Feel free to check out the signature event online or on-site

Contemporary arts precinct Gillman Barracks that’s home to an array of international art galleries is finally back to present its signature open-house event, Art After Dark. While it is definitely a more toned-down affair due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, you can still expect quality programming and exciting exhibits at the yearly showcase.

Spanning two weekends this month (Nov 6-15), feel free to check out an entire series of activities, exhibits and discussions, all curated especially for both art enthusiasts and the general public. In this widely anticipated event, find a mix of online and on-site programmes which complement the roster of visual arts programmes organised by the tenant galleries in the neighbourhood.

For a start, Art After Dark: Above & Beyond invites audiences to attend several panel discussions, including Approaching Art Collecting where young changemakers such as Kaushik Swaminathan (General Manager and Head of Research at multi-concept dining space Appetite) will speak about how collecting art can be a versatile lifestyle choice. These discussions are offered at Gillman Barracks, and audiences can either tune in from the comforts of home or even check them out after the actual event as recordings of the panel discussions will also be made available online.

Art After Dark 2019


Then, step into the scene of a Teochew street-opera tent at Young Artist Award recipient Kray Chen’s second solo exhibition presented by FOST Gallery, or traverse between time and body at Yeo Workshop in a solo show by Singapore-based artist-educator Mike HJ Chang. Those who need a little self-care can even participate in Shirly Koh’s introspective exhibition at HEARTH by Art Outreach Singapore.

Don’t miss out on the extension of the National Arts Council’s commissioned project Streets of Hope too. In this showcase, close to 370 local artists offer one of the largest banner presentations of visual artworks that was showcased on the streets from Jun to Sep this year. Visitors can experience a display of artworks spanning mediums and styles by #GillmanAlumni artists on-ground. The full collection of artworks is also available on the Gillman Barracks website for audiences in Singapore and beyond to experience anytime, anywhere.

Last but not least, festival-goers can look out for exhibitions by Gillman Barracks galleries as they present their on-site exhibitions online. Launched at the end of Oct, these galleries allow international visitors to check into the museum spaces from anywhere in the world.

Now all there’s left to do is to mark your calendars and head down to the exciting arts cluster this weekend.

Art After Dark happens Nov 6-15 at Gillman Barracks and online. More information available here