Happenings - Arts



France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award Open Call

This award is given to French and Singaporean professional artists. Applicants must submit three to six photos according to the theme of non-conformism. Ten finalists will each display three works in a group exhibition at Societe Generale Gallery from Dec 1 to 22. The winner will get to hold a solo exhibition next year. Open to French and Singapore citizens under 40 years old.

INFO: Submit your applications to gallery-eventassist@ alliancefrancaise. org.sg by Oct 15. For more information, go to www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg/cultural-events/gallery


Meet The Authors: O Thiam Chin Of Now That It's Over & Balli Kaur Jaswal Of Sugarbread

If you are a fan of Singapore literature, make a date with the 2015 Epigram Books Fiction Prize winner O Thiam Chin, and Balli Kaur Jaswal, whose book was shortlisted for the same award. There will be a book- signing session as well.

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


SSO On Campus: University Cultural Centre

With associate conductor Jason Lai at the helm, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra will perform familiar and well-loved tunes, such as Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance March No. 1, as well as Prokofiev's Scenes from Romeo & Juliet.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Hall, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore MRT: Clementi/ Kent Ridge WHEN: Wed, 12.30pm (doors open at noon) ADMISSION: Free (seating is on a first-come, first-served basis & seats are limited) INFO: www.sso.org.sg

Korea, New Waves

This concert features music by South Korean composer Cecilia Heejeong Kim. Korean vocalists Park In Hye and Hwang Min Wang share the stage with Peking opera vocalist Huang Ping, and Korean group wHOOL perform the janggu and electronic drums in Kim's Madam Suro.

WHERE: SCO Concert Hall, 7 Shenton Way, Singapore Conference Hall MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Sept 2 & 3, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Best Of Kevin Kern Live - 20th Anniversary Concert

The pianist's performance celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first album, In The Enchanted Garden. He will also perform pieces from his new solo piano album, When I Remember.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 04-01 MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Sept 10, 8pm ADMISSION: $62 - $152 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Christianity In Asia: Sacred Art And Visual Splendour

The exhibition features 150 items from more than 20 institutions in six countries. It is the first to examine the history and spread of Christian art in Asia.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Till Sept 11, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: $9 (Singaporeans & permanent residents), $15 (foreigners) TEL: 6332-7798 INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Nyonya Needlework: Embroidery And Beadwork In The Peranakan World

This exhibition celebrates Nonya needlework and demonstrates how Peranakans in the region fashioned couture items with their traditional embroidery and beadwork.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till March 26 next year, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu), 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: $4 (Singaporeans & permanent residents), $10 (foreigners) TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg


The Victory Icon: Contemporary Ganesha Art

Singapore-born Vidhya Gnana Gouresan curates this exhibition - the seventh in a series that features the Hindu god, Ganesha. The artists are from Singapore, Indonesia and India.

WHERE: Visual Arts Centre, 10 Penang Road, Dhoby Ghaut Green, 01-02 MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today, 7pm (opening night, by RSVP only); tomorrow - Thu, 11am - 8pm daily; there will be an artist demonstration & Bollywood dance performance on Sun from noon ADMISSION: Free INFO: RSVP for opening night at info@visualartscentre.sg or call 6255-0711. Go to visualartscentre.sg

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words - A Visual Art & Literary Exhibition By Damai Secondary School

In this collaboration between the school's art and language departments, selected artworks are used as stimulus for students to pen poems in English and mother- tongue languages to accompany the Western and Chinese painting art forms. Part of this year's Singapore International Festival of Arts.

WHERE: School of the Arts Gallery, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow - Sept 3, noon - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.apicturepaintsathousandwords.net

Appreciation Of Choo Thiam Siew's Calligraphy

The artist marries his knowledge of Chinese classical poems with his calligraphy training to produce original art. This exhibition presents more than 30 pieces of his works.

WHERE: Goshen Art Gallery, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall Tower 2, 01-506 MRT: Promenade/Esplanade WHEN: Today, 11am - 6.30pm, tomorrow - Sept 4, 11am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-8676 INFO: www.goshenartgallery.com

Paintings By Tang Da Wu

This exhibition features 20 ink works by one of Singapore's most iconic contemporary figures. Tang's ink expression often examines concepts related to traditions and mythologies, breaking away from the traditional confines of the medium.

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


The Youth Of Shooting Home

This exhibition showcases the works of 10 former participants of The Shooting Home Youth Awards, a platform for students to develop their photographic skills and ambitions. Formerly known as Junior Shooting Home, the programme has been running since 2011. Centred on the theme of home, the programme encourages participants to draw inspiration from their surroundings and the issues most important to them.

WHERE: Library@Orchard, 277 Orchard Road, Orchardgateway, 03-12 MRT: Somerset WHEN: Till Wed, 11am - 9pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: E-mail info@objectifs.com.sg or go to www.objectifs.com.sg


Sikhs Of Serangoon

Set in the 1930s, this multilingual theatre production focuses on the contributions of Sikhs in Singapore, seen through the eyes of moneylenders, dairymen and guards.

WHERE: Open stage at 46 Clive Street MRT: Rochor/Little India WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/sitfe2016

Sleeping Naked (NC16) And Lone Journeys

The two productions celebrate In Source Theatre's 15th anniversary. Lone Journeys is set in a world of machines, with three humans seeking escape and each thinking that he is the only human in the world. In Sleeping Naked, the protagonist Stony is a seeker of truth and spirituality, giving advice to those who encounter problems.

WHERE: Centre 42 Black Box, 42 Waterloo Street, Level 2 MRT: Bras Basah WHEN: Lone Journeys: Today & tomorrow, 8pm, Sun, 3 & 8pm; Sleeping Naked: Thu - Sept 2, 8pm & Sept 3, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $30, $20 (concession), $50 (for both shows) INFO: Tickets from lonejourneys.peatix.com or sleepingnaked.peatix.com. E-mail info@insourcetheatre.com to buy tickets for both shows

We Are Like This Only 2

Daisy Irani returns with a comedy that depicts the evolution of "fresh off the boat" Indians as they integrate with Singaporean society.

WHERE: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, 90 Goodman Road, Block M, 01-53 MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Thu - Sept 4 & Sept 8 - 11, 8pm (Thu - Sat), 3 & 8pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $38 INFO: www.showtickets.asia


This play tells the story of a Malaysian who has to choose between remaining in the country and seeking greener pastures elsewhere. In English & Malay. Part of CausewayEXchange 2016.

WHERE: 10 Square @ Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road MRT: Somerset WHEN: Sept 2 - 4, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $20 (standard), $15 (concession) INFO: causewayexchange.peatix.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe