Happenings: Arts



Secret Ingredient (Open Call)

British artist Nicola Anthony is inviting the public to share its secrets for a new art installation. From now to Tuesday, a "confession box" will be placed at bistro and art space SPRMRKT for the anonymous collection of "secrets". Confessions can also be made online or face-to-face with the artist on Oct 11 at SPRMRKT. The "secrets" will be woven into a site-specific installation of light and language. The exhibition runs from Oct 15 to Nov 30.

INFO: Submissions can be made online at www.nicolaanthony.co.uk/confessions or www.facebook.com/SPRMRKTfeatures/ events by Tue


Meet-The-Author: Selina Seah Of The Invisible Power

Find out from author Selina Seah how to make use of the nine laws of highly successful people that she covers in her book.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: The book retails at $28.78. Go to www.kinokuniya.com.sg

Meet-The-Author: F.H. Batacan Of Smaller And Smaller Circles

Join Filipino journalist-cum-author F.H. Batacan and learn more about her book that tells the tale of two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a serial killer.

WHERE: Books Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store, 04-20/20B/20C Takashimaya Shopping Centre, 391 Orchard Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 3.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6737-5021 INFO: www.kinokuniya.com.sg


SSO: Dausgaard Conducts Mahler's Tenth

Chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra will direct the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Mahler's Tenth Symphony, composed during a time of emotional turmoil in his personal life.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $16 - $78 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SSO Gala: Helene Grimaud Plays Ravel

French pianist Helene Grimaud joins John Nelson and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's Piano Concerto.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/Raffles Place WHEN: Oct 9 & 10, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $35 - $111 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

SG50@VCH: The Joy Of Music With Koh Chieng Mun And Andrew Lim (SSO)

Join Andrew Lim, Koh Chieng Mun and friends as they celebrate music made by Singaporeans through the years.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall WHEN: Oct 11, 4pm ADMISSION: $19 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg


Serenading Pangolins By Arts Fission

Through creative staging and choreography, this production aims to raise awareness on the threat of extinction on pangolins.

WHERE: Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 & 5pm ADMISSION: $29 INFO: Tickets at www.APACTix.com. Go to www.facebook.com/artsfission.company or www.artsfission.org

Creations 2015 - We Are All Hypocrites

This fifth edition of Creations, an annual thematic production by Maya Dance Theatre, satirises the concept of living principled and righteous lives despite everyone having been untruthful.

WHERE: Black Box, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road MRT: Mountbatten WHEN: Oct 15 - 17, 8pm ADMISSION: $30 (standard); $27 (concession) INFO: Tickets at www.mayadancetheatre.org/tickets


Great Peranakans: Fifty Remarkable Lives

The exhibition chronicles the achievements of 50 men and women who have shaped Singaporean life in the past two centuries.

WHERE: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall WHEN: Till April 3 next year, 10am - 7pm (Sat - Thu); 10am - 9pm (Fri) ADMISSION: Free admission for Singapore citizens & permanent residents TEL: 6332-7591 INFO: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg


Land Before Our Time: A Vernacular In South-east Asian Art Making This exhibition showcases works based on the land in South-east Asia and its inhabitants before geopolitical boundaries became evident. Featured artists include Chua Ek Kay.

WHERE: Galleries 1 & 2, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Sun, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail artgalleries@nafa.edu.sg. Go to www.nafa.edu.sg

Silent Actors II: Puppets Of Myanmar And Vietnam

Following the inaugural exhibition Silent Actors: Puppets Of Malaysia, Cambodia And Thailand, this exhibition showcases the learning journey of students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in videos, photographs, objects and drawings.

WHERE: Lim Hak Tai Gallery, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 11, 11am - 7pm, closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/NAFA

My Self Analysis By Xu He

This solo exhibition features 10 artworks that reflect artist Xu He' experience with his paintings and painting processes.

WHERE: Art Seasons Singapore, 01-02 Big Hotel, 200 Middle Road MRT: Bugis/Little India WHEN: Till Oct 17, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat); closed on Mon, Sun & public holiday; other timings by appointment ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-6366 INFO: www.artseasonsgallery.com

The Blue Of Distance By Wyn-Lyn Tan

Working with wood as a surface material for the first time, Tan will present a series of shaped paintings composed of curvilinear forms.

WHERE: Fost Gallery, 01-02 Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road MRT: Labrador Park WHEN: Till Oct 25, 11am - 7pm (Tue - Sat); 11am - 6pm (Sun), by appointment on Mon ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6694-3080 INFO: E-mail info@fostgallery.com. Go to www.fostgallery.com


Symphony Of Happiness

In collaboration with Asia Art Collective, Pan Pacific Singapore presents artworks by guest artist Fan Shao Hua that offer an abstraction of things in a constant state of flux and movement.

WHERE: Public Art Space at Pan Pacific Singapore, Level 2, 7 Raffles Boulevard MRT: City Hall WHEN: Wed - Jan 31 next year, 11am - 8pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6336-8111

Plot By Caleb Ming

This digital art exhibition is a documentary project about land spaces in Singapore that remain untouched but are likely to eventually be used for development.

WHERE: 79 & 81 Neil Road MRT: Outram Park WHEN: Till Oct 10, 9.30am - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6735-5932 INFO: www.archifest.sg

The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition: "C. 2015 -"

Thirty-four artists from Noise Singapore's The Apprenticeship Programme put on an exhibition after four months of guidance from creative industry professionals.

WHERE: Deck, 120A Prinsep Street & Chapel Gallery, Objectifs - Centre for Photography & Film, 155 Middle Road MRT: Bugis WHEN: Till Oct 11, noon - 7pm (Tue - Sat), noon - 4pm (Sun); closed on Mon ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.noisesingapore.com


Cantonese Opera Showcase To Mark China's Revival Of Silk Route

Enjoy full-length operas - The Legend Of Goddess Of Mercy about the good deeds performed by the goddess on earth; and The Nan Hai Adventurer, about trading vessel Nanhai plying the maritime silk route during the Song Dynasty. There will also be excerpts such as The Magnificent Ape and Ode To The Peony Flower.

WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, Level 3 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street MRT: Bugis/Bras Basah WHEN: Today - Sun, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $10 - $50 INFO: Call Chinese Opera Teahouse, 5 Smith Street, on 6323-4862/9630-2886 or go to www.botempus.com/ctc

Ghost The Musical

This musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, features original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy Award winners, including Dave Stewart.

WHERE: MasterCard Theatres, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Nov 4 - 15, 7.30pm (Tue - Fri); 2 & 7.30pm (Sat); 1 & 6pm (Sun) ADMISSION: $89 - $179 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets at www.sistic.com.sg or www.marinabaysands.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 02, 2015, with the headline 'Happenings: Arts'. Print Edition | Subscribe