to 11 Jul:
RED CENTRE: RED DOT Celebrating Indigenous Australia
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Australian High Commission | 25 Napier Road | free admission
Celebrate NAIDOC Week 2008 with the Australian High Commission. Red Centre: Red Dot presents works from several leading indigenous community art centres from remote northern and western Australia, to give you an excellent overview of contemporary indigenous art. Presented in partnership with ReDot Gallery.
to 12 Jul: WALKING THE BACK OF THE DRAGON
Sun-Thu 11am-midnight, Fri-Sat, 11am-2am | TCC 'The Gallery' | 51 Circular Road | Free admission
Following his successful Singapore exhibition last April, Australian artist Frank MacKenzie is back with another solo exhibition documenting his in-depth explorations of China.
to 19 Jul: EAST OF EAST KIMBERLEY: WARMUN TO ASIA
Open: Tues 9am-2pm, Thu noon-4pm, 1st & 3rd Sat of every month 10.30am-2.30pm | ReDot Gallery | 11 Everton Rd
The Warmun community includes pioneers such as award-wnning artist Rover Thomas, as well as younger artists such as Patrick Mung Mung, Mabel Juli and Shirley Purdie. This is the first time the centre is exhibiting in Singapore. Supported by the Australian High Commission as part of its NAIDOC week celebrations.
to 3 Aug: PORTABLE FILM FESTIVAL
Melbourne's Portable Film Festival comes to Singapore! Pick up your free Portable Starter Packs from The Arts House Box Office from now until 3 Aug. Simply flash the Portable Film Festival logo from your mobile device to get your own copy of some of the festival’s best films, plus a whole lot of other goodies.Visit www.portablesingapore.com for more details.
23 Jun to 6 Jul: AUSTRALIAN ORGANIC @ CONRAD
Lunch Mon-Fri, noon-2.30pm; dinner all days; Sunday brunch, noon-3pm 29 Jun and 6 Jul | price: $48++ lunch; $53.50++ dinner Sun-Wed; $66++ dinner Thu-Sat; Sunday brunch $82++ (incl. free flow sparkling juice), $128++ (incl. free flow champagne, wine and beer) | bookings: tel. 6334 8888
Enjoy a selection of organic-inspired culinary creations from Conrad Centennial's lunch and dinner buffets, as well as the Amazing Grace Sunday brunch menu. www.conradhotels.com
5 Jul: AUSTRALIAN YOUTH TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT SINGAPORE BALLROOM DANCE FESTIVAL
7.30pm | The Marquee @ The Padang | tickets $300-1000/person; $3000-$15,000/table of 10 (incl. gourmet four course meal and wine) - contact Joan Yim: t. 9145 0733; e. email yimjoan@yahoo..com.sg
The Chinese Women's Association and Singapore Recreation Club present this gala black tie charity dinner featuring the finest young musicians from two of Australia's most respected schools, Hale School and St Mary's Anglican High School in Western Australia. The internationally acclaimed ensemble will entertain you with a concert overture, followed by a performance by some of Singapore's best ballroom dancers. Dance the night away to orchestral waltzes and a selection of jazz, swing and Latin music. This event is a fundraiser for Henderson Senior Citizens Home.
17-19 Jul: ATTITUDES IN ARABESQUE Duprada Dance Company
Drama Centre Singapore | tickets from Sistic: www.sistic.com.sg
Originating from the sunburnt clay-pans and clear blue skies of northern Australia, Duprada Dance Company's 28 classically-trained dancers visit Singapore for the first time to perform an exciting, dynamic repertoire - a collaboration of Duprada’s finest works collected over the past 24 years. From the traditionally classical ‘Concerto En Blanc’ to the contemporary style of ‘Transformations’, the dynamic performances reveal the brilliance of classical ballet and capture the dancers' unique style, and the vibrant energy, exquisite style and sense of fun that Australian dance is renowned for.
25 Jul-3 Aug: 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) - Internationally Juried Exhibition
25 Jul 9pm-2am, 26 Jul-3 Aug 10am-6pm | National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Galleries, Basement | Free admission
Catch 16 art works developed by 22 international artists after an intensive three-month Artist-in-Residence programme including works by Nigel Helyer, an independent Sydney-based sculptor and sound-artist in the exhibition, ‘Run Silent; Run Deep’ and Jodi Rose, a sound artist, broadcaster and composer, working collaboratively to produce experimental music, radio, public and sonic art events in ‘The Global Bridge Symphony’ exhibition. www.isea2008singapore.org.
25 Jul - 1 Aug: AUSTRALIAN GARDEN DESIGN ON SHOW AT SINGAPORE GARDEN FESTIVAL 2008
Don't miss the first festival in the world to bring together the creations of the top awardwinning international garden and floral designers under one roof. The inaugural festival in 2006 was a resounding success, attracting more than 200,000 visitors. Australian designers participating in the second garden design festival include multi-awardwinning landscape designer Jim Fogarty, winner of the Gold Medal at Singapore Garden Festival 2006 and Best in Show awards from the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and Chelsea Flower Show. www.singaporegardenfestival.com
Source: Australian High Commission in Singapore