Mellissa shortlists some art exhibitions and programmes to check out over the last weekend of Singapore Art Week 2016!

Wondering what to do over this weekend? These last two days of Singapore Art Week offer a myriad of quality art experiences for art enthusiasts and visitors alike – from art fairs and special exhibitions, to art tours and enriching discussions. We’ve dissected what’s going on this weekend for Singapore Art Week so that you can still immerse in art that is uniquely Singapore among the more than 50 exhibitions showcasing local and international artwork, rain or shine!

If it rains

PPC |珍珠坊: A Public Living Room

Artwork by Stephanie Burt_ Photo credit-Sylvia Lim

“小丽跟她的空气球” by Stephanie Burt [Photo credit: Sylvia Lim]

Date and Time
15 to 30 January 2016
Tue to Thu: 6 pm – 9 pm, Fri & Sat: various times, Sun: 3 pm – 9 pm
Closed on Mondays

People’s Park Complex
Lepark, 6th Floor
1 Park Road, Singapore 059108

Nearest MRT Station
Chinatown (Purple Line)

Free Admission


Singapore’s tallest residential space. Our biggest shopping complex. The first mix-used building encompassing residential, office, shopping and carpark facilities. These descriptions about People’s Park Complex reflected some firsts for Singapore after the housing development project was concluded in 1973. The PPC |珍珠坊: A Public Living Room exhibition, aptly held at the fifth floor carpark space of the complex, aims to respond to notions of a public living room where distinctions between the public and private are blurred.

Earth Work, 1979

(Earth Work, Tang Da Wu) 1979. Photograph courtesy to the artist.

Earth Work (Tang Da Wu, 1979) [Photo credit: Tang Da Wu]

Date and time
22 January to 29 May 2016
Sun to Thu, Public Holidays: 10 am – 7 pm
Fri, Sat and eve of Public Holidays: 10 am – 7 pm

National Gallery Singapore
Concourse Gallery 2, Basement 1
1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

Nearest MRT Station
City Hall (Green Line) or Clarke Quay MRT (Purple Line)

Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs, otherwise regular admission fees apply


Tang Da Wu, a prominent contemporary artist in Singapore during the 1970s, staged a work of installation art in 1980 but it was shut down after three days. An exhibition of the same name, Earth Work, would be available at the newly opened National Gallery Singapore! Some key works from this art installation are Gully Curtains (1979), Product of the Sun and Me (1980) and Product of the Rain and Me (1980). Don’t miss the selection of drawings made from earth, a rock installation and an earth “map”.

If it shines

Art Walk Little India

Image credit: LASALLE College of the Arts

Photo credit: LASALLE College of the Arts

Date and Time
17 to 21 January 2016
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Campbell Lane

Nearest MRT Station
Little India (Purple Line)

Free admission; no registration is required


Singapore has been working hard at maintaining racial harmony among the people for decades, which would not be possible if we didn’t understand individuals from other races as best as we can. The Art Walk Little India is a multidisciplinary art festival that features creative fusions of Indian and Western styles of music. Besides that, participants would also be able to discover Hindu folklore and admire art works along lesser known paths around the Little India precinct.

Please note there will not be a guided tour of ARTWALK Little India, click here for programme details.

Aliwal Urban Art Festival

(Credit- Aliwal Arts Centre) Hero Thumb_Skate_1

Photo credit: Aliwal Arts Centre

Dates and time
Cannot Be Bo(a)rded exhibition: 14 January to 14 February 2016
10 am – 8 pm

Aliwal Arts Centre
28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918

Nearest MRT Station
Lavender (Green Line)

Free admission


If you’re a big fan of the international street culture such as the street art at XYZ, we have our brand of Singapore cool for you to immerse in at the Aliwal Urban Art Festival too! Located at one of Singapore’s culturally rich neighbourhoods – Kampong Glam, the festival will feature carefully-curated selection of art from graffiti to graphic art, rock to afro-beat, skateboarding to breakdancing.

Remember to check out the specially curated Skateboard exhibition ‘Cannot be Bo(a)rded’ featuring 16 artists from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia who used the skateboard as a medium to create new artworks that both respond to the physical material, and challenge existing social connotations of youth rebellion characterised by skateboard culture.

For more information about the other art exhibitions and programmes held in conjunction with the Singapore Art Week 2016, please visit!