What to see, watch and listen #17

What to see, watch and listen #17

Savour the long weekend with the arts and culture. Be inspired by tips from a visual artist, learn about the work of conservators, or listen to words of wisdom from seniors. Read on for our top picks of what to see, watch and listen.


Play With Skins


Play dress up and create your own outfit through this online fashion experience hosted by fashion and costume designer Max Tan. The experience, which encourages participants to reflect on their relationship with their bodies, is part of M1 Patch!, a theatre festival organised by homegrown theatre company The Theatre Practice. The festival invites audiences to experience the meaning of togetherness through play. Get creative and register Play With Skins here.

Visual Arts

A Studio of One’s Own: Robert Zhao


Get acquainted with visual artist Robert Zhao and discover how he finds inspiration at home for his art, in this video interview produced by photography gallery DECK. The video is part of DECK’s A Studio of One’s Own video series, which invites artists to share their thoughts on ways to stay creative during the pandemic. Find out how Zhao finds inspiration for visual arts in uncertain times here.


Closer Look With The Conservator: Talismanic Youth Jama


Discover what conservators do in this video, which follows Asian Civilisations Museum’s assistant conservator Siti Suhailah Salim as she works on conserving a talismanic shirt, a type of garment worn throughout the Islamic world believed to contain magical properties. Watch the video for a peek into the life of a conservator. 


Reflections From Home


Find out how four seniors from The Necessary Stage’s Theatre for Seniors, a programme where professional theatre practitioners train elderly in various theatre-making skills, are holding up during the pandemic in this video monologue series. In this series, they share everything from the challenges they have faced to their observation on the plight of vulnerable communities. Watch these thoughtful Reflections From Home by seniors here.

Literary Arts

An Ekphrastic Series With Nabilah Said


Listen to the musings of writer and playwright Nabilah Said as she responds to the National Gallery Singapore’s Latiff Mohidin: Pago Pago exhibition. This event is part of the Gallery’s ongoing An Ekphrastic Series, co-organised with local literary community Sing Lit Station, which invites local writers to respond to the Gallery’s exhibitions. More details on An Ekphrastic Series with Nabilah Said here. For a safe visit, be sure to refer to the Gallery’s safety measures here.

(Photos: The Theatre Practice, DECK, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Necessary Stage and National Gallery Singapore)

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