The annual Goodman Open House @ Goodman Arts Centre organised by Arts House Limited is back with an exciting line-up of art activities, open studios, workshops, performances, and an outdoor cinema experience introduced for the first time.

Goodman Open House at Goodman Arts Centre 2024

For those seeking enriching activities this June School Holiday, look no further. Goodman Open House @ Goodman Arts Centre, organised by Arts House Limited (AHL), is back for its 2024 edition – bigger and better, with an exciting night programme! Kamini Ramachandran, Director of Moonshadow Stories and The Storytelling Centre Ltd, returns for the second year to lead the artistic curation and spearhead co-creation initiatives. Goodman Open House 2024 aims to showcase the artistic flair of Goodman Arts Centre’s tenants, while encouraging visitors to engage in the creative process alongside the artist-tenants, culminating in a cohesive celebration of the local arts community.

📅 22 Jun 2024
⏰ 10am to 10pm
📍 Goodman Arts Centre

The vibrant arts enclave will come alive with an eclectic array of day and night activities suitable for visitors of all ages – spanning workshops, performances, open studios, and for the first time, an outdoor cinema programme – promising a day of creative exploration.

To ensure that visitors are well-energised throughout the day, a wide variety of food and drinks will be made available at Goodman Arts Centre throughout the event. Food vendors will offer an array of options, while those feeling peckish can look out for traditional food stations serving local snacks like ice kacang and kacang puteh popping up at different timings throughout the day.

An Engaging, Art-Filled Experience for All Ages

Goodman Open House offers a diverse lineup of activities spanning performing and visual arts, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Delight in the vibrant beats of the Community Drum Circle led by the Ministry of Bellz at the amphitheatre, where up to 100 public participants are invited to contribute to the merry music-making with percussion instruments and handbells. This leads up to the Artist Parade across the Arts Centre, allowing everyone else to join in the lively celebration. After the energetic and jubilant parade, visitors are ushered into a shift in mood and atmosphere, one of relaxation and enjoyment – a quiet, meditative moment amidst the greenery of Goodman Arts Centre during artist-tenant’s Neil Chua’s outdoor sound bath session, Nature’s Resonance.

Recharged from the meditative experience, visitors can look forward to an outdoor cinema experience at the amphitheatre, Movie Night in the Garden, introduced for the first time this year. As the sun sets, visitors can immerse in the evening atmosphere of Goodman Arts Centre as the arts enclave transforms into a place to chill, wind-down and socialise. The screening of the blockbuster film Barbie sets a wonderful backdrop for visitors to savour freshly grilled satay from the live barbeque stations, pick up an alcoholic beverage (or not!), and gather round to watch the film, catch-up with fellow artists or soak in the vibe.


Nurturing Young Artistic Talents with an Understanding of Contemporary Global Issues

Beyond opening spaces to encourage social and family bonding, this edition of the Goodman Open House promises to excite and educate young minds through a wide range of activities by the arts residents. Young budding artists can unleash their creativity and explore various art forms, such as performance making, during Checkpoint Theatre’s Monster Magic workshop through clay moulding and storytelling, suitable for those aged 6 to 12.

Music maestros-to-be aged 4 and above can also participate in Ruanatworkz’s workshop, Healing Harmonies, where they will be introduced to the soothing vibrations of singing bowls, chimes, bells, and rainsticks, learning about melodies that promote relaxation. In addition to these workshops, there are many other offerings. They can enjoy traditional English handbell performances by the Ministry of Bellz, featuring familiar tunes from popular film soundtracks, or take part in Curious Games, an immersive performance workshop by RAW Moves, inspired by traditional childhood games. Most activities require those under the age of 12 to be accompanied by an adult, ensuring shared enjoyment and fun.

Inculcating environmental mindfulness in our young artists is one of the focus areas of this year’s programmes. Khairulddin Wahab’s Patterns of Nature drawing workshop invites participants to draw inspiration from natural patterns found in flora and fauna to create unique designs. Felix Nai’s workshop introduces Fermented Clothing and the ancient art of natural indigo dyeing, promoting sustainable fashion. For the more introspective visitors, Valerie Ng’s Art Flow Journaling workshop guides participants through mark making, nature observations, and mindful reflections, helping them find a sense of flow as they document their observations in handmade journals.

Celebrating Collaboration and the Community of Goodman Arts Centre’s Tenants

Goodman Open House’s programmes for this year, curated by Kamini Ramachandran, emphasise co-creation and collaboration between artist-tenants and participants. This invaluable sense of ownership through immersive participation and co-creation leaves a lasting impact on both the audience and the artist-tenants. While the interactions may seem fleeting, the intangible satisfaction and memories enhance individuals’ sense of identity and shape the collective experience of the community.

The Open Studios by artist-tenants are a cherished feature of the Goodman Open House. These Open Studios offer a rare glimpse into the intimate working spaces of the artists, revealing both vulnerability and empowerment. With over 66 artists and arts groups participating this year, there’s something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy 3D resin printing showcases to viral tufting sessions to craft unique rugs at DPLMT, and sonic immersion with The Observatory’s listening session, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds.

This year’s Goodman Open House also features a collaboration between Goodman Art Centre artist-tenant DPLMT and MINDS (Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore) to create a vibrant graffiti wall mural. In the weeks leading up to the unveiling, individuals with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers have been working with passionate DPLMT artists to bring this mural to life.

Visitors will have the opportunity to contribute to the creative process by spray painting a feature wall mural at DPLMT’s Urban Art Jam. Furthermore, interactive installations, like Cloud Lantern by artist-tenant Leo Liu, encourage visitors to add personalised wishes to the artwork, symbolising collective aspirations. As night falls, the lantern illuminates, representing hope and joy.

Additionally, this year marks the beginning of a new partnership with the Mountbatten community. Goodman Art Centre’s Cultivate Central and Mountbatten’s Green Action for Communities will share knowledge at the Goodman Community Farm, fostering community engagement and environmental awareness.

In an unexpected twist, Body Fit Training (BFT), a tenant of Singapore’s largest arts enclave, will also participate in this year’s Goodman Open House by bringing fitness to the arts. BFT aims to foster a sense of camaraderie and community, and they see this as an opportunity to engage with the arts community and visitors. They will extend their gym hours and offer a variety of drop-in fitness activities that are designed to be manageable and enjoyable.

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