Published on 28 June 2018

This week, be inspired by friendship and art! Enjoy the dreamy works of Ohata Shintaro at his solo exhibition, celebrate the cultural ties between Singapore and Indonesia at Kreatif Connections, or create your next masterpiece at the Singapore Art Book Fair!


Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) 2018 (29 June – 1 July)

If you have a penchant for contemporary art books, catalogues, and all sorts of printed paraphernalia, head on over to the Singapore Art Book Fair over the last weekend of June! On top of picking up a beautiful book, take part in a whole range of art-related fringe activities that are suitable for all ages!

For more information, click here.



Pop-up: Dixieland Youth x Double Down (29 – 30 June)

Get down and boogie into the 1920s with Dixieland Youth – the newest brass band in town! Together with dance duo Chan Jia Jun and Chelsea Monteiro, jive to the music of a bygone era! From the blues to ragtime, head down to the Esplanade this weekend for a swinging good time!

For more information, click here.



Kreatif Connections : Celebrating 50 Years of Indonesia-Singapore Friendship (29 June – 1 July)

Be awed and inspired by the best of both Indonesia and Singapore! To celebrate the friendship between both countries, musicians, artists and craft makers from Indonesia and Singapore will gather for this three-day extravaganza at the Empress Lawn and Asian Civilisations Museum. From free performances to hands-on workshops, come down and enjoy a cross-cultural exchange! While you’re there, be sure to attend the highlight of the show – the Opening Outdoor Concert at Empress Lawn, featuring artists such as Isyana Sarasvati from Indonesia and Jasmine Sokko from Singapore.

For more information, click here.



Resonate by Ohata Shintaro (30 June – 12 Aug)

Be sure to make time for the playful and dreamy 3D works of Ohata Shintaro at his solo exhibition at Gillman Barracks. Painting enthusiasts will appreciate Ohata’s depictions of everyday experiences, brought to life by his distinct style of controlling colours, shade, and light. Also catch his most recent painting, Deep Breath, which was drawn from his interest in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.

For more information, click here.



Read! Fest 2018 – Four Paths to Joy: Poetry Reading & Discussion

Listen to the works of Singapore’s favourite poets – Alfian Sa’at, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Deborah Emmanuel and Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé – as they share their works with the public and discuss the beauty of poetry and their approaches to authentic writing.

For more information, click here.

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