Off The Wall Public Programmes at
Art off the wall and into your lives!
At a glance :
1. TIME Open Day 1 Apr
2. Music Box 2001 6 - 8 Apr (Fri-Sun)
3. The Artist & The Traveller 14 Apr
4. The Elements 21-22 Apr (Sat-Sun)
5. Alapana-Heritage series 22 Apr
6. Orientalism in Art 28 Apr
TIME Open Day
1 Apr (Sun), 9am-6pm
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
The first 1000 visitors will receive special gifts from TIME
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.
21 April (Sat) ) 22 April (Sun), 7.30pm - 9.30pm,
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
from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Hong Kong Asian Arts
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.
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
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
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.