Film Screenings

Film Screening: Faraway My Shadow Wandered

Saturday, 27 August 2022
5.30PM – 6.45PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans

When he was a child, Junya promised his maternal grandfather that as the eldest grandson, he would take over the family Shinto shrine. However, this did not come to pass as Junya did not share the same family name and he grew estranged from his family over time. To escape this tension, Junya ventured overseas to pursue other dreams and distanced himself from the hometown where he grew up. One day, while working in an Izakaya, he meets a foreigner with the same birthday researching a new dance piece for a film. His fateful encounter leads him to confront a family history that he has left behind and gives the dancer inspiration for her work. Together in the midst of winter, they revisit Junya’s hometown to reconnect with his childhood and let go of a promise he cannot fulfil.

Saturday, 27 August 2022
5.30PM – 6.45PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, 29 Keppel Rd, #01-05, Singapore 089065

Film Screenings

Film Screening: I Dream of Singapore

Saturday, 20 August 2022
5.30PM – 7.00PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans

Singapore, Asia’s richest country, is a dream destination for the people of Bangladesh. Not only can they find work there but also, supposedly, greater legal security. But the reality for migrant workers is very different, and many companies are quick to shirk their responsibilities as soon as problems arise. Until his serious accident at work, Feroz had a bed in modest workers’ quarters on the outskirts of the city. Now he is dependent on the help of local human rights organisation Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2) to avoid ending up on the streets. Feroz’s days are long and bleak until he can return to his family in Bangladesh. There is no future for him in Singapore; the construction industry has chewed him up and spat him out. Meanwhile in Bangladesh, the next generation is already waiting for a job in Singapore. The futuristic-looking luxury hotel Marina Bay Sands, with its three towers spanned by an enormous rooftop swimming pool, is a dazzling symbol of Singapore’s almost boundless boom. Lei Yuan Bin accompanies Feroz and TWC2 manager Ethan with his camera from Singapore to Bangladesh, revealing in striking images two extremes of wealth and poverty.

Images courtesy of Tiger Tiger Pictures.

Saturday, 20 August 2022
5.30PM – 7.00PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, 29 Keppel Rd, #01-05, Singapore 089065

Film Screenings

Film Screening: Nervous Translation

Saturday, 20 and 27 August 2022
3.30PM – 5.00PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans

Late 1988. Post-dictatorship Philippines. Eight year-old Yael, shy to a fault, lives in her own private world. Left to her own devices while her mother assembles shoes at the local shoe factory, Yael cooks miniature meals for herself, sometimes forgetting about leftovers for dinner in the fridge. In the evenings, she cuts her mother’s white hair for 25 centavos a strand while they watch soap operas on television. Yael only knows her father through his voice through voice letters in the form of cassette tapes which he sends back every now and then from Saudi Arabia. Their boombox has a problem of ‘eating tape’, but this does not stop Yael from secretly listening to Father’s voice letters. One night, she accidentally records over a voice tape meant for her Mother.

Saturday, 20 and 27 August 2022
3.30PM – 5.00PM
Free, drop-in screening
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, 29 Keppel Rd, #01-05, Singapore 089065

Opening Night

PRINT SCREEN Opening Night

Friday, 12 August
7.00PM – 9.00PM
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans

Join us for the opening of our latest pop-up PRINT SCREEN featuring the print and paper works created by STPI’s past artists in residence alongside their videos, be it behind-the-scenes footage, performance documentation or video works.

The first edition presents Philippine-born, Australia-based artist duo Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan. In their residency works, the humble cardboard material—symbolic of the balikbayan box, or “repatriate box” which overseas Filipinos use to send items back home—becomes a metaphor and a vessel for bittersweet expressions of love, a marker of presence and absence, and everyday histories that speak to human conditions of love and longing.

We will be joined by the artists themselves for the opening, and wine and light refreshments will be served. See you then!

Friday, 12 August
7.00PM – 9.00PM
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, 29 Keppel Rd, #01-05, Singapore 089065

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Workshop

Cardboard House-Making with Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan

13 August or 14 August 2022
2.00PM – 5.00PM
Free, drop-in workshop
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans

Free, drop-in workshop
Limited capacity, 20 pax per session

You are invited to dwell on what makes the perfect home of the future and then create your vision of it in this drop-in sculpture workshop.

Using recycled boxes, cardboard, tape and hot glue gun, participants can construct their houses as individuals or in family groups, which can then be brought back home with them. By making and coming together, the moment becomes an important time in sharing the tasks of creating a home, shared narratives, and offer a reflection on the notion of settlements, forced or voluntary migration as well as the importance of “home” in our lives.

13 August or 14 August 2022
2.00PM – 5.00PM
Location: ArtSpace @ HeluTrans, 29 Keppel Rd, #01-05, Singapore 089065

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Paid workshop

STPI x Pulp Editions / Mezzotint

Various Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in October
2.00PM – 5.00PM

SGD 100 per pax
Recommended for ages 13 and above
Location: Pulp Editions

Join our Senior Printer Chong Li Sze in a series of mezzotint workshops at Independent Print Studio Pulp Editions.

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Paid workshop

STPI x OFFCUT / Bookmaking

Various Wednesdays in September
7.30PM – 10.00PM

SGD 50 per pax
Recommended for ages 13 and above
Location: Allegro Print

Ahead of sustainability day, STPI joins forces with Allegro Print House for a bookmaking workshop using offcut materials. Discover the printing process at Allegro, and learn how our partnership contributes to their sustainability initiatives.

Find out more about OFFCUT here.

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LAUNCHED! | Print City: A Print Explorer’s Guidebook

STPI is pleased to present Print City, an illustrated guide to printmaking and papermaking. In a collection of 10 whimsical art projects, Rolly the Print City Guide leads the way to fantastical destinations: from the Turtle Racing Arena to the Print Zoo and across the Field of Rainbow Houses, Rolly leads us to discover the wondrous craft of printmaking and create a treasure trove of art pieces along the way.

Get your hands on a copy of Print City now!

Now Available on The Corner Shop I Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI

Do Ho Suh: Works on Paper at STPI is a survey of the Seoul-born, London-based artist’s extraordinary body of work created during his multiple residencies with STPI since 2009. The A3-sized book contains over 200 highly detailed illustrations, two illuminating essays by Allegra Pesenti and Sarah Suzuki, as well as an intimate reflection by Suh himself in conversation with Martin Coomer.

Now Available at STPI Corner Shop. Click to find out more.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours and Enquiries

Complimentary guided tours of STPI are conducted by Friends of the Museums (FOM) docent volunteers. for enquiries and private tour requests, please email [email protected]