Art crawl for Gillman Barracks' 5th birthday

Gillman Barracks celebrates its 5th birthday on Friday, Sept 22.
Gillman Barracks celebrates its 5th birthday on Friday, Sept 22.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Visual arts cluster Gillman Barracks celebrates its 5th birthday on Friday, Sept 22, with its twice-yearly open house party Art After Dark.

The free event held from 7pm onwards opens the cluster's gallery exhibitions and artist studios to visitors.

Apart from a gallery crawl and artist talks, there will be concerts and pop-up food and beverage stalls.

Art After Dark was last held in January for Singapore Art Week.

New exhibitions launched in time for the anniversary party this Friday include Sundaram Tagore Gallery's solo show of abstract paintings by Indian-born Antonio Puri and Mizuma Gallery's showcase of Indonesian artist Angki Purbandono.

Selections from Singapore private collections are also up for view on Re|Collecting Asia organised by The Ryan Foundation with support from Gillman Barracks, Lotus Fine Arts Logistics, and ShanghART Singapore. It is curated by Ms Khim Ong, deputy director, curatorial programmes at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA).

Viewers can nosh on offerings from burger joint The Lab SG and urban izakaya Neon Pigeon among others or visit a makers market.

At Block 9, live music acts run from 7.45pm and include Singapore acts Disco Hue, Strangerfox and singer-songwriter Linying.

For this anniversary, Gillman Barracks has also printed 2,000 copies of Art-In-Sight, its bimonthly art newsletter produced from July to next March with the help of online art platform Ocula.

This special edition of Art-In-Sight includes essays on contemporary art in Singapore and beyond and is available at the Gillman galleries. Interested readers can subscribe to the online Art-In-Sight at http://eepurl.com/p5MAf

Correction note: The earlier story incorrectly stated that the exhibition Re|Collecting Asia is curated by The Ryan Foundation. The exhibition is organised by The Ryan Foundation, but curated by Ms Khim Ong, deputy director, curatorial programmes at NTU CCA. We are sorry for the error.