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Enter Goodman Grows

Enter Goodman Grows

Goodman Grows is a community farm cultivating an eco-culture that is resilient through active engagement, collaboration with artists, exploring earth care solutions and impactful art | food | nature | community experiences.

It is an initiative where artists, food growers, nature and community converge and collaborate.

Goodman Grows Community Farm Weekend

27 & 28 Nov 2021 | Sat 9:30am -7:15pm, Sun 9:30am - 3:30pm, Goodman Arts Centre 
Everyone's welcome on the farm! We're marking the opening of the Goodman Grows community farm this November with a fun-filled weekend of art, nature, food, earth-friendly wares and more.

Wander around Goodman Arts Centre as our artists throw open their studios to give you a rare glimpse into their spaces. Join one of over 20 creative and gardening workshops, demonstrations and experiences. Have a blast at Down to Earth Market - with goods specially curated to be good for you and the planet in time for Christmas too!

WORKSHOP

You are never too young to explore and never too old to learn a new skill. Join our varied workshops ranging from visual arts to gardening to upcycling products... there is something for everyone at the Goodman Grows weekend.


Workshop
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 10:30AM - 12:30PM | $35
Age Group: 8+

Jerry Hinds & James Khoo
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Welcome to the Goodman Grows Community Farm, a place where artists, food growers, nature and community converge.

Explore with James, the bug expert, as he leads you through the Goodman Grows Community Farm seeking, identifying, cataloguing and exploring the world of tiny creatures. Discover the characters and quirks of these bugs that will influence your comic creation.

Be inspired by Jerry, the comic artist from the Association of Comic Artist Singapore, as he shows you how this world of hidden creatures are filled with stories and characters waiting to come alive on paper. Learn from him as he breathes life to these characters through the creative process of storytelling and the dynamic world of comic art.


About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.

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Workshop
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 10:30AM - 11:30AM | $15
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 9:30AM - 10:30AM | $15
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 2:00PM - 3:00PM | $15
Age Group: 8+

Cultivate Central
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Originally called Kokedama, Cultivate Central shares their take on the Japanese Kokedama. Koke means moss and dama means sphere or ball in Japanese.

Cultivate Central opted to use one of their favourite garden materials coconut coir and coco peat instead of moss and peat soil to make these hanging plant spheres.

Coconut-based products are regional, accessible and sustainable and your children get to make these hanging planters to take home.


About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a multidisciplinary urban Permaculture design and living outfit that works with various artists to help elevate and inspire conversations and observations about nature. Cultivate Central’s collaborations with artists create magical ways to observe what is around us - the trees, nature, plants and people.

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Workshop
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 10:30AM - 11:30AM | $15
Age group: 18+
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Be inspired by the flora in the Goodman Grows Community Farm to create your own wild plant collage. Take some time to observe the shapes and patterns on leaves and flowers to abstract your favourites organic forms through drawing. We will then head to the studio to assemble a 3d collage so you can bring home your own handmade mini art bouquet.

The activity will cover basic drawing, cut and paste methods (requiring the use of scissors).


About Valerie Ng

Valerie took up painting seriously in 2002 after attending the Alternative Foundation in Fine Art at The Slade Summer School, The Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, UK. Inspired by the natural elements, hues, shapes and effects of the environment the works invite you to wander along to experience the sensation of colour and abstract journeys. Having a keen interest in digital processes and paper, her artworks include artists’ books, papier-mache objects, collage and mixed media. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum as well as the National Art Gallery, Malaysia. She has had solo exhibitions at the Substation, Maya, Mulan and Wetterling Teo Gallery, as well as group exhibitions at instinc, Telok Kurau Studios and Jendela Gallery at the Esplanade. In addition, her works have been auctioned by Larasati Auctioneers in Singapore.

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Workshop
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 2:30PM - 3:30PM | $15
Age Group: 6+

Cultivate Central x Plantitude
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An upcycling activity perfect to introduce the concept of recycling plastic waste, this activity involves weaving used plastic wrappers from snacks, instant noodles, etc into beautiful trays/ pen holders to take home.

