Don’t miss this complete auditory and textual experience that pays homage to three of Singapore’s official languages, Malay, Chinese and Tamil. Explore primordial music tracks produced exclusively by musicians, .gif, Fauxe and Mantravine, that were commissioned by #BuySingLit. Join the jam-packed party filled with readings, an open-mic for all languages, an all-night disco and even AMAs (Ask-Me-Anything) with the musicians as they share the inspirations behind their tracks. It’s a full-on party experience right in the comfort of your home!
Free upon registration via Peatix: https://singlitsounds.peatix.com
The first 60 people to register by 25 September will receive a $10 #BuySingLit e-book voucher.
Limited Edition Fun Pack:
$8 (for one); $24 (for a pack of four)
Each group of 4 will be provided with their own private channel in Discord during the party.
Founded and organised by VIANT Commodities and Y Art Project, the first edition of ViaRT Award will be hosted in Oct 2020. The competition is opened to all primary and secondary school students.
Create aesthetic, innovative, and meaningful artworks by using daily recycled. ViaRT Award supports students to deepen their knowledge of recycling, sustainable living, responsible usage of resources, and to encourage them to develop their capabilities of seeking beauty from our daily waste.
Submission deadline is 18 October 2020.
More than a simple competition.
From now till the competition deadline, students and educators can look forward to…
- Live online workshops by contemporary artists
Engage, learn from, and be inspired by artists such as Sunaina Bhalla, who specializes in using industrial materials, and Alem Korkut, artist and associate professor teaching sculpture at ALU in Zagreb.
- Artists and curator as competition judges
Have your artwork seen and evaluated by ViaRT Award panel of judges comprising of contemporary artists and curator, based locally and internationally.
- Educational resources
Gain inspiration and learn more about recycling and sustainable living through ViaRT specially prepared guide books. We also regularly update our social media with new recycled art creation content.
- Recycled materials donated by businesses
To support students’ creation, businesses such as Nespresso, ALBA and impress are donating recyclable scrap materials.
Find out more at https://www.viart.green/. Participate in competition and register for workshops at email@example.com.
The Nursery Rhymes Project 2 Official Launch
The Nursery Rhymes Project 2 is FINALLY HERE. What better way to celebrate than by bringing the party into your living rooms?
Grab the kids and enter the world of Mandarin nursery rhymes with our beloved Imagine Our Songs characters Kaya and Roti, as they return with a brand new interactive storytelling adventure—“Going Home”. Finally, join us in a rousing sing-a-long session featuring some of our favourite nursery rhymes!
The livestream will also include an address from Guest of Honour Ong Ye Kung, Minister For Education.
Date: 20 June 2020
Link: www.facebook.com/thetheatrepractice (streaming on Facebook Live)
Note: The launch will be presented in Mandarin and the performances will have participatory elements.
ABOUT THE NURSERY RHYMES PROJECT:
Created to address the lack of quality Mandarin nursery rhymes material, The Nursery Rhymes Project preserves the classic melodies and stories we grew up loving, while offering a modern refresh so they can be enjoyed by generations to come. Each instalment consists of three parts: Sing Our Songs (music album), Paint Our Songs (illustrated lyric book) and Imagine our Songs (live performance).
First launched in 2017, the first instalment was met with resounding success. The project has reached families worldwide, with songs streamed over 170,000 times and over 4000 copies of the books distributed. Thousands of children have also seen Kaya and Roti tell stories through touring school shows and community outreach events.
Learn more about The Nursery Rhymes Project: https://www.practice.org.sg/en/nurseryrhymes/
The Nursery Rhymes Project products (show tickets and books) are available here: herecomeskayaroti.peatix.com
Listen to the Sing Our Songs music albums here:
Read between the lines and develop information and media literacy skills at the National Library’s latest permanent exhibition, The News Gallery: Beyond headlines.
Divided into five zones, the exhibition, which features original copies of Singapore’s earliest newspapers and a fun, fake news-busting game for the whole family, encourages library patrons to consider the perspectives and influences that lie behind news stories.
Drawing from the National Library Board’s rich collection of over 120 Singapore newspaper titles published since the 1820s, The News Gallery’s interactive exhibits will be refreshed from time to time. The permanent display at level 11 of the National Library Building is now open to the public.
For more information, please visit the NLB website.
Level 11, Promenade
National Library Building
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Mon – Sun: 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Closed on Public Holidays
Tatinis Art Show Singapore 2020: Art for All
Retaking its position back in the F1 Pit Building on 15th to 17th May 2020, the fair proffers over 500 artworks from around the globe with prices ranging from SG$100 to SG$6,000. This ensures equitable acquisition across all price points of over 500 artworks, thus adapting to the echelons of art collecting in its entirety.
This year is no exception for the Tatinis Art Show Singapore in doling out a slew of satellite activities complimenting its art fair focus. Experience a sliver of the artists’ career by partaking in workshops hosted by prominent personalities like the Persian Miniaturist Arash Groyan and Madhubani artist Swati Palekar, along with art studio and gallery Art and Abode with their lotus leaf painting workshop. Not forgetting the little ones, the iconic Kids Art Party this year doubles up as an interactive art event that will be the definitive fun spot for the young and old.
Education has always been the brand’s underscored factor in managing ignorance towards the arts. By engaging and teaming up with industry partners, Tatinis is set to address queries at a professional level. On Friday, 15th May, Event company Hashtag Enterprise will conduct a networking session by women, for women across various fields. In a bid to empower women to excel within their industries, 30 female entrepreneurs will be granted the stage to put forth their business ideas for their audiences to contemplate on.
Date & Timings:
15th May : 3.00 – 8.00 pm
16th May : 12.00 – 8.00 pm
17th May : 12.00 – 5.00 pm
Lotus Leaf Painting with France Gaggioli – 15th May 2020, 15:00 – 16:30
Women in Motion – Red Carpet Evening – 15th May 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
Kids Art Party – 16th May 2020, 17:00 – 19:00
Persian Patterns Miniature and Illumination Workshop by Arash Groyan -16th May 2020,10:00 – 15:00
Pattachitra Art Workshop by Swati Palekar- 17th May 2020, 12:00 – 16:00
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The show emerges as a reminder of our strong bilateral bond with Malaysia that is embodied in our country, history, and TAKSU’s Kuala Lumpur Gallery. EMBODIMENT aims to share and foster dialogue between the two galleries by encouraging the audience to experience the flow of energy created by these contemporary Malaysian artists and their work.
The exhibition runs from 23rd April – 31st May 2020
Gallery Opening Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Closed on Monday & Public Holidays
Affordable Art Fair, the world’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art, returns to Singapore from 22 – 24 November 2019. All set to turn the city pink and celebrate its 10th year in Singapore, this year’s edition will offer a fresh plethora of local, regional, and international talents, presenting over 80 participating galleries.
This year also marks the 20th year of Affordable Art Fair in London and the 10th edition of the Singapore fair. Since the fair was founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, Affordable Art Fair has become the largest organiser of popular art fairs in the world.
SNCF Bicentennial Pop-Art Event, “Coming Together As One Through Art“, showcases the impact people can create when they band together towards a common goal. The artistic installation will leave you pondering on the societal issues of yesteryear which are still pertinent today.
Join us to discover more!
Entry to pop-art event is free-of-charge and closed on Mondays.
This festival comprises of 4 Competition Categories: Piano, Chinese Orchestra, Vocal and Dance. Whether you are a student, a professional or someone who simply enjoy performing, this is the BEST chance for you to shine!
Should you have any queries please do feel free to contact their friendly staff directly for more information:
Senior Events Executive – Leanne Phay
Event Executive – Chan Siok Ting
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Tel: (65) 6368 5610
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Following its successful transition into a global brand since its last fair in Sweden (2018), the Tatinis Art Show returns to its inceptive grounds in Singapore this year under the theme Hope; Peace; Love at the F1 Pit Building’s Paddock Club 6 from the 24th to the 26th of May, 2019.
In tandem with its mission to bring affordable art to every home, the upcoming art fair promises a constellation of over 500 local and international artworks from galleries and by individual artists, including several artists from Sweden and Finland.
Priced between SGD$100 and SGD$6000, the exhibition allows for equitable opportunities towards the purchase of artworks by art novices, seasoned collectors, and the general public to experience art at an approachable level.
Riding on the positive receptivity in its previous runs, the Tatinis Art Show has assimilated a staple of supporting activities that heighten the eclectic experiences for exhibitors and patrons alike.
The Fashion Meets Art segment slated for the first day (24th May) will feature a fashion show by Singapore Fashion Runway and their initiative of “Fashion for a Social Cause”.
The show focuses on social inclusion by encouraging special needs kids to be part of their runway presentation of wearable art, whereby paintings and other art forms are printed onto clothes and accessories as a fashion statement that redefines artistic disciplines.
The second day (25th May) brims with three complimentary activities catered for the kids. Through the Kids Art Party segment, children are able to partake in painting and theatre workshops conducted by vendors Little Artists Art Studio and local theatre company WeCanDoit.
As Singapore’s annual pinnacle performing arts festival, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) presents captivating and diverse works across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, the festival has gone through several evolutions and inspired generations of arts lovers and practitioners. Today, the highly-anticipated festival is a high-point on Singapore’s arts and cultural calendar.
Under the helm of Festival Director Gaurav Kripalani from 2018–2020, SIFA continues its festival mission to champion the creation and presentation of Singaporean and international works. At SIFA 2019, The Arts House will once again be transformed into the Festival House. With meaningful engagement opportunities from artists talks, workshops, discussions and the festival bar—House Pour, the Festival House breaks down the walls between artists and audiences to create unique experiences and inspiring artistic encounters.
Culture Cartel is a consumer trade show that highlights the best of Asian street culture in different aspects like art, toys, tattoo, and fashion. These elements will be featured through brands and retail shows, art exhibitions, installations, and more. Other highlights include live talks and panel discussions, workshops, live performances, and bike circuit.
The Affordable Art Fair, the leading showcase for affordable contemporary art, returns from 16 – 18 November 2018. All set to turn the city pink for it’s ninth Autumn Edition, the fair will be offering a fresh plethora of local, regional and international talents featuring 80 galleries.
To be held at the F1 Pit Building, the Affordable Art Fair will showcase a wide range of contemporary art all priced between $100 to $15,000 with 75% of the art offered at under $7,500.
Offering hands on advice, and educational guidance to all newbie art lovers as well as established art collectors; the Affordable Art Fair is defined by making art accessible and as welcoming as possible, and ensuring that everyone can fall in love with art.
“Coming Together As One Through Art” is a series of four pop-up art installations by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF) to raise awareness about the societal issues of yesteryear that continue to exist today and to showcase the impact when people in the community band together for a common goal.
The first in this pop-up art installation series looks at the topic of money and the social issues related to it, such as moneylending and financial inclusion. Visitors can also find ‘instagrammable’ moments from the mirror room to the exterior façade.
Through imaginative art installations and audio stories, it aims to get people to ponder on this societal topic while discovering more about the history of one of the earliest community self-help organisations that emerged in Singapore – credit co-operatives, which were formed nearly a century ago to provide affordable financial solutions for the people and they continue to serve people’s needs today.
On weekends, there will also be fun activities including a lucky draw!
Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2018 (STGCC) is celebrating their 10th anniversary on 8 & 9 September, 2018. This is expected to be their biggest event that brings together the best of East and West pop culture. Participants can have fun while dressed as their favorite superhero or video game character!
The Championships of Cosplay is one of the highlights of STGCC. The winner will represent Singapore at the Crown Championships of Cosplay finals at C2E2 2019 in Chicago, USA.
Kids will have their time to shine at the Kids’ Cosplay Parade! Your child can come as a princess, warrior, superhero, or villain! The Kids’ Cosplay Parade is open to kids aged 5 to 12 years old. No registration fees needed!
Modern and Beyond is an annual exhibition showcasing artworks from the Modern Art Society Singapore aimed at educating and heightening the public appreciation of modern art. With over 53 members, the MASS is one of Singapore’s most established art associations with prolific artists such as Baet Yeok Kuan, Lim Choon Jin, Goh Beng Kwan, Lim Poh Teck, Leo Hee Tong, Yeo Siak Goon and recent UOB Gold award recipient Abu Jalal Sarimon in their ranks. In addition to the art showcase, the exhibition will feature live art demonstrations by members of the MASS over two weekends to evoke dialogues between fellow artists and the community.
Singapore Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th anniversary with the most compelling and exquisite works at Esplanade Theatre on 27 and 28 July .
This special event will present four works: Timothy Harbour’s world premiere which is created especially for SDT’s 30th anniversary, the company premiere of Nils Christe’s SYNC (created for The Washington Ballet), as well as Choo-San Goh’s Double Contrasts and Configurations pas de deux.
More than a stunning repertory set to stage, this performance is a celebration of milestones, memories, and moments! This will be a wonderfully treasured weekend for the company, its loyal supporters, donors, and friends.
Singapore Theatre Festival is a thrilling theatrical event in which contemporary Singaporean theatre is celebrated through new and original local works.
Since 2006, Singapore Theatre Festival has presented 33 productions in collaboration with local theatre companies and artists. The festival takes pride in working with undiscovered, emerging and established playwrights like Alfian Sa’at, Eleanor Wong, Huzir Sulaiman, Chong Tze Chien, Ovidia Yu, Joel Tan, and Thomas Lim to bring the very best of Singapore theatre to more audience.
- Press Gang: S$50 – S$75
- Supervision: S$50
- Building a Character: S$45
- When the Cold Wind Blows: S$45
- F.E.: S$45
- One Metre Square: Voices from Sungei Road: S$50 – S$75
- Faghag: S$50
- An Actress Prepares: S$45
Ultra is a major outdoor music festival that is held annually in over 20 countries around the world. The festival was founded in 1999 by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes in Miami, Florida. From the USA, the festival expanded to other countries including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Korea, South Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Spain, Croatia, and Colombia.
The Ultra music festival was first held in Singapore for one night as Road to Ultra during the Formula One race weekend in 2015. Ultra returned in 2016 as a two-day music festival which is now known as Ultra Singapore.
Ultra Singapore 2018 features 3 stages: The Main Stage, the Live Stage, and the Resistance Stage, and the biggest names in EDM for adults aged 18 years old and older to enjoy a full 2-day party.
‘Logic Chromatic’ is the first major solo show by Soph O investigating the push and pull between the natural organic world and our constructed, man-made realities.
The new body of work presented draws reference from the artist’s constant preoccupation with her own psychological and physical displacement, inviting dialogue around the themes of lived vs. imagined realities, the notion of ‘unnatural nature’ as well as evolutionary dislocation.
Soph O explores these themes through her experimentation with form, materials and processes, creating an immersive show of paintings, illustrations, works on wood and site-specific installations.
Soph O is a Singaporean visual artist who collects and draws imagery that borders between the mundane and extraordinary. Her practice revolves around capturing transient moments and everyday stories translated through the notion of repetition, reiteration and recurrence onto drawings, paintings, digital illustrations, installations and murals.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts, New Zealand in 2010 and has explored various forms of her work in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, London, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, France, Spain and Mexico.
StoryFest 2018 is an international storytelling festival held in Singapore for the second year in a row. The event features various performances with the following highlights: “Beowulf” by The Telling Theatre, “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by Maimouna Jallow, and “The Illusion of Truth” by Mara Menzies.
Performances that are suitable for family audience include “Legend of the Nordic Gods” by Jesper la Cour Andersen of Denmark, Magic, “Mystery & Mayhem!” by Mara Menzies of Kenya, and “Story! Story! Story Come!” by Maimouna Jallow of Nairobi.
