A preview of Elephant Parade Singapore 2011, the largest open-air exhibition in the world dedicated to saving the Asian elephant, which will run from 11 November to 11 January 2012. The exhibition will feature over 100 life sized elephants, painted and decorated by celebrities and artists, and these will dot the streets of Singapore. Following the exhibition will be an auction of baby art elephants, with part of the proceeds going to the The Asian Elephant Foundation and Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund.
Elephant At Rest, 2011, fibreglass sculpture.
Did you guess that the elephant is decorated with floral stickers?
From Liu Kang: A Centennial Celebration. Runs till 16 October 2011.
Samsui Women, 1951
Samsui women, immigrants from China, working as construction workers and distinguished by their red headpiece.
Chin Nam Street, 1951
Featuring the beautiful blue dome of the Old Supreme Court in the background.
From Seeing the Kites Again, an exhibition inspired by Wu Guanzhong’s metaphor of a kite and how it expresses the connection between an artist, his life and the people around him. Runs through 12 November 2012.
A Grasshopper Boat, 1998, oil on canvas.
White Flowers, 1993, oil on canvas.
Detail from The Mountain of Flowers and Fruits, 1960, oil on canvas.
Detail from Like Grass Like Flowers Like Fruits, 1988, ink and color on paper.
There was also a screening of specially selected animated films sourced from all over the world, at the dark and cosy air-conditioned chapel, Level 2. It ended its run on 30 August 2011.
Our favourite has got to be the sweet friendship between a little boy and a penguin in Lost and Found, a 24-min adaption of the best-selling picture book by Oliver Jeffers, directed by Philip Hunt.
The chapel wasn't crowded and it felt like a first movie date, as the boy and I sat on the long school benches, and giggled and ooh-ed at the funny and touching moments in the film.