"Art Takes over Singapore" at the Singapore Art Week

The 8th edition of Singapore Art Week (SAW) is opening from 11th to 19th January 2020. SAW’s theme for this year is, “Art Takes Over” and true to the theme, people in Singapore will be able to explore and participate in over 100 art events across the island. The enthralling art works and experiences can be enjoyed by people of all ages, as these take over art galleries, art spaces and cultural centers in the 9 day extravaganza.

Here are details of some of the programmes that you can enjoy with your family:

ARTWALK Little India 2020


ARTWALK is back this year with its sixth edition, themed Passage of Time. The heritage walk beckons you to indulge in the richness of Little India. The walk includes live storytelling by Kamini Ramachandra, dot-painting workshop by Kumuda Krovvidi, drama performances by Wisdom of Monkeys, newly commissioned works showcased by LASALLE students and other interactive workshops. ARTWALK Little India is presented by the Singapore Tourism Board and LASALLE College of the Arts with the support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association.

Date & Time: 10, 11, 17, 18 January 2020
Guided Tours at 5pm and 7pm
Venue: Little India, Jalan Besar
Admission Fees: Free admission

AR.T Trail

CBD Art Trail
The AR.T trail is a first of its kind public art walking trail. The trail features six public artworks in the Central Business District, around Tanjong Pagar and Raffles Place that showcase augmented reality technology. The digital stories connect the past with the present, and potentially the future in an urban setting. The AR.T trail marks the culmination of a collaboration between Singapore pioneer artists and MESHMINDS Foundation. Participating artists include Chua Boon Kee, Grace Tan, Han Sai Por, Kumari Nahappan, Robert Zhao and Yeo Chee Kiong.The AR.T trail is supported by Facebook Art Department and National Arts Council.
Date & Time: 11–19 January 2020 Various Timings
Venue: Raffles Place Park, OUE Bayfront, One Raffles Quay, Marina One, East Tower, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Admission Fees: Free admission

Art is Everywhere – For Families

Art is Everywhere

The Art is Everywhere art workshop is for families with young children (aged 4 to 8). Brave New Worlds will be using art-making as a means to develop critical and creative thinking skills in children. All done in an artsy, fun way. The workshop is meant for parent-child pairs and allows maximum participants of 15 parent-child pairs in every workshop. Visitors also get to stamp their own postcard using pre-cut motifs of images of Chinatown.

Date & Time: 11, 12, 18, 19 January 2020 10am–12pm, 2–4pm
Venue: SAFRA Toa Payoh, SAFRA Punggol, Our Tampines Hub
Admission Fees: Free admission. Registration is required

Art After Dark

Art after Dark at Gillman Barracks
Date & Time: 17 January 2020 7–11pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks
Admission Fees: Free admission

Art After Dark is a night-time open house event held at Gillman Barracks. With visual art on display and live music to groove on, Art after Dark promises to stimulate your senses. This year gets more exciting as Gillman Barracks hosts the Singapore Biennale, the contemporary art platform S.E.A. Focus organised by STPI, performances by brb., Evanturetime and Subsonic Eye in addition to brand new exhibitions by their resident galleries.

Find out more at: https://www.artweek.sg/