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Programmes @ Singapore Art Museum in November 2003

Don't miss SAM's exciting line-up of events and exhibitions.


Public Programmes @ SAM
For more information visit www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM/Off_The_Wall

Swing at SAM - Do the Collegiate!
by Lindy Hop Ensemble
Pick  up  the  basics  of  this  cool  six-count  vintage  swing  dance, characterised  by its kicks, spins, close connections           and curious footwork.
Nov: 7 & 21  (Fri) , 7.00pm - 9.00pm, Auditorium, $10.

alapana-Heritage Series

Dikshitar Day - A Concert In Celebration
by alapana arts
In   this   concert,   alapana   arts   will  present  Dikshitar  kritis
(compositions) on the veena as well as on svoice.

PERFORMANCE  · 8 Nov (Sat), 7.00pm-8.30pm, Glass Hall. Free. Enquiries : 6396 3296 or e-mail:  alapana@pacific.net.sg .

Public Art Library
by The Artists Village at the Singapore Art Museum
A  first of its kind in Singapore! At the Public Art Library, you get to
borrow  artworks  created by local artists including works in various
media  such  as  painting, print, sculpture and installation for display at your home!
LIBRARY ·  Opening hours : 11.00am-4.00pm on the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.
Nov 15-16  (Sat - Sun).
Registration  for Public Art Library membership is at $50 a year. Please come  in  person  for  the registration,   bringing along two passport size photographs and your IC or passport.

swedenmade design weekend
Held in conjunction with the exhibition swedenmade design 4stories
Join us for a fun-filled Swedish Weekend for the family at the Singapore Art Museum with Special Holiday Workshops in making
Swedish decoration crafts for the Christmas Season and register for a Swedish cooking demonstration  where  you  might pick up great
culinery tips!

 SWEDENMADE  DESIGN  OPEN  HOUSE  · 22-25 Nov (Sat -Tue), 10.00am-7.00pm.
Free  admission  to  all events     and exhibition. Visit our e-calendar at www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM/sam.shtml for full programme details from Nov or e-mail nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg .

Vote for Design Competition
Vote  for  your  favourite  design piece from swedenmade design 4stories exhibition  and  stand  a  chance  to  win                attractive prizes
include a return air ticket to Stockholm in Sweden!
Contest  opens  from  20 November to 14 February, 12noon.  Valid for all visitors aged 18 and below.  Terms     and Conditions apply.

JAZZ TIME
A series brought to you by SAM and TIME Magazine.
Spend  a  relaxing  evening  at  SAM  unwinding  to  popular jazz music, including  Swing,  Bossa  Nova  and  Latin  rhythms             by "D" Jazz Quartet or embark on a visual feast with SAM's line up of exhibitions.

PERFORMANCE · 28 Nov (Fri), 7.30pm - 9.00pm, Glass Hall, Free.


Exhibitions @ SAM: What's On
For more information  visit www.nhb.gov.sg/SAM/Exhibition

Highlights from the Singapore Art Museum Permanent Collection
Till 29 February 2004
Explore  the  modern cultures of Southeast Asia in this exhibition which offers  four  inter-related  themes:  "Realism  and  Social    Commitment", "Abstraction  and the Search for Identities", "Continuities in Traditions", and "Contemporary Perspectives".

Interrupt
Till 25 April 2004
An exhibition of interventions, interactivity and the internet,
Interrupt presents a cross-section of artist practices engaging in
technologies and media.


Photographica Australis
Till 9 November 2003
Presenting photographic practices from Australia, this exhibition
assembles a wide range of photo-artists exploring the          themes of culture and community and negotiations of identities.


Beyond the Surface: Japanese Style of Making Things
Till 9 November 2003
Featuring renown artists-designers from Japan, this exhibition presents a redefinition of space through interleaving             textures, textiles, photographs and installation.


Convergences of Art, Science and Technology (C.A.S.T )
Till September 2004
Art becomes the medium through which one can contemplate practices and discourse of science and technology, as well             as consider its impact on society. Playful and creative expectations of the future invite your response, while hands-on          stations    provide interaction for technological interface with science and creativity.

Look out for our new exhibition opening this month!

swedenmade design 4stories
20 November 2003 to 29 February 2004
Form and function converges, where design inspiration is drawn from Sweden's changing seasons in an exhibition that features prize-winning products from some Sweden's finest designers and producers.


Visitor Information
Singapore Art Museum is located at 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
Getting to SAM: 5 minutes walk from City Hall / Dhoby Ghaut MRT stations

Museum Hours:
SAM  is  opened 7 days a week: Mon - Sun: 10.00am - 7.00pm.  Extended Hours
on Fri: 6pm - 9pm (Free Admission )
Admission:   $3  Adult/  $1.50 Child (6 - 16 yrs) or Senior Citizen (60 yrs
and above).
General Enquiries: 6332 3222

Guided Tours:
Monday, 2pm (English)
Tuesday - Friday: 10.30am (Japanese); 11am & 2pm (English)
Saturday & Sunday: 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm (English)
Saturday & Every 1st Sunday of the month: 2.30 pm (Mandarin)

Public Programmes Enquiries and Registration
All Public Programmes are on a first-come-first-served basis; free unless otherwise stated.
For payment, please send crossed cheque made payable to "National Heritage
Board".
All payment must reach SAM at least one week before the date of the event.
No refunds will be made for absentees.
Please indicate name of participant, contact number and the event you are registering for on the back of the cheque.

Join SAM's mailing list
E-mail : nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg or call 6332 3220.

All  information  is correct at time of release. The museum reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.


Music in Museum Series

Music in Museum : A Mid-Autumn Night's Dream
Jointly presented by Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) and SAM
Celebrate  Mid-Autumn  Festival this year with a difference at SAM and with members of the SCO as we jointly invite you on a musical and visual journey through the galleries. The evening's repertoire  will include solo and ensemble items performed at multiple locations throughout the museum before coming together in a finale.
For  the young and young at heart, have fun and get creative with making or decorating your very own lanterns!  Mark  the date for an enjoyable and enchanting  night out for the whole family! The SCO is actively involved in community outreach programmes.  Besides  its main concert seasons, it has performed at overseas tours. Back home, it enthralled audiences at this year's Singapore Arts Festival Gala Performance.
PERFORMANCE · 14 Sep (Sun), 5.00pm-6.30pm, SAM, Free.


SAM-FOM Friday Evening Lecture Series
Jointly presented by SAM and the Friends of the National Museum (FOM)

Photograph courtesy of MITA,
Collection of National Archives of Singapore

Through the Lens: Singapore's Visual Heritage
by Gretchen Liu
Since the invention of photography, photographs have served as an
invaluable tool in documentation and at times, social commentary. In this talk, Gretchen Liu presents a brief introduction to Singapore's
photographic history and shares some interesting experiences in uncovering and tracing rare and unusual prints. Gretchen developed her interest in antiquarian photographs and their social history though her involvement as an author and book editor in numerous projects documenting Singapore's heritage. Her most recent book is Singapore A Pictorial History 1819-2000.
TALK · 12 Sep (Fri), 7.30pm - 8.30pm, Auditorium, Free.



Swing at SAM Series


Swing at SAM - Do the 6-count!
by Lindy Hop Ensemble
The Lindy Hop Ensemble introduces the colourful vocabulary of 6-count swing.Master the basic footwork, pick up essential lead and follow techniques with simple yet stylish partner steps! 6-count swing is a great introduction to the family of swing dances and is perfect for novice dancers.  Seasoned swingers will also get hooked onto the new moves and creative combinations! Swing by www.flystep.com for more details.
WORKSHOP · Sep: 5 & 19 (Fri) , 7.00pm - 9.00pm, Auditorium, $10.



SAM Wear Art Series
Jewellery Making Workshops
by Margaret Tang
Swirls and Whirls (Advance)
This  workshop shows you the intricacies of circular weave patterns and how to create snowflakes and flowers pieces out of crystals. Make a single crystal pendant and a unique floral handphone ornament. Prior attendance at the Crystal Watch Strap workshop or knowledge of weaving is recommended.
WORKSHOP  ·  13  Sep (Sat), 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Patron's Club, $38*. (Includes materials for one snowflake and one floral piece. Additional materials may be purchased).
*Fees  include  all  basic  materials.  Tools will be provided on loan. The above workshop is a repeat session of an earlier series.
Registration closes one week before the workshop. Photograph shown is meant as reference only.


Public Art Library
by The Artists Village at the Singapore Art Museum
A first of its kind in Singapore! A Public Art Library where you get to
borrow artworks created by local artists including works in various media such as painting, print, sculpture and installation. Yes, you will actually be able to borrow these pieces of original artworks by members of The Artists Village and participating artists for display at home! The Public Art Library aims to promote greater art appreciation among the public and to encourage art collecting. It also creates regular opportunities for members of the public to meet artists, find out more about their works and art practices, or simply to have a chat with them. Be sure to check out the Public Art Library!
LIBRARY ·  Opening hours : 11.00am-4.00pm on the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.
Sep: 6-7 & 20-21 (Sat - Sun).
Registration  for  Public  Art  Library membership is at $50 a year. Please come in person for the registration, bringing along two passport size photos and your IC or passport.


