Happenings - Arts



Singapore International Film Festival Call For Entry

The Singapore International Film Festival returns for its 26th edition from Nov 26 to Dec 6. Film submissions are open till Aug 21 at 6pm. The festival will consider feature films and Asian short films that are making a Singapore premiere and have not been broadcast on television or made available on the Internet. It has also opened the call for applications for its South-east Asian Film Lab for aspiring directors and its Youth Jury & Critics Programme for aspiring film critics.

INFO: www.sgiff.com/submissions


Meet-The-Author: Lianne Ong Of Stacey Goes To The Indian Heritage Centre

Learn more about the local author's new book and indulge in storytelling and colouring fun. The picture book is suitable for children aged three to eight.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $16.05. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: Hidayah Amin Of The Mango Tree

Find out about the Singapore author's experiences growing up in the historically rich Gedung Kuning (Yellow Mansion) in Kampong Glam.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $18.90. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Piano Concerto Festival 2015: In Celebration Of Singapore's 50 Years Of Independence

Addo Chamber Orchestra presents concertos by Mozart, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky as well as a special performance of Kelly Tang's Symphonic Suite On A Set Of Local Tunes.

WHERE: School of the Arts Concert Hall, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Sun, 4pm WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Sept 3, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $28 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SCO Celebrates SG50 - Unforgettable Tunes II

After the successful debut of Unforgettable Tunes last year, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra returns with another edition, which will be conducted by assistant conductor Moses Gay and features pipa musician Zhang Yin and erhu player Tan Man Man.

WHERE: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall Level 1, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Aug 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Laura Fygi 25th Anniversary Concert

The Dutch jazz diva will celebrate her 25th year as a solo artist with a concert in Singapore, which will feature popular hits such as Bewitched, Baby Come To Me and Cheek To Cheek.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 04-01 The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Sept 9, 8pm ADMISSION: $92 - $172 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Masterpiece In Motion

The Singapore Dance Theatre presents three ballets - the world premiere of Midnight Waltzes by Francois Klaus; the company premiere of Bournonville Divertissement by August Bournonville; and Opus 25 by Edwaard Liang.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Aug 21 & 22, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


The Art Journey Of Lim Tze Peng

On display are more than 30 works, including ink paintings of old Singapore scenes (1970s to 1980s) and 1990s ink landscapes that capture the decorative customs and idyllic charms of Bali.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, Block 231 Bain Street MRT: City Hall/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Influences And Friendships: A Chua Ek Kay Estate Collection

In celebration of SG50, The Private Museum presents an exhibition of 21 key artworks from Chua's personal collection.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 02-06, 51 Waterloo Street MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Till Sept 22, 10am - 7pm (weekday), 11am - 5pm (weekend), other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivate museum.org

Unearthed: Singapore At 25

Check out the contents of a time capsule buried in front of the Empress Place building on Dec 29, 1990. Objects include development plans from the 1970s and a poster of Ah Meng, the late orang utan ambassador for the Singapore Zoo.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 27, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg


Colour Impression - Ngiao Will Laon

Ngiao uses strong colours, multi-layering techniques and visual expressions to create the effect of a footprint of colours.

WHERE: Da Tang Fine Arts, B1-31 The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 15, noon - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 2 - 7pm (Sat) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-3268/8268-5299 INFO: www.datangfinearts.com

Time And Place

Besides solo exhibitions by artists such as Yeo Tze Yang and Andre Tan, there are also works by others including Aaron Gan.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9487-2006 INFO: E-mail info@utterlyart.com.sg. Go to www.ionorchard.com/en/ion-art

Okinka African Art Exhibition

This show, named after the last queen of Guinea-Bissau, has more than 50 pieces of African artwork, including 20 masterpieces that are shown for the first time.

WHERE: The Art Space @ Suntec City Mall, 01-448/449 Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade/City Hall WHEN: Till Aug 30, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.theartspace.com.sg/exhibitions


Paintographs: Bridging Reality And Illusion By Robert Allmann

Robert Allmann, who is holding his first solo exhibition in Asia, creates artwork that depicts curiosity and beauty without compromising on the reality of the everyday. His photographs are unaltered by digital means, yet show mastery of light and situation.

WHERE: Merlin Gallery, Level 2, 292 River Valley Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30 - 7pm; Sun - Aug 30, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-1866 INFO: www.merlin.com.sg

Good Morning 'Cher: Our Schools, Our Teachers, Our Stories

In this showcase of 50 years of classroom memories, learn about school in the 1960s and make new discoveries about school today.

WHERE: AMK Hub, Exhibition Hall, Basement 1, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: Today - Sun, noon - 9pm WHERE: Suntec City Mall, West Atrium, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Promenade WHEN: Aug 28 - 30, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.moe.gov.sg/sg50

The Limpeh Show By SKL0

This work by urban visual artist Sam Lo is inspired by the mixed emotions people have regarding Singapore's late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and looks at the country's socio-political climate and its citizens' sentiments.

WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Till Aug 22, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-7535 INFO: www.substation.org


Hotel A

stirring epic that observes Singapore's progress through the prism of one hotel room and its inhabitants. A Singapore International Festival of Arts commission.

WHERE: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Aug 27, 8pm (Part 1); Aug 28, 8pm (Part 2); Aug 29, 3pm (Part 1) & 8pm (Part 2); Aug 30, 3pm (Part 1) & 8pm (Part 2) ADMISSION: $43 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe