This September, Gillman Barracks turns two! A former military camp, Singapore’s premier contemporary arts cluster will play host to a series of exciting events and initiatives in the weeks ahead. Home to 17 international art galleries, the Centre for Contemporary Art and 3 restaurants and bars - this week, the team at The Artling has taken the liberty to select key events and highlights for you and your family to enjoy, so don’t miss out on the festivities!
Part two next week, The Artling will present a snap shot of the must-see gallery shows in Gillman Barracks - stay tuned!
Anniversary Party – Friday, 26th Sept from 6pm till late
Gillman Barracks will be transformed into a mini-festival village for a night filled with exhibitions, public art, live music performances, a local maker pop-up market, food and bar stalls! Admission to all exhibitions and events are free, so come join us for a night of revelry!
DRIVE – Public Art Installation
The first-of-its-kind public art project presented by the Gillman Barracks Association will launch end of September and run for four months. DRIVE aims to transform the pristine facades of the Barrack’s colonial buildings with outdoor art installations by the galleries, international artists and members of the public.
Check out www.artdrive.com.sg for more info!
Friends of the Museums offers free guided tours to provide an introduction to the world class contemporary art works, and share the rich history of the ex-military camp site. Take a walk and uncover this treasure trove of art and history!
Next tour is on Friday, 26th Sept at 5pm, meet at Blk 9.
Pls register at: www.gillmanbarracks.com/tours
More in November!
For family and kid-friendly fun, check out The Big Draw!
On 8th – 9th November, Playuem will present their annual award-winning flagship event called The Big Draw! that focuses on play-based programming in the arts, technology and design for children.
The second edition of Singapore Art Book Fair, jointly organized by BooksActually and HJHER will take place from 14th – 16th November. Back by popular demand, the Fair will present at least 50 vendors and fringe activities such as film screenings, talks and workshops. So watch this space!
Centre for Contemporary Art presents Theatrical Fields – Critical Strategies in Performance, Film and Video
Developed as a research project by CCA Director Ms Uta Meta Bauer, Theatrical Fields examines forms of artistic practice and explores the analytical and political potential of theatricality through various manifestations ranging from an exhibition to public presentations, film programme to live performance. This exhibition brings together major video installations by internationally acclaimed artists including Judith Barry, Stan Douglas, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, Constanze Ruhm. The exhibition was commissioned by and presented at the Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden in 2013. Admission to CCA is free.
Back to Top
Sign up for the latest updates
in contemporary art & design!