Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks x Singapore Art Week 2017
Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks x Singapore Art Week 2017
Art After Dark at Gillman Barracks x Singapore Art Week 2017
13 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017  7PM till Late
FEE: Free
13 January 2017
7pm till late

Gillman Barracks’ signature programme Art After Dark is back for its flagship edition on Friday 13 January 2017 during Singapore Art Week. Art After Dark is a highlight event of Singapore Art Week 2017, a twelve-day celebration of the visual arts held across Singapore.

Art lovers can look forward to an evening of contemporary art at the galleries’ new exhibitions and the launch of Gillman Barracks’ public art showcase LOCK ROUTE, which features 16 outdoor artworks across various locations in the visual arts cluster, ranging from murals, sculptures and installations by 15 world-renowned and emerging international and Singapore artists. As part of the launch, there will be special live performances and interactive installations for one night only.

Visitors will also get a unique chance to gain insights into the practice of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore’s Artists-in-Residence through Residencies: OPEN. There will also be two live performances in which visitors can immerse themselves in: one by Chinese photography duo BIRDHEAD in collaboration with filmmaker-turned-chef Papacurry, presented by ShanghART Gallery (5 to 8pm); and Datang Untuk Kembali (Arriving to Return), a collaborative fashion procession (6.30 to 8pm) as part of the CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17. Supermama will be launching Design New Standard, a new design-art exhibition that presents the works of progressive, independent Artist-Designers who tread the line between art and design. The Gillman Barracks studio of multi-disciplinary artist Zai Kuning, who is representing the Singapore Pavilion for Venice Biennale 2017, will also be opened to the public.

In addition, there will also be live music by Singapore musicians Charlie Lim, Riot !n Magenta and .gif, F&B pop-ups by popular restaurants including Park Bench Deli and Gattopardo. Lastly, there will be a food and craft night market (from 6pm) and an after party (9pm to late) featuring electronic music label Darker Than Wax at Red Baron’s Pasar Malan.

Complimentary bus service to Gillman Barracks will be available from City Hall MRT, HarbourFront MRT and Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre at 15 minute intervals from 7 to 8pm. 

For updates and details on the event, please visit our Facebook page at bit.ly/ArtAfterDarkSAW.

13 January – 30 June 2017
Official launch during Art After Dark 13 January 7PM
Various locations around Gillman Barracks
Open 24 hours to the public

Gillman Barracks' public art showcase, LOCK ROUTE, opens officially during Art After Dark on Friday 13 January 2017. Curated by Khairuddin Hori, LOCK ROUTE takes inspiration from Gillman Barracks’ address and the 24km long route march common in the training of ‘graduating’ army recruits in Singapore, harking back to Gillman Barracks’ history of being a former military barracks.

LOCK ROUTE features 16 arresting outdoor artworks by 15 world-renowned and emerging international and Singapore artists, including several new commissions. The artworks consist of site-specific installations, sculptures and murals, and visitors are invited to traverse the grounds of Gillman Barracks and experience a closer encounter with art out in the open.

Notable artworks include a mural ‘Land of Shadows’ by Los Angeles-based artist Cleon Peterson and the sculpture ‘Constellation of One’ by Kirsten Berg, a contributing artist of the Burning Man Festival. During the launch on 13 Jan, home-grown multidisciplinary collective The Kaizen M.D. will be presenting a live performance at Australian-French artist Mel O'Callaghan’s interactive installation ‘Parade’ (7.30 to 10.30PM), and Indonesian artist collective indieguerillas will be working with We Need a Hero male grooming salon for an interactive experience at barbershop installation ‘Goyang Cukur’ (6 to 10PM).

The 15 artists from 9 countries featured in LOCK ROUTE are Cleon Peterson (USA); Kirsten Berg (USA); Tianzhuo Chen (China); Zheng Lu (China); Mel O'Callaghan (Australia/France); Benedetto Bufalino (France); Entang Wiharso (Indonesia); indieguerillas (Indonesia); Oanh Phi Phi (Vietnam); Maitree Siriboon (Thailand); Shahrul Jamili Miskon (Malaysia); and Acit Salbini, Gerald Leow, Sheryo+Yok and Stephanie Jane Burt from Singapore.

A panel discussion with the curator and selected artists of LOCK ROUTE will be held on Thursday 12 January 2017 from 7 to 8.30pm, where artists will share firsthand on their artistic practice and process behind the LOCK ROUTE artworks.

For updates and details on LOCK ROUTE, please visit our website at bit.ly/LOCKROUTE.
Gillman Barracks
Block 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937