Happenings - Arts



Singapore Book Fair 2016

This year's fair features, among others, lifestyle workshops, meet-the-author sessions and sharing sessions by award-winning directors and celebrities.

WHERE: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Halls 401-402 MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Today, 4 - 10pm; tomorrow - Wed, 11am - 10pm; Thu, 11am - 8pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporebookfair.sg


Twinkle Funtasy Concert

Suzuki Talent Education Association Singapore presents Twinkle Funtasy Concert 2016, which concludes the two-day Twinkle Funtasy Workshop 2016 for the association's teachers and students. The concert will showcase talents from as young as four and the association's piano, guitar and violin students.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise Theatre, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tomorrow, 4.30pm ADMISSION: $20 (at door) INFO: www.singaporesuzuki.org or www.facebook.com/singaporesuzuki


A solo bassoon recital featuring Jo Anne Sukumaran, accompanied by pianist Beatrice Lin. The programme consists of music from composers such as Mozart, Weber, Mignone, Kohei Kondo and Koechlin.

WHERE: Sinfonietta Hall, 51 Waterloo Street, Forte Music Academy MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Sun, 4pm ADMISSION: Entry by donations, from $20 INFO: Tickets from peatix.com

3rd Singapore Steinway Youth Piano Competition Grand Finals

The biannual competition aims to identify, encourage and promote young pianists in the formative stages of their careers. Presented by Bank Julius Baer and organised by Steinway Gallery Singapore.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: June 11, 9am ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Dance India Asia Pacific Showcase 2016 - Reflections

This showcase of Kumudini Lakhia's finest creations features emotive solos, duets and trios, led by Sanjukta Sinha along with highly accomplished kathak dancers Souvik Chakraborty and Kalrav Dave.

WHERE: Esplanade Recital Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: June 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


"Interaction Series" By Lakshmi Mohanbabu

The Singaporean artist's paintings come with 3D art frames, which in themselves are unique art pieces. The series delves into the concept of the mandala, a spiritual symbol in Indian religions.

WHERE: MAD Museum of Art And Design, 10 Tanglin Road, 01-01/02-01 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Mon - Aug 31, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-5688 INFO: www.facebook.com/madmuseumsingapore

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 Mesopotamian graves.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Special Exhibition Galleries, Basement MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till July 3, 10am - 7pm daily ADMISSION: $14 (Singaporean & permanent resident), $20 (foreigner) INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Big Bang Data

The exhibition explores contemporary issues surrounding the big data explosion of the 21st century, through the works of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. It also highlights the use of technology in the everyday lives of Singaporeans and the significance of data in society and the future.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Oct 16, 10am - 7pm ADMISSION: Standard ticket: $15 (adult), $12 (senior aged 65 & above), $9 (child aged two - 12), $39 (family package for two children & two adults); Singapore residents: $12 (adult), $10.20 (senior aged 65 & above), $7.20 (child aged two - 12 ), $31 (family package for two children & two adults); ticket bundles with Future World & Van Cleef & Arpels exhibitions available INFO: www.marinabaysands.com/museum


Brilliance Of Ink Splash - Huo Jia Shun World Tour (Singapore) 

The Chinese artist explores the majesty of mountains, rivers and other nature scenes with his vibrant yet sophisticated ink painting style.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till tomorrow, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: www.visualartscentre.sg

The City I Breathe: Ink Works By Li Jian Gang

This third solo exhibition here by the China-born artist features 25 paintings. Li specialises in the Chinese da xieyi (freehand) painting method of cityscapes and is known for his lively brushwork and sensitive expression with ink smudges.

WHERE: AC43 Gallery, 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex, 02-43 MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today - June 12, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-0446 INFO: www.facebook.com/ac43gallery

Multifarious By Si Jae Byun

The Korean artist is influenced by subjects as divergent as construction sites and chromosomes. The artworks are meant to represent an imaginary abstract embryo.

WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Thu - July 3, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sun); closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6338-1962 INFO: www.chanhampegalleries.com or www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries

Charles Lim Yi Yong: Sea State

This exhibition is commissioned for the Singapore Pavilion for the 56th Venice Biennale and curated by Shabbir Hussain Mustafa. For more than a decade, Lim's ongoing project, Sea State, has examined the biophysical, political and psychic contours of Singapore through the visible and invisible lenses of the sea.

WHERE: NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till July 10, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sun), noon - 9pm (Fri); closed on Mon, open on public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-6503 INFO: www.ntu.ccasingapore.org

How To Disappear Into A Rainbow By Dawn Ng

The Singaporean artist's installation transforms the Aloft space at Hermes' Liat Towers store into a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of shades. Juxtapositions of pastel blocks and mirror panels form a surreal landscape of colour portals.

WHERE: Aloft at Hermes, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Aug 14, 10.30am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/chanhampegalleries


Urban Landscapes

This exhibition showcases contemporary Chinese ink paintings by Singapore artist Anthony Chua Say Hua - visual juxtapositions of traditional shophouses found in an urban setting. Presented by Pan Pacific Singapore and Dahlia Gallery. WHERE: Public Art Space, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 2 MRT: City Hall/Promenade WHEN: Till July 31, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111 INFO: www.panpacific.com

Ink Sprouts

This group exhibition features 30 Chinese ink works by talented young artists and award-winning student calligraphers. Held in conjunction with the annual Students' Calligraphy Competition organised by Ngee Ann Cultural Centre.

WHERE: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Collections Gallery, 97 Tank Road, Teochew Building, Level 2 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till July 29, 10am - 5pm (Mon - Fri); closed on Sat, Sun & public holiday ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ngeeann.com.sg


Nanta (Cookin')

This comic non-verbal performance is derived from the traditional Korean instrumental performance, Samulnori. With the kitchen as the backdrop and utensils transformed into musical instruments, five chefs thrill with acrobatic cooking moves as they prepare for a surprise wedding ceremony.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Today - Sun, 8pm (today), 2 & 8pm (tomorrow), 2pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $72 - $122 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Shrek The Musical

This musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, Grand Theatre, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Wed - June 19, 7.30pm (Wed - Fri), 2 & 7.30pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $69 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Ghost Writer

Helmed by Cultural Medallion recipients Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma of The Necessary Stage, Ghost Writer offers a glimpse into the lives of characters intertwined by ties that bind and suffocate.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Thu - June 12, 8pm (Thu & Fri), 3 & 8pm (Sat), 3pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $38 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 03, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe