Happenings - Arts



Shooting Home: Photography Open Call

Now in its 14th year, Shooting Home aims to nurture emerging photographers, who wish to take their practice to the next level, by offering a supportive environment and a strong professional network. This mentorship programme is open to Singapore residents and international participants.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: July 27 - 31, full-day workshop (exact times will be confirmed upon selection of participants) ADMISSION: $550 TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: Submit application & a portfolio online by Mon. The selection will be made by early next month. Apply at www.objectifs.com.sg/shootinghome2016


Meet-The-Author: Chade-Meng Tan Of Joy On Demand

In his second book, former Google engineer and the author of Search Inside Yourself Chade-Meng Tan shows how anyone, wherever he is, can discover joy.

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

Meet-The-Authors: Sebastian Sim Of Let's Give It Up For Gimme Lao! & Wong Souk Yee Of Death Of A Perm Sec

Singapore author Sebastian Sim and playwright/adjunct National University of Singapore lecturer Wong Souk Yee will talk about their respective 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize shortlisted books.

WHERE: Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City 04-20 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


Enchantment Of The Strings

The Kids' Philharmonic@sg orchestra presents a concert featuring violin concertos by Vivaldi, Vieuxtemps and Wieniawski and led by award-winning conductor Luo Wei.

WHERE: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, 3 Conservatory Drive, National University of Singapore MRT: Clementi WHEN: Today, 7.30 - 10pm ADMISSION: $23.80 (standard), $21.75 (family package with a minimum of three tickets) INFO: Tickets from eventbrite.sg. Go to kidsphilharmonic.sg

Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Presents Maestros Extravaganza

Three conductors who were instrumental to the development of Chinese and Western orchestral music in Singapore - Choo Hoey, Hu Bing Xu and SCO music director Yeh Tsung - will share the stage for the first time.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: July 1 & 2, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74; concessions available TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.sco.com.sg


Dance In Situ "Being"

Young Artist Award winner Zhuo Zihao delves into different layers of human conditions, exploring how they can be expressed through a series of "stations". Taking audiences on a trail, the work will move through and within the AMK 3G Centre and towards Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East.

WHERE: AMK 3G Centre, 6 Ang Mo Kio Street 53 MRT: Ang Mo Kio WHEN: June 24 - 26 & July 1 - 3, 8pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 9858-0952 INFO: Register at danceinsitu2016.peatix.com (25 tickets available each show)


Expressing Emotions - Nanyang Ink Works By Nai Swee Leng

More than 50 past and recent works by the Singapore veteran painter will be on display. Nai's works are not only tinged with scholarly aesthetics, but also exude a tropical flavour rarely explored by traditional ink painters. Visitors can also learn more about the history of ink paintings at the talk and demonstration.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard, Level 4 MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 10am - 9pm, talk & demonstration: tomorrow, 3pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6733-3822 INFO: capeofgoodhope.com.sg

Apad's 45th Art Exhibition - "Contemporary 2016"

This annual exhibition showcases works by members of the Association of Artists of Various Resources or Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (Apad). It reflects the diversity in art practices and approaches of the multi-generation membership. This exhibition is also tied together with a competition that aims to get artists to further inspire one another.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till Tue, 11am - 8pm daily, prize presentation ceremony: tomorrow, 4.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6255-0711/6733-2155 INFO: visualartscentre.sg

Multifarious By Si Jae Byun

The South Korean artist is influenced by subjects as diverse as construction sites and chromosomes. The artworks represent an imaginary abstract embryo. WHERE: Chan Hampe Galleries, 328 North Bridge Road, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 01-21 MRT: City Hall/Esplanade WHEN: Till 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


Planet Of Possibility

Superhero Me is a values-based community arts and craft movement empowering children to develop resilience and discover the joy of creative confidence. Planet of Possibility features art created by young artists and children from four special education schools.

WHERE: Objectifs, 155 Middle Road, Chapel Gallery & Lower Gallery MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow - July 16, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun); closed on Mon & public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-2957 INFO: www.objectifs.com.sg

Dibirdibi Country Revisited - Celebrating Mrs Gabori's Life

This show celebrates the life of the late Sally Gabori, a courageous Australian woman who revitalised her tribes people by the seemingly insignificant decision to paint.

WHERE: Redot Fine Art Gallery,140 Hill Street, Old Hill Street Police Station, 01-08 MRT: City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Till July 2, noon - 7pm daily; outside opening hours by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6222-1039 INFO: www.redotgallery.com

The History Of Japanese Picture Books: From E-Ingakyo To The Family Of Fourteen

From the oldest illustrated manuscript in the eighth century to the picture books of today, this exhibition traces the evolution of books in Japan through high quality reprints of historical documents and images. Part of Asian Festival Of Children's Content 2016.

WHERE: Promenade, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 7 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till July 10, 10am - 9pm; closed on public holiday ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6848-8290 INFO: afcc.com.sg


Songbirds Of The Golden Era

Resorts World Sentosa pays tribute to the iconic Chinese divas of the 1930s to 1950s such as Zhou Xuan, Bai Guang and Ge Lan. In this concert hosted by veteran Zhao Jin, their classic songs such as Shanghai Night, When Will You Return and Rose, Rose, I Love You are performed by singers from Singapore and Malaysia.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Till June 28, 1pm, shows are on every Tue & Thu ADMISSION: $41 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Emily Of Emerald Hill

Stella Kon's iconic play about a Peranakan matriarch, who learns some bitter life lessons, returns. The play will open the newseries, Comfort Theatre: The Off Central Performances, which aims to bring theatre to the heartland in a stripped-down fashion.

WHERE: Bukit Panjang Community Centre, 8 Pending Road MRT: Bukit Panjang WHEN: Thu & June 25, 7pm WHERE: Tanglin Community Club, 245 Whitley Road MRT: Stevens WHEN: July 16, 4 & 7pm ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe