Review: Another Country
Putting aside the rivalry between Singapore and Malaysia, Wild Rice’s latest work is an endearing tribute to both nations
Interview: Ernest Goh
A couple of years ago, Ernest Goh came across a 1992 study that concluded people tend to better appreciate a present if it’s been gift-wrapped. As he mulled over the concept of packaging, it occurred to him that the myriad of flora and fauna we are surrounded by is, likewise, a kind of wrapping paper that helps to make our rocky planet more beautiful.
Review: Singapura: The Musical
The made-in-Philippines musical about Singapore isn’t ready for the world stage yet, but Gwen Pew believes that it nonetheless shows potential
Interview: Royston Tan
Like most of us, food is always on the mind of Royston Tan. Old Friends, part of the Rewind/Remind film festival under the Singapore Memory Project, is a celebration of how food brings people together.
Interview: Wally Tham
We find out more about the exhibition 'Unseen Memories' from curator Wally Tham
Art and theatre events
Centre Stage: Musical Theatre Workshop
Established as a platform for youths to pick up skills in musical theatre, Centre Stage School of the Arts' brings back the Musical Theatre Workshop this August. The workshop will be led by resident director of the international touring production of Singin' in the Rain, Anton Luitingh, as well as dance captain Duane Alexander. The duo have previously also worked on productions including Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar and most recently, The Sound of Music. Musical Theatre Workshop 2015 will be held over six days, with a session each for juniors (aged 7 to 14 years) and seniors (aged 15 to 25 years) each day, culminating in a showcase performance on the last day for participants to show off their newly acquired skills.
DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
Curated by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition will feature 31 films and more than 400 displays, including concept drawings and behind-the-scenes footage of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
Choo Keng Kwang: Reminiscence
A collaboration between Pan Pacific Singapore and Justarts Asia, the hotel is displaying woodblock prints and impressionistic oil paintings by local artist Choo Keng Kwang, which depict iconic scenes from Singapore’s road to independence and the process of nation building. Inspired by the 1930s Chinese Woodcut Movement, which was an expression of early revolutionary sentiments, Choo's works transport viewers back to a Singapore where coolies and street hawkers roam the streets.
Ernest Goh: Breakfast at 8, Jungle at 9
A selection of the animal photographer’s new works is displayed in the first exhibition at Objectifs’ new space. Visitors can also ‘wrap’ an installation of everyday objects with nature by applying stickers of insects and animals made by the artist. Read our interview with the artist, Ernest Goh.
Annual Special Exhibition 2015
This exhibition charts the development of printmaking from the early ’60s to the present day, and also documents STPI’s role in shaping the course of contemporary art in Singapore and the region.
Myth of Cleopatra
The new Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris museum makes its debut with an exhibition showing over 200 Cleopatra-inspired works, alongside its permanent collection.
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Top art museums and galleries in Singapore
The world’s largest and best overview of Peranakan life over three floors
Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking
Regular courses and workshops at this filmmaking and photography hub
Art and science coexist in the same space at Marina Bay Sands
A cluster of galleries take over this former military encampment
MINT Museum of Toys
A private museum with the largest collection of vintage toys in Southeast Asia
Singapore Art Museum
20th-century Asian visual art housed in a colonial building