Things to do, watch, listen this week: 27 Sep to 3 Oct
This week The A List covers all the bases. From an immersive and participatory art experience in Bugis to rug-making workshops in Circular Road. From an imaginative music workshop for kids and a 20th century photography exhibition to a night of cabaret, circus and comedy at Marina Bay Sands.
Art Encounters: Petals Fall, Now and Then
Head to Bugis Town (Bugis Junction, Bugis+ and Bugis Street) to interact with this Art Encounters installation by Singapore-based artist Chloë Manasseh. This multi-sensory space features an ambient scent designed by Chloë and home-grown fragrance label, Scent by SIX, and offers an escape to nature (albeit an artistically imagined one) in the heart of the city. Leave your own mark by painting on a large community canvas. Find out more about Art Encounters: Petals Fall, Now and Then here.
Rug Tufting Workshop
This four-and-a-half-hour workshop will give you a hands-on initiation into the art of rug-making – using a tufting gun to create patterns, colour fields or your own design. Tuft Club, which hosts the workshops at its premises on Circular Road, will provide all the tools, materials and expert tuition you need to craft your own custom rug or wall tapestry of up to 60x60cm. After drying and finishing, your bespoke piece will be delivered to you. There are still places available on 30 Sep. Book a Rug Tufting Workshop here.
Circus, cabaret, burlesque and contemporary vaudeville all rolled into one, this show has been wowing audiences in London, Montreal, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, and now Singapore. The international cast includes Weimar kabarett diva Bernie Dieter, trapeze artist Elke Udh, fire-breathing sword swallower Heather Holliday and glam comedian J’aiMime. Buy tickets for La Clique here.
About Routes, Not Roots
Organised by Art Agenda S.E.A., this thought-provoking exhibition examines Singapore’s continual evolution. Stunning black-and-white images by Lim Kwong Ling celebrating 20th century Singaporean life are juxtaposed with video art and prints created by artist collective DASSAD using the latest machine-learning technology. The show can be found in a heritage house at 63 Spottiswoode Park Road. Register for free admission to About Routes, Not Roots here.
The Musical Canvas
An audiovisual experience accompanied by an illustrated guide tells the story of May, a curious student who gets stuck when tasked by her teacher to create an artwork using just her imagination. These music workshops, designed for children aged seven and above, teach the different elements of Chinese chamber music while guiding students to follow May’s example and reimagine music visually. Co-produced by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Ding Yi Music company, these online workshops put the emphasis on fun and engagement. Find out more about The Musical Canvas here.
(Photos: Art Outreach, Tuft Club, Spiegeltent Productions, Art Agenda S.E.A., Ding Yi Music Company)