Tanjong Goodman 2016

23 Jan, Sat
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Venue: Throughout Goodman Arts Centre
Goodman Arts Centre


Tanjong Goodman 2016

23 Jan, Sat
Time: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Venue: Throughout Goodman Arts Centre
Goodman Arts Centre


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Tanjong Goodman 2016 Buntings

Pack your kids and grab your friends to Tanjong Goodman! 

This daylong art extravanganza will feature performances, video installations, short films, ceramic art, exhibitions, and workshops across genres, for ages 5 to 85! Get up close and personal with artists in the lush arts enclave of Goodman Arts Centre!

This event is supported by the National Arts Council Singapore, and is in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2016.



Get up close and personal with artists in their studios at Goodman Arts Centre! Have a cuppa and take the chance to view and learn more about their works from the artists themselves!

  • Jason Lim
    Block D, #01-26 | 10.00am - 1.00pm 
    Jason Lim’s repertoire of works encompasses ceramics, video art, installation art and performance art.

  • Sujak Rahman
    Block B #05-05 | 10.00am - 6.00pm
    Sujak Rahman is regarded as one of the finest artists in the art of batik painting in Singapore and Asia. His unique style has generated a strong following from private collectors locally and internationally.

  • Marvin Chew
    Blk B #03-02 | 10.00am - 6.00pm
    Marvin paints mainly in transparent watercolour. He paints in semi-realist and impressionistic style and loves the play of colors, contrast, and tones in his works. He specializes in landscape and street scene and is equally at ease in both studio work and outdoor / plein air painting, having spent the past 10 years honing his skills painting on the sidewalks of Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam and other locations throughout Singapore.

  • Singapore Contemporary Young Artists (SCYA)
    Blk K #01-41 | 10.00am - 6.00pm
    Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, or SCYA, is a not-for-profit society that runs art programmes for the community, schools, corporate and government sectors to promote Contemporary Art interest of Young Artists practices in Singapore. The Society comprises a team of Artists, Art Educators, Art Administrators bound by the common purpose and passion of promoting Contemporary Art in Singapore.

  • Sonny Liew
    Blk B #05-11 | 10.00am - 1.00pm
    Sonny Liew is a comic artist, painter and illustrator whose work includes the New York Times bestseller, The Shadow Hero (with Gene Yang) and Malinky Robot. He has received Eisner nominations for his art on Wonderland, as well as for spearheading Liquid City, a multi-volume comics anthology featuring creators from South-east Asia. Other titles include My Faith in Frankie for DC Vertigo and a Doctor Fate series for DC Comics. He received the Young Artist Award in 2010. Check out a selection of works from his new work, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, in his studio. 


  • Creative Hubbing!
    Creative Hub (Managed by Singapore Association for Mental Health)
    Block L, #01-47 | various times | First come first served basis
    Free unless otherwise stated | Suitable for all ages
    Creativity is present in all of us as evident in our daily life; creativity is an outlet as well as a solution to challenges. Join Creative Hub in one of their activities to reap some of the many benefits of art therapy.
    • You Rock!
      10am – 11am, 11.30am – 12.30pm | Maximum 8 participants
      Through doing art on pieces of rocks, explore personal strengths, abilities and unique ways of coping with stress.
    • A Handful of Henna
      1pm – 2pm | Maximum 15 participants | $2 for henna
      Swirls! Fish-bones! Kisses! Zig-zags! Come join in the fun to learn how to draw a simple henna design on your own hand. Sessions are open for the young, the old and everybody in between.
    • Line Illustration – Mapping Your Hand
      2.30pm – 3.30pm | Maximum 15 participants
      With the use of lines – thick, thin, straight and curved – depict your hand in a 3D effect.
    • Origami Delights
      4pm – 5pm | Maximum 15 participants
    • Colourful 3D Art
      5.30pm – 6.30pm | Maximum 15 participants
      Learn to create your personal 3D artwork!