About PlanTitude

PlanTitude ‘Planting Seeds of Gratitude’ was set up with a mission to create a platform which can inspire others to live with a bigger purpose. With its workshops centered around repurposing waste in beautiful ways, Plantitude encourages a sustainable living and putting waste to good use.


About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.

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Workshop
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 9:30AM - 10:15AM | $10 / Parent & Child ticket
Age Group: 5 to 8 yrs (Adult accompanied)
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Come on board this whimsical journey! A movement and craft workshop that aims to tickle your senses in every way. Stretch your imagination while we harness creativity through movement. Experience and enjoy nature as we explore outdoors. Together, we shall create our own magical fungi craft.This workshop is inspired by Fungus Humongous - an arts space at The Artground and developed in conjunction with TAG.

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Workshop
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 10:30AM - 11:30AM | $15
Age group: 6 to 12 years

James Khoo
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A Biodiversity experience with our resident bug expert James Khoo. Focused on drawing awareness and appreciation for the range of bugs and insects that live in small green urban spaces such as the Goodman Grows community farm. Children learn to appreciate sometimes invisible creatures.

They will learn special characteristics of different bugs, what different bugs need to survive, explore the web and cycle of life of these creatures and more.

About James Khoo

James Khoo is an environmental educator and award – winning filmmaker. He is the managing director of Pangolin Films, a film company focused on content with a social conscience. He is a leading figure in video documentation of performing arts in Singapore and employs his documentation techniques in the recording of local insect biodiversity. His environmental work is focused soil-based agriculture and its interactions with insects and other arthropods. He works with farmers and like-minded educators to raise awareness and understanding of insects.

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DEMONSTRATION

Come see and learn the finest skills from our artists as they demonstrate the techniques and share their secrets creating perfect products.
Demonstration
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 9:30AM - 10:15AM | $10
Age group: 18+

Ian Conceicao x Cultivate Central
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Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.In this introductory session, participants will explore:

What is Mindfulness and the benefits it can bring
The Mind-Body Connection
The physiology of Stress and Anxiety
The science behind Mindfulness

Participants will also experience Mindfulness through guided meditation practices and receive a handout on Mindfulness.

About the trainer

Ian Conceicao is a certified Mindfulness facilitator and explored Mindfulness, Spirituality and Meditation through courses and retreats in India, Nepal, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Ian was also closely involved in organising the Asia-Pacific Mindfulness Conference 2021, which featured international leaders in Mindfulness and Neuroscience; and attended by over 6,000 participants.

About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.

 

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Demonstration
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 10:30AM - 11:30AM | Free with registration via Peatix
Age group: 18+
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Take a walk at the Goodman Grows community farm with Permaculture Designer, Nova Nelson and learn about the different composting systems on site. Nova will share with you lessons, tips and hacks to make composting at home or as a community.


About Nova Nelson

Nova is a Permaculture Designer, a gardening coach, community farmer and educator. In 2013 she started Cultivate Central as a blog about her journey in Permaculture Design. Her work as reached over 8000 students through gardening based educational programmes, 500 educators and building over a dozen productive food spaces. Today, Nova focuses on designing and developing regenerative learning gardens that go on to deliver educational experiences, collaborative community programmes and closed loop garden ecosystems.



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Demonstration
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 11:45AM - 12:45PM | Free with registration via Peatix
Age group: 18+

Plantitude x Cultivate Central
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Join this demonstrtion for an introduction to upcycling kitchen waste into an all-natural eco-enzyme cleaning solution through fermentation. Find out how you can use these eco-enzymes (also known as garbage enzymes) as a multi-purpose liquid in your home and garden. By making your own eco-enzymes at home, you can help reduce your environmental impact by decreasing the amount of food waste going to the landfill.

About Plantitude
PlanTitude ‘Planting Seeds of Gratitude’ was set up with a mission to create a platform which can inspire others to live with a bigger purpose. With its workshops centered around repurposing waste in beautiful ways, Plantitude encourages a sustainable living and putting waste to good use.

About Cultivate Central
Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.


