs.com/annieleibovitz

Encounter With Artists' Expression

This exhibition showcases artworks of oil, acrylic and ink of local artists, including Ang Ah Tee, Koeh Sia Yong, Lee Choon Kee, Anthony Chua Say Hua, Ling Yang Chang, Hong Sek Chern and Sophie Loh.

WHERE: The Adelphi, Oviato Fine Art , 1 Coleman Street, 04-44 MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till tomorrow, 1 - 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9012-0433 INFO: E-mail oviatofineart@gmail.com

The Nuances Of Language By Lowell Farlow & Danny Toh

The two artists/art educators have inspired many students, some of whom are emerging as prominent art practitioners. The exhibition showcases works of art which have been in the making for the past 25 years.

WHERE: School of the Arts Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 8pm, Sun - May 7, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/acsiartndesign


The History Boys

Set in a Thatcher-era grammar school, this play is the story of an unruly group of gifted young men in pursuit of love, attention and a place at university. Teacher rivalry and adolescent anarchy overrun the classroom, stirring up debate about history and the purpose of education. The Singapore premiere is presented by The Stage Club and directed by Nick Perry.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau RoadMRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Wed, May 6 & 7, 8pm ADMISSION: $40 (Wed), $46 (Fri & Sat) & $25 (concession) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A Play In English: The Siddhus Of Upper Juhu

Although set in Mumbai, this play is relatable to anyone who has lived in an Indian city. It deals with economic meltdown, urban angst, the madness of a consumer society and a city on the brink of a nervous collapse - presented with laughter and insight. Directed by Rahul daCunha.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: May 8, 5.30pm ADMISSION: $26 - $174 INFO: Tickets from www.apactix.com

Meenah And Cheenah

Comedic personalities Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan present a series of sketches as recognisable Singaporean characters. They play secondary school delinquents - the Meenah who rolls up her sleeves and the Cheenah who hikes up her skirt.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: May 11 - 22, 8pm (Tue - Sat), 4pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $50 - $84 (preview, May 11 & 12); $54 - $114 (standard, Tue - Thu, Sat matinee & Sun), $70 - $134 (weekend, Fri & Sat night) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe