Art & Exhibitions

Story of Space from Tue 28th Mar to Wed 31st May
At Gillman Barracks' Yeo Workshop, a showcase of works in various media by Maryanto, looking at environmental issues. Gallery opening times: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00  /  Sun 12:00-18:00.
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.
Plastic Innovations from Fri 3rd Mar to Thu 30th Nov
At the National Design Centre, a showcase displaying objects that can be touched and explored. Gallery opening hours 10:00-18:00
Take a trip through space with this up-close look at the Universe, from artifacts and paintings to manuscripts and more. There are four separate themes to explore, plus guided tours, talks and workshops. Click here for full details.Pic: Carboniferous Period by Sugimoto Hiroshi
Ricardo Mazal: Violeta + Bhutan from Thu 6th Apr to Sun 4th Jun
The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is the venue for this showcase of works by a Mexican-born artist - spiritual paintings with influences from places special to the artist, and sacred to many.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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,...
Embark on an extraordinary journey to discover the world of Jules Vernethrough the eyes of graphic novel artists from the Angoulême InternationalComics Festival – one of the most influential comics-related event producer.French novelist, Jules Verne is best known for his adventure novels and hisprof...
Precious Eggs: Of Art, Beauty and Culture from Wed 19th Apr to Sun 29th Oct
The exhibition showcases a collection of 148 precious eggs from the Liechtenstein National Museum. The egg’s unique form and life-giving symbol have inspired artists and craftsmen, resulting in historical pieces like the Russian Imperial porcelain eggs, Fabergé egg pendants and other works using mat...
Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life @ ACM from Sat 22nd Apr to Sun 23rd Jul
The new exhibition at the Asian Civilisation Museum is a showcase of items from Korean drama - from paintings and fashion to furniture and even an installation.Keep an eye out for accompanying talks - more information from the museum website.ACM opening hours: Sat-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-21:00
Colourful half-hour storytelling sessions run at the National Museum building throughout May and June, with Prof Beth Fredericks and Prof Wong Seet Fun leading the tale-telling. There are crafts and activities to take part in after the sessions, so make sure you stay on and get stuck in!Session time...
From January 2017, NUS Museum has hosted this exhibition that looks at how the connection between the permanent collection at NUS and writings on cultural history.Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00-19:30, Sat & Sun 10:00-18:00.Pic: Pan Pacific Hotel c late 1980s, collection Jimmy Ong
Mangrove and Freshwater Swamp Display from Mon 24th Apr to Fri 30th Jun
This showcase of books focuses on mangroves, swamps and the fauna within. The exhibition coincides with the opening of the SBG Learning Forest.Closed weekends and public holidays.
Human+ The Future of Our Species from Sat 20th May to Sun 15th Oct
ArtScience Museum's latest exhibition looks at advances in genetic engineering, once a far-off legend, now very real. What is human life in this day and age - what will it be in the future.Pic: Anouk Nitsche
Playeum Exhibition: Making it Home from Tue 16th May to Sun 29th Oct
A great play space for kids runs from May to October at Playeum. Children can enjoy different areas, or 'rooms', to explore and enjoy with friends and / or family.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00
Massimo Giannoni: Panopticon from Fri 12th May to Thu 24th Aug
Italian painter Massimo Giannoni brings 27 large oils to Singapore's Partners + Mucciaccia Gallery.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Fri 12:00-19:00, Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-18:00.
Carte Blanche: Anxiety from Sat 27th May to Sun 25th Jun
A group exhibition of 11 Indonesian artists, curated by Grace Samboh, with artists from Bandung, Jakarta and Yogyakarta. Gallery opening times: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00. Sun 11:00-18:00.
Objectifs exhibition: In the Garden from Fri 9th Jun to Sun 9th Jul
Local and international artists showcase works in this month-long exhibition at Objectifs. On the programme are Kirsten Tan, Ian Woo, Hilmi Johandi, Gladys Ng, Kray Chen and Homa Shojaie.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 12:00-19:00, Sun 12:00-16:00.Pic: Mother by Gladys Ing
Wheel the World from Thu 20th Apr to Sun 2nd Jul
Located at Esplanade Tunnel, wall murals by Indian-born artist Prabhakar Pachpute are shown portraying the effect of modernization on society, culture, and the environment. Prabhakar Pachpute comes from a generation of a coal-miners and uses a material composed of charcoal and graphite for the mural...
PLAYTIME: The Complete Works of Jacques Tati from Tue 9th May to Sat 3rd Jun
The National Museum of Singapore (NMS) Cinémathèque is proud to present the complete retrospective of the French screenwriter, director and actor Jacques Tati; presenting all six of his feature-length films – Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, Playtime, Mon Oncle, Jour de fête, Traffic, and the little-seen P...
