News Issue 19

Published on 23 June 2015

TEXT BY JO TAN

Write Away!

Last call for emerging poets and short-story writers.

The open call for submission of works for the National Arts Council’s Golden Point Award (GPA) 2015 closes 30 June. Into its 12th edition, this premier biennial competition is Singapore’s only multilingual national creative writing competition for Short Story and Poetry.

Among its list of past winners are Joshua Ip, Chow Teck Seng, Yazid Hussein and Indrajit s/o Perumal Pillay. For Ip, clinching second prize for Poetry (2011) and first prize for Short Story (2013) was the forerunner to winning the Singapore Literature Prize in 2014 with his poetry collection Making Love With Scrabble Tiles. Results will be announced at the GPA prize-giving ceremony in early November, held during the Singapore Writers Festival 2015.

The official entry form is available for download here

Museum Shuttle

Here’s a wheel treat for arts buffs!

To make it more convenient for locals and tourists to explore some of our best museums, the Singapore Tourism Board has just launched a free museum shuttle. Operating daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm, the chirpy blue bus makes half-hourly stops at the Singapore Art Museum, the National Museum and the Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris on Fort Canning.

Parisian Partner

Pinacothèque de Paris picks Singapore as the location of its first scion outside France.

Founded in 2007 by Marc Restellini in Paris, internationally- renowned private art museum, Pinacothèque de Paris, opened its doors in Singapore on 30 May, making Singapore its first international offshoot in its global expansion plans.

Housed in the rejuvenated Fort Canning Arts Centre, Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris boasts a permanent Collections Gallery featuring rarely-seen masterpieces from private collections; a Features Gallery showcasing temporary exhibitions, like The Myth of Cleopatra (on till 11 Oct), and a Heritage Gallery tracing Southeast Asian civilisation through artefacts.

The public can also expect educational programmes, ranging from practical art studio sessions to insightful studies of art history and the business of art.

For more information, visit their website.

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