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5 Things Not to Miss at Gillman Barracks' 5th Anniversary


5 Things Not to Miss at Gillman Barracks' 5th Anniversary

On 22 September 2017, Friday, join Gillman Barracks as they celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a very special edition of Art After Dark. From live performances to interactive art experiences, old and new fans of Art After Dark alike can look forward to another exciting evening of precinct-wide art activities and programmes from 7pm till late.

With so much going on, it's very easy to get sidetracked by getting lost in Ryder Ripps' VR experience or attempt to try all the beers in the alfresco craft beer garden, which is why we've selected a list of five things you really shouldn't miss on the night itself, to make sure you get the maximum experience!


"Diventare Schiavo" by Ryder Ripps
Image courtesy of the artist


1. Get up close and personal with artists and see how art is made with OPEN by NTU CCA

Presented by NTU CCA, visitors will get an opportunity to explore the studios and see works-in-progress by its Artists-in-Residence. Artists include Chun Kaifeng, Sony Lacey, Kartik Sood and Richard Streitmatter-Tran. Ask them all your burning questions about what it's like to be a professional artist.

Don't forget to also check out NTU CCA's newly-opened exhibition 'Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History' features video installations and films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam), and Park Chan-kyong (South Korea). A highlight is Apichatpong Weerasethakul's "Fireworks (Archives)" immersive installation - get lost in the hypnotic dreamlike nocturnal stroll through Sala Keoku, a Buddhist-Hindu temple inhabited by monumental sculptures of mythical creatures.


"Fireworks (Archives) by Apichatpong Weerasethakul at NTU CCA
Image courtesy of Art Agenda


2. Create your own wine tasting session by hitting up all the gallery openings

Everyone knows that gallery openings are always fun because of the booze, and with five galleries opening their shows at this edition of Art AFter Dark, you'll be spoiled for choice. However, apart from the alcohol, there will be some really amazing shows to check out!

  • FOST Gallery will present a solo exhibition by Adeel Uz-Zafar titled 'Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise', which is based on Dante’s The Divine Comedy and will feature the artist’s self-developed and unique technique of etching on vinyl with various tools.
  • Mizuma Gallery will present a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Angki Purbandono titled If You Give Me Lemon, I'll Make Lemonade. Influenced by the artist’s residencies in Indonesia and Japan, the exhibition will offer different perspectives on the jungle and metropolitan city through multimedia installations.
  • Sundaram Tagore Gallery will present a solo exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by Antonio Puri. Inspired by his birthplace of Chandigarh, the mixed-media art pieces by the Indian-born and Bogotá-based artist reflect his cross-cultural experiences.
  • Element Art Space will present a solo exhibition in homage to Chen Wen Hsi (b. 1906 – d. 1991), one of the most celebrated and prolific first generation artists in Singapore. It will highlight the artist’s well-known fusion of Chinese art and Western modern art and feature works from abstraction to Chinese ink painting across canvas and paper.
  • Chan + Hori Contemporary has invited Myanmese artist Aung Ko to Singapore, to co-direct and present a long-duration multi-disciplinary performance with performing arts collective Kaizen M.D.


"Souvenir From Tangkahan" by Angki Purbandono's solo show 'If You Give Me Lemon, I'll Make Lemonade: Tales from Tokyo and Tangkahan'
Image courtesy of the artist and Mizuma Gallery


3. Pick up some Arita porcelain deadstock for your dining table

The Supermama Porcelain & Craft Festival will return for its second edition on thie evening. This year’s edition will introduce visitors to the stories and the craft that goes into common materials – paper, furniture, wood, steel and textiles – and how workmanship elevates them beyond ‘common’. The Festival will include the Supermama Gillman Barracks Showcase featuring new designs and types of porcelain from Japan’s Arita region, as well as the chance to shift through porcelain pieces to pick out some deadstock from Arita.

Additionally, Supermama has collaborated with Ishinomaki Laboratory to present 'Stories, Through Furniture: The Furniture of Ishinomaki Laboratory', a furniture exhibition showcasing the stories behind Ishinomaki Laboratory’s inventive furniture designs at Blk 7 Lock Road.


Stool Kit by Ishinomaki Lab
Image courtesy of Supermama and Ishinomaki Lab


4. See what art Southeast Asian art collectors are into and take some inspiration for purchasing your first artwork

A selection of works drawn from the private collections of Singapore-based collectors will be on show as part of 'Re|Collecting Asia – Selections from Singapore Private Collections'. Supported by ShanghART Gallery and presented by The Ryan Foundation, 'Re|Collecting Asia' is curated by Khim Ong and will feature some very special pieces. For those embarking on your own collecting journey, this show will offer a perfect opportunity to serve as inspiration!


'Re|Collecting Asia – Selections from Singapore Private Collections' will showcase works from private collections
Image courtesy of The Ryan Foundation


5. Boogie the night away

With live music by local artistes Disco Hue, Strangerfox and Linying, we guarantee you'll be pulling your baddest moves. However, if hard style is more your thing, then perhaps the Super 0 x Art After Dark After Party, featuring some of Singapore’s top DJs including Cats on Crack, DJ KFC, Zig Zach and Funk Bast*rd would be more your jam.

Whatever your style, you're bound to get peckish and pop-up stalls serving up savoury bites and sweet treats, including modern urban izakaya Neon Pigeon, Bird Bird, burger joint The Lab SG, Super Loco, Soi 55 just to name a few could be just your thing. Wash that down with beers in the alfresco Craft Beer Garden by BottlesXO.



With so many activities, Gillman Barracks' 5th Anniversary is going to be a blistering good time! More information can be found on their Facebook page here. Be there or be square!



Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.

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