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Demonstration
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 11:45AM - 12:30PM | Free with registration via Peatix
Age Group: 8+
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Ever wonder how an artist translate a 2D image into a 3D clay sculpture? This is an up close and personal demonstration session by Hazel Wong. Hazel Wong is a sculpting artist from Goodman Ceramic Studio. Her work spans more than 20 years in making flora and fauna forms on clay murals. Here recent 3D ceramic sculptures can be found on her IG account hazel_wong_studio Learn about the friends such as the six-spotted zigzag ladybird, Blue-banded digger bee, Bagworm Moth, Grasshoppers, Ants and the Woodlouse. Art kits available for purchase on site.

About Ceramic Studio
Goodman Ceramic Studio is run by a dedicated team of ceramicists and artists at the Goodman Arts Centre. It is a multi user studio, providing a space for students and artists alike with a range of studio access schemes available to practice their craft. The studio has 8 kilns as well as clay and other equipments available.

About  the Artist
Hazel Wong began her professional career in 2003, when a school principal asked her to conceptualise and design a marine mural that involves the teaching of 400 10-year old children to create. Since then, one mural lead to another, and to date, she has delivered more than 50 ceramic murals. Her unique nature-themed murals are hand-sculpted and some relief sculptural works takes the size of 30 - 40cm, weighting some 8 - 10 kgs per piece. In recent years, her work has gained a more expressive quality through the use of high relief and a unique tessellated patterning. Her latest work for Pioneer Polyclinic is a testimony to this new style of work. Her school-based ceramic programmes are developmentally appropriate and often integrates thinking and innovation development elements.

Hazel is the principal artist at www.ceramiquestudio.com
She is the programme director of Goodman Ceramic Studio  

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PERFORMANCE

Be amazed by an array of performances specially curated for a diverse audience at the Goodman Grows Weekend.
Performance
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 4:00PM - 4:30PM | $10 per pax
Age Group: 6+

The Storytelling Centre Ltd
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What would you like to tell Nature? How can we show our care and concern for the natural world around us?

Join our Young Storyteller in the presence of trees and garden plants as you listen to a story of animals and trees. Complete the session with a guided letter-writing activity and share your message as part of a community of letters to the garden.

Suitable for children ages 6 years and above who are able to write, or draw, simple messages. Parents and accompanying adults are encouraged to participate and guide them in this writing activity.

Letter writing materials will be provided.


About The Storytelling Centre Limited

The Storytelling Centre Limited is a non-profit organisation based in Singapore. Our core mission is to foster and advance the art of storytelling through performances, collaborations, artistic exchanges, mentorships, training and community outreach. We firmly believe that stories are storehouses of Singapore’s unique multidimensional legacy. The oral traditions of folktales, mythology, legends and fables are avenues for preserving, showcasing and developing Singapore’s rich and diverse heritage. Our focus is on ensuring the sustainability of the art form by nurturing emerging Young Storytellers.

 

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Performance
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 4:30PM - 5:00PM | $15
Age Group: 3 to 6 years (Adult Accompanied)

Little Cr3atures
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“Music Jamboree” is a sing-a-long, grove-a-long, jam-a-long and play-a-long session conceived by LittleCr3aturesᵀᴹ! Children get to listen to their favourite songs performed by professional musicians with an array of diverse instruments from the western cello to the Indian frame drum.

This programme provides children with the opportunity to experience a performance with high levels of musicianship, while at the same time feeling a sense of familiarity, as the songs performed are children’s favourites!

The performance allows for the participation of children through singing, dancing, and jamming along with simple classroom instruments, household items or even items from nature. This programme was first presented at "The Artground".

 

About LittleCr3aturesᵀᴹ

LittleCr3turesTM is where younglings get to experience pure, unadulterated play with sound and soundful objects in a safe and immersive space. It is an initiative by SAtheCollective Ltd. a non-profit arts organization which houses the contemporary sonic trio SA(仨), a primarily musical group who seeks new sonic experiences through exploration and experimentation.


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Performance
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 5:30PM - 5:50PM | Free Admission
Age group: Families

Ring it in together

Ministry of Bellz / Damien
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Celebrate Christmas in the Farm with the heavenly and celebratory jingles of the Traditional English Handbells, performed by the MOB.

