What’s up in June 2014? Ghost art, archaeology, free market!

Just one more month and half of the year will be gone! Time doesn’t matter. Let’s see what are slated to happen in the month of June 2014.

1. Extant Phantom

I saw this picture in my email newsletter from Ikkan Art Gallery and instantly got attracted to it. We will find more of such “ghostly” works by celebrated American artist Gary Simmons at the said gallery from 30th May till 28th June 2014. 

Opening reception: 30th May 2014, Friday, 6pm

Exhibition: 31st May – 28th June 2014, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 7pm. Closed on public holidays. Free admission

Venue: Ikkan Art Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, #01-05 Artspace@Helutrans, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065

Facebook event page.

Further reading.

picture from Ikkan Art Gallery's newsletter

picture from Ikkan Art Gallery’s newsletter

2. The call to arms by battlefield archaeologist Jon Cooper has been activated! This is probably the final survey of The Adam Park Project in Singapore.

And, yes, by the time of this writing, all vacancies for volunteers have been filled up. However, contribution in other ways, such as donation of metal detectors & pinpointers for future potential surveys, lunch & snacks, sharing of knowledge on artefacts, etc, will be appreciated.

If you happen to have signed up and cannot make it anyway, please inform Jon as early as possible: jonalicooper@gmail.com

Next session: 16th – 20th June 2014, 9am – around 4pm

Venue: No. 14, Adam Park, purportedly the front line of the fighting in February 1942 during the Japanese occupation of Singapore

 The Adam Park Project on Facebook.

More on The Adam Park Project.

Singapore WWII Project (University of Glasgow)

a previous dig, at No. 7 Adam Park

a previous dig at No. 7 Adam Park

3. Last but definitely not the least, the next Singapore Really Really Free Market (SRRFM)! My favourite event. This one will be additionally fun and meaningful as it will be held at a cultural & art space located in Haw Par Villa, one of the oldest home-grown theme parks in Singapore.

Date/ time: 28th June 2014, noon – 5pm

Venue: Latent Spaces @ Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628

More on SRRFM.

Event page.