Art Day Out! – a Gillman Barracks Saturday open house – returns on 23 June for a special School Holidays Edition! Families can look forward to diverse array of engaging art activities. Featuring family-friendly programmes, new outdoor artworks, exhibition openings and more, Art Day Out! x The School Holidays Edition 2018 will offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to experience, appreciate and be inspired by the arts at Gillman Barracks.
- Yavuz Gallery [Blk 9 Lock Road, #02-23] will present "Flying in the Fragmentary", the first solo exhibition of Myanmar artist Nge Lay with the gallery. Featuring one large-scale installation, the titular artwork transforms the gallery into an immersive, life-sized Myanmar classroom. "Flying in the Fragmentary" is the culmination of the artist’s ongoing investigation on Myanmar’s state of education, spurred by the birth of her first child four years ago and worries about her future.
Exhibition Opening: 23 June, 4pm – 7pm 23 June – 22 July 2018
Artist Talk: Nge Lay in Conversation with Louis Ho 23 June 2018, 4pm
- Chan + Hori Contemporary [Blk 6 Lock Road, #02-09] will present the exhibition "Size Matters: A Question of Scale", which discusses the concept of scale in the making and reception of art. Inviting viewers to rethink artworks in the most visceral terms possible, the group exhibition will feature works by local and international artists, namely Loi Cai Xiang (Singapore), Ivan David Ng (Singapore), Si Jae Byun (Korea), Simon Ng (Singapore), Esmond Loh (Singapore), Ruben Pang (Singapore), Belinda Fox (Australia/Singapore), Gerald Leow (Singapore), and Shahrul Jamili Miskon (Malaysia).
Exhibition Opening: 23 June, 5pm-7pm 23 June – 22 July 2018
- FOST Gallery [Blk 1 Lock Road, #01-02] presents "A Common Thread: Archiving a Practice", artist Grace Tan’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition works presented span a body of work from 2003 up to the present. The archive, conceived behind closed doors, is normally seen hidden in a state of inactivity, codex in rows and rows of boxes. For the very first time in her practice, Tan will be unlocking and opening the state of stasis by inversing the intimate process of her work and archiving to public viewing in a gallery.
- Mizuma Gallery [Blk 22 Lock Road, #01-34] presents "Virtual Sanctuary," a solo exhibition by Sheng Zhenglin (China), in its final two days of display. The exhibition showcases the artist’s reinterpretations of classical sculptures in modern times and his explorations of abstraction. Sheng’s paintings are a form of visual language that portrays the way he calmly observes the world – of its past, present, and future.
- Ota Fine Arts [Blk 7 Lock Road, #02-13] presents the group exhibition "Geopolitical Grounds", featuring artists from different parts of Asia – Jong YuGyong (Japan/South Korea), Koh Chaik Hong (Singapore), Gabriel Leung (Hong Kong), Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand), and Nobuaki Takekawa (Japan). The exhibition showcases each artist’s reaction to the current socio-political issues in their countries, bringing new perspectives to our recognition of dynamics in Asia.
- Partners & Mucciaccia [Blk 6 Lock Road, #02-10] presents a solo exhibition of Italian artist Gianni Piacentino’s major works in "Gianni Piacentino Works 1966-2017". The exhibition explores the practice of the internationally acclaimed artist, and showcases his METALLIC works, on display for the first time in public.
- Pearl Lam Galleries [Blk 9 Lock Road, #03-22] presents "Lingering Manifestations", a group exhibition of works by artists from the Asia-Pacific region, namely Boo Junfeng (Singapore), Zulkifli Lee (Malaysia), Ben Loong (Singapore), Gatot Pujiarto (Indonesia), John Young (Hong Kong), and Zhou Yangming (China). The artists reinterpret traditions from classical Chinese painting through European modernist abstraction, while seeking the subtle balance between Eastern and Western aesthetics.
- ShanghART Singapore [Blk 9 Lock Road, #02-22] presents internationally- acclaimed American artist Lynn Hershman’s first solo exhibition in Asia –- "Alter Ego (Roberta Breitmore Series)". Showcasing the artist’s best known series of works created from 1973 – 1978, the works examine the relationship between individuals’ “real” and “virtual” identities – a topic that is still very much relevant in this day and age of consumerism.
- Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore [Blk 5 Lock Road, #01-06] continues with "Smithereens", the first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia by senior Australian artist eX de Medici. Ending on 24 June, this exhibition of richly ornamented works extend de Medici’s exploration of corporate morality, mass surveillance, data collection and the consequences that accompany the abuse of authority.
- Sundaram Tagore Gallery [Blk 5 Lock Road, #01-05] presents “New York Abstractions”. a group show of work by artists who have been associated with the gallery since its inception in 2000. Included in this show are Susan Weil, Chun Kwang Young, Joan Vennum, Bruce Porter, Hosook Kang, Ricardo Mazal, Stan Gregory, Golnaz Fathi, Miya Ando, Kim Joon, Nathan Slate Joseph and Lee Waisler.
[Wallpaper* Handmade On Tour 2018, Blk 9 Lock Road, #02-21] 12pm – 7pm, 12 June – 26 August 2018
- "Wallpaper* Handmade On Tour 2018" is an exhibition dedicated to the marriage of craftsmanship and design through the essence of customisation. As part of an ongoing collaboration between Wallpaper* and DesignSingapore Council, this exhibition will showcase a distilled collection of 22 one-off wonders from Handmade 2018, which made its debut at the 2018 Milan Design Week. The exhibition features seven works created by Singapore-based creatives Studio Juju, Stolen, Theseus Chan, Olivia Lee, Gabriel Tan Studio, WOHAbeing and Edmund Zhang.
[NTU CCA SINGAPORE]
Ongoing Exhibition [Blk 43 Malan Road, The Exhibition Hall]
- NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore continues with the final weekend of its highlight exhibition by Tarek Atoui, entitled "The Ground: From the Land to the Sea". Sound artist and composer Tarek Atoui’s (Lebanon/France) first solo exhibition in Southeast Asia is conceived as a musical composition that unfolds in space through its unique sound library and instruments.
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore will be organising "Making Sense", a hands-on workshop for participants aged 13 and above. Participants are invited to meditate on the sounds from NTU CCA Singapore’s ongoing exhibition "The Ground: From the Land to the Sea" composed by artist and musician Tarek Atoui.
Led by Singapore artist and illustrator Tan Zi Xi (MessyMsxi), workshop participants will explore several aspects of image-making, from abstract to narrative, engaging closely with the idea of developing stories that sounds can tell.
-Public programmes by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore
2pm – 7pm for Residencies OPEN [Blk 37 and 38 Malan Road] 6pm – 8pm for Carte Blanche #3 [Blk 43 Malan Road, The Exhibition Hall]
"Residencies OPEN" by NTU CCA Singapore will offer visitors a rare opportunity to explore the studios and see works-in-progress by its Artists-in-Residence. This edition of Residencies OPEN will feature open studio sessions by artists Adrian Balseca (Ecuador), Viet Le (Vietnam/United States), Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Luca Lum (Singapore), Phyoe Kyi (Myanmar), Zai Tang (United Kingdom/Singapore), and Susie Wong (Singapore). [Blocks 37 and 38 Malan Road]
NTU CCA will also present "Carte Blanche #3" as part of the public programmes for its ongoing exhibition, "Tarek Atoui’s – The Ground: From the Land to the Sea". Derived from the sonic exchanges that will take place throughout the course of the exhibition, this series of performative situations are conceptualised as an open invitation for other invited performers to use the exhibition space as an experimental platform. "Carte Blanche #3" will feature musicians Tini Aliman (Singapore), Dharma (Singapore), Sudarshan Chandra Kumar (Malaysia), Cheryl Ong (Singapore), Zai Tang (Singapore), Wu Jun Han (Singapore) and Yuen Chee Wai (Singapore).
[ART OUTREACH, Blk 47 Malan Road]
- "Beyond The Price: Understanding Contemporary Art & the Contemporary Art Market" An Art Talk by Mae Anderson, 2.30pm – 4pm
Learn more about contemporary art, the contemporary art market, and the basics of collecting, while enjoying many anecdotes on artists, artworks, and the art world.