  • Face Painting Workshop
    Kamal’s Artshop
    Block E, #03-31 | 11am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm, 4pm – 5pm
    Maximum 15 participants | First come first served basis
    Join award-winning professional face painters and have them guide you in this fun workshop!

  • Live Caricature Demonstration
    Kamal’s Artshop Block E, #03-31 | 10am – 6pm | Free
    Catch artists live at work and witness portraits drawn on the spot.

  • Watercolour Workshop with Marvin Chew
    Block B, #03-18 | 2pm – 5pm | Pre-registration required | Click here
    Spend the afternoon with Marvin Chew painting a Malay Kampong scene using the medium of watercolour. Follow his Impressionist style, have fun mixing colours and create your own masterpiece!

  • Children’s Art Workshop with Singapore Contemporary Young Artists
    Block K, #01-41/42 | 10am – 12pm | Maximum 20 participants
    Chargeable | Suitable for aged 6 and above
    Spotted some inspiration on your way to Tanjong Goodman? Express what you have seen on blank canvases through blending of colours, lines and shapes!

  • Chinese Paper Cut with Singapore Contemporary Young Artists
    Block K, #01-41/42 | 1pm - 2pm & 4pm - 5pm | Maximum 15 participants | $10 Each
    Try your hand at these decorative symmetrical paper cuts. Just in time for Chinese New Year!

  • Pinhole Photography
    Block K, #01-41/42 | 10am – 11.30am & 2.30pm - 4pm | Maximum 8 participants | $8 Each
    Using everyday items, create your own pinhole camera and be the talk of the town!

  • Introduction to Comic Drawing with the Association of Comic Artists
    Block B #02-02 | 10am – 11am, 2pm – 3pm
    Suitable for children aged 6 - 9
    In this workshop, children will be introduced to the disciplines of pencil application and character realisations. The simple worksheets that lead to fun colouring exercises are designed to keep any young artist enthusiastically engaged for entire duration of the workshop!

  • How to Create Manga Character Faces with the Association of Comic Artists
    Block B #02-02 | 11am – 12pm, 3pm – 4pm
    Golden ratios! This is what Manga character faces are about! Once any budding artist is armed with this valuable knowledge, manga character creation would never have seemed as easy. Sketching techniques and character design variation are also shared in this fun and enlightening workshop!

  • Ceramic Art and Glass Pendant Making Workshops
    Goodman Ceramic Studio | Block G, #01-37 | Various timings
    Register Here | Chargeable
    Get your hands dirty and knead your way into pieces of artwork that you can take home!


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4. Holycrap

  • When Renndom met Airany
    A Visual Duologue by Renn and Aira Lim
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am – 6pm | Free
    Growing up together as brother and sister with never a day apart. Reveling in all their loves and hates; feeding off each other with acts of randomness and ironic notions. A collision of hearts and minds as Renn, the 12 year old day-dreamer, along with Aira, the 9 year old hopeless romantic meet each other here, there and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, creating a crazy but welcomed cacophony of painted stories. The exhibition runs from 23 January to 14 February 2016.

  • Forever and A Day
    When Renndom met Airany – Artist Talk
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 2pm – 2.45pm | Free
    Holycrap shares anecdotes on how they started as an art and creative collective and why they are doing what they are doing. Hear about a medley of stories and memories seen through an array of painted pictures and printed pages.

  • Dream Connection
    Justin Lee
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am – 6pm | Free
    What are your hopes and dreams for Singapore’s next 50 years? Express your thoughts by drawing on empty boxes of dreams and filling them up in this community artwork. Join us in building a dream that we can partake to realise!

  • Dwelling
    Michael Lee
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am – 6pm | Free
    “Dwelling” is an ongoing series of paintings of floor plans of structures from around the world. The pure linework devoid of textual and numerical notation is aimed at triggering imaginative memory and grounded fiction. Among categories covered are structures that once stood or are slated for demolition; unbuilt or fictional spaces, and buildings with personal or social significance.

