Room for creativity: Artists find unusual spaces

With arts housing space maxed out, artists have found more affordable digs in light industrial estates

The romantic cliche of the starving artist in a garret is so 18th century.

In Singapore, you would more likely find artists slogging away in industrial areas. Cold economics means the cheaper spaces artists can afford are usually located in far-flung corners of the island. And artists often worry about being evicted once leases expire.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2019, with the headline 'Room for creativity '. Print Edition | Subscribe