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Art Day Out: Gillman Barracks Celebrates their 10th Anniversary!

Art Day Out: Gillman Barracks Celebrates their 10th Anniversary!

On 24 September, Gillman Barracks will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Ten years since the development of the space as an arts precinct, ten art galleries, non-profit organisation Art Outreach, and the National Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art will be commemorating Singapore's contemporary arts cluster with a host of exhibition openings, tours, and other programmes.  A decade before, 13 galleries launched their maiden exhibitions in the area this time of the year, signalling the launch of a new contemporary art cluster in Singapore. Identified by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as a site for the arts with its unique traits, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), JTC Corporation (JTC), and the National Arts Council (NAC) jointly developed the site to be an international destination for contemporary art. Now established as a distinctive destination where contemporary art meets colonial history against the backdrop of nature in the surrounding secondary forest, Gillman Barracks continues to position itself as a one-of-a-kind enclave in Singapore. Its presence as an arts precinct also saw the rise of other arts clusters across the island, pointing to an increasingly vibrant arts scene that has seen more galleries, museums, and independent art spaces pop up over the years. This milestone of the first ten years is a noteworthy effort by the various stakeholders, especially in a land-scarce nation with many other priorities to balance with.  Scroll down to see some of the highlights!  Mizuma Gallery

September 16, 2022

Samson Young's Upcoming Solo Exhibition at Kiang Malingue

Samson Young's Upcoming Solo Exhibition at Kiang Malingue

Kiang Malingue will be presenting Samson Young's first solo exhibition from 24 September to 5 November at the gallery's Hong Kong space. The exhibition is titled "Music for selective hearing, or assisted living" and will feature five sets of artworks created by the artist in the last two years. Known for exploring the fabric of the sociopolitical by examining the history and contemporary conditions of sound and music, Samsom considers the complicated nature of "sound conditioning" - the active control of ambient sounds exemplified by devices such as white-noise sleep aids - as self-care and recuperation as well as self-imposed isolation, control, and wilful disengagement. 

September 15, 2022

"As Wild As We Come" by Wawi Navarroza at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

"As Wild As We Come" by Wawi Navarroza at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

From 19 August to 17 September 2022, "As Wild as We Come" is on view at Kristin Hjellerjerde Gallery. This exhibition comprises Wawi Navarroza's latest collection of self-portraits, continuing the artist's vivid layered explorations into identity, place, and belonging with a specific focus on the female experience, motherhood, and bodily transformation. She contemplates the neverending formation and flux of the self and crosses geographical, corporeal, and spiritual thresholds. Weaving together a multitude of references from ancient and contemporary cultures, this exhibition is Wawi's first solo show at Kristin Hjellerjerde Gallery's London Bridge space.

September 14, 2022

John Young's Solo Exhibition at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

John Young's Solo Exhibition at MOORE CONTEMPORARY

MOORE CONTEMPORARY will be presenting a solo exhibition by John Young from 8 October - 12 November 2022 in Perth, "John Young at MOORE CONTEMPORARY". This will be the first time that John will be exhibiting a new body of work here in fifteen years. He will be showcasing a suite of new works from two projects, None Living Knows and The Shiva Paintings from two cycles of works - History Projects (2007-2022) and Abstract Paintings (2006-present), which have occupied him since 2007. 

September 08, 2022

Silverlens Opens in New York with Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann

Silverlens Opens in New York with Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann

Silverlens will be opening its new doors at 505 W 24th Street in Chelsea in New York on 8 September 2022! The established Manila-based gallery, known for its robust roster of Asian diaspora artists, is kicking off their opening with inaugural exhibitions by artists Martha Atienza and Yee I-Lann in their new space.  The trans-continental expansion from Manila to New York marks the beginning of a new chapter in the gallery's eighteen-year existence. The expansion is necessitated by the growth of the gallery's programme, and the drive to bring a broader representation of Southeast Asian, Asia Pacific, and diasporic artists into a wider framework of the contemporary art dialogue. Silverlens plans to activate their New York gallery with gallery-curated and curator-led exhibitions, artist talks, panel discussions, film screenings, and a variety of events.

September 01, 2022

N*thing is Possible by Potato Head and OMA

N*thing is Possible by Potato Head and OMA

From 16 September - 25 December 2022, Desa Potato Head and OMA will be presenting their collaborative exhibition, 'N*thing is Possible', at the National Design Centre as part of Singapore Design Week! In a collaborative curation, Potato Head and OMA are teaming up with an array of internationally esteemed design and creative talents to reflect a journey to zero waste. This exhibition demonstrates everything that they've learnt, the mistakes made, the solutions discovered, and the resources used to get there. By sharing their blueprint, they want to inspire and create awareness in people and in the industry; what matters is not the final goal, but a commitment to doing better.  New materials will be unveiled, which have been created out of waste to provide new possibilities in the future of architecture and design. Potato Head and OMA have already shown that sustainability can be beautiful, but they want to demonstrate that the opportunities to do good are ever-evolving. The international designers featured in this exhibition are Andra Martin, Andreu Carulla, BYO Living, Dom Hammond, Eco Mantra, Futura, Kengo Kuma, Max Lamb, Toogood, and Thibaut Grevet.   

