I was a design student before and I'm more inclined towards the creative side since I was young. The interest towards the arts was in me all along, and not just for the past one year. But it is only until the past year that I got to appreciate arts a little more in a different perspective. I'm happy to see that Singapore is also progressively embracing and promoting the arts culture, so we all get to expose to it more than before. Below are some of the exhibitions and museums that I've been to for the past year:
Genesis - Sebastião Salgado at National Museum of Singapore.
245 black and white images taken in over 30 locations.
Bangkok Art & Culture Centre.
Another photography exhibition that captures the local hero and nature.
And after that, I slowly look at things in different perspective and started to capture images in different way.
Louvre Museum in Paris.
Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Centre Pompidou in Paris.
National Gallery and Tate Modern in London.
I didn't realise that I went to so many exhibitions and museums because there are still a lot more that I didn't mention it up here. This year, I'm really excited to go to Noise Singapore 2015 Festival Exhibition because they are turning 10 (Happy Birthday!) and they are celebrating with an exciting series of free exhibitions and concerts from 16 September to 8 November!
Yay to free exhibitions and concerts for all of us! :D
I'm always interested to attend Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition because they actually provide numerous platforms to express, develop and showcase the creative talent of young people aged 35 and below. Randy had one of his photography works that was being exhibited previously for the exhibition too, really proud of him! I've been attending Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition since 2010 and although for some years in-between I didn't managed to attend as I was overseas, I'm definitely going this year because it is really nice to have a platform for young people in Singapore to actively participate and nurture their relationship with the arts. I'm looking forward to see all the original creations and be inspired by emerging artists and musicians in Singapore. Support local talents!
I also hope people can slowly change their perspective towards arts and understand arts is subjective and emotional. Like this painting that I did before. Many of my friends thinks that I'm just splattering the paints all over the canvas but what they do not see is the underlying message and emotions and was put into this piece of art. Art is art, there is no definition.
I think Noise Singapore 2015 Festival is an event for everyone, especially photographers and artists. It is always nice to learn and expose ourselves more to the arts and see the world in different perspective that you used to see it in.
Below are the details of all the exhibitions! Do remember to mark down the dates and pop by!
Noise Singapore 2015 Festival Exhibition
16 Sep – 11 Oct 2015
10am – 9pm
B4 ION Station (Event Hall), ION Orchard
What do young people have to say about the world around them? This anchor exhibition of the Noise Singapore Festival brings you the best art, design, photography and music from Noise Singapore’s annual Open Categories submissions. Look forward to hundreds of creative artworks and merchandise by local artists, fun hands-ons crafts and music performances over the weekends.
The Apprenticeship Programme Exhibition: “c. 2015 –”
19 Sep – 11 Oct 2015
12pm to 7pm (till 4pm on Sundays)
Closed on Mondays and public holidays
Following four months of guidance from creative industry professionals, 34 young artists from Noise Singapore’s The Apprenticeship Programme come together for a group exhibition, “c. 2015 –”. Curated by OH! Open House, these works investigate the relationship between art and self. Experience the showcase at two venues for the first time:
120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
Chapel Gallery, Objectifs – Centre for Photography & Film
155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
The Music Mentorship Concerts
2 Oct – 4 Oct 2015
Various evening timings
Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concourse
Witness the future of Singapore’s music scene with 18 young bands and musicians from Noise Singapore’s The Music Mentorship programme. Four months of intensive mentorship by some of our local music greats culminate in a three-day concert of original tunes powered by infectious energy and enthusiasm. Join us and rock out as these emerging talents take the stage!
Noise Alumni Exhibition: “Becoming of Age”
24 Oct – 8 Nov 2015
11am to 8pm
Galerie Nila & Utama @ The Foothills
In a year of milestones as Singapore celebrates SG50, Noise Singapore turns 10 with a special exhibition by our alumni, bringing together new works by 20 artists from past editions of The Apprenticeship Programme. The artworks investigate the constant evolution of the environment around them, a reflection of how these young artists have come into their own since their early days as apprentices with Noise Singapore.
Noise Alumni Concerts & Arts Market
30 – 31 Oct 2015
5pm to 11pm
Lawn @ The Foothills
Come by The Foothills with your friends to enjoy live music performances by Noise alumni musicians including Stopgap, wyd:syd and The Summer State, and browse through an arts market put together by The Local People. Look forward to an evening of fabulous fun, food and awesome local tunes!
The Foothills @ Fort Canning Park
70 River Valley Road
(Opposite Liang Court)
Let's all get inspired, support local talents and make some noise this year! ;)
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