Sing to the Dawn Review

First a novel, now it’s an animated film.

Sing to the Dawn tells of Dawan, a girl living in a small Southeast Asian village. She fights for her right to basic education to see more of the world beyong her small town and escape the boundaries of the traditional village.

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Interview: The Sallys

By: Valerie Oliveiro

If you’re looking for something unconventional and fresh, The Sallys is precisely what you need: “a very melodically weird or unique undefined ska, indie & disco music mixed together.” When I first met The Sallys, it was backstage at Baybeats 2007. They immediately caught my eye – they walked in as a large group, instruments in hand and their exuberance was inspiring. ArtZine finds out more about The Sallys album launch in late November.

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Proof V: Mixed Mediums, Mixed Feelings?

By J.Raven Yep

Celebrating their 28th Anniversary, the Printmaking Society of Singapore is having an exhibition of 51 works by 27 of its members, titled Proof V, at the SG Private Banking Gallery at Alliance Française de Singapour from now to Nov 4.

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TNS presents Gemuk Girls

Politics. Too big a word to get involved in? Yet Singaporeans are definitely not apathetic when it comes to politics in the home. Somehow, you’ll find yourself unwittingly pulled into family politics.

It doesn’t take much – even a simple disagreement can divide a family. Take ordering pizzas for example. Dad wants Hawaiian, Mom wants Pepperoni and you’re on the fence – hungry but not picky. Mom and Dad both turn to stare at you. Whose side will you take?

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Quick Chat with Zhao Renhui

By: Valerie Oliveiro

Photography is an attempt to be truthful. I say this with regards to my practice which questions the use of the photographic document in contemporary art.” – Robert Zhao

At 25, full-time artist Robert Zhao is a well-known photographer who loves animals. “My practice investigates the different modes of the human zoological gaze, that is, how people view animals,” he mentions in his artist statement.  ArtZine chats with Robert Zhao, who is not only an exhibiting photographer at the Singapore International Photography Festival this year but is also a volunteer at the festival.

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