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Singapore Art Museum (SAM)             

       July Programmes

Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

71 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189555

Museum hours : Tuesdays - Sundays, 9am-6pm, Fridays, 9am-9pm. (Free admission after 6pm). Closed on Mondays.

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

Lindy Hopper's Night
by Lindy Hop Ensemble Singapore

6 July (Fri), 7pm - 8pm : lesson, 8pm - 9pm : dancing, Auditorium
Lesson and dancing : $10. Dancing only : $5. Registration required.
 
It’s time to hop and dance again! Join the Lindy Hop Ensemble for some grooves and moves and have a swinging fun time. Different steps are taught at each lesson. Seasoned dancers can join in for dancing at 8pm. Dress comfortably and be ready for fun. No partners required.

The Lindy Hop Ensemble is Singapore’s hippest and most innovative swing dance group. The Ensemble has the honour of being the first-ever Singapore dance group to perform at the world’s largest Arts Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in UK with a hugely successful two-week run in July 2000.

Contemporary Chinese Painting
- Traditional Medium in Innovative Processes
by Chew Kim Liong

7 July (Sat), Auditorium
2pm-3pm : Lecture/Discussion 3pm-6pm : Demonstration/Workshop, $25 (includes materials).
Registration required. Both sessions are conducted in English.
(Free)
 
Explore the unconventional use of traditional medium in abstract and contemporary Chinese painting. Catch a demonstration of the technique of ‘pigmentising-and-alumising’ invented by the artist, Dr Chew and try it yourself in the workshop! You’ll be guided through experimentation in innovative ways of creating images in Chinese painting medium with techniques such as 'dripping’, ‘splashing', 'spraying', ‘crashing’, ‘masking’ and ‘marbling’.

alapana-HERITAGE Series
20th Century Composers - A special vocal music recital
by S. Sowmya
Sunday, 8 July, 7pm -9pm, Glass Hall
Tickets: $20 (includes vegetarian buffet dinner after concert)
Please call 396 3296 or e-mail alapana@pacific.net.sg.
 
Indian music is a melody-based aural experience and while steeped in tradition, they offer infinite scope for innovation. Enjoy this special recital with a selection of works by 20th Century composers. This anniversary concert by Alapana Arts will also feature guest artist, S. Sowmya, acclaimed vocalist from India.

Enquiries and Registrations
All events are free and no registration is required unless otherwise stated. For payment, please send crossed cheque made payable to "National Heritage Board". Please indicate name of participant(s), contact numbers and the event you are registering for on the back of the cheque. For enquiries, please call 332 3220 or e-mail santha_anthony@nhb.gov.sg.

Normal museum charges apply unless otherwise stated. All information is correct at time of printing. The museum reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the programmes without prior notice.

The Alexander Technique
by Niamh Dowling
(Held in conjunction with White Songs)
21 July (Sat), 2pm - 5pm,       Auditorium
Fee:$30.     Registration required.
For enquiries and reservations, please call 324 5434 or e-mail feedback@dramabox.org.
 
Improve the way you 'use' yourself! The Alexander Technique, developed originally by Australian actor F. Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) as a vocal training for singers and actors, later evolved into a technique for the psychological coordination of the whole 'self'. The technique is currently taught in music and drama schools worldwide because of its positive influence on coordination. This session helps prepare your body for a ready and 'usable' condition.

[ Movement Instructor, Niamh Dowling has conducted teaching workshops in Britain for educational institutions and other organisations, including Holborn Centre for Performing Arts, Greenwich Dance Agency, Lancaster University and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She also participated in Britain's International Workshop Festival from 1997-1998 and has brought her workshops to Argentina, Austria, Poland, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Africa. ]

Jointly presented by Drama Box and Singapore Art Museum with the support of the British Council and National Arts Council.

Kids' Art Competition!

Istana Art Event   -     The Istana Card Design Competition
Entries to reach SAM by 17 July, 3pm
 
Design an Istana card based on the these three themes: Istana - Landscape, Istana - Architecture, and Singaporeans at the Istana; and send us your best work! Selected entries get to be exhibited during the Istana Open Day. You can use any materials and medium on any paper measuring 35cm x 27cm. Category 1: Ages 4-9, Category 2 : Ages 10-16. Remember to include your name, age, contact person and contact details on the back of your entry. Entries are non-returnable.

