Japanese graphic artist TAKORA Kimiyoshi Futori’s love for pop pattern-based graphics is translated here as a bold, vivid extravaganza of graphic colours and shapes! The blend of hues and scattered forms are brought to life with, surprisingly, careful placement and a range of textiles, painstakingly silkscreened by hand. A capsule collection, specially made for Singapore, will feature handmade dresses by Akiko Hamada made using the fabric, while a shop stocked with eye-catching fabric items and accessories will allow you to bring a part of the spectacle back.
Soak in the golden 80s ambience at the fourth edition of the award-winning 50 cents Fest! The festival will look like a scene right out of a 1980s hawker and bazaar, with classic interactive games from yesteryear and, of course, a diverse array of heritage food that you can get for as little as 50 cents. More than 20 stalls and 10 old-school mobile hawkers will be doling out tantalising local dishes, such as the Hokkien Rickshaw Noodle, Fried Oyster Cake and Red Glutinous Wine Chicken.
In early celebration of Singapore’s upcoming birthday, the Istana will be open to visitors, and will host a slew of fun-filled programmes for the whole family. A part of the Istana open house, the Istana art event will feature on-the-spot art competitions for kids aged 3 to 12, along with hand-on workshops, where you can learn Batik painting and Calligraphy. Participating museums and institutions, such as the Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore have also organised activities so that visitors can create their own souvenirs to bring home, from brooches to clay figurines.
Date: 30 July
Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Where: Istana Grounds (entrance via Orchard Road main gate)
Price: Admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs, $2 for non-residents
Interested in knowing more about Singapore’s art history? The Story of Singapore Art aims to shed light on one of the most important periods in the development of local modern art history – the 1950s to the 1970s. This period saw the emergence of distinctive movements, such as the Nanyang style. Seats are limited and on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Date: 30 July
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Where: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (City Hall Wing, Level B1)
Looking for sustainable produce and artisanal offerings? Well you won’t have to look far. Featuring 15 stalls, including the likes of Kerbside Gourmet and Cerana Honey, Raffles City Farmer’s Market is the place to be for good food and fresh produce. Also happening are tons of hands-on activities throughout the day, such as the green workshop demos and Mocktail demo sessions from the award-winning Flair bartenders.