  • The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (NOTE: MOVED TO BLOCK B #05-11. SEE VISUAL ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO)
    Sonny Liew
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am – 6pm | Free
    Sonny Liew is a comic artist, painter and illustrator whose work includes the New York Times bestseller, The Shadow Hero (with Gene Yang) and Malinky Robot. He has received Eisner nominations for his art on Wonderland, as well as for spearheading Liquid City, a multi-volume comics anthology featuring creators from South-east Asia. Other titles include My Faith in Frankie for DC Vertigo and a Doctor Fate series for DC Comics. He received the Young Artist Award in 2010. Catch a selection of works from The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye in his studio.

  • Watercolour Paintings by Marvin Chew
    Marvin Chew
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am - 6pm | Free
    Marvin paints mainly in transparent watercolour. He paints in semi-realist and impressionistic style and loves the play of colors, contrast, and tones in his works. See Singapore in a different light through the magical brush strokes of this famous artist. 

  • Flora Series
    Han Sai Por
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am - 6pm | Free
    See works of renowned sculpturist Han Sai Por's Flora Series, inspired by the flora of tropical rainforest, such as leaf, seed pod and plant, recreated and transformed to a new form by the artist's own perspectives.

  • And They Gathered Them Together In Heaps
    Tan Pei Ling
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am - 6pm | Free
    The work looks at Singapore's constantly shifting landscape through land reclamation and the effects on archiving sound. Set in Marina Bay, the installation includes two rooms, one with a sound installation, the other, a light-box showing collections of cassette tapes of soundscape archives collected in Singapore.

  • Playground
    Leo Liu
    Multi-Purpose Hall | 10am - 6pm | Free
    This series of work is based on the theme "Playground" - the objects being early manifestation of Singapore's former children's playgrounds - as a reflection to our current childhood. Now with the advance development and usage of the internet, these playgrounds have been slowly forgotten, where once children go to frolic are now silent in stark contrast, making us ponder on the kind of childhood our children are having now...

  • Community Batik 
    Kamal’s Artshop 
    Multi-purpose Hall | 10am – 1pm, 3pm – 6pm | Free 
    A wonderful communal activity, discover the rich cultural heritage behind batik and contribute to a large community batik piece!

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Go on a visual arts hunt! Snap a picture of yourself next to your favourite outdoor installation and tell us what it means to you. Upload it on Instagram tagged #TanjongGoodman2016 too!

  • Landing Space – Untitled (from the Singapore Series)
    Behind Block D next to the Community Garden, and on Block B, lift landing of level 5
    Conceptualised and directed by Genevieve Chua and Robert Zhao Renhui, Landing Space showcases site-specific artworks that blend with its surroundings.

  • Looking Up To Danko
    Chng Seok Tin
    Block B, Lift Landing
    This sculpture is based on the book Starukha Izergil (Old Woman Izergil) by the infamous Russian writer Maxim Gorky, about the young, brave and heroic boy, Danko.

  • Stanza
    Benedict Chen
    Behind Block A
    Benedict Chen depicts how Singaporeans of this generation lives and expresses itself in everyday domestic, commercial, social and civic life.

  • The Goodman Bunker
    Black Baroque Society
    Garden behind Block B
    Once a symbol of impregnability in 20th Century battlefield, this concrete bunker invites viewers to rethink the meaning of its existence in today’s day and age.

  • Yan’s Milk Bottle
    Iskander Walen
    Between Block E and Block A
    Inspired by the artist’s newborn son, the work turns an everyday object into a rocket, representing imagination without limits, one of the most joyful experiences we have as children.

  • John Baptist De La Salle
    Designed by the late Brother Joseph McNally
    Sculpted by JayaChandran Nair
    Between Block B and Block D
    An homage to the tireless educational reformer and Patron Saint of all who work in the field of education. Brother McNally was inspired by St John –Baptist’s ability to meet adversity and frailty with compassion, zeal and charity.

