6 - 15 November 2020
Art After Dark: Above & Beyond thoughtfully complements the strong and consistent roster of visual arts programmes by the tenant galleries of Gillman Barracks. Art lovers and the curious are welcome to spend time in the lush surrounds of the barracks to engage with contemporary art from Singapore and beyond through a series of art activations, such as live artmaking, online film screenings, panel discussions, and docent tours. Join us at Gillman Barracks over two weekends as we rise above circumstance to present a reimagined Art After Dark experience that will grow your knowledge and appreciation of contemporary art.

Download the program map here!

Live: Gillman Barracks galleries | Online: @GillmanBarracks Facebook

[Reminder this edition of art after dark will be happening before it gets dark! To make sure you don't miss out, make your visit from 11am to 6pm☀️ Galleries will also be closed Mondays and on Public Holidays]

 Art After Dark: Above & Beyond Programs


FOST Gallery

Hot Temple by Kray Chen | 7 November 2020 - 3 January 2021

Hot Temple by Kray Chen is a new body of work that presents itself as a scene at a Teochew street-opera tent in Singapore. Through a new series of chair-sculptures and a video opera, the artist takes the emotional temperature of a time of uncertainty, of the reflective Self, of our rage and anger, and of the metered distance between each other.

Kray Chen, in conversation with Anca Rujoiu | Saturday, 7 November 2020, 3pm
In conjunction with the exhibition, join Kray Chen and independent curator Anca Rujoiu as they discuss his new body of work and artistic process.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

INHERENT BEAUTY: PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO CHANGE HOW WE SEE THE WORLD by Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Lalla Essaydi, Robert Polidori and Edward Burtynsky | 9 October – 21 November 2020

Sundaram Tagore presents an exhibition of works by six world-renowned photographers who are deeply engaged with the environment and contemporary social issues. Each artist creates compelling visual narratives that explore our shared humanity, conveying the beauty inherent in our diversity and in the natural world.

Gallery Tour | Saturday, 21 November, 2.30pm

Hear from Gallery Director Melanie Taylor as she provides insights into the captivating artworks and artists in Inherent Beauty: Photographers Who Change How We See The World.

Mucciaccia Gallery

Deliverance by Oliviero Rainaldi, Luciano Ventrone, Frank Holliday, Agostino Bonalumi, Massimo Gianoni, Matteo Negri, Mimmo Rotella, Valerio Adami, Francesco Leone, Jeffery Kroll & Maurizio Savini  | 11 July – end November 2020

Mucciaccia Gallery proudly presents a selection of internationally acclaimed artists from their collection, which explores different mediums and displays contemporary art from a new perspective.

Ota Fine Arts

Time by Chen Wei, ChillChill, Masanori Handa, Tsuyoshi Hisakado, Hilmi Johandi, Yayoi Kusama and Guo-Liang Tan |
13 October – 22 November 2020

Ota Fine Arts Singapore presents Time, a group exhibition featuring artists from China, Japan and Singapore. Concepts of time, highlighting slowness, repetition and infinity through surreal or abstract expressions are explored.

ShanghART Singapore

contemporary | 1 September – 31 December 2020

In contemporary, ShanghART Singapore experiments with negotiating a mode of existence through an ongoing process of a space constantly refreshed with different artworks and arrangements, to reinvent the gallery space to become something more flexible and open conversations with visitors.

Gallery Tour | Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 November, 5pm

Yavuz Gallery

There’s no place like by Muhammad Akbar, Bandu Darmawan, Prihatmoko Moki, Elia Nurvista, Patricia Untario | 6 – 26 November 2020

There’s no place like features Indonesian artists traversing across sculpture, print and light installations. Informed by global ideas and interactions, the artists exhibit unconventional work representing their personal and collective journeys in response to their Indonesian place in the world.

Gallery Tour | Saturday, 7 November, 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Join Yavuz Gallery in a tour of their new group exhibition titled There’s no place like and gain insights into their 10-year journey.

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The Columns Gallery

Vessels of Change by Nandita Mukand | 6 October – 15 November 2020

Vessels as signifiers of human experience underpins this body of work. The collapsing cell-like forms within Nandita Mukand's sculptures reflect individual and discrete worlds interwoven with the whole, caving-in yet ever evolving. The sculptures are symbolic of how each of us responds to the new reality we find ourselves in. 

Artist Tours | Saturday, 7 November, 3pm | Sundays, 8 & 15 November, 3pm

Mizuma Gallery

DRAWING withdrawing by Iwan Effendi | 12 November – 13 December 2020
Curated by Artati Sirman 

In DRAWING Withdrawing, visual artist and Co-Artistic Director of Papermoon Puppet Theatre Iwan Effendi showcases a range of exciting mediums such as printmaking, etching and video projection, delving into the uncharted realm in between each end of a circular trajectory of a puppet, its puppeteer, and their audience.

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Art Outreach

HEARTH Art Space by Art Outreach
In support of the local arts community, Art Outreach launches HEARTH, a new initiative that shares their office space in Gillman Barracks with arts practitioners for their independent projects.

