Arts and culture activities to ring in the New Year
Bid 2020 goodbye and usher in the New Year with fun arts and culture activities. Find inspiration at an art exhibition featuring works by local artists, spend some time with the children at an indoor play area, or catch a witty play produced by three leading theatre companies in Singapore. Read on for ideas on how you can celebrate the New Year with arts and culture activities.
Explore new ways of living at an art show
Strange Forms Of Life
This exhibition at STPI Gallery offers new perspectives on life and existence through works of art by Singapore artists. The show runs until 31 Jan and it is part of Proposals for Novel Ways of Being, an initiative spearheaded by the National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum to rally artists and arts groups to imagine new ways of living in a changing world. Learn more about Strange Forms Of Life here.
Celebrate with the kids at an arts space
Before the school holidays end, bring the children to this dedicated arts space in the Esplanade where they can let loose and try their hands at arts and craft activities, or attend a storytelling session. This cosy, family-friendly space also has a mini library featuring books by local authors and illustrators. The space is open to the public from 11am to 6pm daily. Register for admission to Pip’s PLAYbox here.
Catch a play and gain new ideas
This play, about theatre rivals overcoming differences to create something new, might spark ideas for a partnership at work or a side hustle. Presented as a 22min film, the play is a collaboration between three Singapore theatre companies – Pangdemonium, Wild RICE and the Singapore Repertory Theatre, and it stars their respective artistic directors – Adrian Pang, Ivan Heng and Gaurav Kripalani (former artistic director). While the recorded play is available to stream online for free, do consider donating to the theatre companies here. Watch The Pitch here.
Learn something new
Urang Banjar: Heritage And Culture Of The Banjar In Singapore
If your New Year’s resolution is to try something different this year, kickstart your journey at this exhibition presented by the Malay Heritage Centre. It spotlights the cultural norms and practices of the Banjar community, one of the smallest sub-ethnic Malay communities in Singapore. The exhibition includes a display of treasured items that belong to families in the community. The exhibition runs until 25 July. Plan your visit to Urang Banjar: Heritage And Culture Of The Banjar In Singapore here.
(Photos: STPI, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Pangdemonium, Malay Heritage Centre)