Locals go solo

Locals go solo
Temple Street, an oil on canvas by Ong Kim Seng.


Artist: 5ive Foot Way, a photography collective that comprises Adam Abdul Rahim, 27, Aik Beng Chia, 46, Callan Tham, 36, Donna Chiu, 44, and Tham Jing Wen, 32

What: The five members train their lenses on various subject matter but they all focus on street and vernacular photography, which aim to capture the everyday and commonplace in new and personal ways. Each member will show six photographic prints.

The themes explored include neglected urban spaces, the interaction between man and animal, and a sense of familial longing.

Where: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 56A Arab Street

When: Friday to Jan 24, 11am to 7pm (weekdays), noon to 6pm (Saturdays), closed on Sundays and public holidays


Artist: Tang Ling Nah, 42

What: The act of drawing is taken beyond its conventional meaning by Tang, who usually works with charcoal and paper, in this movement-based performance art piece. It incorporates an ephemeral installation of recycled paper. The work is inspired by her observation of how her body moves when she works on large-scale charcoal drawings. It seeks to draw a parallel between drawing, particularly the act of erasure, and everyday movements of the body. Tang will collaborate with dancers Eng Kai Er, 29, Adele Goh, 23, and Bernice Lee, 26, as well as sound designer Ho Wen Yang, 31, and violinist Audrina Goh, 20.

Where: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Level 1, multi-purpose hall

When: Jan 17, 7 to 8pm, and Jan 18, 6 to 7pm


Artist: Dawn Ng, 31

What: This installation is presented as a cabinet of curiosities, but instead of exhibiting precious objects, the display cases celebrate everyday objects hand-picked from local junk stores and homes. The significance of the items is also teased out by the label on each case, which word pithy observations on the relations between people, objects and concepts of memory, space and time.

Where: Chan Hampe Galleries, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, 01-20/21

When: Friday to Feb 9, 11am to 7pm (Tuesdays to Sundays), closed on Mondays and public holidays

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