Art & Exhibitions

Fifty Years of Singapore Design from Tue 10th Mar to Sun 31st Dec
From the early years in the 60s through to the glittering metropolis of today, this exhibition charts the rise in design on the Red Dot. The showcase includes stories that reflects the trends and values of each decade.
The Asian Civilisation Museum displays highlights from South Asia and the Islamic world.
NUS Museum Exhibition: Lines from Thu 1st Sep to Fri 30th Jun
A loan from the collection of Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran showcases these drawings from Vietnam’s conflict with France and the USA between  the 1950s to 1975. Many artists had been trained in art schools established by French colonialists, such as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Hanoi and...
Objectifs Workshop: HD Digital Filmmaking from Wed 11th Jan to Wed 5th Apr
Would-be filmmakers can book onto this three-month evening course, which includes experience in storyboarding, location work, directing and editing, and ends with a screening of class films. The course runs from January to April in the evenings, with a break for Lunar New Year. See link for tim...
Once Upon A Time In Little India from Sat 22nd Oct to Fri 21st Jul
Once Upon a Time in Little India tells the story of Singapore’s Little India through historical and contemporary lenses, and draws parallels with diasporic settlements across the globe. Overseas Indian communities often reproduce practices, values, language, dress, food, religion etc as manifestatio...
IHC hosts this colourful story of Little India, using historical artifacts, and loans from the local community. Take a walk through the background of this vibrant area, from food and religion to language and cultural values.Centre opening hours: Tue-Thu 10:00-19:00. Fri & Sat 10:00-20:00. Sun 10...
Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Danh Vo from Fri 4th Nov to Thu 31st Aug
The National Gallery houses a series of works by Danish artist Danh Vo, whose Vietnamese background has inspired this collection of sculptures, part of the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden collection.
Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands from Wed 2nd Nov to Fri 30th Jun
Harry Potter stamps, you say? All here for the admiring, plus movie memorabilia and collectibles such as First Day covers, postcards and limited edition books.
Wu Guanzhong: A Walk Through Nature from Mon 14th Nov to Thu 30th Nov
Wu exhibits in the gallery named after him, showing works on a rotational basis. The showcase has around 20 pieces, painted in China from the 60s right up to the 2000s.
STPI Exhibition: Collaborations from Sat 18th Mar to Sat 22nd Apr
Just as the title suggest, this exhibition at Singapore Tyler Print Institute is a collaboration between four artists: Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija, who have spent the past year making artwork based on kids' game “Exquisite Corpse” – a Surrealist technique...
Presence of Whiteness from Tue 10th Jan to Sun 30th Apr
Solo show by Zhu Jinshi, including a wooden sculpture installation, plus a series of five canvases with thick paint, and wall text art too.Gallery opening hours Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00  /  Sun 12:00-18:00
An evening seminar at the NDC with three photographers who have been out and about documenting life in Singapore. After the talk there will be a panel discussion.Register for the event here
Oh Soon-Hwa: Coastal Regions (Delta) from Fri 17th Mar to Sun 14th May
In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Private Museum is proud to present Oh Soon-Hwa: Coastal Regions (Delta). This solo exhibition marks the second showcase of works by Singapore based photographer Oh Soon-Hwa at The Private Museum and a return to her running series exploring the Me...
Affordable Art Fair Singapore (Apr 2017) from Fri 7th Apr to Sun 9th Apr
The AAF is back, bringing floors of dazzling artwork from around the world to the F1 Pit Building. Bag a favourite to piece to colour your home, or just soak up the atmosphere.Exhibition opening hours:Thu 6 Apr private view (by invitation only): 18:00-22:00Fri 7 Apr special evening: 12:00-18:00Sat 8...
The Peranakan Museum showcases one of the thigns the nonya culture famous for- beautiful Beadwork, wish an exhibition curated by Dr Cheah Hwei-Fen of Australian National University.
Singapore Ink Show from Fri 21st Apr to Sun 23rd Apr
Can you imagine a whole show devoted to the business of tattoos? Well here it is, with artists and enthusiasts coming together under one roof to celebrate all thinks inky. Visitors can meet and greet and even get inked themselves! Exhibition opening hours:Fri 21 April: 12:00-21:00; Sat 22 April...
A World Full of Stories from Tue 15th Nov to Sun 30th Apr
Children aged 1 to 12 (and their schools or families) will love this interactive display in which they create their own stories using cube-shaped structures.Gallery opening hours Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00.