SHARPS AND SUCH: A Solo Exhibition by Sunaina Bhalla | 31 October – 9 November 2020
Curated by Louis Ho

SHARPS AND SUCH is the first solo presentation in Singapore by Sunaina Bhalla. Based on bodily trauma, the works reflect the twin driving forces of the artist’s life: her creative engagement with embroidery and fabric and her personal struggle with breast cancer.

SHARPS AND SUCH Open Studios | Weekdays: 3pm – 4pm | Weekends: 1pm – 2pm, 3pm – 4pm
Panel Discussion with Curator Louis Ho | Sunday 1 November 2020, 2.30pm – 3.30pm | Instagram: @bhalla.sunaina

Speaking to you: An Exhibition by Shirly Koh | 12 – 17 November 2020

Speaking to you is a log of the artist Shirly Koh's feelings and moods from 1 January - 31 December 2018. The project highlights the importance of acknowledging feelings and explores art as a much-needed space for one to process his or her emotions. Audiences can participate online: bit.ly/hearthspeaking

Shirly Koh drop-in activity | 12 - 17 November 2020, 1pm - 7pm

Richard Koh Fine Art

Today's Special by Yeoh Choo Kuan | 30 October – 22 November 2020

Today’s Special features the works of Yeoh Choo Kuan that culminate his artistic contextualization of the current media phenomenon in the United States, closely related to the current presidency of Donald Trump and his legacy in the reality TV show “The Apprentice”. The exhibition tracks the transition of the artist’s practice from exploring abstract paintings to his recent board works.

Yeo Workshop

Calendar of Dilation by Mike HJ Chang | 7 November 2020

Calendar of Dilation by Mike HJ Chang explores the relationship between time and the body: the way it flows, alters, and disorients. Curated by Alfonse Chiu, the solo exhibition features recent works which were developed over the pandemic lockdown period by Chang. Through this exhibition, Chang ruminates over the incorporeal entanglements between the self and the world with his characteristic whimsy.  

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NTU Centre for Contemporary Art

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. by Trinh T. Minh-Ha | 17 October – 28 February 2021

Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films. is the first institutional exhibition of filmmaker, music composer, writer, anthropologist, feminist and postcolonial theorist Trinh T. Minh-ha in Asia, presented in an exhibition format. Five of her films are simultaneously on view in five small-scale movie theatres in The Exhibition Hall. Trinh’s newest cinematic work, What about China? (Part I of II, 2020–21), is on show in the Centre’s Single Screen.

Why are they so afraid of a lotus? Conceived by Kim Nguyen, Curator and Head of Programs, Wattis. |
24 October 2020 – 10 January 2021, The Lab

Expanding the discursive orbit of questions on “speaking nearby”, politics of hospitality, problematics of post-feminism and more, the presentation features projects by artists Hồng-Ân Trương and Genevieve Quick. 


Reading Group: Dislocating/Locating Southeast Asia/Trinh T. Minh-ha by Nurul Huda Rashid & Phoebe Pua |
Tuesdays, 10 and 24 November 2020, 8 and 22 December 2020, 2 and 16 February 2021, 5.30 – 7.00pm / Online

This reading group takes ideas central to Trinh T. Minh-Ha’s writing as points of access to raise questions about the imagined histories, geographies, and communities of Southeast Asia. Over six sessions, the group will discuss themes of storytelling, feminism, and identities.


Workshop: The Filmic Soundtrack by Lim Ting Li | Sunday, 21 November 2020, 2.00 – 5.00pm, The Seminar Room
Workshop fee: $12 / Registration: thefilmicsoundtrack.peatix.com

Explore the art of movie soundtracks with multi-award winner Lim Ting Li as she breaks down the layers of audio behind film sequences, revealing how dialogue, foley, ambience and sound effects add to the action before creating your own soundscape for a film scene.

Online Film Program: Speaking / Thinking Nearby, Trinh T. Minh-ha co-curated by Assistant Professors Dr Marc Glöde, NTU ADM, and Dr Ella Raidel, NTU ADM, and WKWSCI | 1 November 2020 – 28 February 2021
Online at www.ntu.ccasingapore.org

Trinh T. Minh-ha’s approach to film has addressed a wide field of discussions—reaching from the ethics of representation in ethnographic film, to aspects of migration, debates on global socio-political developments, and different layers of feminist discourse.



Approaching Art Collecting
| Saturday, 7 November 2020, 2pm – 3pm

Moderated by Deborah Lim, Curator & Junior Partner, Chan + Hori Contemporary
With Panellists: Audrey Lim, Creative Consultant; Kate Ng, Art Advisor, Opera Gallery; and Kaushik Swaminathan, GM & Head of Research, APPETITE

Live: Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Blk 5 | Online: @GillmanBarracks Facebook
Register here for limited seats.

The topic of collecting art as a lifestyle, a way of thinking, the notion of returning home, is considered from newfound perspectives - a discussion by young changemakers from diverse backgrounds such as music who are influencing the face of collecting, advocating art and seeking more. 

