Happenings - Arts



The Future Of Our Pasts: History Reimagined

Yale-NUS College presents a programme that encourages a greater interest in Singapore history. Students and recent graduates aged 18 to 30 are invited to propose projects exploring any aspect of Singapore history through creative or artistic mediums such as film, theatre, visual art, writing, music, dance or multimedia. Selected projects will receive funding of up to $20,000 and be presented to the public in February 2019 to mark the bicentenary of Singapore's founding. Applications close on June 30.

INFO: www.thefutureofourpasts.com


Meet The Author: Shan Wee Of 99 Rules For New Dads

OneFM 91.3 radio deejay Wee, a father of two boys, shares his experience of fatherhood in this book.

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

Meet The Artist: Jian Goh Of Once Upon A Miao 2

This is the second volume in the comic-book series by the former engineer, who shares the dark secrets of his childhood growing up in Kuching, Sarawak.

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

Twilight Tales 11: Balli Kaur Jaswal

This literary gathering features Jaswal, author of Inheritance (winner of Sydney Morning Herald's Best Young Australian Novelist Award in 2014) and Sugarbread (finalist for the 2015 inaugural Epigram Books Fiction Prize).

WHERE: That Spare Room @ The Fabulous Baker Boy, 01-15, 70 River Valley Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: July 1, 5 - 6.30pm ADMISSION: Free or donate-as-you- please; e-mail mabel@bookcouncil.sg by June 28 to register INFO: bookcouncil.sg


Heal - Sound Of Wisdom 2

This international Buddhist concert is led by Malaysian composer and performer Imee Ooi and features men's choir Jing Shi Jin Gang.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: June 23 & 24, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $33 - $134 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Piano Concertos In Perspective

Bosendorfer pianist Josephine Koh will perform Saint Saens' Concerto No. 2 In G Minor. Featuring young pianists from Josephine Koh Piano Academy, the programme will be accompanied by a piano sextet.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: June 25, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $26, $29, $35 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Yours Usefully

Choreographer Marcus Fooand seven dancers create a work that reflects the idea of usefulness and what it signifies in the context of the neighbourhood. The work will move through the neighbourhood surrounding Bedok Maze.

WHERE: Meet at 41 Bedok South Road Pavilion MRT: Bedok WHEN: June 30 - July 2, 7pm (performances); June 24, 4 - 6pm (workshop & dialogue) ADMISSION: Give-what-you-can INFO: Tickets from bedokmaze.peatix. com. Go to www.facebook.com/danceinsitu

As It Fades

Choreographer and T.H.E Dance Company artistic director Kuik Swee Boon pays homage to Asian traditions and their fading presence in people's lives. Central to the performance is the use of Hainanese and Mandarin folk tunes. Part of Gateway Theatre Opening Festival.

WHERE: Gateway Theatre Black Box, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah MRT: Redhill WHEN: July 6 - 8, 8pm; July 8 & 9, 2.30pm ADMISSION: $15 TEL: 3158-8588 INFO: www.apactix.com



This group exhibition showcases the works of eight emerging artists - Ben Yap, Brenn Tan, Izzy Tan, Jackson Kang, Odelia Tang, Quinn Lum, Rafi Abdullah and Tristan Lim. It features painting, print-making, photography, video and installation.

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


Matters & Manipulations By Sabri Idrus

This exhibition features an extended body of work by the Malaysian artist, fuelled by the themes of darkness and transformation.

WHERE: Gajah Gallery, 03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Till June 25, 11am - 7pm (Mon - Fri), noon - 6pm (Sat, Sun & public holidays) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-4202 INFO: www.gajahgallery.com New Ink Spectacular - Tan Oe Pang's Solo 2017

This exhibition features 81 pieces of traditional and contemporary Chinese ink works, spanning the 1960s to this year.

WHERE: Ins' Art, 03-03 Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain Street MRT: Bras Basah/Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 12.30 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 9180-7648 INFO: www.insart.com.sg

Wong Keen: A Creative Life Unfurled

With more than 30 pieces in different media, this exhibition showcases selected works from the Singapore artist's notable series, including Formation Series (1997 to 1999), Second Nature (2013 to 2014) and Orbits Of Colour (2015 to 2016).

WHERE:Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn[ /LIST_TXT] MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Thu, 10am - 10pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.ionorchard.com

Working Proofs: Young Printmakers League

The Young Printmakers League is a Mentorship Programme that was started last year with the aim of changing the perception of printmaking - from a craft steeped in tradition and steadfast beliefs to a more fearless and boundary-pushing art form. These works were created by 11 artists during a five-month mentorship programme under the tutelage of Monster Gallery founder Joseph Chiang.

WHERE: Mulan Gallery, 01-07, 36 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/Bras Basah WHEN: Tomorrow - June 30, 11.30am - 6.30pm (Tue - Sat), closed on Sun, Mon & public holidaysADMISSION: Free TEL: 6738-0810 INFO: www.mulangallery.com.sg

Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

This exhibition is the first major survey of influential Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama's work in South-east Asia. It focuses on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice - through paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present - and includes works never shown before.

WHERE: Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3 City Hall Wing, National Gallery Singapore,

1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till Sept 3, 10am - 7pm (Sun - Thu & public holidays), 10am - 10pm (Fri, Sat & eve of public holidays) ADMISSION: $25 (standard), $15 (Singaporeans & permanent residents); concessions available TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: www.nationalgallery.sg


The Glasgow School Of Art Singapore Degree Show 2017

This exhibition showcases print, video and installation projects exploring diverse cultures from the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in north-west China to Vietnam; and the multi-faceted culture and heritage of Singapore, with a focus on Peranakan shophouses, Chinese opera and the kampung spirit of long-lost villages.

WHERE:Sota Gallery, Level 2 School of the Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah

WHEN:Till June 23, noon - 8pm daily, except on Thu, when it closes at 5pm ADMISSION: Free INFO:www.gsasingapore.com or www.facebook.com/GSofASingapore

Iskander Walen: A Retrospective 1993-2017

This retrospective of work by the Dutch artist includes the first presentation of American Icons, his latest series reflecting American cultural and popular icons.

WHERE: 02-63, Block O Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Till July 13, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free INFO: orange-gallery.com or www.goodmanartscentre.sg


Boeing Boeing

Directed by Pam Oei, this production tells of Bernard, a swinging bachelor whose carefully planned love life juggling three girlfriends falls apart when his friend Robert comes to stay.

WHERE:Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN:June 23 - July 22, 8pm (Tue - Fri); 3 & 8pm (Sat & Sun) ADMISSION: $49 - $84 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO:www.sistic.com.sg

The Memory Of Water

In English playwright Shelagh Stephenson's exploration of the dynamics of family life, sisters Teresa, Mary and Catherine arrive at the family home to make arrangements for their mother's funeral.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 05-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/ City Hall WHEN: June 30 - July 8, 8pm (Tue - Sat); an additional show on July 9 at 3pm 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 16, 2017, with the headline 'Happenings - Arts'. Subscribe