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Off The Wall Public Programmes at SAM
Art off the wall and into your lives!
April Programmes

At a glance :
1.  TIME Open Day 1 Apr       (Sun)
2.  Music Box 2001  6 - 8 Apr  (Fri-Sun)
3.  The Artist & The Traveller 14 Apr        (Sat)
4.  The Elements 21-22 Apr (Sat-Sun)
5.  Alapana-Heritage series 22 Apr       (Sun)
6.  Orientalism in Art 28 Apr        (Sat)

TIME Open Day
1 Apr (Sun),   9am-6pm
Free Admission
It's April Fool's Day and you can enter SAM for free! No, it's not a joke but the first TIME Open Day for 2001. Join us for a day of fun, laughter and humour. Kids! Have fun with shapes or clown around at our workshops for children. Adults! Destress at our yoga laughter session and laugh your way to a better health. You can also let your hair down and have a go at line dancing.
There's no reason to stay home when there's a TIME Open Day at SAM!

The first 1000 visitors will receive special gifts from TIME magazine.
The next TIME Open Day will be on Thursday, 9 August. Watch this space for further details!

Music Box 2001

06 Apr (Fri) - 08 Apr (Sun),   7.30pm-10.30pm
Tickets : $15 (adults),  $10 (students)
Entry to selected galleries used for performance requires Music Box 2001 tickets.
For enquiries and ticketing details, please call 3373711 or e-mail
Go on a musical voyage with a different theme each evening: Roots, Imagine and New Frontiers. On 6 April, get back to Roots and origins with traditional instruments like the guqin and veena. Familiar pieces are also re-arranged for string quartet and wind quintet. Imagine on 7 April enthrals with musical compositions of fantasy played on the violin with other lyrical Chinese pieces
performed on the zhongruan and guzheng. On 8 April, explore New Frontiers with experimental music developments.

This festival is jointly presented by The Esplanade Co Ltd and the National Arts Council and features young talents in Singapore.

The Artist and the Traveller
by Teo Kim Liong
14 April (Sat),   2pm-3.30pm,   Patron,s Club
SAM's current exhibition, Landscapes, includes among other things, explorations of abstract spaces, notions of self and identity and conventional landscapes paintings things. But what are some practical issues concerning landscape painting? Find out the preparations and studies undertaken by an artist before a trip and discuss issues such as artistic liberty versus depicting reality, interpreting and selecting from the environment and translating natural surroundings into a piece of work on canvas.

Teo Kim-Liong has resided in China, United Kingdom and France as a full-time artist, painting wherever he travels. He also held seven solo exhibitions in these countries, showcasing his personal style which blends the influences of the East and West.

The Elements
21 April (Sat) ) 22 April (Sun),   7.30pm - 9.30pm,   SAM Auditorium
Tickets : $20,     Matinee on Sun, 2pm-4pm. Tickets : $10
For enquiries and ticketing details, please call 2261914 or e-mail
Get set for a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary artistic collaboration where music, dance, set and lighting design are brought together. Chinese and Indian elements are combined to represent air, earth, emptiness, fire, metal and water. Each element is represented by one movement with transformation, renewal and connection as intertwining themes. The audience gets to join in and the
performance will end with an open dialogue.

Conceptualised by artistic director Dr John Sharpley, composer, performer, and lecturer. Sharpley's compositions include orchestral works, opera, music for theatre, film, dance, piano, and CD ROM. Among his achievements are a New York Film Festival Award for music score to &Silent Hope8 and the American Cine Eagle Award for music score to October Garden. He has received commissions
from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Asian Arts Festival.

Programme also features Cultural Medallion recipient and a pioneer of modern dance in Singapore, Lim Fei-Shen; Canadian choreographer, performer and director of contemporary dance and interdisciplinary theatre, Maxine Heppner; mezzo soprano and tutor in singing and performance skills, Oda Vilrokx; and internationally acclaimed lighting designer, Tommy Wong.

alapana-HERITAGE Series
An Afternoon of Carnatic Vocal Music
22 April (Fri),  3.00pm-6.00pm  Glass Hall
Join visiting artist, R. Vanathy from Chennai, India in an afternoon of
carnatic music or south Indian music. Considered by some to be one of the most sophisticated systems of music, carnatic music is yet simple enough to be enjoyed by all. Don't worry if you can't understand the words, Indian music is melodic in nature and you,d soon find yourself humming to it! With accompaniment by musicians from Alapana Arts.

R. Vanathy, holds a Post Graduate degree in Music from Madras University. The daughter and disciple of Sangita Kalanidhi Dr.S.Ramanathan, she is an established vocalist with over 15 year's of performing experience. In 1998 she received the Best Singer for Dance Award from the famed Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai. Vanathy has also toured internationally with eminent dancers.

Orientalism in Art
by Low Sze Wee
28 April (Sat),  2.00pm-3.30pm  Patron,s Club
What is the concept and notion of Orientalism (most clearly presented in the works of Edward Said) and how does it relate to the arts specifically? Find out in this presentation and discussion on issues such as the western obsession and fascination with the Orient and how these were expressed in the arts, for example, in the style, subject matter and motifs of paintings and export

Low Sze Wee is a Museum Officer with NUS Museums. He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1999 with a Masters degree in History of Art. He currently lectures part-time on Orientalism in Art at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. His interests include Chinese painting, watercolour painting, pottery and Southeast Asian art.