Finding love in art | The A List
Find yourself single for Valentine’s Day? Then it’s time to revel in singledom and go on a solo date with the arts. Romantic walks on the beach and dinner dates might call for a party of two, but arts events don’t discriminate. Here are our picks of places for a solo date, and who knows, you might just find a match.
Fall in love with words
Feed your heart’s desires at one of the many public libraries island-wide, and at no cost. Be captivated by the romantic persuasions of Jane Austen, lose yourself in the imaginative worlds of Neil Gaiman, or pick up a trusty guide to healthy eating that will help you keep your new year’s resolution. To make your library date a special one, check out library@harbourfront where you get to enjoy waterfront views while savouring your book.
Feast on art
Restaurants are not the exclusive domain of couples on Valentine’s Day. Make yourself comfortable at the casual chic restaurant Mad Nest, dig into a scrumptious meal and chase it down with a dose of art. The walls of the restaurant are filled with works of art by young, Singapore-based artists and the pieces are for sale. If any of the art tickles your fancy, treat yourself and bring one home with you.
Lose yourself in melodies
Be serenaded by music acts in the bars and cafes that line Haji Lane. For something cosy and intimate, head to Going Om, which is known for featuring mellow acoustic performances by the likes of local artist Daniel Sid. For a soulful and jazzy vibe, head to Blu Jazz Café and let its resident jazz band, The Blue Monks, take your breath away with their virtuosic performance on Sunday.
Get a feel for ceramics
Sink your hands into clay and make something lovely at Goodman Ceramic Studio. The studio offers a wide range of clay art and ceramics classes to pick from, including wheel throwing and hand building sessions.
Find love in portraits and landscapes
Head to DECK, an independent art space dedicated to photography in Prinsep Street, and see the world through the lens of emerging artists at the exhibition Undescribed. The works on show explore new ways of making photographs and moving images in the field of art.
(Photos: Fahrul Azmi, Mad Nest, Deanne Galicia, Ritesh Singh and DECK)