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4 Exhibitions and Performances In October for Art Enthusiasts

Artworks in chewing gum, sculptures on Orchard Road, Pangdemonium's second fundraiser and Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman work will be performed in Singapore for the first time.

01: Night Out For A Cause

  • Ryan Clift of Tippling Club is just one of the seven chefs featured in the fund-raising dinner.

Pangdemonium, the group behind Tribes and upcoming musical Rent, is organising its second fund-raiser for the local theatre scene, and like its productions, it will be time well spent. The company, led by actor-producer couple Adrian and Tracie Pang, has roped in seven chefs, including Tippling Club’s Ryan Clift and Salted & Hung’s Andrew Nocente, to cook Rent’s finale dinner at the National Library Building on Oct 23. Tickets are available online from $600.

(RELATED: Artist and Empire scrutinises Singapore’s identity through its colonial past.)

02: As Long As It’s Not On The Pavement

  • Portrait: Steve Jobs

Chewing gum is the preferred medium of Italian artist Maurizio Savini, who has worked with the material for the past 25 years. Using mainly cream and strawberry gum for the majority of his oeuvre, he is also known to dye untreated gum in various colours to create his pieces – over the years, they have evolved from vivid pink and mosaic sculptures to pictorial multi-coloured works. Savini’s solo exhibition, Forbidden World, is on from Sept 29 to Dec 8 at Partners & Mucciaccia. #02-10, 6 Lock Road (Gillman Barracks)

03: Finding Their Sea Legs

  • Stills from the opening performance.

Singapore’s first taste of German composer Richard Wagner’s works will be an Asian rendition of The Flying Dutchman. Staged by the Richard Wagner Association (Singapore), the opera is about a man who is doomed to sail the seas until he finds a faithful woman. According to theatre director Glen Goei, shadow puppetry and wayang elements will be used to draw audiences into the protagonist’s world. Runs Oct 23-30 at Victoria Theatre.

(RELATED: Internationally acclaimed music director Darrell Ang is also the driving force behind the Singapore International Festival of the Arts. – coming soon)

04: Masters on Orchard

  • La machine a rever Niki de Saint Phalle

For its Masters Of Distinction exhibition, Opera Gallery has brought in works by renowned 20th century artists such as Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall for display in its Ion Orchard gallery. Ten contemporary sculptures also line the sidewalks of Orchard Road, among them works by French sculptor Niki De Saint Phalle and Spanish artist Manolo Valdes. On until Oct 16.

For more wine, dine and art events this October, head to our list here.