Photovoice SG is the non-profit arts organisation responsible for the exhibition. It is headed by four passionate artists, Jennifer Koh, Jasmine Seah, Koh Yee Ling and Tan Ngiap Heng, and sixty volunteer mentor photographers. Each series of photographs tells a story.
Re-presented by Wild Rice for the second time, Goei once again delights his audience with Oscar Wilde’s most beloved theatrical production. Expect two hours of critical commentary on the ridiculosity of society, packaged ever so palatably in the form of delicious puns and charming humour. Here’s an irresistible invitation to laugh at yourself and take life less seriously and non-sense less flippantly.
7adam recently hosted a tea session where attendees got to pick the brains of local abstract artist Yeo Shih Yun who has held numerous exhibitions both locally and internationally. Housed in a colonial style building, 7adam was the perfect venue to host this talk as the tranquil surroundings made it feel as though you had walked into someone’s private mansion and were treated to a whole display of fine art and sculpture.
We live in a society that constantly tells us what we can do, or can’t do. Especially in Singapore, we are infamously known as The Fine City. Signs are aplenty in our island-state reminding us of the consequences that await if we chose not to abide by the rules. Everything is bounded by the law … Read more
When one thinks about musicals, one would imagine Wicked, Hairspray, Phantom of the Opera or Les Misérables. Well, Edges the Musical introduces a different genre of musical theatre – the song cycle – where there isn’t a clear storyline unlike most traditional musicals. The song cycle is quite literally a cycle of songs. Each number touches … Read more
International Women’s Day falls on 8th March of every year, aiming to inspire women and celebrate their contributions. While March draws to a close, we have local production 8 Women, presented by Sing’ Theatre to pay homage to the great women of local theatric productions. With the stellar cast of local veteran actresses Tan Kheng … Read more
To be honest, I spent a little too much time in trying to make the lyrics to the Shaggy song Sexy Lady fit into this context before giving up – “Hey sticker lady…I like your flow?” But as a serious writer for serious folks, that would be most unforgivable. Samantha Lo AKA sklO, known to … Read more
Lomography is a type of analogue photography involving Lomography cameras that are such eye candies on their own one can simply stare forever behind the display case. It’s about having fun while noticing and appreciating the little details of life. It’s for anyone with the ability to use his or her hands. Being an uncommon … Read more
As Singapore tries to nurture its nascent arts scene, the inaugural edition of the Art-In-Film Festival at Dusk comes at a timely moment. Featuring a program of 8 films focusing on various artists, the Art-In-Film Festival at Dusk aims to provide a form of immersive escapism for the busy yuppie, whose life revolves around work, bars, … Read more
If you are looking for some unforgettable entertainment in the UK, look no further: here are five not-to-miss theater shows to check out.
Singapore’s only art walkabout makes its foray into the financial district, where the public can view offices including that of Google’s, a law firm and more. The irony of spending a relaxing weekend back at my work vicinity piqued my interest and the voyeur in me was ignited. Instead of ceding to the glorious sun rays that beckoned me to go tanning, I dragged my lazy ass down to Marina Bay Financial Centre.. and I’m glad I did! Here are ten reasons why you should do the same this weekend.
Mona Hatoum explores the dialectical opposites in life through her art. The ideas of placement vs. displacement, absences vs. presence, as well as boundaries vs. freedom all come through in her works. Employing a minimalist approach, she integrates the use of household objects, video art and a variety of other forms to distill the essence of the human condition.
Yet another brilliant production by W!LD RICE, Hansel and Gretel is a witty Singaporean-style remake of the wickedest German story I remember reading as a child. A definite must-watch! Showing at the NLB Drama Centre Theatre till 15th December 2012.
