Published on 24 May 2018

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This week, art has taken over the streets of Singapore! From workshops by Faber-Castell and Cambodian performances at Empress Lawn, to Artbox at the Bayfront Event Space, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the arts over the next few days!



Faber-Castell Art Festival 2018 (25 May – 3 Jun)

From 25 May to 3 June, head down to Marina Square Central Atrium for the annual Faber-Castell Art Festival. Have tons of fun with TrickEye Art, get your portraits drawn and enjoy creative art workshops. From drawing competitions for the young to art workshops for adults, this festival promises fun with the arts for the whole family!

For more information, click here.



GAC Open House (26 May)

Head down to the Goodman Arts Centre for their open house on the 26th of May and be treated to a family-friendly eco arts festival! From 11am to 5pm, enjoy a series of exhibitions, dance and music performances as well as DIY craft workshops and drop-in arts sessions! There is even a wheelchair friendly obstacle course for both kids and adults to try. If this one-day festival was not enough for you and your little ones, continue the festivities and stop by the 100 & 100 more festival also happening at the Goodman Arts Centre from the 25th of May to the 3rd of June. Take part in interactive storytelling performances to puppet making workshops, all aimed to spark your child’s imagination!

See the GAC Open House Schedule here.

See the 100 & 100 more festival schedule here.


Creative Market

Artbox Singapore 2018 (25-27 May, 1-3 Jun)

The popular Bangkok art fair is back in Singapore and three times bigger! Come down to this oasis of creativity and enjoy interactive activities, art installations, food and entertainment. It’s also a great place to pick up a new piece for your home as this colourful “pasar-malam” will feature art pieces you can purchase from all over South-East Asia. It all takes place at the Bayfront Event Space from 25 – 27 May, and again on 1 – 3 June.

For more information, click here.


Dance Image 2018 (26-27 May)

Indulge in an evening of grace and beauty with Dance Image 2018. Presented by Wu Yue Dance Studio, the show will feature the best in Chinese dance. The audience will also get a chance to participate in a post-show demonstration and sharing where guests will get the chance to perform the dance for themselves!

For more information, click here.






Writing Contemporary Haiku and Haibun (26 May)

So you think you can write? Whether you’re a new writer or an experienced one, this workshop on Japanese literary art forms, haikus and haibuns is sure to bring out your inner poet. It includes guided centering and relaxation exercises, technical knowledge and practical examples of the two forms, audio and video presentations, advice on starting a haiku-haibun journal and a final haiku celebration session.

For more information, click here.


GRIDI (25 May – 3 Jun)

Compose your own music and have tons of fun at the Esplanade’s music-focused interactive installation – GRIDI. Pick up the neon balls on the giant white table and move them around to create your live soundscape! Created by Israeli musician Yuri Gerstein, GRIDI is a large scale midi sequencer which allows several users to create electronic music together.

For more information, click here.



Asian Culture and Music Series – Cambodia (25-26 May)

Explore thousands of years of Cambodia’s history through the arts at the Empress Lawn outside the Asian Civilisations Museum. Pick a cosy spot and be entertained with performances and concerts by Cambodian artists. From the melodious bells of a Gamelan ensemble to the skilful manipulation of Asian puppets, enjoy a slice of Cambodian culture right at the heart of Singapore!

For more information, click here.


What Really Matters? A Playback Theatre Performance (26-27 May)

Less of a performance, more of a conversation – What Really Matters? is a unique improvisational form of community theatre. Share your moments, thoughts and stories with performers, and see them translated onto cloth, movement, music, and the spoken word.

For more information, click here.

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