Insider’s Guide Issue 13

Published on 31 March 2015

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

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Till 24 May, 10am-8pm daily
National Museum of Singapore
Free Admission

Through a selection of photographs, audiovisual recordings and artefacts, get a glimpse into the life and political career of Singapore first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. The exhibition traces his formative years as a law student, through to his formation of the People’s Action party and into his final years of service as Senior Minister and Minister Mentor.

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10 Apr – 3 May, Various Timings
Moving Image Gallery, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
$10 for each film screening (concessions available)

Catch some of the newest and most compelling independent films from the region that reflects the diversity and contemporary socio-political issues faced by each nation.

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1 – 28 Apr, 10am – 9pm
National Library Building
Free Admission

Ever wondered what influences the memories we document and remember? Drawing reference from the sea as a constant, artist Juria Torame uses photographic articles as memory artefacts to form new narratives that reflect the flaws and imperfections of memory.

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Till 12 April (12pm – 8pm daily)
K+ Curatorial Space (Scotts Square #03-14/15)
Free Admission

Hailed as an art prodigy at just 11-years of age, Mondo’s portrait drawings bely his age, capturing the essence of his subjects with just a humble black marker and an occasional splash of colour. Inspired by his musician father’s extensive record collection, Mondo’s works has already seen him recognized as a magazine cover designer, illustrator and published author.

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Fri 10 Apr, 8pm
The Garden Slug (55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61 Bright Centre)
Free Admission

Having performed at major music festivals like the100 Bands Festival and Baybeats 2014, singer-songwriter Jamie Wong takes her acoustic sounds to the breezy and rustic east side of Singapore. This fortnightly session features hand-picked local musicians.

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