The Istana Art Event is happening on 5 August (Sun). Look out for more details soon!

[ Registration is free, please call 332 3220. 3 top prizes, 5 Certificates of Distinction and 5 Certificates of Merit will be awarded per category. Selected winning works will remain property of the Istana, which reserves the right to display the art works within the Istana interior as well as selectively reproduce them for card designs. Please hand in all entries to SAM's reception desk.]

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

Upcoming Programmes!

 

Art Activities

   

1.   White Songs

26 - 28   July

(Thu - Sat)

2.   The Making of An Actor

28  July

(Sat)

3.   A work demonstration & The Niamh Dowling's
     Method of Working

29    July

(Sun)

Art Talks

   

1.   Collecting Art & The Art of Collecting

28   July

(Sat)

2.   In Between Creative Chinese Calligraphy and
      Innovative Chinese Painting

4   Aug

(Sat)


White Songs
by The Blanc Space, Drama Box
26 -28 July (Thur – Sat), 8pm, Auditorium
Performance is in Mandarin. Free (Reservation required.)
Please call 324 5434 or e-mail feedback@dramabox.org.

Highly energetic and physical, this production about a young woman betrayed by the mayor after helping him to become the president will see a collage of six collaborators’ works. This work-in-progress marks the culmination of nine months of intensive physical and intellectual training in theatre. Performance ends with a discussion session, the audience is invited to join in.

Directed by Kok Heng Leun, NAC Young Artist Award Recipient (2000). Jointly presented by Drama Box and Singapore Art Museum with the support of the British Council and National Arts Council. The Blanc Space is an intensive 18-month theatre training project that prepares committed individuals to be auteurs-performers in Mandarin theatre.

The following 2 programmes are held in conjunction with White Songs and are jointly presented by Drama Box and Singapore Art Museum; with the support of British Council and National Arts Council.


The Making of An Actor
28 July (Sat), 3pm-5pm, Auditorium
 
What kind of training do stage actors need to go through? Find out in this overview of actors’ training in Singapore and overseas schools and theatre companies. Catch up with present training and practices.


A work demonstration & The Niamh Dowling’s Method of Working
by The Blanc Space & Niamh Dowling
29 July (Sun), 2pm - 5pm, Auditorium. Registration required.
 
Catch a demonstration of training exercises by six participants of The Blanc Space and be introduced to British Movement Instructor, Niamh Dowling’s method of working, including working actors and text, ‘opening’ up the actor’s body and voice, and motivating actors to respond and create.

Niamh Dowling, presently Head of School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University has had extensive experience as a Movement Director in numerous productions in the United Kingdom. She has worked with companies such as Library Theatre, West Yorks Playhouse, Kaboodle Theatre Company, Talking Pictures, Contact Theatre and Julliard School of Acting, New York. ]

Collecting Art and The Art of Collecting
by Lu Chisen
28 July (Sat), 2.30pm - 4pm, Patron's Club
 
Do you have a collection of paintings, pottery, porcelain, jades, antique furniture etc? Fallen in love with works of art and want to collect? Where to begin and what to collect? Join this series and pick up practical pointers on collecting. For both beginners and seasoned collectors Each talk will end with a question and answer session - have your queries on collecting answered.

[ Lu Chisen is an independent art consultant who has worked with museums, collectors, auctioneers and insurance companies in areas such as collecting, valuations, conducting workshops and talks and advising on buying and selling. With more than 20 year’s of experience in dealing with oriental art and antiques as well as artefacts on Singapore history and Southeast Asian art, his expertise is also sought by contacts abroad in Europe, USA, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. ]


For enquiries, please call 332 3220 or e-mail santha_anthony@nhb.gov.sg.

Normal museum charges apply unless otherwise stated. All information is correct at time of printing. The museum reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the programmes without prior notice. The Singapore Art Museum is located at 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555. Museum hours : Tuesdays-Sundays, 9am-6pm, Fridays, 9am-9pm.

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