You may have heard of it, but have you been to Goodman Arts Centre recently? You should go! Here’s why:
I recently visited the Goodman Arts Centre with my sons’ class. While I had heard of this space, I knew very little about it. (Since you’ve read the title, I guess it doesn’t spoil the ending if I tell you I was impressed!)
On our school visit, we got to visit four different spaces which allow for artistic expression in four different ways: batik designing, dance, puppeteering, and graffiti art. I wanted to learn more. Could I try my hand at batik? (You can!)
1. Workshops and Classes are held regularly. They include: comic art drawing, ceramics, children’s art classes, batik open houses, glass fusing workshops, dancing and more! Pricing and schedules vary. Click here for more information.
2. Special events unlike any others you might find. From artist talks to seminars to festivals, Goodman Arts Centre hosts some great events for anyone looking to add a little culture to their stay in Singapore. Upcoming dance performances include Reperatory Platform presented by RAW Moves. The show promises to keep you on the edge of your seat as “New York based Singaporean artist Jo-anne Lee’s BOUND transforms the theatre into a boxing ring.” Sounds, odd and interesting and kind of like you have to see it! Click here for more information.
3. You can hire their facilities. The shared spaces at the Centre are meant to encourage engagement in, and appreciation of, art. To that end, these spaces can be rented for your arts-related project or event. There are mulit-purpose rooms, music studio, project studio, black box theatre room and more. Check out their all their facilities and pricing information here.
4. Cafe Melba. After you and your creative collaborators, finish, head next door to Cafe Melba for some food and drinks. A long-standing expat favourite, Cafe Melba is a great spot to relax and unwind with (mostly) Western food, cool drinks and an inviting outdoor space for kids.
By Kathleen Siddell, February 2016
Photo: Goodman Arts Centre website