Listen to familiar Christmas favourites like Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Frosty The Snowman and many other carols. Bring along your candies, bring along was party hats, and be serenaded by us all. Who knows? You might just ring Jingle Bells with us all.

About Ministry Of Bellz
The award-winning MINISTRY OF BELLz (MOB), established in June 2007, is Singapore's Premiere & Independent handbell ensemble. The team's performance engagements include Birthday Parties, Weddings, Church Celebrations, Christmas & Open Season, Corporate & Charity Events, Government & Private Functions. In the past 11 years, the team has amassed more than 400 shows including performances in Hong Kong (4x), Malaysia (3x), Japan (3x), UK, Indonesia, New Zealand, USA, Canada (2x), South Korea & Taiwan (2x).

The MOB achieved the Gold with Honours Award, in addition to a Gold & Silver Awards at the Hong Kong International Handbell Olympics 2013. The MOB also co-organised & anchored the Singapore Book of Records LARGEST HANDBELL ENSEMBLE projects in 2013 & 2017, & is a proud holder of the LONGEST HANDBELL PERFORMANCE (24hrs non-stop) records in Singapore.

The MOB is founded, funded & led by multiple-SYF Gold & Gold with Honours plus three-time NAC Friend of the Arts Award recipient, BABA DAMIEN LIM. The MOB is a major supporter of the "HANDBELLS ASIA" project, the HRSG’s “Singapore Handbell Festival”, the “London College of Music (LCM) Handbell Assessment”, & the “Handbell Ringers of Singapore (HRSG)”.

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Performance
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 5:30PM - 6PM | $10 / Parent & Child ticket
Age group: Families
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Vasant, the spring season is universally acknowledged as the season of love and longing.

In this two part performance accompanied by interactive story telling, the audience will experience the influence of nature on Indian music, poetry, dance and choreographies.

Our first part of the performance will be a pure dance composition called Vasant Pallavi that implies “blossoming”. Like the blossoming of the flower it is an elaboration of not only the dance but also of the music (Raag) that accompanies it.

Our second part of the performance will be an excerpt of a dramatic abhinaya from book Geetgovinda written by Poet Jayadeva. Celebrating the season of spring, this experiential poem brings out the influence of nature on the lovers in search of their beloved Lord Krishna.

About Apsaras Arts

Apsaras Arts was founded in Singapore in 1977 by Shri S Sathyalingam and Smt Neila Sathyalingam, alumni and former faculty members of Kalakshetra, India. With over four decades of prolific international productions, Apsaras Arts has grown into a premier Indian dance company in the region that has gained recognition in Indian dance-theatre, enjoying successful performances and following worldwide.

Since 2005, under the leadership of Aravinth Kumarasamy, an award winning Artistic Director, Apsaras Arts has transformed into a premier professional performing company, focusing on creating new works which are presented at international festivals. Apsaras Arts dancers and musicians have toured to more than forty countries across the globe and collaborated with leading dance companies, legendary dancers, choreographers, composers and presenters from the international Indian dance fraternity.

Apsaras Arts is a non-profit registered charity in Singapore, and is the recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council’s annual Major Grant scheme. The company is guided by an advisory board comprising of eminent personalities connected with the arts community in Singapore and the region.

Photo Credit: Apsaras Arts

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Performance
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 6:15PM - 7:15PM | $35 per pax
Age group: 18+

Kamini Ramachandran
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Ancient Malay legend tells the tale of a king with an intense taste for blood. A kitchen accident elevates a simple vegetable dish to exquisite heights, resulting in unexpected desires.

Listen to the tale of ‘Raja Bersiong’ as you follow storyteller Kamini Ramachandran on an evening garden trail. Complete your storytelling experience with a traditional meal inspired by ingredients from the garden, and the story.

Suitable for adult audiences aged 16 years and above. Pre-packed individual meals will be provided.

