17 - 25 January 2015
by Soo Eelee
Singapore Art Week (Jan 17 to 25) marks an incredibly exciting period in Singapore’s art calendar. With almost 100 events this year, Singapore Art Week lets you join artists, galleries, collectors and art lovers from all over the world as they converge on our shores to take part in a dizzying array of art experiences and events.Find out which are our favourites!
The flagship art fair of Southeast Asia, Art Stage Singapore kicks off the international annual visual arts calendar, connecting the world to the best of Asian and global contemporary art. Art Stage Singapore 2015 will feature over 157 galleries from 27 countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan and London.
Art Stage Singapore
22 - 25 January
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Comvention Centre
Aliwal Art Festival
Aliwal Arts Centre
Singapore’s top urban artists, bands, dancers and DJs gather to celebrate creative freedom and communal bonding.The Aliwal Urban Art Festival is an annual celebration of Singapore cool. Get down to a carefully-curated selection of art inspired by international street culture – from graffiti to graphic art, rock to afro-beat, skateboarding to breakdancing.
Art After Dark at Gillman
The Sculpture Society is the first society in Singapore, dedicated to nurture public appreciation of sculpture as an art form.Full of all things sculptural and 3-D, this carnival hopes to spark visitors’ interest in art and history. It recounts the story of Sang Nila Utama, and pre- and post-war Singapore, and gives participants a chance to create their own visual account of the narratives at 20 art stalls.Stall coupons cost from $1 to $8 with part of the proceeds going to charity.
17 - 18 January
The Foothills @ Fort Canning Park
Spend an unforgettable evening at Singapore’s contemporary arts enclave. An outdoor party set against the new shows premiered by Gillman Barracks’ galleries and art spaces provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy the enclave’s diverse offerings. There will also be artist talks, live music performances, food and drink pop-ups, docent-led tours and a chance to explore CCA’s artist residency studios. Be sure to also check out DRIVE, Gillman Barracks’ first festival of curated public artworks and its finale event.