We sat ourselves down for Dream Academy’s annual year-end pantomime, Crazy Christmas, having not watched any previous installations — this was its fifth — so thus was truly a greenhorn experience. Crazy Christmas is sort of a wacky combination of everything we love about Singapore theatre: song-and dance numbers, hilarious slapstick stand-up, poignancy as well … Read more
Yrjö Edelmann is a Swedish artist best known for his hyperrealist paintings of packets, napkins, and paper. He is hailed as one the finest trompe-l’oeil artists of contemporary times. He will be in Singapore for his first local show in Asia, which will take place at MAD Museum Art & Design. Skii speaks to him about every day living, his thoughts on art of now and the future.
Dream World’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company got off to a blazing start at the National Library Drama Centre Theatre yesterday as the ensemble cast came together for an introspection into the intricacies of love, sex and all the jazz. Director Hossan Leong was right on the money with the interplay of scent in … Read more
Popspoken speaks to Jaco van Rensburg who plays singing sensation Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.
We cosied up to Hosaan Leong and Malaysian actor Peter Ong as they told us about the key themes of love and commitment in the Dream Academy adaptation of Sondheim’s musical, Company.
We got to have the first look at Burn The Floor, on their opening night at Marina Bay Sands Theatre, with Singapore being the first stop in this crew’s Asian tour. Directed and choreographed by Jason Gilkison. This show is not to be missed!
Singapore Art Museum is expanding its Asian contemporary art exhibition, Panorama, with 24 new works focusing on Southeast Asian identity. Here is a glimpse of what to expect.
Here’s a little perk-me-up for your sluggish mid-week syndrome: a couple of quotes we found on #goodenglishsticks that are insightful and pretty darn funny.
Yes, the Speak Good English Movement continues yet again but this time, expect something out of the ordinary: a touring fashion showcase made out of… sticky notes? Find out more about the inspiration in this post.
Homosexuality, existentialism, bigotry, racism, sluts who steal your boyfriends, post-college quarter life crises, unrequited love and more first world problems… heavy issues to tackle in any art form, but there is one musical, yes, musical, that manages to deliver that and more in the form of crass cursing puppets in a parallel world known as Avenue Q.
Everyone remembers that iconic giant blow-up bunny, Walter, guarding the entrance of the Singapore Art Museum with his pensive, yet surprisingly evocative presence. Now Dawn Ng, the brainchild behind WALTER and various other works such as BlackOut 2009’s I fly like paper get high like planes, is back once again – this time, to show … Read more
Gardens of Inspiration: A collection of watercolour paintings by Ong Kim Seng & students x the Halia’s 10th Anniversary 2012
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Halia Restaurant at the Ginger Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Cultural Medallion for visual arts awardee and water-colourist, Ong Kim Seng, as well as a handful of his students have been invited to exhibit a range of works at Villa Halia from the 30th August to 16th September.
Back for the fifth instalment, Singapore’s Night Festival promises to wow audiences with its display of aerial performances, music and dance. With the focus on local acts this year, 66 out of 74 acts taking part will be home-grown. One of the local acts to look out for is Circus Swingapore, the only local school … Read more
Galavant is a local publication co-founded by Dilys Ng and Nathalia Kasman. The magazine aims to be a platform for artists to showcase their works. Galavant’s carefully curated first issue is titled Absence, and will feature a variety of local and international artists in the form of visual representations or writings. Their launch on 17 … Read more
With increased calls to bring arts to a more community-based level, The Heart Throb Project aims to bring raw emotion and work back to the forefront. We speak with founder Jeremy Tan on how the expression of art is more important than its commercialisation.
Here is our review on Sight Lines Productions’ second play, Boom, and all things en bloc. Because really, Singapore is just a land-scarce timebomb waiting to explode with spanking-new buildings, no?
LIFE! Theatre Awards “Best Original Script” winner Jean Tay takes on a subject close to every true-blue Singaporean’s heart – Land. BOOM puts our property woes into perspective, through tales we have been familiar with. The ageing heartlander (Fanny Kee) – unwilling to sell the home she has grown to love. The conniving property agent (Andrew Lua) – eager to make a quick buck and the idealistic civil servant (Erwin Shah Ismail) – assigned with the herculean task of relocating graves.