About Kamini 

Kamini is known for her site-specific storytelling experiences and her repertoire of Asian folklore. Her work is influenced by her childhood growing up in the jungles of Malaysia and her connection with the natural environment. Through Moonshadow Stories she spearheaded performance storytelling for adult audiences in Singapore. She founded The Storytelling Centre Ltd to advance the art of storytelling through the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme and the annual StoryFest Singapore.

About Nova Nelson 

Nova is a Permaculture Designer, a gardening coach, community farmer and educator. In 2013 she started Cultivate Central as a blog about her journey in Permaculture Design. Her work as reached over 8000 students through gardening based educational programmes, 500 educators and building over a dozen productive food spaces. Today, Nova focuses on designing and developing regenerative learning gardens that go on to deliver educational experiences, collaborative community programmes and closed loop garden ecosystems.

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INSTALLATION

Join us on the Goodman Grows Weekend to put final touches to our artists' amazing creations. From completing installations to painting Murals, it promises to offer you an unforgetable experience.
Installation
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 9:30AM - 4:30PM | Free with registration via Peatix
Age group: 18+
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In conjunction with World Soil Day on December 1st, we'd like you to join us in paying homage to the ground beneath our feet. Soil is alive. Join us in this mural painting activity that celebrates soil and all it does to support life above ground. “Soil is Alive!” This programme is free with registration for one hour time slots. 

ABOUT MURAL LINGO

Mural Lingo is a multi-disciplinary platform-studio that works at the intersection of technology and arts. Its mission is to inspire a socially and environmentally conscious society through art, work and practice.

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Installation
27 NOV 2021, SAT, 11:30AM - 12:30PM | $10
AGE GROUP: 8 TO 12 YEARS
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Boards and Brushes - Participants will co-create and contribute a piece of art to a community farm. They leave behind their creative mark in response to the needs of a space. This hands-on workshop will give children an opportunity to build a DIY spirit. They’ll learn to use a wooden plank as a canvas, think of messages and learn techniques and ways to create images that make impactful images suitable for an urban farm.   The Goodman Grows community farm will serve as an inspiration for the art created by the children.

About Mural Lingo

Mural Lingo is a multi-disciplinary platform-studio that works at the intersection of technology and arts. Its mission is to inspire a socially and environmentally conscious society through art, work and practice.

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Installation
28 NOV 2021, SUN, 9:30AM - 3:30PM | Free with registration via Peatix
Age group: Families

Mural Painting - You Are What You Grow

Mural Lingo
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You are what you grow is a mural installation by A'shua Imran where he experiments with the possibilities of combining his love for paintings and shibari rope to create a biophilic approach to art-making. Upon completion of the mural with rope installation, the cultivate central team will attempt to grow creeper plants to wrap over the wall and complete the experimental mural work.

About Mural Lingo

Mural Lingo is a multi-disciplinary platform-studio that works at the intersection of technology and arts. Its mission is to inspire a socially and environmentally conscious society through art, work and practice.

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Down to Earth Market

Down to Earth Market will showcase exciting local vendors and a host of unique eco-friendly wares as part of this fun weekend of activities inviting audiences to immerse in nature and the arts. The market will comprise of eco living and food stalls. These range from produce pop-up of harvests from the Goodman Grows community farm, nursery and gardening materials, wellness food stalls, a range of waste to purpose products and more.

Date and Time
27th November, Saturday - 9.30AM to 5.30PM
28th November, Sunday - 9.30AM to 3.30PM

Venue
Block B, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, S439053

Payment method
All transactions will be contactless and made via Paynow/Paylah.

SMM at Goodman Arts Centre

Arts House Limited (AHL) places the utmost importance on the safety and well-being of all patrons, staff and artists visiting our venues. Please be assured that all our venues are SG Clean certified and that Safe Management Measures (SMMs) have been implemented across all venues.

For your health and safety, please observe the following when visiting any of our venues, including:

  • Please keep your mask on at all times.
  • Please activate your Trace Together token or app for entry. We are no longer allowed to accept the SafeEntry app.
  • Please practice social distancing, with individuals seated or standing at least one-metre apart from one another.
  • Please do not enter the venue if you are feeling unwell.
  • Extensive and regular cleaning regimes of high touch points will be performed before and after a performance. Do kindly use the hand sanitisers available around the venue.