This exhibition, at the Gardens' Library of Botany & Horticulture, showcases the research of H N Ridley, whose contribution to Singapore's rubber industry was fundamental to the growth of the gardens. Includes items showing how Chinese tycoons made money from rubber, such as plantation tokens,...
National Museum Exhibition: Second Nature from Sat 10th Dec to Fri 31st Mar
This exhibit contains elements from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, and enables participation between viewer and artefact - fold the flowers and attach!
The Later Style of Lim Tze Peng from Fri 25th Nov to Mon 1st May
A look at the world of this 96-year-old artist who uses Chinese ink and brush to create works of beauty, both landscape and abstract.
Chicken & Egg: A Fowl Tale from Fri 20th Jan to Sun 25th Jun
Find out how the chicken, said to originate from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, becomes the most common bird on earth.  We trace its journey across civilisations and examine the many roles it plays: as food, partner in faith, recreation and even medical aid.
Everyday Climate Change from Thu 16th Mar to Sun 30th Apr
In Objectifs Courtyard, images from Instagram feeds to do with the subject of climate change, from photographers on six continents, sharing pictures from seven continents.Gallery hours: Tue-Sat 12:00-19:00  /  Sun 12:00-16:00
Objectifs Exhibition: First Draft by The Book Show from Wed 29th Mar to Sun 9th Apr
Eight artists are featured in this exhibition, which showcases photo books and photographic prints.Pic by Marvin Tang
NDC hosts this fun Saturday afternoon seminar/workshop in the Auditorium and on the roof, as design initiatives discuss and demonstrate their community-based design projects.Register for the event here
Singapore Tyler Print Institute hosts this collaboration between Carsten Holler, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala and Rirkrit Tiravanija, showcasing works produced based on the Surrealist children’s game “Exquisite Corpse".
I’m a Seed Though a Different One From You from Sat 25th Mar to Wed 31st May
In the film gallery, a visual arts exhibition running from March to May, in which Singapore-based photographers showcase their recent works. The project is headed up by artist Lavender Chang.
Heritage Murals at 51 Waterloo Street from Tue 24th May to Fri 24th May
Located on the ground floor of 51 Waterloo Street, the building adjoining 222 Queen Street, the mural is a site-specific commission by local artists, Yip Yew Chong and Yuen Kum Cheong. The murals are a series of six door panels inspired by the colourful history of the Bras Basah area, creating a con...
One Night in Wuchang: 1911 Revolution and Nanyang from Sat 5th Nov to Sun 30th Apr
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall's new exhibition showcases the tale of the Wuchang Uprising which after which the 1911 Revolution saw the overthrowing of the Qing dynasty. The show will display more than 100 artefacts and is organised in tandem with the 150th anniversary of the birt...
Lock Route - A Public Art Showcase at Gillman Barracks from Fri 13th Jan to Fri 30th Jun
Gillman Barracks itself provides the inspiration for this outside exhibition all about marching routes trodden by army recruits.
The growth of Malay via advert and editorial and editorial cartoons produced from the 1920s and the growth of Malay publishing houses in the Straits Settlements, to the 60s.Visitors can also take a guided tour at 10:15 every Wednesday
Liquid Truth by Xue Mu from Tue 10th Jan to Fri 31st Mar
The latest exhibition at Gillman Barracks' Yeo Workshop is a showcase of abstract works by Xue Mu.Gallery opening hours Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00  /  Sun 12:00-18:00
Straits Family Sundays 2017 from Sun 12th Mar to Sun 10th Dec
Explore the colourful world of Peranakans. Make arts and crafts based on the museum's collection, or go on a special, themed tour of the galleries. Dress up with the whole family in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya, and enjoy a fun-filled Sunday at the Peranakan Museum. Free admission.2017 dates:9 Apr...
At the National Design Centre, a showcase of Singapore's contributions to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition by La Biennale di Venezia.See link for full event details
Si17 Soundislands Festival at The Arts House from Wed 5th Apr to Mon 10th Apr
A return to The Arts House of the biannual festival celebrating all things sound- and music-related this time focuses on dance films. How does sound relate to other media?The festival includes performances, films and a symposium panel.See website for details.
How Loneliness Goes from Tue 28th Feb to Wed 12th Apr
This solo exhibition by artist Nguan showcases photos taken around town - first put on as part of the highlights from the 2015 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00Pictured: 'Untitled' by Nguan