LINES from Fri 9th Jun to Sun 25th Jun
The Private Museum is proud to present LINES, a group exhibition which celebrates the museum’s new initiate, the emerging artists platforms to support and encourage the development of young artistic talent in Singapore. Since the establishment of the museum in 2010, this is the first group exhibitio...
Sick Scents from Thu 1st Jun to Sun 25th Jun
Collaborating with scent designer, Terry Jacobson, Singapore multi-media artist Mojoko created a series of seven contemporary Asia-inspired fragrances. The limited edition scents were created with individual packaging with artworks representing the memories and emotions brought about by the fra...
Order Out of Chaos Sat 24th Jun
Venue: Civic DistrictDate: 24 June 2017Time: 10:00 – 11:30Fees: $5 Standard, $3 Student / Senior CitizenFind out about some of the public institutions established by the British authorities to transform “Sin-galore” (a 1920s nickname for Singapore when murder and mayhem ruled the country) into a cle...
Singapore Contemporary 2018 from Thu 18th Jan to Sun 21st Jan
Held during the Singapore Art Week, Singapore Contemporary returns for its 3rd edition. Art Galleries and artists all over the world get the opportunity to meet art lovers and collectors from the region around Singapore. The show features four important sectors: Photo18 Singapore, Latin America...
The Asian Civilisation Museum displays highlights from South Asia and the Islamic world.
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.
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.
Singapore International Festival of Arts 2017 from Wed 28th Jun to Sat 9th Sep
This year's theme is Enchantment, and the line-up has the classic varied programme of theatre, dance, drama and music, including the Kronos Quartet, Dragonflies, Germinal, The Nature Museum and more.Tickets from sistic
Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade Classics from Thu 9th Mar to Sun 11th Jun
This showcase of works commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine is a great platform for Singapore’s heritage of adaptability and diversity, and the designs included in the show are testament to this.Details of the designs can be found here.
Hiroji Kubota: Photographer from Thu 1st Jun to Sun 2nd Jul
Showcase of works by photographer Hiroji Kubota, including color dye-transfer prints, and black-and-white platinum prints.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00.Book in for the artist's talk on Sat 3 Jun, 15:00
That Was Then, This Is Now from Sat 13th May to Sun 25th Jun
A group show showcasing works from around the region, with artists The show presents works by selected artists from the region including Jeremy Sharma, Irfan Hendrian, Matthew Allen, Faisal Habibi and Young-Rim Lee. Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00
A showcase of works carried out during the artist's travels around China, plus a public programme with artist discussions, talks and screenings.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sun 12:00-19:00, Fri 12:00-21:00.
Andre Hemer, IRL from Sat 6th May to Sun 18th Jun
Digital canvas artworks from an artist who originated in New Zealand and has shown in NZ, Australia, and internationally.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 13:00-17:00.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall hosts this showcase of children's clothing from the late Qing era to the early Republican age. Exhibition opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-17:00
Kim Beom: Random Life from Sat 6th May to Sat 17th Jun
STPI presents the work of Korean artist Kim Beom who is known in the international art community. Kim Beom, together with the printers and papermakers of STPI, exhibits Random Life, featuring Paper Wrapped sculptures that were made from everyday products. This art work is part of STPI's 15th year hi...
At the Wu Guanzhong Gallery, founded by the late Mr Yeo Khee Lim, the Xiu Hai Lou Collection displays a collection of Chinese painting and calligraphy that gives visitors an opportunity to journey and understand the evolution of modern Chinese painting.
Oneness' by Minjung Kim at Aloft Art Space, Hermes from Thu 4th May to Sun 30th Jul
An exhibition of works from artist Oneness' by Minjung Kim, whose works deal with the topics of nature, order and disorder, natural powers and belief systems. You can view the works at the Hermes art Space, Aloft, at Liat Towers on Orchard Road.
At the Indoor Space (next to True Harmony) this event showcases the Band of Doodlers first mentorship programme, where the seven deadly sins are given a modern reinterpretation.
Ghost Nets of the Ocean – Au Karem ira Lamar Lu from Thu 1st Jun to Sun 6th Aug
Fish, turtles, squid, and jellyfish made from ocean debris, including abandoned fishing nets and recycled plastics, Ghost Nets of the Ocean is a spectacular marine-themed exhibition created by indigenous and non-indigenous artists from Erub Arts on Darnley Island, Torres Strait, Australia. These col...