As the COVID-19 situation in Singapore evolves, these measures will be updated in accordance to the latest advisories issued by the Singapore Government. For the latest advisories, please refer here.


Additional Safe Management Measures might also be implemented on a case-by-case basis to ensure the safety of your well-being. Please check the respective programmes' listings for vaccination requirements.


Kawan Kebun Goodman Telegram Talks

COMMUNITIES IN CONVERSATION

Nova Nelson, the resident Permaculture Designer, community farmer at Goodman Grows and founder of Cultivate Central, speaks to the artists and the community at Goodman Art Centre!

Cultivating a culture where society understands that people are a part of nature is the foundation upon which change is made. A big part of creating this culture can begin by immersing ourselves in holistic cultural conversations. Conversations that help us traverse history, indigenous knowledge, cultural context, economic and philosophical concepts that can help us understand better our often-fraught relationship with the natural world.

Talks
2 DEC 2021, THU, 9PM - 9:45PM | FREE
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Play with Sound: Breaking Conversations in Music

What does music and sound ignite in children? Why does playing with sounds and music matter? Are we stuck in our conventional notions of music? Let’s explore how we can immerse music into the lives of our children organically.

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25 NOV 2021, THU, 9pm - 10pm | Free
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Food Lore in Storytelling
Food; we grow it, process it, preserve it, trade it, buy it, cook it, eat it. Food is nature transformed by culture. Folk tales play a powerful role in the way traditions, beliefs and rituals surrounding food is viewed. Tales of herbs and superpowers, supernatural transformation using magic food, rice fields and cursed islands, food as love potions. Tales that transcend time.

Join us this Thursday night (25 November) as we speak to respected and pioneering storyteller in Asia, Kamini Ramachandran about Food Lore in Storytelling. Be a part of this conversation live on the Kawan Kebun Goodman Telegram Channel as we explore folk tales about food that have survived through the ages. 

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Talks
28 OCT 2021, THU, 9PM - 9:45PM | Free
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In this week’s episode of Kawan Kebun Goodman Telegram Talks, we present Hidden narratives in our environmental history with Khairulddin Wahab.

Join us for this talk as we explore the role art can play in helping us shape and reimagine our expectations of the natural environment and spur a new relationship with the natural world.

Khairulddin is a visual artist based at Goodman Art Centre whose paintings weave narratives drawn from environmental history, material culture and post-colonialism in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 

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Talks
11 NOV 2021, THU, 9pm - 9:45pm | Free
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Our next series of Telegram Talks, _Communities in Conversations_ begins this Thursday, 11 Nov, at 9pm!

Cheyenne is a writer, performer, educator, and Associate Artist with Checkpoint Theatre.  She has hosted eco-literary walks around MacRitchie Reservoir in collaboration with the Public Utilities Board (PUB) as part of Singapore Water Month 2018. She has a degree in Environmental Studies from NUS and is also a licensed Tourist Guide.

Join us for this talk as we speak to Cheyenne about her remarkable journey in the environmental sector, her thoughts on eco-literacy, how her love for nature has influenced her writing and storytelling and her thoughts and observations on why we love and sometimes fail to love the natural world around us.

To join this audio experience, simply subscribe to our Telegram Channel.

Photo credit: Joel Lim @ Calibre Pictures. Courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre

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Talks
18 NOV 2021, THU, 9pm - 9:45pm | Free
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Kawan Kebun Goodman Talks - Communities in Conversation

Nova Nelson is buzzing with excitement about this week’s Communities in Conversation with bug expert and educator James Khoo and comic artist Jerry Hinds as they explore 'Heroes in the Garden : Tiny creatures big characters’. We talk about bugs in the city, bugs as a source of protein, bugs for biodiversity, bugs as in our favourite comics. Join us for an all rounded conversation about why bugs matter and how bugs have inspired popular culture in so many ways.   

