Gillman Barracks celebrates its 7th anniversary with the return of Art After Dark

Celebrate arts precinct Gillman Barracks’ seventh anniversary at its signature open-house event, Art After Dark. Come Sep 20, prepare for a night illuminated with exhilarating performances, music performances and good food.

To commemorate the founding of the local contemporary arts enclave, doors to the Gillman Barracks gallery will be open without a fee for all to explore both ongoing and new exhibitions. Some of the night festival’s highlights are The Rubbish Prince outdoor puppet performances featuring a 4.5-metre-tall puppet, National Library Board’s travelling Southeast Asian art exhibition SAM Mini Mobile Museum from Sep 10-29 and Eaten: A Capsule Museum of Possible Past Human Beings through this weekend; a visionary masterpiece that begs the question of how the human legacy be remembered by AI beings in the centuries to come.

, Gillman Barracks celebrates its 7th anniversary with the return of Art After Dark
The Rubbish Prince

Brand new exhibitions and concepts are set to fill the spaces, with Control taking over Mizuma Gallery for a month starting from Sep 20; the first solo exhibition of sculptures and embroidery works by Chinese artist Zhao Zhao, American-British photographer Karen Knorr’s gallery of specially curated images that play with ideas of migration and multiculturalism from Sep 21-Nov 16 at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery and works by Elaine Navas, Jimmy Ong, Ezzam Rahman and Wyn-Lyn Tan for Fost Gallery’s perspectives on still-live in In Its Place, that runs from Sep 20-Nov 10.

As for ongoing favourites, pick into Keb Cerda’s visualisation of dark alleys and sinister parks in Dahlia at Yavuz Gallery from Aug 24-Sep 22, the Chan + Hori Contemporary Chan-Davies Art Prize by recipients and Laselle Graduates Desiree Tham and Nur Liyana, who will be presenting their projects from Sep 7-21 and an investigation of the 21st century painting in 50 words or less, By David Bradley, for Sullivan+Strumpf which will go on till Oct 6.

, Gillman Barracks celebrates its 7th anniversary with the return of Art After Dark
Chan + Hori Art Prize

To be inspired creatively is to engage all senses; groove to good music courtesy of local funk group MMLD, jazz sextet D’Jantan Djogets, sound selector DJ Itch and Singaporean producer Fauxe, who will all show the crowd what it really means to have fun after the sun sets. Tummies are to be filled at F&B pop-ups by Handlebar, Hopscotch, Mr Lor Bak, The 1925 Brewing Co., Xiao Ya Tou, Fishball Story and Penny University.

Then after 10pm, make sure you stay for the afterparty that features Bongomann (Ice Cream Sundays) and The Professionel (Potatoheadz Records).

Art After Dark happens Sep 20 from 7pm-11pm at Gillman Barracks. More info here.