Following its successful Yayoi Kusama exhibition, National Gallery Singapore is launching the first exhibition on Impressionism in Southeast Asia on Thursday (16 November). Running till 11 March 2018 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, the works show how this influential art movement transformed painting with a bold new use of colour and style.
Singaporean actor Mark Lee will be starring in the upcoming biopic about Malaysian badminton star Lee Chong Wei. The comedic actor attended the press conference of the movie “Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend”, that was held on Thursday (9 November) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
The Land Transport Authority has removed the accompanying plaques for the mural “Welcome to Jingapore” at stations along the Downtown Line following comments from netizens that the word “Jingapore” was a misspelling. Responding to queries from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, LTA spokesperson said, “The title ‘Welcome to Jingapore’ is a wordplay on the artist’s name. By combining his name ‘Jing’ and ‘Singapore’, the work was an attempt by the artist to portray Singapore through his eyes.
Artist Jing Quek has received some flak online over the title of his artwork for the Tampines West MRT station. Singapore artist Jing Quek’s latest work for the Downtown Line Station, Tampines West, has been trending online recently due to the title of the work “Welcome to Jingapore’’. Netizens have been sharing the image of the title of the work on a signboard by the Land Transport Authority questioning the spelling of the name.
Even the process of creating the installation involved interacting with the space and people around. Titled "Lost Colonies", the work resembles a honeycomb as it unravels into a fabric-like structure that seems to drift away.
Cinema operator Golden Village crowned the winners of its inaugural “GV25 Film Shorts” competition at the new Golden Village cineplex at SingPost Centre on Monday (30 October) evening. “GV25 Film Shorts” is a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make short films in Singapore.
Lauren Yeo started singing classes when she was eight years old. 14-year-old Singaporean soprano soloist Lauren Yeo is in the running for semi-finals after last night’s episode of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Yeo, who started singing classes when she was eight years old and performed a solo recital at the Esplanade when she was nine years old, got three nods from the panel of judges.
“The Addams Family” will run from 15 to 26 November at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. The Addams family is back! Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, Morticia as well as Uncle Fester and Grandma Frump will be in Singapore this November as part of a staging by UK production company Aria Entertainment. The play will see new conflicts among members of the popular family of darkness, mainly surrounding Wednesday’s new boyfriend and Gomez’s struggle to keep a secret from his wife.
Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun has released a new music video for “A Dancing Van Gogh”. Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun, also known as Sun Yanzi, released her latest music video for the melancholic ballad “A Dancing Van Gogh” on Saturday (22 October) . The album “Stefanie Sun’s 13th work: A Dancing Van Gogh” will be released on 9 November and pre-orders will be available from 25 October.
The National Theatre’s Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be staged from 29 March to 8 April 2018 at the Esplanade Theatre. The UK’s prestigious performing arts venue National Theatre is for the first time bringing a production to Singapore early next year. The theatre company’s Olivier- and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be staged from 29 March to 8 April 2018 at the Esplanade Theatre.
He has attracted the wrath of no less than Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his love of Singlish - or as he would put it, he kena buak goo yoo (being criticised) - but that has not stopped poet and academic Gwee Li Sui, 47, from writing a new book about the language so beloved of Singaporeans.
Sisters Ann-Sophie (left) and Ariane got through to the semi-finals of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Singaporean singers impressed judges in the premiere episode of “Asia’s Got Talent Season 2” that aired last Thursday (12 October). Sisters Anne-Sophie Cazaubon, 10, and Ariane, 12, wowed the judges with their version of Leo Delibes’ “The Flower Duet”.
Visitors to the Big Box hypermart will soon be able to view fashion designs and artwork while shopping for groceries. From 20 to 22 October, the supermarket at the mall in Jurong East will host the inaugural fashion and art festival OUTSIDER. Billed as an “anti-elitist” festival, it will showcase fashion and art exhibitions of designers and visual artists from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as Singapore.
Always wanted to catch The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)? You can do so next week when London’s longest running comedy is staged in Singapore!
Singapore's arts precinct Gillman Barracks will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on Friday (22 September) with a slew of festivities happening as part of its Art After Dark open house event.
Singapore’s award-winning comic artist Sonny Liew has reportedly returned the first tranche of funding to the National Arts Council (NAC). The 42-year-old was earlier awarded $19,000 worth of funds under the Creation Grant.
“Painting with Light” will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art”. National Gallery Singapore will launch its annual film festival at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium & Foyer in October, according to a press release on Wednesday (13 Sep). Titled “Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art”, the inaugural film festival runs from 7 to 29 Oct. It will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art, and the passion and humanity of those who live and work with it around the world’, all to encourage a deeper appreciation for the arts through films.
Drama Box was ‘disappointed’ by the National Youth Council apology. Drama Box artistic director Kok Heng Leung said on Thursday (7 September) he was “disappointed” by National Youth Council CEO David Chua’s note of apology for adapting the drama group’s work “The Lesson” for a youth engagement programme. In a note on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Chua said they “were too hasty in putting into action what we had learnt and did not consult with Drama Box and its partners.
The Silver Arts festival will be returning from 1 to 24 September 2017, offering a slew of activities such as film screenings, concerts, theatre performances, workshops, talks and exhibitions. With nearly 70 veterans and senior citizens taking part in the event’s sixth edition, which is presented by the National Arts Council (NAC), the organisers have put together a total of 38 programmes happening across 20 venues and targeting 42,000 attendees. ...
Still recovering from the long weekend? Well, the Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities have only just got started with Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts and Gardens by the Bay’s Spring Surprise the highlights of this coming weekend, along with a shophouse hip-hop party and a flea market.
The M1 Fringe Festival, which encompasses several art-related activities and showcases, has yet to conclude, and another art festival is all set to kick-off this week. The Singapore Art Week (SAW) promises 12 days of non-stop arts entertainment with several events lined up. Aside from that, the upcoming weekend also has a wide range of activities that will have you spoilt for choice. Options range from the Aliwal Urban Art Festival boasting contemporary art, street dancing and skateboarding, to a nature trek at Bukit Brown cemetery and a motor show.