Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of visual arts which takes place in the month of January to kick start the new year. Reaching out to both Singapore residents and international visitors to promote art appreciation, Singapore Art Week offers a myriad of quality art experiences which span the visual arts, from traditional to modern to contemporary practices. Audiences can look forward to art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions, lifestyle events, public art walks, and enriching discussions on art and culture.
Family-friendly programmes include:
Of Gardens & Dreams: Guided Trail of a Public Art Showcase at Taman Jurong
19 January 2019
Guided trails at 4:30pm and 5pm
Various locations around Taman Jurong neighbourhood
Meeting Point at Taman Jurong Community Club
Curated by Shophouse & Co, this celebrates the nature and residents of Taman Jurong through two guided trails throughout the area to discover Singapore’s first residential art gallery, Our Gallery at Taman Jurong.
In partnership with People’s Association and the Taman Jurong Community Arts and Culture Club, the trails will feature four newly commissioned visual artworks, including a pair of street art pieces from Noise Urban Arts In The Hood by Noise Singapore.
HEADS UP: Esplanade has a new children's festival from the 10 to 14 March. Book your tickets before they sell out.
Workshop by urban artist, ANTZ
20 January 2019, 2–5pm (Workshop)
19 & 26 January 2019, 5–6.30pm (Art Trails)
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Ticketed. Limited availability, pre-registration required
Get your hands dirty and learn spray painting with local urban artist ANTZ. Learn how he creates an interesting juxtaposition of contemporary urban styles with traditional Chinese visual references.
In addition, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) will also be conducting a CBD Arts Trail,Exploring Art in Central Business District, that will showcase various art pieces that often go unnoticed in the business district. Highlights include works by local artists at SCCC and installations by Kurt Laurenz Metzler and Gao Xiaowu at Capitol Tower.
19 – 27 January 2019
Daily: 9am – 9pm
National Design Centre
This community-centric installation examines local issues of domesticity and labour through the mediums of mark-making, sculpture, and drawing. It poses this question to the public: how do we value different kinds of labour in society?
The installation which subverts everyday domestic objects, turning these into art objects instead, encourages audiences to think about their intersectional positions of house and art worker, to better understand the nature of labour in the home.
ARTWALK Little India
18 January – 2 February 2019
Little India Precinct
Various outdoor locations
In its fifth edition, ARTWALK Little India, an annual multi-disciplinary public art project set in Singapore’s iconic Little India precinct, returns with this year’s theme of Image and Sound of Fragrance.
It features wall murals, exhibitions and performances, immersing audiences in the rich culture of the buzzing heritage district. Visitors can expect storytelling by Kamini Ramachandran, performances by Kathak guru Jyotika Joshi, an exhibition by various artists at UltraSuperNew Gallery, mural paintings and artworks by students of LASALLE.
Seeing Art Through Play
26 and 27 January 2019
11am to 5pm
11am – 1pm (Age 7-12)
Families and children can build a portable camera with everyday materials in Camera Obscura.
Press & Pull a Cloud
2.30pm, 4pm (Age 5-10)
Create abstract shapes on paper with materials like string and paint, and marvel at the endless possibilities in Press & Pull a Cloud.
Placing Home: Woodlands
8 November 2018 – 27 January 2019
Various locations in Woodlands
Exploring the ideas of home and movements within Woodlands, this public art project curated by Dr Wang Ruobing presents five artworks from the neighbourhood. Audiences are invited to look at their surroundings with a fresh perspective and be curious about the world around them.
Singapore Art Week 2019
Start date: 19/1/19 0:00
End date: 27/1/19 23:59