  • In Accordance with a Human Ideal
    Ang Song Nian
    In Accordance With A Human Ideal is a four-metre high inflatable representation of a five needle pine bonsai. This was first exhibited in early 2015, as part of Ang’s first solo exhibition – A Tree With Too Many Branches. This work is also part of Ang's ongoing study on the means and situation of human intervention in our immediate environment through the control of nature. The work provides a quick relief for Ang amidst his many failed attempts to grow plants.

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Apasras Arts Image

  • The Pigeon and the Cicak
    Sweet Tooth (Outreach arm of CAKE Theatrical Productions)
    Gathering point at Block D | 11am, 3pm | 30 minutes
    Suitable for aged 7 and above | Free
    A Pigeon. A Cicak. These two residents of Goodman Arts Centre, unfold stories about the grounds of their dwelling place. From Tun Seri Lanang Secondary School (1962-1995), to LASALLE College of the Arts (1992-2007), to The School of the Arts (2007-2009), and now home to the National Arts Council and a diverse range of arts groups, there is so much history and life – a living, breathing space of human interaction and exchange of ideas. Set in different sites around the Centre, wonderful stories will be told through the larger than life Pigeon and Cicak, with music and colourful props to ignite the imagination and celebrate what the past and future holds.

  • Tari Payung
    ERA Dance Theatre
    Block M, #03-54 | 4.45pm - 5.30pm | 30 minutes | Free
    Learn about the rich culture and traditions of the Malays. Join ERA Dance Theatre in experiencing the Tarian together.

  • Open Jam Studio  
    Sa(仨) the Collective
    Block B, #03-10 | 3pm – 5pm | Suitable for all ages | Free
    Join SA's Open-Studio Jam Session! Bring your own instruments, or experiment with the group’s instruments as sounds are creatively explored in the intimate setting of the studio.
  • A Puppetry Journey  
    Paper Monkey Theatre
    • A Walk with Puppetry 
      Block B, #01-05 | 10am – 6pm | Free
      Check out Paper Monkey Theatre’s diverse range of puppets used in their performances over the span of 7 years. Identify different puppetry art forms, presented in both traditional and modern interpretation.
    • Crafty Rod Puppet-making
      Block B, #01-05 | 3pm – 4.30pm
      Maximum 15 participants | Suitable for children aged 5 and above | Free
      Journey through the entire process of crafty rod puppet making from the initial process of paper-cutting to costume colour coordination and crafting a working rod puppet with simple mechanism for added interaction. This is a wonderful activity for parents to foster bonding with their child.

  • Day Of Dance
    Frontier Danceland
    Block M, #02-51/52 | Various Timings | Suitable for 14 years and above | Free
    Enjoy fun-filled beginner-friendly classes with Frontier Danceland artistes. Thereafter, enjoy their showcase of award-winning dance performances.
    • 10am - 11am: Social Dance with Wayne Ong
    • 11.10am - 12.10pm: Hip Hop Fusion with Hwa Wei-An
    • 12.20pm - 1.20pm: Improvisation for Anyone with Adele Goh
    • 1.30pm - 2.30pm: Showcase of award-winning works (White Noise, The Party, and audience interaction thereafter)

