Arts House At The Old Parliament

July 26, 2014 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Arts House At The Old Parliament
1 Old Parliament Lane

https://www.theartshouse.com.sg/



Opening Hours:
Daily 10am - 10pm


Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Free / Ticket Prices Variable


Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 3 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
But Is The Book Better?
Frame X Frame
Cita
The Alphabet Series
F.ART By J
Modern Day Slavery Film Forum & The Day My God Died
Celebrate Drama! 2014 - YOUth Take On Local Literature


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
Print Gallery
Film Gallery
Chamber
Milestone Exhibition
Living With...
World Lit
New Word Order


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
Arts House At The Old Parliament Exterior & Surroundings
Open Gallery
Council Room
Living Room
Box Office
Blue Room
Screening Room



More Than Just Art, But A House Of Ideas



(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: Jul-2014



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The former seat of Singapore government in the 1960s to 1990s, the Arts House At The Old Parliament is a literary and visual arts centre that showcases both Singaporean and international writers and artists. Arts House At The Old Parliament was established in 2004, and explores a variety of art disciplines such as dance, film, music, written, and visual art, all via a rotating schedule of programmes. There's always something new at the Arts House At The Old Parliament every month!

Like most other government buildings built in the 1850s, the Arts House At The Old Parliament is designed in the Victorian Revivalism style of architecture. The majority of corridors here have been converted into various galleries / exhibition halls, such as the Open Gallery, Print Gallery, Film Gallery, and Milestone Exhibition. These galleries showcase various artworks, or the history of the Arts House At The Old Parliament, or Singaporeans that helped in the development of the nation.

The Arts House At The Old Parliament has several regular, ongoing series. They include; But Is The Book Better? which debates the merit of print-to-screen adaptations; Cita, which examines Malay literature and art in Singapore; and The Alphabet Series, comprising 26 music recitals over 5 years, each themed around a letter of the alphabet.

During my visit, the ongoing series was the Modern Day Slavery Film Forum, a series of films that give insight into the current state of human trafficking in the modern day slave trade worldwide. One of these films, The Day My God Died, is a sobering, thought provoking documentary into the slave trade in India and Nepal, with several scenes filmed using spy camera technology.

If you're planning a visit to the Arts House At The Old Parliament, do allocate between 1 - 3 hours for viewing if you're attending one or more programmes. General viewing will take less than 1 hour, and admission is free. Ticket prices to the art programmes varies. On weekends, there tend to be more scheduled programmes at the Arts House At The Old Parliament, making it the best time to visit.


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