'Singapore Art Week' returns this year with its biggest edition yet, featuring about 100 exhibitions and events.
From 17-25 January, art lovers will be able to enjoy a diverse range of offerings during the nine-day event, including gallery openings, exhibitions, festivals, tours and talks featuring Singaporean and international artists.
These events revolve around contemporary art fair ‘Art Stage Singapore 2015’, which opens on 22 January.
‘Art Stage Singapore 2015’
For a fair that took nine years to be born, ‘Art Stage’ is now in its fifth year, reaffirming its place as one the top two art fairs in Asia.
The host of casual collectors and serious art buyers that it attracts will have access to 158 galleries, featuring works from 29 countries, with about 70 per cent of them from the Asia-Pacific region.
Date: 22-25 January 2015 | Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue | Tickets: $32-$64 from Sistic
‘Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize’
Started in 2008 and returning for its third edition this year, the exhibition showcases the very best of the region in the form of 15 finalists, each one adding handsomely to the burgeoning contemporary art landscape of Asia.
The awards show will highlight the Grand Prize winner, two Juror’s Choice winners and a People’s Choice winner, all of whom will be sharing a cool S$100,000 prize.
Date: 17 January to 15 March 2015 | Time: 10am-7pm | Venue: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road | Tickets: $14 from Sistic
‘Prudential Singapore Eye’
Prudential Singapore Eye will debut as the largest exhibition on Singapore contemporary art at ArtScience Museum, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebrations of Singapore's independence.
Some of the artists whose works are featured include Charles Lim, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jane Lee and Jeremy Sharma who have represented Singapore at international biennales, such as the Venice, Shanghai and Liverpool Biennales.
It is also the fifth instalment of the ‘Eye’ series of exhibitions showcasing national contemporary art in Asia. Previous editions have been held in Hong Kong, Seoul, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.
Date: 17 January to 28 June 2015 | Time: 10am-7pm (last admission at 6pm) | Venue: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue | Tickets: $7 (child), $11 (senior citizen), $12 (adult)
‘Art after Dark at Gillman Barracks’
Platform Projects newly joins the ranks of Gillman Barracks’ 17 international galleries at this outdoor party, which also showcases offerings by the Nanyang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore. Check out the finale event, the Barrack’s newest festival, ‘Drive’, a four-month-long interactive outdoor project featuring wall murals, sculptures and multimedia installations from Singapore and international artists.
Date: 23 January 2015 | Time: 7pm-11pm | Venue: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road | Free admission
‘Art in Motion’
For those who don’t want to miss a thing or just have no clue what they may miss out on, ‘Art in Motion’ takes them through the galvanising art clusters in Singapore: Raffles Hotel Arcade, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Old Hill Street Police Station and Gillman Barracks. It features 18 galleries including Art Seasons, Arndt, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Sundaram Tagore and Art Plural.
Buses will be provided for the earnest gallery-hopper to visit the exhibitions, panel discussions and events on show, courtesy of the Art Galleries Association Singapore. For more information and to register for the bus tours, visit www.agas.org.sg.
Date: 16-25 January 2015 | Time: Various timings | Venue: Various | Free admission with registration