- "Creative Collaboration" workshop, 4.30-7pm
Visitors of all ages are invited to join artist Merryn Trevethan for "Creative Collaboration", an interactive art-making activity at Art Outreach that explores colour, movement and mark-making.
- "Eyepop!: The Wonderful World of Yeah Yeah Chloe" [Block 47 Malan Road, #01-25]
Local Home-grown outfit EYEYAH! and Queensland-based artist Yeah Yeah Chloe present EYE-POP!, a specially commissioned exhibition for both children and adults. Featuring thought-provoking works by Yeah Yeah Chloe and hands-on activities, this interactive exhibition uses art and design to teach children about social issues, bringing communities together and bridging diversity.
- New Outdoor Artworks [Block 7 & Block 22 Lock Road, All Day]
DISINI will launch two new outdoor artworks in its outdoor sculptures series, created by leading regional artists Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Indonesia) and Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam). Located amidst Gillman Barrack’s lush greenery, the works are "Transitory Nature of Earthly Joy" by Albert Yonathan Setyawan and "The Orang’s Last Stand" by Richard Streitmatter-Tran.
- "LANGKAWI (1976 – 1980) by Latiff Mohidin, From the Studio Series", 23 June – 22 July 2018 Exhibition Launch (Open to Public): 23 June, 5pm – 7pm [Blk 9 Lock Road, #03-21]
DISINI will present 2 winning exhibitions: i. "The Deepest Blue" curated by Racy Lim and Joella Kiu ii. "Head spinning, loop creating" curated by Nicolette Teo
[Art & Design Retail]
-Shop at Mizuma [Blk 22 Lock Road, #01-34] Official store launch: 23 June 2018, 2pm – 7pm
Mizuma Gallery will launch "Shop at Mizuma", a new permanent official retail space located within the gallery. The shop offers specially curated products ranging from limited edition artworks, artist merchandise, books, catalogues to apparels and jewellery. Each product is designed and produced by local and international artists, artisans and designers, providing an opportunity for visitors to bring the art experience home.
In celebration of the store launch and in conjunction with Art Day Out!, "Shop at Mizuma" will offer a special one-day-only promotion on 23 June from 2pm to 7pm, limited to in-store purchases.
Supermama will present a Garage Sale in conjunction with Gillman Barracks’ Art Day Out! open house. A must- visit for fans of Supermama’s Star Wars cup sets and family- favourite “Singapore Colouring Scroll” collections, now sold at discounted prices for one day only.
- MASH-UP & Friends Day Out [Blk 7 Lock Road] 2pm-7pm
Independent fashion collective MASH-UP will fill the DISINI pavilion, Nenas Estate, with a pop-up shop featuring some of Singapore’s quirkiest creative collectives, California Rollin’ and Playhood. Come prepared to get a piece of independent design merchandise and cool Singapore-designed fashion. Be sure to leave space for a delicious snack from Sawadeecup, resident food truck for the day!
[F&B] - Super Social BBQ by Timbre @ Gillman [Blk 9A Lock Road, 4pm – 8pm]
The World Cup-themed June edition of Super Social BBQ will feature a mini soccer crash course for kids, alongside usual fringe activities and the signature BBQ.
- Presented by Friends of the Museums, the Art & History Tour is for all art enthusiasts looking for a unique encounter with art and an introduction to the Barracks' history. In addition, a dedicated History & Heritage Tour will also be running, focusing on the Barracks' evolution from a British military barracks in 1936 to today's contemporary art cluster.
"Culture City. Culture Scape." Guided Tour at Mapletree Business City II
- Explore new art installations nestled in the lush compound of Mapletree Business City II with NTU CCA Singapore. Themed Culture City. Culture Scape., this public art project, commissioned by Mapletree and curated by NTU CCA Singapore comprises works by internationally renowned artists Dan Graham (United States), Zulkifle Mahmod (Singapore), Tomas Saraceno (Argentina/Germany) and Yinka Shonibare (Nigeria/United Kingdom).
Free admission. Registration via email to firstname.lastname@example.org