About Communities in Conversation

Cultivating a culture where we see ourselves as part of nature is a step towards creating a positive environmental footprint together. A big part of creating this culture begins with immersing ourselves in holistic, open and fun cultural conversations about nature. Conversations that help us traverse history, indigenous knowledge, popular culture, economic and philosophical concepts that can help us understand better our often-fraught relationship with the natural world. 

About our guests 

James Khoo is an environmental educator and award – winning filmmaker. He is the managing director of Pangolin Films, a film company focused on content with a social conscience. He is a leading figure in video documentation of performing arts in Singapore and employs his documentation techniques in the recording of local insect biodiversity. His environmental work is focused on soil-based agriculture and its interactions with insects and other arthropods. He works with farmers and like-minded educators to raise awareness and understanding of insects.

Jerry Hinds is a comic artist, penciler, and superhero enthusiast, who has spent over 30 years in the design, marketing and advertising industry, working as a Creative Director, Art Director and Chief Copywriter. Formerly from Reading, UK, he moved to Singapore in 1997. He is also the president of ACAS (Association of Comic Artists Singapore), as well as established an independent publishing house, Nice One Entertainment in 2002. Jerry has written, directed and designed award winning 3D animations, and worked with ex-Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Tom DeFalco (Marvel's longest running Spider-Man writer) on his own Singapore-born super hero creation, Singapore Sling.

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URBAN PERMACULTURE SERIES

As the Goodman Grows community farm shapes up on the ground, our Permaculture Design partners Cultivate Central will share ideas, lessons learnt, thoughts and tips to help you take tangible steps living an eco-positive life!

Hosted by Nova Nelson, an urban Permaculture practitioner and educator for seven years, these talks aim to have you growing food, composting, cooking, sharing, exploring and staying connected to nature and each other as a community striving to leave a gentler more positive footprint on this planet.

As you listen to these recordings, you will also hear Nova take a break from her sharing to answer questions coming in through the Kawak Kebun Goodman Telegram Channel.

Talks
14 OCT 2021, THU, 9pm - 9:45pm | Free
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Start now, start where you are, start simply - Let’s talk about how you can start composting as a household!

Nova Nelson, our resident Permaculture Designer and educator, shares her experience, thoughts and tips that will help you take tangible steps towards reducing waste and finding a composting method that suits you.

We’ve forgotten how to compost – let’s get back to a time when composting was a norm. Learn from our resident Permaculture Designer and find small steps towards big change in how you manage your waste.

If you have any doubts regarding composting, why not raise your questions before our Telegram Talk on 14 October?

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Tune in to this candid talk by Nova Nelson, our resident Permaculture Designer at Goodman Grows, as she shares lessons, bloopers and her gardening hacks that have seen her grow food from her balcony to a community farm!

Overcome your anxiety and thoughts about not having enough time, space or skills to grow food. Tune in to Nova as she gives you a gardening pep talk that will get you started and inspired to grow food even in small spaces. The tips and tricks from Nova will help you produce at least a dozen healthy edibles on your patio or balcony!

If you have any doubts regarding growing your own food in small spaces, why not raise your questions before our Telegram Talk on 21 October?

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Celebrate Children's Day With Us!

Our Permaculture Design partners Cultivate Central is hosting a Children’s Day micro-event with the artists at Goodman Art Centre! Inspired by nature, art and eco-living practices Cultivate Central has curated four experiences for your children to celebrate this Children’s Day. 

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Online Workshop
09 OCT 2021, SAT, 10:15AM - 11:15AM | $15

Nature Mask Making Workshop

Mural Lingo
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Platform: Zoom

Age Group: 7 to 12 years old

Capacity: 10 pax

Price: $15 per child

Duration: 1h

Masks have played a key role in the ceremonies and rituals of humankind almost since the beginning of time itself. Whether worn for disguise, protection, entertainment or performance, masks have been a staple part of the cultural development of people all around the world! In this workshop, the Mural Lingo artists facilitate a mask-making workshop inspired by the nature around us.

 

Here is what you need ready:

  • Device to access the Zoom workshop (avoid using a phone)
  • A small flat surface in front of your device to make and create on.
  • The following stationary materials: colour pencil sets, sharpener, eraser, glue, scissors, old magazine paper.
  • The following paint materials: set of acrylic/watercolour paints, 1 small water bucket, brushes, a palette, old rag.
  • The materials sent to you from Mural Lingo. We will send you a kit prior to the workshop.

