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(Do note that the following events have an expiration date. Kindly check the dates before making plans!)

 

1. Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from Xiu Hai Lou Collection

 

(Photo Credit: www.nationalgallery.sg)

Details:

Date: 11 Mar 2017 – 22 Apr 2018

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Suitable for: All ages

Description:

The titular Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest private collection of ink art here and it claims to be one of the best in the world. Marvel at the elegant strokes of ink masters from China and Singapore, and examine the influences that shaped the discipline from the late 19th to 20th century.

2. The Artist’s Voice

Details:

Date: Friday, November 17 2017 – Saturday, March 17 2018

Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm  daily

Address:  L3 Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778

Description:

Contemporary art’s language can sometimes struggle to engage, even for the astonishingly cerebral among us. But, when done correctly, the best pieces show a clear message that reveal more and more with each viewing or through discussions with peers, all the while accepting that you might not know your Hirsts from your Emins. The Artist’s Voice – coming to The Parkview Museum between November 17 and next March – is an exhibition in which the curators have gone to great lengths to showcase pieces that are complex, multi-faceted and nevertheless accessible.

3. Dress-A-Puppet Workshop

Details:

Date: 18, 19 & 25 January 2018

Opening Hours: 6pm – 9pm

Address: 113A Dunlop Street, Singapore 209432

Description:

For the young and young-at-heart, relive the joys of dressing and decorating a hand puppet inspired by ARTWALK Little India 2018’s new murals. Meticulously designed and sponsored by Artgrain Studio, the workshop aims to form connections through tactile learning. Allow your imagination to wonder as stories behind each two-dimensional mural come to life via three-dimensional hand puppets.

4. Rangoli Assembly

Details:

Date: 20 and 27 January 2018

Opening Hours: 6pm – 9pm

Address: 37 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209909

Description:

Believed to be a beacon of good luck and fortune, as well as a sign of welcome to visitors, the South Indian rangoli art form Kolam can be traced back to thousands of years ago. Learn about the ingredients, patterns and stories that accompany this longstanding tradition with Stroke Arts Studio.

5. ARTWALK Trail

Details:

Date: 18-20 & 25-27 January 2018

Opening Hours: 6pm & 7pm slots

Address: Meeting point at POLI Site, Clive Street

Description:

A festival favourite for all ages, the ARTWALK Trail by Monster Day Tours promises an unforgettable adventure on foot that is filled with art, local history and cultural knowledge. This ARTWALK Little India, get to know the stories behind each mural, the artists, and the historical precinct – one step at a time!

 

All Year Round

(These events are available all year round. But do take note of the opening hours!)

 

1. Singapore History Gallery @ Singapore Art Museum

 

(Photo Credit: National Museum)

Details:

Dates: Everyday, all year

Opening Hours: 10am-7pm

Address: Level 1 Singapore History Gallery, 71 Bras Basah Rd, (S)189555

Suitable for: All ages

Description:

The Singapore History Gallery now has a section that has been specially created to facilitate family time. In this part of the gallery, 700 years of Singapore’s history is shown through life-like art paintings and sculptures. This by far the best Picture-Smart way to learn about our nation’s background and how we, a tiny red dot, reached our success of today.

Special Features
– Downloadable and printable guide which contains fun worksheet activities!
– Audio-visual stations!
– Get to touch some of the exhibits!

 

 

2. Children’s Biennale

 

(Photo Credit: National Gallery)

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Description:

The inaugural Children’s Biennale features ten interactive art showcases in collaboration with artists from Singapore and around the world. Let your little ones experience a digital and multi-sensory world without physical boundaries with teamLab’s ‘Homogenizing and Transforming World’ exhibit. Then head to photographer Robert Zhao’s showcase of 39 animals, plants and environments that have been manipulated by humans – a lesson for kids on the issues of morality and ethics.

 

3. Arts in Your Neighborhood

Details:

For more details, visit: https://artsforall.sg

Description:

Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) returns for its ninth edition from 9 to 26 November 2017. With more than 40 arts activities in 17 locations island-wide, there is a myriad of opportunities for everyone to experience the arts through these accessible activities. Visitors of all ages can also bond over three weekends of fun and family-friendly arts activities.

4. Anime X Stamps

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Address: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Description:

Anime addicts – there is a new anime-themed exhibition in town. To celebrate the 100 years of anime, the Singapore Philatelic Museum is introducing the Anime X Stamps exhibition. It features an impressive compilation of more than 700 stamps from 80 titles including some from Singapore and Japan. Snatch the chance to see limited edition collectibles, including rare original production sketches of Naruto. Spot your favourite anime characters from Pokémon, Studio Ghibili and Attack on Titan on unique stamps throughout the exhibition.

But mark these dates down: on November 19 and December 17, there’ll be Animania Sunday. Hum along as local pianist Pianominion performs well-loved anime pieces, snap a photo with cosplayers (psst – a sailor moon character will be roaming around), play dress-up at the yukata booth or learn a new skill at the sushi-making demonstration. Ever wondered what you’ll look like in cartoon form? Find out at the live anime-style portraiture station.

5. Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in South-East Asia

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Daily except Friday), 10am – 9pm (Friday)

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Description:

Constructed around the past, present and future of Cinerama, this exhibition presents a slew of visual projections such as animations, short films, interactive videos and mixed-media that discusses identity, politics and the individual and collective memory. Don’t miss on the guided tours, led by artists the museum’s curator, which takes you through the process behind each installation.

6. Allegories and Identities

Details:

Date: Daily, closed on Sunday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat)

Address: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236

Description:

Leading Indonesian artists Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono are at the centre of STPI’s latest exhibition. As part of the gallery’s 15th anniversary and celebrating five decades of Singapore-Indonesia bilateral relations, the showcase presents Nugroho’s distinct contemporary style, and Wiharso and Dono’s Indonesian folklore-inspired works in one space.

 

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