ION Art: A Wonderland of Toys from Sat 27th May to Sun 4th Jun
Come hang out with a bunch of smiling tin soldiers, the plushest teddy bears, deft-defying airplanes, a cute choo train and many others in a colourful, wonderful, magical wonderland of toys! Once again, the ION Art Gallery will be decked out in a mishmash of colour and excitement as you build th...
I Am Time Grown Old to Destroy The World from Thu 1st Jun to Sun 25th Jun
Singaporean artist Gerald Leow, in his first solo show, in collaboration with fashion photographer Ivanho Harlim presents I Am Time Grown Old to Destroy The World. The title of the exhibition is quoted from J. Robert Opppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. 
Celebrate Monuments! Ramadan at Kampong Gelam from Thu 8th Jun to Sat 17th Jun
Venue: Kampong GelamDate: 8 & 17 June 2017Time: 17:00 – 20:00Fees: $5 Standard, $3 Student / Senior CitizenMonuments covered: Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Istana Kampong Gelam & Sultan MosqueKampong Gelam buzzes with festivities every year during Ramadan, when the Muslim community comes together f...
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...
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
Urbanfork exhibition by Phillippe Diversy and Bob Lee Tue 2nd May from Tue 4th Apr to Fri 30th Jun
Inspired by French graphic designer Philippe Diversy’s original work in 2013, which replaced messages on light advertisements installed on buildings in Paris with the names of architects to attract attention on their heritage value, Urbanfork will return to Singapore in 2017 for an extended exhibiti...
Children’s Season Singapore 2017 from Wed 19th Apr to Mon 26th Jun
NHB’s annual Children’s Season Singapore returns in 2017, presenting cultural and educational experiences that will inspire, engage and educate our young audience. This year’s edition goes beyond museums and will encompass all aspects of art, culture, heritage and education. With a wide range of pro...
Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth from Sat 6th May to Sun 27th Aug
The 7th edition of this annual family-focused exhibition comes to Singapore Art Museum's 8Q branch in May, running right through to August, with curator tours, fun family events and more.
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.
Colourful half-hour storytelling sessions run at the National Museum building from July to September, with Prof Beth Fredericks and Prof Wong Seet Fun leading the tale-telling. There are crafts and activities to take part in after the sessions, so make sure you stay on and get stuck in!Session times...
That Was Then, This Is Now @ Sullivan + Strumpf from Sat 13th May to Sun 25th Jun
Sullivan + Strumpf Gallery hosts this show with five artists, whose works explore the idea of abstraction.Gallery opening hours: Tue-Sat 11:00-19:00, Sun 11:00-18:00Pic: Ng Wu Gang
In the Great Book of Nature Exhibition from Fri 19th May to Sun 16th Jul
At the CDL Green Gallery, a showcase of plates from Dutch botanical hobbyist, Berthe Hoola van Nooten's first edition of the collection 'Fleurs, Fruits et Feullages Choises de L'ile de Java Peints d'Apres Nature'. She investigated plant species on her many trips to the Java region.Closed every last...
Blue Beauties @ Gardens by the Bay from Fri 19th May to Fri 30th Jun
In the Gardens' Flower Dome through May and June, a beautiful blue display of blooms such as agapanthus, hydrangeas and delphiniums. Look out for features like wall trellis, topiaries, fountain and gazebo. Admission charge to conservatories applies.
At the National Gallery Singapore, Dreams & Stories, Gallery Children's Biennale, featuring ten interactive art showcases and activities to ignite the imagination of kids. The artworks were created for young visitors and their families to be inspired, to learn and have fun together.
REDSEA Gallery: Mermorandum by Dedy Sufriadi from Fri 26th May to Sun 18th Jun
At the REDSEA Gallery, Memorandum, a solo exhibition by Indonesian artist Dedy Sufriadi. Opening reception: 25 May 2017 @ 18:30 to 20:30Witness the artist in action as he opens the exhibit with his live painting from 18:30 to 19:30The exhibition runs from 26 May - 18 June 2017.
A Little Magic Exhibition from Sat 27th May to Sun 8th Oct
Enter the fantastical realm of fairy tales through beautiful stamps from all over the world and engage your senses with interactive and hands-on exhibits. Relive the magic woven by Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault and more. For children aged 4 years and above and all who...
In ancient Chinese culture, children's clothing and accessories were more than mere adornments of the body – they were bearers of the hopes and blessings for their young wearers. These clothing and accessory items often featured motifs that sought to bestow blessings of good fortune, longevity and h...
Spectrum Version 2.2 by Jeremy Sharma from Sat 29th Jul to Sun 20th Aug
At the Sullivan + Strumpf, Jeremy Sharma's Spectrum Version 2.2 showcases artwork installations using image, video, light and sound to produce fleeting monuments of memory that are at once solid and atmospheric.