When Food Becomes Art: An Interest in the Everyday | Thursday, 12 November 2020, 8pm – 9pm

Moderated by Anmari Van Nieuwenhove, Arts Manager, Telok Ayer Arts Club
With Panellists: Aiwei Foo, Artist; Divaagar, Visual Artist; and Sheryll Goh, Artist & Creative Producer, AWKWARDPARTY

Online: @GillmanBarracks Facebook

Hear from artists that work with interdisciplinary approaches and immersive installations to explore themes such as our relationship with the body, space and environments - and the conversations that can be borne out of these explorations. 

Demystifying Art and Technology | Sunday, 15 November 2020, 2pm – 3pm

Moderated by Ong Kian Peng, Co-Founder, Supernormal
With Panellists: Adar Ng, Media Artist; Denise Yap, Artist; and Yeyoon Avis Ann, Artist

Live: ShanghART Gallery, Blk 9 | Online: @GillmanBarracks Facebook
Register here for limited seats.

Art and technology co-exists with one another, with technology enabling artistic progress over the centuries. What has changed is the technocentric society we now live in. What does that mean for artists, and how do they embrace technology in their artistic practice?

Programming in New Horizons: What’s Next for the Arts? | Sunday, 15 November 2020, 4pm – 5pm

Moderated by Cui Yin, Independent Producer
With Panellists: Charlene Shepherdson, Sing Lit Station; Jean Hair, Assistant Director (Programmes), National Gallery Singapore; and Viknesh Kobinathan, Film Programmer, Asian Film Archive

Live: ShanghART Gallery, Blk 9 | Online: @GillmanBarracks Facebook
Register here for limited seats.

From film, to visual arts, and literature, what are the ways that organisations and programmers can develop platforms and programmes for, with, and across Southeast Asia? Find out from our speakers who will share about their programmes, initiatives and thoughts on the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead for arts programming.


Gallery Tours

Yavuz Gallery, Block 9, #02-23 | Saturday 7 November 2020, 2.30pm & 4.30pm
Register for limited places through https://artafterdark.peatix.com

Join Yavuz Gallery in a tour of their new group exhibition titled There’s no place like and gain insights into their 10-year journey.

ShanghART Gallery, Block 9, #02-22 | Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 November 2020, 5pm

Learn about ShanghART Gallery’s ongoing project and their attempts to turn the gallery space into something more flexible, open to changes and conversations.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Block 43 | Saturday, 7 November 2020 | Sunday, 15 November 2020
1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm & 5.15pm

The Columns Gallery, Block 22, #01-35 | Saturday, 7 November 2020, 3pm | Sunday, 8 & 15 November 2020, 3pm 
Register for limited places through https://artafterdark.peatix.com

Join artist Nandita Mukand in a tour of her solo exhibition titled Vessels of Change.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Block 5, #01-05 | Saturday, 21 November 2020, 2.30pm 

Hear from Gallery Director Melanie Taylor as she provides insights into the captivating artworks and artists in Inherent Beauty: Photographers Who Change How We See The World.

Art & History Tours by Friends of the Museum

Gillman Barracks | Saturdays, 7 & 21 November and Sunday, 15 November 2020, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm
Limited slots available through https://go.gov.sg/fom-tours

Presented by Friends of the Museums (FOM), this tour is for all arts enthusiasts looking to explore the treasures of Gillman Barracks. Uncover exciting contemporary art in the tenant galleries and NTU CCA whilst getting an introduction into the history of Gillman Barracks.



Watch out for a display of artworks by #GillmanAlumni artists from the Streets of Hope campaign launched by NAC as Singapore emerged from the Circuit Breaker. The full selection of artworks by 367 artists can still be viewed on the Gillman Barracks website.

Part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign.

As of 6 November 2020

  • Please refrain from attending Art After Dark: Above & Beyond if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 including a fever, runny nose and sore throat.
  • All visitors to Gillman Barracks will be required to wear masks at all times.
  • For each gallery, visitors are to comply with the Safe Management Measures by checking-in using the SafeEntry system and undergoing temperature screening.
  • Visitors are encouraged not to visit in large groups (maximum of 5 pax), in line with government regulations.
  • Visitors are also encouraged to use the TraceTogether app or token.

For Guided Tours

  • All participants are encouraged to register for tickets online at https://go.gov.sg/fom-tours
  • Each group is limited to groups of no more than 5 participants, excluding the guide. 
  • In compliance with STB's updated guide on outdoor walking tours dated 1 Nov 2020, the FOM History & Heritage Tours will adhere to a maximum of 20 pax, excluding the guides. Groups will be split into 5 pax and each group will maintain a distance of 1 metre from other groups with no intermingling. 
  • The guide will speak through a microphone and maintain a distance of 1 metre from the participants.
  • Before the start of each tour, participants are to have their temperatures taken. Hand sanitisers will also be provided to participants and guides.

For Panel Discussions

  • All participants are encouraged to register for limited tickets online at https://artafterdark.peatix.com, based on occupancy limits of the venue.
  • Within the venue, panellists and participants will be seated spaced out to maintain a distance of 1 metre from one another
  • All visitors will be reminded to sanitise their hands before they enter each space and after they leave each space


We seek your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to Art After Dark: Above & Beyond.