Singapore Art Week 2015

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope 2014 had been kind to you and that 2015 holds countless amazing experiences for all of us!

Since 2015 is the year of golden jubilee celebrations for Singapore, my home country, I thought I would focus my first entry on some of the exciting events in Singapore coming up this January!

Singapore Art Week 2015 is coming right up!
The event happening from 17 – 25 January 2015, will include an amazing line up of art exhibitions and openings:

Art Stage Singapore 2015
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
( Vernissage: 21 January 2015, Fair dates: 22 – 25 January 2015)

Check out Art Stage Singapore 2015, now in its 5th edition. The art fair presents the largest international showcases of Southeast Asian contemporary art, focusing on Southeast Asian art scenes (Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar).

artstagesingapore2015

Art After Dark @ Gillman Barracks
9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
23 January 2015, 6pm till late

Gillman Barracks, formerly a colonial barracks, now houses 17 galleries. Look out for this outdoor party, with artist talks, live music performances, food and drink pop-ups, docent-led tours and a chance to explore CCA’s artist residency studios.

Be sure to also check out DRIVE, Gillman Barracks’ first festival of curated public artworks and its finale event. An interactive outdoor project featuring wall murals, sculptures and multimedia installations of local and international art.  Another highlight is Re-tracking, a curated movie screening featuring clips from Singaporean films with a live soundtrack created by local musicians and artists, and organised with LUSH 99.5 FM.

Aliwan Urban Art Festival
Aliwal Arts Centre, Kampong Glam
17 January 2015, 7pm to late

Look out for art inspired by international street culture – from graffiti to graphic art, rock to afro-beat, skateboarding to breakdancing.

Aliwal urban art festival 2015

Singapore Art Week at Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
16 January – 25 January 2015

A whole series of events held as part of Art Week Singapore 2015. Look out for film documentaries, late night live music in the SAM courtyards, talks by guest artists and art personalities and an art market.

singapore art week 2015

Prudential Singapore Eye Exhibition
ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
17 January – 28 June 2015
( Admission charges apply)

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, the Prudential Eye Programme, in collaboration with ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, will present Prudential Singapore Eye where an estimated 25 artists will be exhibited.

Keep a look out for the Prudential Eye Awards, a red carpet evening which recognizes the best emerging Asian contemporary artists as well as the leading exhibitions, galleries, institutions and art critics working to promote Asian contemporary art.  The Awards will be held at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands on 20th January 2015.

prudential eye awards 2015
That’s all for now. Seems like an exciting year for Singapore’s arts scene!
X Alex
(All information & images from the respective sites as per linked in the titles. Photo credits to respective sources.)

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