Public Programmes Enquiries and Registration
All  Public  Programmes are on a first-come-first-served basis; free unless otherwise stated.
For  payment, please send crossed cheque made payable to "National Heritage Board".
All  payment must reach SAM at least one week before the date of the event.
No refunds will be made for absentees.
Please indicate name of participant, contact number and the event you are registering for on the back of the cheque.

Enquiries / Sign up for SAM's mailing list
E-mail : nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg or call 6332 3220.
Mailing address:  Singapore  Art  Museum,  71  Bras  Basah Road, Singapore 189555. (Attn: Santha Anthony)


All information is correct at time of release. The museum reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.


SAM Public Programmes in August!

SAM Lifestyle
For the inspirations in your life - Choose Art
Swing at SAM Series



 

Swing at SAM - Do the 6-count!
by Lindy Hop Ensemble
From  July  to  September,  the Lindy Hop Ensemble introduces the colourful vocabulary  of  6-count  swing.  East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Rock n Roll,  Jive  and  Boogie Woogie are closely related dance forms! Master the basic  footwork,  pick  up essential lead and follow techniques with simple yet  stylish  partner  steps!  6-count swing is a great introduction to the family of swing dances and is perfect for novice dancers. Seasoned swingers will also get hooked onto the new moves and creative combinations! Swing by
www.flystep.com for more details.
WORKSHOP · Aug: 15,  Sep: 5 & 19 (Fri) , 7.00pm - 9.00pm, Auditorium, $10.

SAM Wear Art Series


Jewellery Making Workshops
by Margaret Tang

Crystal Watch Strap (Basic)
Give  your  watch a unique beaded strap that's exquisitely hand-crafted out of crystals. Chic, elegant and trendy, your timepiece will become a fashion statement of its own!
16 Aug (Sat), 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Patron's Club, $50*.

Evening Dazzle (Intermediate)
Using  the  4  string  technique,  create an elaborate and elegant bracelet which can also be lengthened into a choker. Prior attendance at the Crystal Watch Strap workshop is required.
30 Aug (Sat), 2.00pm - 5.00pm, Patron's Club, $46*.

WORKSHOP  ·  *Fees include all basic materials. Tools will be provided. The Patron's  Club is located next to the Museum Shop by Banyan Tree. The above workshops are repeat sessions of earlier workshops.


Public Art Library
by The Artists Village at the Singapore Art Museum
A  first  of  its  kind in Singapore! A Public Art Library where you get to borrow  artworks  created by local artists including works in various media such as painting, print, sculpture and installation. Yes, you will actually be  able  to  borrow  these  pieces  of original artworks by members of The Artists Village for display at home! The Public Art Library aims to promote greater  art appreciation among the public and to encourage art collecting.
It  also  creates  regular  opportunities for members of the public to meet artists,  find  out  more about their works and art practices, or simply to have a chat with them. Be sure to check out the Public Art Library!
LIBRARY ·  Opening hours : 11.00am-4.00pm on the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.
Jul: Aug: 2-3 &16-17, Sep: 6-7 & 20-21 (Sat - Sun).
Registration  for  Public  Art  Library membership is at $50 a year. Please come in person for the registration.

Istana Art Event 2003
Organised by the National Heritage Board
Come  celebrate  the  nation's birthday with an event that invites children and their families to explore art and heritage while enjoying the beautiful Istana  grounds during the Istana's National Day Open House. Be inspired to join an On-The-Spot Art Competition or hop on the Heritage-on-the-Move bus for  mythical  adventures.  Learn about multi-racial birthdays in Singapore through  making  cards  with  traditionally designed motifs or take part in interesting  games  to  learn more about Singapore's philatelic traditions.
Enjoy a truly enriching Istana Open House!
3 Aug (Sun), 8.00am - 6.00pm, The Istana. All activities are free.

·  On-The-Spot Art Competition
Paint  your  favourite Istana view using any medium and you could walk away with  attractive  cash  prizes!  Capture  on  paper* the crowd enjoying the natural  fauna  and  flora,  the  performances  or  the architecture of any buildings  within the beautiful grounds of the Istana. Prizes will be given for top entries, so register now !
Category  1:  Age  8 and below. Category 2: Age 9-16. Open Category: Age 17 and above. The Istana reserves copyright to all exhibition entries.

  8.00am-10.00am         :  Registration.   *Official  art   paper  will be provided to all participants.
11.00am-12.00pm   : All entries to be submitted.
  3.00pm          : Prize Giving Ceremony by President S R Nathan
  3.00pm -6.00pm  : Display of Art Competition Winning Entries
The  first  2000 competition participants will be entitled to complimentary refreshments courtesy of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

·  Heritage On the Move
Hop  on  this exciting bus packed with interactive and engaging exhibits on "Singapore's  Myths  and  Legends".  Complement this unique experience with heritage  workshops,  where  you  can  step back to the Singapore of old to discover tales of courage, wisdom, loyalty and unconditional love.
WORKSHOP  ·  10.00am, 11.00 am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm & 4.30pm. Suitable for age 5 and above.

