As you know, here at Affordable Art Fair Singapore – we believe art and creativity should be enjoyed by everyone. Luckily, Singapore is a city teeming with exhibitions, events, and art activities throughout the year; and this season is no exception! There are so many arty activities to get involved with, that to help you choose, we’ve gathered the must-see activities into one easy to digest blog. Enjoy!
Art exhibitions in Singapore this season
1. Singapore Night Festival
WHERE: Bras Basah Road and surrounding area
WHEN: 17 – 25 August 2018, 7.30pm – 12.00am
PERFORMANCES: 23, 24, 25 August 2018
With celebrations split across 5 zones throughout the Bras Basah Road area, Singapore Night Festival is not to be missed. The list of participating venues is seemingly endless (check out the full listing through the interactive map) with creative lighting installations, projections, and performances taking place over the 9 day night festival.
Some of our favourites from the packed programme are Graffiti Alive by Arup – a live illuminated graffiti display, Light Wave – an interactive light installation over water, and an urban dance, based on fire and rhythm; Su á Feu by Basque company Deabru Beltzak.
2. Young Talent Programme Winners’ Solo Exhibitions 2017/18
WHERE: ION Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Level 4 (next to Lobby A)
WHEN: 30 August 2018, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
You are cordially invited to the opening of the Young Talent Programme Winners Solo Exhibitions 2017/18. The programme, in collaboration with ION Art, awarded the winning spots to emerging artists Faris Nakamura, Xinwei Che and Bo Sung Yom at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2017.
Now, following 10 months of support from ION Art working with Programme Curator Ms. Seah Tzi-Yan, Faris, Xinwei and Bo Sung are unveiling their newly developed artworks, each with a solo exhibition taking place at the ION Art Gallery. Don’t miss the chance to see their hot-off-the-press artworks while supporting the next generation of creative talent – to RSVP, click here.
3. Art Science Museum x TeamLab
WHERE: Art Science Museum
WHEN: Daily, admissions at 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2.30pm, 4:00pm and 5:30pm
We’re seriously excited to see Future world: where art meets science a fusion of technology and art, created by renowned Japanese interdisciplinary art collective teamLab. A permanent digital art gallery filled with high-tech interactive artworks in 3 zones entitled Nature, Town and Park, the exhibition evolves over time which means repeat visits to this permanent event will still deliver a unique experience. Entrances are timed to give visitors the opportunity to engage with each artwork – so don’t forget to book in advance.
4. All About Dogs children’s exhibition
WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum
WHEN: 14 Feb 2018 - 01 Dec 2018, daily 10:00am - 7:00pm
Man’s best friend is amazing. Not only providing companionship and entertainment, our canine friends advanced sense of smell and hearing have integrated them into our culture and daily lives through varied roles ranging from supporting the visually impaired, herding livestock through to customs control! In the Year of the Earth Dog, Singapore Philatelic Museum is celebrating our waggy tailed friends with their All About Dogs exhibition, ideal for creative minds of all ages.
5. Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore
WHERE: National Gallery Singapore
WHEN: 02 Aug 2018 - 09 Jun 2019
Self-taught watercolour artist Lim Cheng Hoe (1912 – 1979), became a leader in his medium, going on to found the Singapore Watercolour Society. Specialising in outdoor landscapes, this exhibition, taking place at Singapore’s National Gallery, will feature over 60 artworks, sketches and archival material is sure to be a joy to contemplate4. 100 Photos: A Story of Our Times.
6. Guards at the Taj
WHERE: Singapore Repertory Theatre, KC Arts Centre
WHEN: From 14 November 2018
Set in 1648 on the eve before the Taj Mahal is unveiled, this dark comedy tells the story of two Imperial Guards who are expected not only to never look at the awe inspiring construction, but also stand in silence while they maintain their guard. The two guards navigate a journey of friendship and temptation, with differing approaches to the challenge.
"Although the play is set in the year 1648, the guards represent the Everyman who tries to do his job but dreams more."
Click here to snap up the early bird offer by 24th August to get a 25% discount.
We hope this blog will help you to get out and about in Singapore to enjoy some arty activities this month. For more information on the upcoming Affordable Art Fair Singapore (16 – 18 November 2018), why not follow us on social media where you will find the latest news and announcements, plus of course, lots of stunning affordable artwork.
Singapore Night Festival, Su a Feu
Featured art from first to last:
Singapore Night Festival, Light Wave
The Young Talent Winners 2017-18, Bo Sung Yom, Faris Nakamura and Xinwei Che
Art Science Museum x TeamLab, Crystal Universe teamLab Light Sculpture
All About Dogs children’s exhibition
Lim Cheong Hoe, 'Singapore River', 1962, watercolour on paper
The Cat in the Hat, Ann Lek, Claris Tan, Trey Ho, Hang Qian Chou, Ong Yi Xuan and Sugie