Spring-Summer Collection

I'm back from a whirling, too-short month away in cold, cold Europe! If you've missed me in any shape or form, here is a roster of events that I'm part of/conducting in the coming warm months (rain? what rain?) Friday, 10 Feb: SPEAKEASY #30: VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION Potty-mouthed poets, lovelorn loners, desultory drag queens, it's like … Continue reading Spring-Summer Collection

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Review: The Garden of Foolish Indulgences

Here's a review of The Garden of Foolish Indulgences by Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng that I wrote for Art Review Asia. A shortened edited version appears in the journal's Winter 2016 edition. == In Oh Yong Hwee and Koh Hong Teng’s new graphic novel, The Garden of Foolish Indulgences, the Garden in question is Singapore. More … Continue reading Review: The Garden of Foolish Indulgences

Cafe

Wrapped up this show a week ago. Lots of trepidation going in, lots of uncertainty going out. I went in thinking to try painting with a different palette, using some of the tools (naturalism, conversation, banality) I'm familiar with, and the end result was something that I find hideous and monstrous. Responses from audiences and … Continue reading Cafe

Cut

There’s a lot of talk now about the compromises involved in taking state money for arts projects. I agree with a lot of it in principle, because I think there is a special, devious quality in how censorship is channeled through funding in Singapore. And recent comments by NAC leaders have made that very clear. … Continue reading Cut

Book!

Checkpoint Theatre has done me the honour of publishing my first collection of plays, optimistically titled "Volume One," edited by my good friend and fellow writer, Lucas Ho. These are seven plays all written and staged between 2011 and 2015. There was a lovely launch event on the 14th of August where many of my family, … Continue reading Book!