Look around Singapore and you’ll find a treasure trove of art and culture. Other than museums to take the kids to, you can also consider art galleries in Singapore, some as standalone locations while others are found in art districts. For a quiet yet visually enriching date, bookmark these contemporary art galleries!
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Trust us when we say you won’t find another art gallery quite like the Intan. Located in the east, the cultural space is within the walls of a traditional Peranakan home, bursting with tons of antiques and rare items. Remind the kids to be extra careful while exploring the double storeys during your visit, you wouldn’t want to break anything! A tea experience and private dinners inside are also available for booking.
The Intan, 69 Joo Chiat Terrace, Singapore 427231, +65 6440 1148, the-intan.com
Hidden among the retail shops of Raffles Hotel, Art Now is an unconventional art gallery in the heart of town. The art space houses exhibitions and pop-up art galleries, but it is also connected to a lifestyle store where you can shop for items like apparel and toys. Those who are into NFTs can also check out their range of NFT artworks.
Art Now, Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, #02-32, Singapore 188719, +65 6513 1612, www.rafflesarcade.com.sg/arcade/www.artnow.sg
Cuturi Gallery is centrally located at Bras Basah, and is home to both local and global artists’ works so you get the best of both worlds. The gallery is spacious and minimalist, filled with white walls so each artwork gets the limelight they deserve. There is also a residency program to feature up and coming artists.
Cuturi Gallery, 61 Aliwal St, Singapore 199937, +65 8182 0214, www.cuturigallery.com
Located within the new art space Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Gajah Gallery is a free gallery that showcases some of the best contemporary art that Asia has to offer. Besides painting and artworks, other highlights also include works from sculptors, painters and installation artists. Occasionally, there are exhibition tours and dialogue sessions too, so you won’t feel too lost while exploring the space!
Gajah Gallery, 39 Keppel Rd, #03-04, Singapore 089065, +65 6737 4202, gajahgallery.com
The next time you’re on a shopping spree at Raffles City Shopping Centre, make sure to pop in an art gallery hidden in plain sight. Ode To Art is a gallery space that hosts international artists’ works, ranging from photography to installation art. They also provide art talks and exhibitions so anyone of any age can head down to gain a better knowledge of contemporary art.
Ode To Art, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-36E F, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103, +65 6250 1901, www.odetoart.com
It will be hard to miss Shout Gallery Singapore, since it stands out at Scotts Square with their display of bright and colorful artwork from within. The brand is originally from Hong Kong, and aims to foster a positive art scene in Singapore, with unique and interesting pieces. One of the artworks caught your eye? You can also purchase it online!
Shout Gallery Singapore, 6 Scotts Road 02-04/05/06/07 Scotts Square, Singapore 228209, +65 8909 8024, shout.art
Specializing in Asian and Middle Eastern contemporary art, Yavuz Gallery is one of the best art galleries in Southeast Asia. It’s also located in Gillman Barracks, which is home to plenty of art and culture exhibitions throughout the year. Both new artists and seasoned experienced artists are represented here, cultivating an inclusive community where art enthusiasts can discover new artists too.
Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd, #02-23, Singapore 108937, +65 6734 3262, yavuzgallery.com
Did you know there is an art gallery inside the shopping mall of ION Orchard? Now you do! Opera Gallery has plenty of specially-curated, extravagant sculptures and paintings. They also collaborate frequently with museums and art foundations from other countries, so subsequent visits might surprise you with new works. They even display some works from legendary artist Picasso!
Opera Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, #02-16 ION Orchard, Singapore 23880, +65 6735 2618, www.operagallery.com
Singapore is just 1 out of 3 branches of Sundaram Tagore Gallery, with other locations located in New York and Hong Kong. Venture into Gillman Barracks to browse through the international hidden gems found inside this art gallery, where the pieces are meant to evoke a sense of wonder and inspiration. While walking amidst the artwork, take the time to learn the stories about each of them from the artist descriptions.
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Rd, Singapore 108933, +65 6694 3378, www.sundaramtagore.com
If you’re in search of an art gallery that spreads positive vibes, Art Porters Gallery is just for you. Situated inside a Peranakan shophouse, every visit is an adventure to explore contemporary art spanning drawings, sculptures, photography works and even digital animation. They also go the extra mile to provide art consultancy for interested clients and customers.
Art Porters Gallery, 64 Spottiswoode Park Rd, Singapore 088652 +65 6909 0468, www.artporters.com
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