  • Mirror of Gestures
    Apsaras Arts
    Block D, #01-24 | 4pm | Performance | Free
    Apsaras Arts will present “Mirror of Gestures” a dance showcase featuring classical dance style of Bharatanatyam. The performance will include pure dance movements based on complicated rhythmic patterns and “Abhinaya” the art of mime and story telling through dance. The dances are choreographed by Mrs Neila Sathyalingam, recipient of Singapore’s cultural medallion award. The performance will be followed by a short post-show dialogue with the choreographer.
  • Indian Dance Workshops  
    Apsaras Arts
    Block D, #01-24 | Free
    • Bharatanatyam (South Indian Classical Dance)
      10am – 1045am | Children
      11am – 11.45am | Adults
      Bharatanatyam is a form of Indian classical dance that originated in the temples of Tamil Nadu, South India, and is known for its grace, elegance, purity, tenderness, expression and sculpturesque poses. Come experience this dance form!
    • Kathak (North Indian Classical Dance)
      4pm – 4.45pm | Children
      5pm – 5.45pm| Adults
      Kathak is one of the forms of Indian classical dance. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. The form today contains traces of temple and ritual dances.
    • Talk: Introduction to Indian Classical Dance
      3pm – 3.45pm
      Dance is an ancient and celebrated cultural tradition in India. Folk dances abound all across the country, and huge crowds of people can be found dancing at festivals and weddings. Dance and song features heavily in Indian cinema too. But where does Indian dance draw its roots from? Join Aravinth Kumarasamy, Creative Director of Apsaras Arts and Singapore’s Young Artiste Award recipient as he brings you unravels the beauty of Indian classical dance through a talk incorporating live demonstrations. There will be Q&A session at the end of the talk.

  • Small Gong, Sambal & Big Gong
    Tian Yun Beijing Opera
    Block B, #05-08 | 2.00pm-4.00pm & 4.00pm-6.00pm | First come first served basis | Free
    Try your hand at traditional percussion instruments and learn more about how they are linked to Chinese opera!

  • Philbrass with Philharmonic Winds
    The Philharmonic Winds
    Block D, #01-23 | 2.30pm - 4.30pm | Free
    Come and enjoy an interactive afternoon of music with the Philharmonic Brass Quintet as they entertain you with music and share fun facts about the French horn, trombone, trumpet and tuba!

  • Play! In the Creative Drama Classroom 
    Young People's Performing Arts Ensemble
    Block M, #03-53 | For children aged 4-12 | 11.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 3.30pm
    First come first served basis 
    Young children can familiarise themselves in a Mandarin environment through this basic course, including usage of poems, rhymes and stories, and to strengthen their Mandarin and Hanyu Pinyin foundations. 

  • Directing a Scene: Introduction
    Checkpoint Theatre
    Block B, #02-03 | 1pm | Free
    Join Claire Wong, Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre, for an introduction to directing at this open rehearsal session! Through the use of a short play excerpt, Claire will demonstrate how a director works with actors to explore the possible ways of interpreting a scene. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and give comments during this engaging and informative session.

  • Repertory Platform (R.E.P) 2016 Open Rehearsal
    RAW Moves
    Block B, #01-08 | 4pm - 6pm | Free
    Repertory Platform (R.e.P) 2016 is a double bill of original dance creations by Jo-anne Lee (New York/Singapore) and Foo Yun Ying (Singapore), showcasing the uniqueness of RAW Moves’ capacity and treatment in works by local and international artists. Join them in the Open Rehearsal to learn more about Foo Yun Ying’s new work and gain insights into the collaborative creation process.

  • Family of SG Photo Exhibition
    RAW Moves
    Block B, #01-08 | 10am - 6pm | Free
    Other than on special occasions where the family meets, can you remember the last time you took a family portrait? There seems to be common concerns of coordinating family members’ availabilities, the costs of hiring a professional photographer, looking for a photoshoot location and deciding what to wear. Families of SG is an initiative by TheCameraBank where photographers dedicate themselves to revisit the trend of taking family portraits by going into homes to snap family portraits.

  • Kampong Spirit
    Block D, #01-25 | 3pm - 6pm | Free
    SRIWANA keeps the Kampong Spirit alive! Sriwana members of different aged groups will present traditional dances, games and songs that embodies the Kampong Spirit! Reliving the kampong life as well, Sriwana invites you to a photograph exhibition, video presentation as well as interactive sessions involving dance and 'kompang'. No better way to keep alive your kampong memory than to capture them with their kampong photobooth!

