Datang Untuk Kembali (Arriving to Return), 13 Jan, 6:30 PM
The performance starts at The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road. Part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016-2017, it is a collaboration between artist duo indieguerillas, fashion designer Lulu Lutfi Labibi, and music director Ari Wulu. The performance will move between different locations in Gillman Barracks, ending outside Mizuma Gallery. It takes inspiration from Sekaten, a traditional Javanese ceremony commemorating the birthday of prophet Muhammad in Yogyakarta, as well as modern issues of mass consumption and the nature of fads and fashion. There will be a talk with the artists on Saturday.More information.
Sounds of Singapore: Conversations with Local Musicians, 9 – 12 January
Held at the Black Box at Aliwal Arts Centre. Organised by Centre for Arts Research in Education, Sounds of Singapore: Conversations with Local Musicians is a series of 4 events that combine discussion and performance. Each event runs from 7:30pm to 9pm and focuses on a different Singaporean band: NADI Singapura on Monday, KULCHA on Tuesday, Flame of the Forest on Wednesday, and SA on Thursday. The bands will perform original work and will discuss their background, process and goals. This will be followed by the special preview of a short film about the musicians. The event is free although registration is required here.
Contemporary Printmaking Festival 2017, 11 – 22 Jan
Held in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2017, the Contemporary Printmaking Festival is a printmaking festival for everyone. The programme includes workshops and live demonstrations such as silkscreen printing, letterpress, and intaglio printing, which will be conducted by Monster Gallery, The Gentlemen’s Press, and Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI). The public is invited to try creating their own prints with specially designed rubber stamps by Jackson Tan of PHUNK and the highlight of the festival is an exhibition by 20 artists and printmakers. The featured artists or printmakers will present a limited edition hand-printed artist book specially created for this exhibition. There will also be a pop-up bookstore for art books, affordable prints, and print-related merchandise. More information.
ARTWALK Little India, 12 – 14 Jan
ARTWALK Little India is a multidisciplinary arts festival organised around Singapore’s historic Little India precinct. With the theme Your Path To Remember, it presents 6 new murals, 4 musical acts, 3 dance performances, 3 immersive site specific performance art, 2 outdoor installations and several interactive fringe activities. This is its third edition, which is a collaboration between LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board, supported by Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association. More information.
Makeplay – Risograph Workshop, 14 and 15 January, 2pm, PressPlay at library@orchard
In this 2-session workshop conducted by Knuckles & Notch, participants will learn risograph, a printing process that involves stencil duplication. Risograph printing machines are able to print fluorescent and solid colours using soy-based inks, producing results in a myriad of striking layouts and colour gradients. At the end, participants will have made their own postcard-sized zine using risograph printing. It is a ticketed course. More information.
Aliwal Urban Art Festival, 14 Jan
Get down to Aliwal Street on Saturday for the fourth edition of the AUAF which features workshops, dance events, spoken word and indie music performances, a family-friendly market and doodle area, a skateboarding competition, among numerous other exciting and interactive activities. More information.
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