 

About Mural Lingo

Mural Lingo is a multi-disciplinary platform-studio that works at the intersection of technology and arts. Its mission is to inspire a socially and environmentally conscious society through art, work and practice. 

 Photo by Mural Lingo

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Online Workshop
09 OCT 2021, SAT, 11:30AM - 12:15PM | $15

Plastic Weaving (Express)

Cultivate Central x Plantitude
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Platform: Zoom

Age Group: 6 to 12 years old

Capacity: 10 pax

Price: $15 per child

Duration: 45m

An upcycling activity perfect to introduce the concept of recycling plastic waste, this activity involves weaving used plastic wrappers from snacks, instant noodles, etc into a beautiful coaster!

 

Here is what you need ready:

  • Device to access the Zoom workshop (avoid using a phone)
  • A flat work surface in front of your device to make and create on.
  • Stationary - a stapler.
  • The plastic weaving materials kit sent to you. We will send you one kit prior to the workshop.

 

About Plantitude

PlanTitude ‘Planting Seeds of Gratitude’ was set up with a mission to create a platform which can inspire others to live with a bigger purpose. With its workshops centered around repurposing waste in beautiful ways, Plantitude encourages a sustainable living and putting waste to good use. 

 

About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.

 Photo by Plantitude

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Online Workshop
09 OCT 2021, SAT, 1:30PM - 2:30PM | $15

Make your own Cocodama

Cultivate Central
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Platform: Zoom

Age Group: 7 years old and above

Capacity: 10 pax

Price: $15 per child

Duration: 1h

Originally called Kokedama, Cultivate Central shares their take on the Japanese Kokedama! Koke means moss, and dama means sphere or ball in Japanese. Cultivate Central opted to use one of their favourite garden materials, coconut coir and coco peat, instead of moss and peat soil to make these hanging plant spheres. Coconut-based products are regional, accessible and sustainable and your children get to make these hanging planters for your home!

 

Here is what you need ready:

  • Device to access the Zoom workshop (avoid using a phone)
  • A flat work surface lined with newspaper in front of your device to make and create on
  • Gardening tools - water sprayer to dampen your soil, pot plate to catch soil/mess
  • Stationary - a stapler
  • The Cocodama materials kit sent to you. We will send you one kit prior to the workshop. 

 

About Cultivate Central

Cultivate Central is a Permaculture Design outfit which promotes the concept of working with nature, communities whilst growing regenerative food gardens. Cultivate Central enables communities to embrace composting, growing food and local closed loop food systems through inter-generational and multidimensional programming. These programmes go on to cultivate a “grow, make & create your own” culture aimed at increasing eco literacy, wellness and a connection to nature and each other.

Photo by Cultivate Central

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Online Workshop
09 OCT 2021, SAT, 9.30AM - 10:05AM | $15

Music Jamboree

Little Cr3atures
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Platform: Zoom

Age Group: 2 to 9 years old

Capacity: 10 pairs

Price: $15 per child

Duration: 35m

 

Music Jamboree is a sing-a-long, groove-a-long, jam-a-long and play-a-long session conceived by LittleCr3aturesᵀᴹ!

Children get to listen to their favourite songs performed by professional musicians with an array of diverse instruments, from the western cello to the Indian frame drum. This programme provides children with the opportunity to experience a performance with high levels of musicianship, while at the same time, feel a sense of familiarity, as the songs performed are children’s favourites! 

The performance allows for children to participate through singing, dancing, and jamming along with simple classroom instruments, household items or even items from nature.

This programme was first presented at "The Artground".

 

About LittleCr3atures:
LittleCr3atures is where younglings get to experience pure, unadulterated play with sound and soundful objects in a safe and immersive space. It is an initiative by SA theCollective Ltd. a non-profit arts organization which houses the contemporary sonic trio SA(仨), a primarily musical group who seeks new sonic experiences through exploration and experimentation.

Photo by SAtheCollective

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