Singapore Art Week (SAW) is back with more ways for Singaporeans to enjoy and appreciate the local visual arts scene. This year, SAW 2021 offers a wide range of events and programmes that all Singaporeans can enjoy! Choosing from all the options available this weekend can be tiring but we have a simple guide to help you with that!
SAW is a yearly event that celebrates Singapore’s visual arts scene. It is returning for its 9th year and will be held from 22 to 30 January 2021. The theme for SAW 2021 is “Art Takes Over.” You will be able to find the events scattered all throughout Singapore.
With over 100 arts events across physical and digital spaces, it can get tricky to choose which to go to over the span of a week. We have devised a small guide depending on what type of art lover are you!
Are you the kind to want some form of adventure when appreciating art? Go on a fun treasure hunt around Gillman Barracks to enjoy Wild Critters. The concept of Wild Critters was inspired by endangered species. Keep your eye out for the QR codes of rare creatures that lurk around Gillman Barracks while you explore the different exhibitions there.
Use your phone to interact with these creatures through your Instagram. Remember to post Instagram stories about these adorable creatures and share them on social media! Follow @wildcritterssg to find out more.
Location: Various locations across Gillman Baracks, 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Like to take pictures and Instagram Stories of art events? Head down to the Civic District to take pictures with the light projections during Light To Night Festival 2021. Watch as National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisation Museum, The Arts House, and Victoria Theatre light up the night.
Additionally, Light To Night Festival offers shows and activities you can take attend during the weekend. The festival will run from 22 to 30 January 2021. Check out their website to find more about the event. You might even want to check out the spacebar!
Location: Various locations across the Civic District
Feel the need to always be one of the first to try out something new? Well, this is your chance to be one of the first in Asia to experience a drive through exhibition! Moo Moo Park is an immersive experience created by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, in collaboration with the MeshMinds and eight local artists.
Not only is it a brand-new experience but it will also get you excited for Chinese New Year! The exhibition’s theme is inspired by the Year of the Ox and sustainable development goals. It will be available all the way till 28 March 2021.
|Walk-through||Monday – Friday
12 pm – 5 pm
12 pm – 10 pm
|Drive-through||Monday – Friday
6 pm – 10 pm
12 pm – 10 pm
Location: Level 6 Carpark at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straight boulevard, Singapore 018906
Admission: Ticketed, $5 – $20
Do you connect with art through films and movies? Catch an Asian film screening with State of Motion! State of Motion is an annual multidisciplinary arts event by Asian Film Archive that explores visual art, cinema, and film research from Asia with film screenings, exhibitions, and artistic discussions.
This year, State of Motion will be exploring the science-fiction genre as we experience an almost futuristic dystopia during this on-going pandemic. Choose from over 16 films in Asia!
Location: Marina One, 7 Straits View
Prefer exhibitions where you can interact with the artwork? With Art Outreach Singapore’s Art Encounters, you can part of the artwork! This third edition of Art Encounters called AltARed State by local tech artist, Eugene Soh, also known as DUDE.
Visitors will get to interact with the installation that makes the visitor the center of the artwork. Using Augmented Reality (AR) filters, visitors can experience the works that were inspired by Surrealism and folklore. This exhibition will run till 7 February 2021.
Location: Along Orchard Road
No matter what kind of art you like, you can always find it at Singapore Art Week! There are still so much more events and programmes for you to explore. Find out more about them here!