The first weekend of May has a lot to offer with a wide range of events happening around Singapore. Sing along with Dua Lipa as she performs songs from her debut album; join the Rebellion or the dark side in the Star Wars Run; or, admire giant flowers at Gardens by the Bay. This weekend promises to be an enjoyable one.
You are probably familiar with her work, even if you do not know the Singaporean artist by name. Dawn Ng is the creator of Walter the rabbit, the enormous white rabbit that dominated the Singapore Art Museum lawn at various intervals over the last decade. When asked how she feels about her most iconic work, Ng said that Walter has taken on a life of its own.
Get ready to be bombarded on your social media newsfeed with edgy images of street art from around the world. ArtScience Museum begins 2018 with yet another Instagram-worthy exhibition, Art from the Streets, as part of Singapore Art Week 2018. Running from 13 January to 3 June this year, Art from the Streets celebrates 40 years of street art, from its countercultural beginnings to its extraordinary rise as a global contemporary art trend.
Some of the young artists being featured at the RAID exhibition (from left): Ivan David Ng, Nhawfal Juma’at, Jacqueline Sim and Vanessa Lim. As part of an exhibition for Singapore Art Week 2018 organised by young artists, from this weekend members of the public get to step inside the rarely opened Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter. The last remaining pre-war civilian air raid shelter still in existence today, Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter is also the only public housing building by the Singapore Improvement Trust to have been built with an air raid shelter as part of its design.
Flowers, figurines and toys are among the items that Yishun resident Or Beng Kooi hopes to use for his installation at The Substation. Yishun’s short-lived psychedelic tower of toys and knick-knacks will be making a comeback of sorts, as it will be recreated by 75-year-old resident Or Beng Kooi for an upcoming art exhibition. National Arts Council’s Young Artist Award recipient Li Xie is collaborating with Or to rebuild it as an interactive installation for The Substation’s closing exhibition “Discipline the City”.
The next time you are in Raffles City shopping mall, take a look at the new Samsung digital art exhibition “Joy in everyday art” that will be available for public viewing from today (29 September) until 17 October. This exhibition features creative works by local photographers, illustrators, artistes and influencers, that were all shot and designed on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phone using the stylus (the “S Pen”). Each individual piece displayed is supposed to showcase its contributor’s creativity through the use of the S Pen.
In South Korea’s Jeju Island, therein lies a community of women divers who would scour the ocean bed for harvests such as abalones, conches and octopuses.
It has been 150 years since the first postage stamp was issued in Singapore on 1 September 1867. To commemorate this significant milestone, a set of commemorative stamps is being launched and a special exhibition is being held at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM). Titled ‘150th Anniversary of the First Postage Stamps Issued in Singapore’, the exhibition is jointly organised by SPM and the Association of Singapore Philatelists (ASP).
Fans of hit British television series can start booking their tickets to the inaugural ‘Downton Abbey’ exhibition, which will be kicking off its international tour in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. The Singapore leg of the tour will take place for a limited time from 17 June to 19 August at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre (Basement 2 Hall F). Tickets, priced at $30 for each adult and $15 for each child, are available for purchase online or in person from the Marina Bay Sands Box Office. Brought to you by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions, the event is expected to take fans on an immersive journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey, while connecting visitors with their favourite characters and locations. Visitors can also expect never-before-seen footages and over 50 official costumes worn by the cast, including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith, before wrapping up the visit at a special Downton-themed tea room and gift shop. The international tour of the exhibition was announced over a year after the globally successful period drama ended its six-season run. Downton Abbey was produced by Carnival Films and MASTERPIECE, and written and created by Julian Fellowes. It was executive produced by Gareth Name, Julian Fellows and Liz Trubridge. The show, which has been distributed to over 250 territories worldwide, made history at the Emmys with 69 nominations. Related stories: Tickets to ‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’ in Singapore now on sale Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
With a slew of music and art events as well as markets and parties happening from Friday to Sunday (19 to 21 May), you’re definitely better off staying out of the house this weekend.