Things to do, watch, listen this week: 26 Apr to 2 May

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 26 Apr to 2 May

As you look forward to the Labour Day weekend, take time to rest and relax with the many arts and culture offerings available in Singapore. Visit a contemporary art exhibition, catch various short films by Ngee Ann Polytechnic students, or feast your eyes on vibrant artworks by a Singapore-based artist. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.

Visual Arts

WikiCliki: Collecting Habits On An Earth Filled With Smartphones

Heman Chong, _Everything art and culture

Don’t miss this exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore, which offers a tantalising look at new modes of creating and presenting art, including contemporary art. The show includes recent acquisitions made by Singapore Art Museum of works by Singapore-based artists such as Chua Chye Teck, Heman Chong and Bani Haykal. It is on until 11 Jul. Learn more about WikiCliki: Collecting Habits on an Earth Filled with Smartphones here.


Ngee Ann Polytechnic Short Films

ngee-ann-polytechnic-short-films arts and culture

Kickstart your weekend with this showcase of six short films directed by students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies. The programme includes a series of documentaries and dramas, and the films will be screened at the Esplanade Concourse on 30 Apr. Learn more about Ngee Ann Polytechnic Short Films here.

Visual Arts

CASA By Chloe Manasseh

Chloë Manasseh arts and culture

Find inspiration at this art exhibition, which features artworks by Singapore-based artistChloe Manasseh. The works draw upon her Moroccan heritage and include vibrant paintings, two-sided folding screens, and a tile installation. The solo show is held at Art Porters Gallery in Spottiswoode Park Road until 2 May. Learn more about CASA By Chloe Manasseh here.


The Art Of European-English Quilling

English Quilling arts and culture

Pick up the art of European-English quilling at this hands-on workshop led by quilling expert Hadaya Tan. The workshop includes an introduction to the history of using strips of paper to create decorative designs, as well as techniques of the craft. The three-hour workshop, held at a Peranakan shophouse in Joo Chiat on 1 May, includes afternoon tea and cakes. Register for The Art of European-English Quilling here.

Literary Arts

Afterwords Travelling Exhibition

afterwords arts and culture

Be inspired by papermaking, poetry and calligraphy at this exhibition where poet Dave Tai and calligrapher Malik Mazlan use wastepaper from drafts, past projects and personal items as new canvases for haiku and calligraphy. The artworks are on show at the National Library Board and they will travel to other public libraries across Singapore until 31 Jan next year. Find out more about Afterwords Travelling Exhibition here.

(Photos: Heman Chong, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Art Porters, Straits Enclave, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)

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