  • The Highest Animal
    T.H.E Dance Company
    Block M, #01-54 | 2.00pm - 2.45pm | Free
    It's a day out for Indonesian choreographer Jecko Siompo and a troupe of dancers from T.H.E Dance Company. Their destination? The zoo. Catch this amazing showcase where in the science of biology, Man is the highest animal.

  • Contact Improvisation Jam
    Dance Nucleus
    Block M, #02-53 | 1pm - 2:30pm (Facilitated by Li Yong Wei) & 3pm - 4:30pm (Facilitated by Faye Lim)
    Contact Improvisation is an evolving system of movement initiated in 1972 by American choreographer Steve Paxton. The improvised dance form is based on the communication between two moving bodies that are in physical contact and their combined relationship to the physical laws that govern their motion—gravity, momentum, inertia. The body, in order to open to these sensations, learns to release excess muscular tension and abandon a certain quality of willfulness to experience the natural flow of movement. Practice includes rolling, falling, being upside down, following a physical point of contact, supporting and giving weight to a partner.

  • HATCH Open Rehearsal
    Dance Nucleus
    Block M, #02-53 | 5pm - 7pm | Free
    HATCH, the short works season is a platform designed to encourage artists to develop ideas into a dance work. It can be a new idea, an existing one, or a redevelopment of past ideas. This platform spurs artists to continually engage themselves in the creative process, questioning and interrogating their practices and role as a choreographer. It is a place where ideas are tested, and audience feedback and responses can help refine their creative processes.

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Boo Junfen Parting 7 Letters

  • Parting (part of 7 Letters)  
    Boo Junfeng
    2015 | 13 mins | PG
    Block B, #03-19 } 10am – 6pm (looping)
    Ismail returns to Singapore after many years in search of Swee Choo, a woman he used to love. Parting is Boo Junfeng's segment in the SG50 anthology, 7 Letters. 
  • Desire  
    Natalie Hennedige/CAKE Theatrical Productions
    2014 | 72 mins | PG
    Block B, #03-19 } 10am – 6pm (looping) 
    Playful and poignant, Desire follows the journey of a supermarket cashier caught in limbo between letting go and moving on. Her surreal emotional landscape encompasses various characters in love and bittersweet pain. Between life and death, between dream and reality, Desire is at once sad, funny and deeply human.
    Natalie Hennedige/CAKE Theatrical Productions 
    2008 | 92 mins | PG13
    Block B, #03-19 } 10am – 6pm (looping) 
    Temple sees the invention of a mythological universe where all the quarters of the world are at odds. A sports hall, once the diplomatic meeting arena of the now opposing sides, stands desolate.

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mood citrus

  • Great Singapore Garage Sale
    The Garden | 10am – 6pm | More Info
    With environmental concerns at the centre of modern life, the Great Singapore Garage Sale offers an opportunity to reduce carbon footprint and waste. Pick up pre-loved items for yourself and your loved ones!
  • Goodman Farmer’s Market
    Under the umbrellas between Block B and Amphitheatre | 10am – 6pm
    From organic muesli to freshly squeezed juices to organic mineral salts, get your fix of fresh produce at the first ever Goodman Farmer’s Market!
  • Sale of Batik Equipment and Kits
    Kamal Arts Limited
    Block E #03-31 | 10am – 6pm | $5 | More Info
    Purchase a demo kit and create your own Batik masterpiece!



  • Rilek One Corner  
    Meza Mashii & Cafe Melba
    Between Blocks H & G | 10am – 11pm | More Info
    A pop-up created specially for Tanjong Goodman, swing by to enjoy special brunch and BBQ menus starting from $15! 
  • La Barca Ristorante & Wine Bar
    Block C | More Info
    Enjoy exclusive event day promotions:
    • Small pizza + a glass of soft drink at $6
    • Cold pasta salad + a glass of soft drink at $8
    • Purchase of 4 pints of beer and get one free Margherita pizza
    • Promotional price of $3 per scoop of ice cream

23 JANUARY 2016!!

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