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Textures celebrates Singapore Literature, with The Bottled City, a roving installation and reading room. We begin at The Arts House and travel to parking spaces in HDB areas like Jurong, Toa Payoh and Yishun, close to where you may live!
 
The Bottled City suggests that our lives though small in this moment offer opportunities nonetheless for curiosity, introspection, exploration and adventure.

Come join us at all locations!


26 – 28 Mar, Fri – Sun
: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament, S179429
30 Mar – 4 Apr Tue – Sun
: SAFRA Jurong, 333 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649848
6 – 11 Apr, Tue – Sun
: SAFRA Yishun, 60 Yishun Ave 4, Singapore 769027
13 – 18 Apr, Tue – Sun
: SAFRA Toa Payoh, 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387
20 – 25 Apr, Tue – Sun
: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
 


Opening Hours:
Tues - Sat: 10.30am - 9.30pm
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
Mon: Closed

Stay tuned for more updates!

360 VIRTUAL TOUR

A RED SKY AT DAWN BY TROY CHIN

It is October 1941. War is raging in Europe and tensions in Asia are rising. The last thing the Straits Settlements government in Singapore needs is a dead body whose identity is unknown at the old courthouse. Tasked to investigate the case are two detectives from Hill Street Police Station.
 
One is a newly appointed detective eager for adventure, while the other is an unwilling veteran just coming out of suspension. With five witnesses who could be potential suspects, they have to decide on who to trust, perhaps even each other.
With a myriad of possible endings, you might be surprised how this murder mystery ends!
A Red Sky at Dawn
Darlene Tomlinson
Dr Sivaraman
Hugh Crawford
Keng Soon Huat
Leong Wan Teck
Wang Yan Mei
Yamada Soichi

PODCASTS

People, Places

People, Places

Three acclaimed actors of our local stages respond to three works of literature in three podcast episodes. Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall, the actors perform excerpts from the plays and Singapore Literature Prize-winning book, and narrate personal stories on the connections, resonances and impacts these words have on their individual lives.
LITERARY ARTS
Short Story by Dora Tan
Reflection by Janice Koh
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LITERARY ARTS
Book by Melissa De Silva
Reflection by Bridget Fernandez
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LITERARY ARTS
Play by Nabilah Said
Reflection by Siti K
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Songbirds

A duet in a jazz club brought into our HDB estates and home by a classically trained pair of singer and pianist. Wilson Goh and Amanda Lee arrange and perform Singapore poems to fresh jazz compositions and improvisations.

Amanda teaches and performs lindy hop and authentic solo jazz dance and is one of the few jazz artistes who straddles both the music and dances scenes in Singapore. Wilson leads The Singers Vocal Ensemble, and most recently performed for the Singapore Biennale.

Poem:

The Visitor & Good Laws and Good People by Gwee Li Sui
After You by Cyril Wong

An extract from Kappa Quartet by Daryl Qilin Yam

Composition, Arrangement & Performance:

Amanda Lee, Wilson Goh

The Visitor
Episode 1
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Song of a Bird
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Good Laws and Good People
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After You
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INTERVIEWS

Jason Wee
Interview
Jason Wee
Artistic Director of Textures - The Bottled City shares his inspiration behind this roving visual installation.
Mossaique (Jimmy Tan)
Interview
Mossaique (Jimmy Tan)
The terrarium designer is reimagining three scenes from three different books, depicting three different personal journeys undertaken by the protagonists as three distinct terrarium scenes.
Quek Hong Shin
Interview
Quek Hong Shin
The bestselling children's book author is the featured artist of Textures - The Bottled City.
Oo Xin Man
Interview
Oo Xin Man
Inspired by the weird tales in this Singapore-Australia anthology of short stories, Xin Man has created new sticker designs based on the unusual images in the stories
Ashley Yeo
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Ashley Yeo
The Loewe Craft Prize finalist is inspired by the shifting dualities of the protagonist twins in JY Yang’s book to create a series of book plates that will be inserted into the trilogy, awaiting the readers’ discovery.
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CATCH IN A BOTTLE CHALLENGE

Challenge yourself to catch falling objects from The Bottled City!
Get your friends to play and see who gets the highest score!

 

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