There are also workshops and master classes for aspiring storytellers. Free activities like Story Cloth Making and the Story House, which encourage story sharing, listening, and conversations, are just perfect for kids.
Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is the 41st edition of this annual event. It began in 1977 as a biennial event that showcased of the vibrant art forms found within Singapore’s diverse communities. This year’s festival is staged under a new Festival Director, Gaurav Kripalani, who is introducing the S$10 front row tickets for students, among other new policies.
For three weekends, audiences can choose from various showcases in music, dance, literary arts, and visual art, across more than 10 performance spaces.
Among the highlights of Singapore International Festival of Arts 2018 is the Southeast Asian Premiere of George Orwell’s “1984”. This stage adaptation of the literary classic was created by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. “1984” is a Headlong, Nottingham Playhouse and Almeida Theatre production, presented by Singapore International Festival of Arts, GWB Entertainment in association with State Theatre Company of South Australia.
Click HERE for the full list of programs.
- Festival House
- Esplanade Theatre
- Empress Lawn
- Victoria Theatre
- Victoria Concert Hall
- SOTA Studio Theatre
- SOTA Drama Theatre
- Armenian Church
- KC Arts Centre
- The Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts is an annual cultural festival in Singapore that celebrates its multi-cultural heritage. The event coincides with the Lunar New Year and for two weekends, Chinese artists from different genres showcase their talent.
This year, “I Came at Last to the Seas” headlines the festival. It is a stage play that tackles Chinese diaspora, the impact of displacement, and the six roots of sensation in Buddhist philosophy. Top local actors will work together with those from Hong Kong and mainland China to bring this theatre show to you.
Kick off the Lunar New Year celebration with the 11th International Lion Dance Competition! Drown in the rhythmic beat of the drums and witness the amazing stunts by competitors from Singapore and Asia Pacific. This annual event is one of the top crowd drawers in Chinatown every Chinese New Year so don’t miss it!
Imagine a series of performances and art installations against the backdrop of Marina Bay. That’s what Let’s Walk is all about. It is a modern take on art and performance which was started by Singaporean artist, Amanda Heng. In 2018, Let’s Walk will be adopted as the theme for the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Amanda Heng will conduct a Walking Workshop with art and design students from different institutions. The public is free to join the walk which will begin at The Substation and end at Merlion Park.
The week-long SVBC event will culminate with a celebratory concert with the Vienna Boys Choir. The singing group is considered to be the youngest ambassadors of Vienna, serenading the world with their angelic voices. Singaporeans will get a chance to interact and learn from the Vienna Boys Choir during SVBC Week and hear them sing at the finale concert. The choir will be accompanied by the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra.
Affordable Art Fair returns to Singapore this November! Products from Urban Uprising, You Hong Gallery, Galerie Envie D’Art, Cascade Art Space, Tay Gallery, The Cat Street Gallery, Yinogo Contemporary Art etc. will be showcased in over 65 galleries. The display has everything from traditional ink painting, abstract canvases, stunning sculpture, editioned prints to eye-catching photography for you to enjoy.
Yamaha Music brings back the Asia-Pacific Electone Festival this October at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore. 23 contestants from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will compete for a chance to attend the Yamaha Electone Concours Final in Japan this December.
The first Electone Festival was held in Japan in 1964 and was originally named All Japan Electone Concours. It became an international competition in 1974 and was later renamed to its current festival name.
Singapore Night Festival is now celebrating its 10th year of bringing together the best in music, culture, and art in the heart of Singapore’s art and museum district. Choose from a variety of performances which include music, dance, improv theatre, and magic, among others. This annual festival is presented by the National Heritage Board.
Films at the Fort is presented by Chile’s top wine brand, Casillero del Diablo. Film enthusiasts can enjoy award-winning masterpieces in an open-air cinema setting with gourmet food and wine. Film lineup includes classics like “Grease”, “Thelma & Louise”, and “Life is Beautiful”. Catch this year’s Oscar Best Picture Winner, “Moonlight”, on August 1, 2017.