The National Gallery celebrates its first anniversary with a feast of art that adds to an already full platter in Singapore.
At a time of an abundance of art flowing into the Civic District — Singapore Biennale at the Singapore Art Museum and other galleries in the vicinity , Tan Swie Hian’s Notebooks And Creations at the National Library, and the recent Affordable Art Fair — the National Gallery seeks to top them all with the Gallery Light To Night Festival.
The smartly titled programme offers two weekends of 60 curated shows and activities that will take visitors into the repurposed stately Supreme Court and City Hall buildings, and out onto the streets and the Padang. The day-to-night programmes are designed to appeal to a wide audience with interactive art installations, an art and design market, roving acts and live music by Nathan Hartono, Budak Pantai and Charlie Lim, among others.
A Gallery Of Lights
The Facade Show proved such a hit at the Gallery’s opening, it has returned with a new set of images, this time by Spinifex Group, that will liven up the front of the National Gallery.
Art Through Our Eyes, an anthology of short films inspired by the Gallery’s Southeast Asian art collection will make its local premiere, featuring the works of five ASEAN film directors who picked a masterpiece that they resonated with.
No celebration in Singapore would be complete without food. And part of St Andrew’s Road will be converted into the Festival Food Street.
Gallery Light to Night Festival runs from 25 November to 4 December 2016. Admission to the Festival is free. Activities are generally free with the exception of selected tours and film screenings. St Andrew’s and Fullerton Road will be closed during the two weekends from 4pm till midnight.
For more information and programme details, visit https://www.nationalgallery.sg
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