August 23, 2022

'OUR TOTEM' by Otis Hope Carey Opens in Sydney

'OUR TOTEM' by Otis Hope Carey Opens in Sydney

OUR TOTEM is Otis Hope Carey’s fifth solo exhibition with China Heights and is a continuation of the artist’s commitment to interpreting and communicating the relationship he has with his Gumbaynggirr clan totem, Gaagal (the ocean). OUR TOTEM has allowed Carey to delve further into his practice, experiment with new materials and ultimately share experience, culture and memory. Poignantly, OUR TOTEM is the first time that Carey will be exhibiting a new works made on bark that he has sourced and treated himself on Gumbaynggirr Country. 

August 11, 2022

Masterpieces of Modern Art: The Picasso Century at NGV International, Melbourne

Masterpieces of Modern Art: The Picasso Century at NGV International, Melbourne

From 10 June - 9 Oct 2022, the world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, The Picasso Century, will be on at NGV International in Melbourne. This exhibition charts the extraordinary career of Pablo Picasso in dialogue with the many artists, poets, and intellectuals with whom he intercepted and interacted throughout the 20th century. These artists include Guillaume Apollinaire, Georges Braque, Salvador Dalí, Alberto Giacometti, Françoise Gilot, Valentine Hugo, Marie Laurencin, Dora Maar, André Masson, Henri Matisse, Dorothea Tannin, and Gertrude Stein. 

June 15, 2022

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia opens at the National Gallery of Singapore

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia opens at the National Gallery of Singapore

From 27 May to 25 September 2022, National Gallery Singapore showcases the rich artistic practice of the world’s oldest living culture with its latest exhibition "Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia". This exhibition surveys over 170 historical and contemporary works by 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from Australia. The largest exhibition of its kind to travel to Asia, the artworks draw from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and The Westfarmers Collection of Australian Art and show deep interconnections between past and present, as well as extraordinary artistic innovation. This exhibition is also supported by Touring Partner Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, Lead Partner Singtel and Strategic Partner Cultural Matching Fund. These visually captivating works produced by the Aboriginal and Torres Islander artists highlight the diversity of First Peoples art, with works as far back as 1890 until the present. The diverse works range from paintings, video installations, and bark paintings to sculptures and cutting-edge contemporary art.

May 27, 2022

"Watching" by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Anna Louise Richardson at West Space Gallery

"Watching" by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Anna Louise Richardson at West Space Gallery

"Watching" is an upcoming collaborative exhibition by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Anna Louise Richardson, which will run from 14 May - 26 June 2022 at West Space Gallery, Collingwood Yards. The works in this exhibition convey feelings of being approached, watched, or singled out by wild or domestic animals. They also capture the emotive resonance of these moments, reflecting ideas of death, fear and preternatural communication with the natural world. Raising a young family in a rural environment, the exhibition builds on the artists’ shared experiences to articulate personal stories that voice their relationships with other living creatures. "Watching" embraces both the magic and fantasy of childhood and the pragmatism of living in close proximity to nature, renewing mythologies about the cyclical processes of life. 

May 10, 2022

Low Yield Fruit by Nathan Beard at swea pea Gallery

Low Yield Fruit by Nathan Beard at swea pea Gallery

On view from 26 March - 7 May 2022 at the swea pea Gallery, Low Yield Fruit is Nathan's new body of sculptural work that was inspired by the complex personal, cultural, and colonial histories of his Australian-Thai heritage. He draws from his research on the trade and export of tropical fruits between Thailand and Australia.  The works exhibited comprise detailed silicone casts of tropical fruits exported from Thailand to Australia, such as durians, mangos, mangosteens and jackfruits, and limes which were harvested from the artist’s late mother’s garden. These fleshy fruits are spiked precariously on top of rigid steel frames and bronze forms enlarged from scanned details of hands and heads from Buddhist shrine statues, accented with shimmering resin pools of juices. These totem-like forms are personal artefacts that are manifestations of his cultural memory which are imbued with layers of symbolic meaning. 

May 06, 2022

The Artling Presents: Giorgiana Theiler's Solo Exhibition at kasa. kaisin., Zurich

The Artling Presents: Giorgiana Theiler's Solo Exhibition at kasa. kaisin., Zurich

In collaboration with kasa. kaisin., The Artling is excited to announce our first exhibition in Europe featuring the young Swiss artist Giorgiana Theiler. Theiler is a South African Italian - born Swiss Artist raised and living in Zurich, Switzerland. She graduated with a BA Hons in Communication Design with a pathway in Photography in 2018. She was scouted by a professor at the Royal College of Art, London and subsequently completed a Masters degree in Information Experience Design in 2020.  Her recent body of work revolves around the utilisation of information to create an experience of the senses through different design aspects, with colour theory and abstract expressionism as highly significant themes. Giorgiana’s work epitomises the finer detail usually concealed from the naked eye but made visible through technology. In implementing this method, she wishes to add her contribution to the enhancement of personal well-being. She draws her influential energy and inspiration from visual artists such as Gerard Richter, Felipe Pantone, and cultural artists Jeff Koons. 

February 22, 2022