·  We Are One Storytelling Session
Did you know that stamps tell a story? Join our storyteller to find out how stamps are used to illustrate the importance of respect and appreciation of other  races,  cultures  and  faiths  and  also  how Singaporeans have come together  as  one people to build a nation we are proud to call our country and home!
STORYTELLING·11.30am-12.00pm  &  2.00pm-2.30pm. Suitable for age 5-9.

·  Stamp On It!
Get  ready  to  s-t-r-e-t-c-h!  Take  part in this fun and interactive game about  the  exciting  world  of philately. Learn about the different themes that can be found on stamps and objects. Guaranteed to bring on thrills and spills of laughter!
GAME · 3.00pm-5.00pm. Suitable for children and families.

·  Multi-Racial Birthdays in Singapore
Singapore's  birthday  is  coming!  Celebrate  it by making a birthday card using  motifs  from Chinese Lattice, Malay Batik or Indian Rangoli designs.
Also learn about how the Chinese, Malays and Indians celebrate birthdays in their own cultural traditions. Don't miss out on the fun!
WORKSHOP · 10.00am - 12.00pm Chinese stencil card, 12.30pm - 2.30pm Indian rangoli card &
2.30pm - 5.30pm Malay-batik card. Suitable for children and families

Please note that all times shown are indicative and may be subject to change.

A series brought to you by SAM and TIME magazine.
Let  Jazz  TIME  be  a  perfect start to a great weekend! Relax, unwind and indulge  in the romance of our fountain courtyards while The Willow Quartet entertains with a series of jazz classics. Entry to all exhibitions is free from  6.00pm - 9.00pm too. More than a museum, yet again, SAM welcomes you and all your friends.
Jazz TIME - just for you. Don't miss it.
PERFORMANCE · 22 Aug (Fri), 7.30pm - 9.00pm, Courtyard, Free.


ARTernatives
The alternative, experimental, contemporary

Accidental Death of An Anarchist
by Wayang Warehouse
Written  by  Italian  playwright, Dario Fo, a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Accidental Death of An Anarchist is a mischievous and hilarious play about a madman who has been accused of planting a bomb. Later released by  the  police,  the  protagonist  persists  in  hanging around the police station  and  changing  identities, gradually forcing the hidden truth from the  other  characters.  Since  its  debut  in 1970, Accidental Death of An
Anarchist  has  continued to delight audiences around the world. Catch this fresh interpretation of the play set in a local context. Directed by Dennis Tan,  Artistic  Director,  Wayang Warehouse and a recipient of the National Arts Council's 2002 Georgette Chen Arts Scholarship.
PERFORMANCE  ·  28-30  Aug  (Thu  ?  Sat),  8.00pm-9.30pm,  Auditorium. $19
(inclusive  of  $1  SISTIC  fee),  10% discount for students and Friends of Wayang.  Ticketing  :  SISTIC  outlets,  6348  5555  or  www.sistic.com.sg.
Enquiries : 91098369 or email mail@wayangwarehouse.org.

passion.love.
by Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd
Following   a   sneak  preview  at the Esplanade Theatre Studio in January, Odyssey  Dance  Theatre  presents this repertoire as a full length work for the  first  time  in  an  outdoor location. Experience the intensity of the passion,  the  bonding,  the  joy  and  melancholy of relationships in this contemporary  piece  set  against  the ambience and architectural design of SAM's courtyard.
PERFORMANCE· 29 - 30 Aug (Fri - Sat), 8.00pm-9.15pm, Courtyard, Free.

Public Programmes Enquiries and Registration
All  Public  Programmes are on a first-come-first-served basis; free unless otherwise stated.
For  payment, please send crossed cheque made payable to "National Heritage Board".
All  payment must reach SAM at least one week before the date of the event.
No refunds will be made for absentees.
Please  indicate  name of participant, contact number and the event you are registering for on the back of the cheque.

Enquiries / Sign up for SAM's mailing list
E-mail : nhb_sam_programs@nhb.gov.sg or call 6332 3220.
Mailing  address:  Singapore  Art  Museum,  71  Bras  Basah Road, Singapore
189555. (Attn: Santha Anthony)


All  information  is  correct  at  time of release. The museum reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.

Source: Singapore Art Museum

Jan - Jul 2003

Commenced on 20 Feb 2003