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 based on 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 hold a solo exhibition next year. Open to French and Singapore citizens under 40 years old.

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


Book Launch: Heat, Flesh & Trash

Join writers Joelyn Alexandra, Verena Tay, Diyana Sastrawati Mohamad and Victor Ocampo and editor Ng Yi-Sheng at the launch of their three-book South-east Asian urban anthology.

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

Meet The Author: Neil Humphreys Of Rich Kill Poor Kill

The Singapore-based British author's second instalment of the Inspector Low series is a psychological crime thriller and an examination of the income divide that exists even in death.

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


An Organ Concert

A performance of organ music, arias and instrumental selections by Mozart, S.S. Wesley, Handel, Saint-Saens and other musicians from the 18th and 19th centuries.

WHERE: Freemasons' Hall, 23A Coleman Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 4.30 - 5.45pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.singaporeago.org

Concert Series: SCO Campus Rhapsody - SCO & Nafa: Nanyang Impressions

The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) collaborates with students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' (Nafa's) School of Music. The concert, to be conducted by SCO's resident conductor Quek Ling Kiong, will feature compositions with a uniquely Nanyang flavour.

WHERE: Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis/ Bras Basah WHEN: Wed, 7.30 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free with registration TEL: 6512-4179 INFO: Register at nanyangimpressions1609.eventbrite.sg

Celloabend: A Cello Recital

Singaporean cellist Ryan Sim presents a homecoming recital with pianist Jared Liew, with cello classics from German composers such as J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Schumann.

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: City Hall WHEN: Sept 23, 8 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: $19 INFO: Tickets from celloabend.peatix.com


A… Gong - Biar Mara Datang Bertalu (Noble)

Malay dance group NUS Ilsa Tari's annual showcase draws inspiration from some iconic symbols of Malay traditions such as Tarian Piring, a form of plate dancing.

WHERE: University Cultural Centre Theatre, National University of Singapore, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent MRT: Clementi WHEN: Sept 24, 3 & 8pm ADMISSION: $15 (3pm), $18 (8pm) INFO: Tickets from www.tinyurl.com/ilsatickets2016. Go to cfa.nus.edu.sg


Han Sai Por: Secret Landscapes - A Bali Purnati Artist Residency

Artist Han Sai Por, one of Singapore's leading sculptors and a Cultural Medallion recipient, presents her inaugural solo acrylic-medium focused exhibition.

WHERE: The Private Museum, 51 Waterloo Street, 02-06 MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 25, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 5pm (Sat & Sun), public holiday & other times by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-2872 INFO: www.theprivatemuseum.org


Empty Houses

Filipino artist Fernando Escora's unique pen work on canvas offers insight into dwellings as well as how dwellings change people.

WHERE: Utterly Art Exhibition Space, 20B Mosque Street, Level 3 MRT: Chinatown WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 8pm (today & tomorrow), noon - 5.30pm (Sun) ADMISSION: Free, by appointment only INFO: Call 9487-2006 for an appointment. Go to www.facebook.com/utterlyart

Corpus Nudus 

In this exhibition of paintings, Singapore-based Mexican artist Mireya Marsan approaches the nude form in a classical style.

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

Roots Unbound: Lim Tze Peng's Ink Paintings & Calligraphy

This exhibition features 25 paintings by home-grown artist Lim Tze Peng of varying periods and subject matters, including early ink paintings of old Singapore, ink paintings of Bali, a trees-inspired series and a progressive body of calligraphic work.

WHERE: Artcommune Gallery, 03-39 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 25, noon - 7pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-4240 INFO: www.artcommune.com.sg

Pameran Kini

A showcase of recent works by Singapore artists Gazaly Haron, Maisarah Kamal, Masturah Shaari, Midah Arshad, Rick Farid and Zaheera Hashim.

WHERE: Maya Gallery, 01-21 Oxley Bizhub 2, 62 Ubi Road 1 MRT: Tai Seng WHEN: Tue - Oct 12, 11am - 6pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holiday; opening reception is on Tue, 7 - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6291-1760 INFO: www.mayagallery.com.sg


Turn Loose The Mermaids

This exhibition highlights the practices of three Singapore painters - Luke Heng, Jeremy Sharma and Warren Khong - who explore and intertwine medium, space, materiality, acoustics and objects.

WHERE: iPreciation, 01-01 HPL House, 50 Cuscaden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Oct 1, 10am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), 11am - 6pm (Sat), Sun & public holiday by appointment only ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6339-0678 INFO: www.ipreciation.com

Enter The Dragon: Special Edition For Singapore

Chinese artist Zhang Ding and his Control Club present live music performances. Zhang's practice is mainly presented through his solo projects, which include videos, installations, paintings and live performances.

WHERE: 01-13 Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Sept 23, 7 - 8pm & 9 - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6734-9537 INFO: RSVP at info@shanghartsingapore.com (space is limited & available on a first-come, first-served basis). Go to www.shanghartsingapore.com

Early Chinese Newspapers In Singapore

The exhibition showcases more than 100 images and artefacts associated with early Chinese newspapers, prominent individuals who shaped the newspaper industry and the early printing industry in Singapore.

WHERE: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Till Oct 9, 10am - 5pm (Tue - Sun), closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6256-7377 INFO: www.sysnmh.org.sg


Eurydice By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Jasdeep Gill, this play tells of Eurydice, who meets an untimely accident on her wedding day that sends her to the underworld.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, Level 5 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Thu - Sept 25, 8pm (Thu - Sun), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Adukku Veetu Annasamy 2

The adventures of the Annasamy and Arokyasamy families continue in this second instalment of P. Krishnan's 1960s radio play, performed by Ravindran Drama Group.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Sept 23 - 25, 8pm (Fri & Sat), 3pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $31 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Wicked - The Musical

Discover a colourful fantasy world of wizards, witches, sorcery and magic, and an enchanting story of two unlikely friends - the blonde and popular Glinda and the green-skinned outcast Elphaba.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sept 29 - Oct 30, 8pm (Tue - Fri), 2 & 8pm (Sat), 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $59 - $234 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe