Date: 17 March 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Admission: Free admission

Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week 2018
Image credit: Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week 2017. Courtesy the National Arts Council.

Following the flagship edition of Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2018 in January, Gillman Barracks’ daytime open house event, Art Day Out! in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018.

Date: 17 March (Saturday)
Time: 2pm to 7pm

In this edition of Art Day Out! Gillman Barracks will celebrate A March of Design. Visitors can look forward to programme highlights such as:

  • Singapore Design Week 2018 highlight Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat, an exhibition of products by international and Singapore-based creatives designed to aid mental, spiritual and bodily wellbeing and celebrate lifestyle;
  • The launch of a specially commissioned new major outdoor artwork by Thai artist, Kamin Lertchaiprasert, and new public programmes by DISINI, Gillman Barracks’inaugural visual arts festival;
  • The debut of NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore’s Artist-in-Residence project Creatif Compleks by Singapore artist Michael Lee; and
  • Hands-on art activities for children at Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity and Art Outreach to stimulate young minds.

In addition, visitors can also enjoy precinct-wide art activities and programmes including new exhibition openings, artist talks, F&B offerings and guided docent tours by Friends of the Museum – the perfect itinerary for a leisurely Saturday at Gillman Barracks.

For more information on Singapore Design Week, please visit here.

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Key Programme Highlights
Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat
Date: 8 March – 31 May 2018
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Venue: Blk 9 Lock Road

Organised by Wallpaper* in partnership with DesignSingapore Council, Wallpaper* Handmade Retreat is a showcase of creativity and collaboration and a sanctuary of calm, wellbeing, mindfulness and barefoot luxury. A celebration of lifestyle improvement, the showcase features products designed by Singapore-based talent to improve wellbeing as well as specially commissioned pieces by international designers from Wallpaper*’s annual Handmade Classics exhibition.

The showcase will feature Squeezy Lamp, an award-winning innovative desktop LED application exhibited for the first time and created by Wallpaper* Handmade’s Next Generation Singapore Designer, Edmund Zhang. An industrial design graduate, Edmund is a winner of Wallpaper* and the DesignSingapore Council’s Handmade Next Generation Designer Call Out competition.

Edmund Zhang’s Squeezy Lamp will be displayed alongside specially commissioned Wallpaper* Handmade Classics pieces by international designers, as well as works by established Singapore-based creatives Studio Juju, Stolen, Theseus Chan, Olivia Lee, Gabriel Tan Studio and WOHAbeing.

DISINI Second Wave Launch
All day for DISINI Outdoor Artworks
Time: 5pm – 10.30pm for public programmes
Venue: DISINI Pavilion and Block 37 Malan Road

DISINI Second Wave Launch
Image credit: Artist Impression of ‘The Ground’ by Kamin Lertchaiprasert. Courtesy the artist.

Launched during Singapore Art Week 2018, Gillman Barracks’ inaugural visual arts festival DISINI will launch its latest highlight outdoor artwork and series of public programmes at the upcoming Art Day Out!.

Organised by Chan + Hori in partnership with Gillman Barracks, the festival will present a specially commissioned new major outdoor artwork, The Ground, by renowned contemporary visual artist, Kamin Lertchaiprasert (Thailand) for DISINI. Consisting of three papier-mache sculptures in transparent cases stacked atop each other, The Ground occupies an imposing height of eight meters.

Created from the artist’s personal paper waste collection amassed over 18 years, the work features a life-sized elephant and tree sculpture, and encourages visitors to reflect on the interdependence between man and nature. The Ground will make its international debut during Art Day Out! and will join the seven visually arresting murals and sculptures by home-grown, regional and international artists launched in January.

There will also be a special curator’s introduction to Lertchaiprasert’s work The Ground by DISINI Artistic Director and Curator Khairuddin Hori.

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: cul-de-sac near Block 37 Malan Road

From 5pm, the DISINI Pavilion will host a variety of art and lifestyle programmes such as Dance Break, a dance and music programme featuring intervals of music centred on a theme, musician or band [5pm-6pm, 7pm-7.15pm, 8.15pm-8.30pm]. DISINI’s Action Parties, a showcase of three selected art-related movements, event or performance proposals will be held at 6pm, 7.15pm and 8.30pm. Each session of Action Parties runs for an hour.

Rounding off the day’s events will be Moonlight Flow, which will see the area around the DISINI Pavilion transformed into a wellness space for outdoor yoga. Organised in collaboration with Freedom Yoga, this complimentary, bring-your-own-mat activity is open to all and requires registration.

Time: 9.30pm-10.30pm
Venue: DISINI Pavilion.

Limited places available, register via email to For more information on Moonlight Flow, visit here

DISINI is launched in partnership with Gillman Barracks and supported by the National Arts Council, the Economic Development Board and Jurong Town Corporation.

For more information on DISINI, please visit here.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Programmes
Time: 2pm – 3pm for Creatif Compleks artist talk
4pm – 5pm for Residencies Studio Session Shifting Topographies
Venue: BlK 38 and 43 Malan Road

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore will present the launch of a new Artist-in-Residence project entitled Creatif Compleks (2018), created by Singaporean artist and curator Michael Lee. Developed during his NTU CCA residency, Creatif Compleks (2018) is the culmination of the artist’s reflection on the function of the artist’s studio within the arts ecology of a city. Taking a speculative leap into the utopian and the absurd, Michael’s work takes the form of a diagram of a hypothetical property development consisting of various configurations of the artist’s home/studio. Visitors can learn more about the work and interact with the artist at the artist talk during Art Day Out!.

Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Block 43 Malan Road

As part of the Art Day Out! highlights, NTU CCA will also present a Residencies Studio Session entitled Shifting Topographies. Artist-in-Residence Monica Ursina Jäger (Switzerland/United Kingdom) explores the multifaceted nature of spatial experience and the rich history of its representation. Focusing on Singapore, she will discuss the “vertical shift” in the concept of landscape as well as new forms of non-linear perception of time and space during her artist talk.

Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Block 38 Malan Road, Studio #01-06

Playeum Children’s Centre For Creativity
Time: 10am – 6pm,
Venue: Block 47 Malan Road, #01-23
Admission Fees: Child (Aged 1 – 12): $22 / Accompanying Adult: Free
/ Additional Accompanying Adult: $10

Playeum Children’s Centre For Creativity
Image credit: The Store-y Room. Courtesy Playeum, Children’s Centre for Creativity.

Come play at the Children’s Centre for Creativity during Art Day Out! and explore the hands-on exhibition ‘Making It Home’! Using repurposed and recycled materials, ‘Making It Home’ celebrates the home as a source of creativity, artistry and thinking through a variety of engaging activities.

Playeum also presents The Art of Speed On The Road II. Designed for children aged 8 to 12, this special holiday programme explores the concept of speed and movement. Supported by ExxonMobil, it offers carefully designed activities that play an emphasis on discovery,
experimentation and the importance of process.

Registration required at here from Monday, 5 March 2018. Slots for the programme are free and on a first-come, first-served basis. Participation in “The Art of Speed On The Road II” programme does not include admission to the Children’s Centre for Creativity.

New exhibitions opening during Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week 2018

The Incredible Frolic is Singapore artist Khairullah Rahim’s first solo exhibition with Yavuz Gallery and brings together several tales that take place in the most unexpected settings in Taipei and Singapore. The exhibition features new sculptures, paintings and installations by the artist, including those developed during his recent artist residency at Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan. [Block 9]

Sundaram Tagore Singapore presents Spring Highlights, a group show of work by gallery artists. The diversity of content, technique and medium is a testament to the gallery’s long-standing mission, which is to spark cross-cultural dialogue. The show includes work by Japanese-born artist Hiroshi Senju, Mexican artist Ricardo Mazal and American artist Miya Ando. [Block 5]

New and ongoing exhibitions during Singapore Design Week 2018

Chan + Hori Contemporary presents two solo exhibitions by recipients of the 2017 Chan-Davies Art Prize. Using light projections with found objects to present the presence of absence in dark enclosures, else by installation artist Angela Chong entices the audience to question emotional attachments between the object and its owner. continuation (and rests) between spaces by Abigail Goh focuses on the interrelationship between objects, space and sound. [Block 6]

FOST Gallery presents The Foster Emporium, an exhibition showcasing items, many of which are limited edition, produced by artists and independent makers. The Foster Emporium is a serious platform, thinly veiled as a retail concept, to explore the issues of trade, consumerism and the commodification of art. [Block 1]

Mizuma Gallery presents Ode to Wonderland, a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Eguchi Ayane. In her first solo exhibition in Singapore, Eguchi Ayane presents new works inspired by her childhood, her recent residency in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and her inner thoughts. The works in this exhibition invite the viewers to reflect on their perspective on life and mortality, as quoted from Charlie Chaplin, “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long shot.” [Block 22]

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore presents Final Report of the Christmas Island Expert Working Group by The Institute of Critical Zoologists, curated by Anna Lovecchio, Curator, Residencies. By surveying the impact of human beings on an endemic habitat, the exhibition maps out lines of invasion and retreat and investigates dynamics of connectedness and isolation, triggering reflections on states of vulnerability and the conditions of survival in the age of globalisation. [Block 43]

Presented by Ota Fine Arts, Cat Olympics: in memory of Torajiro, showcases new works by Japanese artist Nobuaki Takekawa. Featuring feline filled installation works and 10 monotypes on paper, Takekawa creates an opportunity for visitors to look at the frenetic Olympic Games global event which happens every four years. [Block 7]

Partners & Mucciaccia presents Gianni Piacentino Works 1966-2017, a solo exhibition by Italian artist, Gianni Piacentino. Showcasing his most recent METALLIC works for the first time, the exhibition is an exclusive opportunity to explore the practice of one of the most acclaimed and unique figures on the international art scene. [Block 6]

In conjunction with Singapore Design Week, Pearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present The Quintessence of Matter featuring works by Leonardo Drew, Luke Heng, Francis Ng, Gatot Pujiarto, Anne Samat, and Su Xiaobai at Gillman Barracks. Driven by innate purpose, the material sentiments of these contemporary artists have translated into the tactile and visionary qualities of their art. Their visual innovations are at once ubiquitous and introspective, melding subject with object to illuminate the essence of being, and life. [Block 9]

ShanghART Singapore continues with TIMORIBUS, a two-month solo exhibition of works by Indonesian artist Melati Suryodarmo. Having exhibited and performed at biennales and festivals across the globe, her work encompasses videos, photography, installations and her acclaimed and highly physical durational performances. [Block 9]

Sullivan+Strumpf present Indonesian artist Faisal Habibi’s debut Singapore solo exhibition, fillet, featuring his series of outstanding yet curious sculptural assemblages. Informed by a place of the prosaic forms of life, the works in fillet reinvent perspectives on the familiar and invite a sense of intrigue to experience materials through Faisal Habibi’s language of form. [Block 5]

Yeo Workshop presents Sovereign Heads, a solo presentation by Marcin Dudek, curated by art historian Przemyslaw Strozek. For Sovereign Heads, the artist has recreated Gorka Hill, a legendary hill in Polish football subculture. Through his “ready-made” sculptures, a video work and a collage, the world of the visual arts confronts the world of violence. [Block 1]

Other Activities and Programmes

Friends of the Museum tours
Presented by Friends of the Museum, the Art & History Tour is for all art enthusiasts looking for a unique encounter with art and a dose of the Barracks’ history. In addition, a dedicated History & Heritage Tour will also be running, focusing on the Barracks’ evolution from a British military barracks in the 1936 to today’s contemporary art cluster. [Free admission. Registration required at here

Time: 4pm – 5.30pm (Art & History Tour) / 5pm – 6pm (History & Heritage Tour)
Venue: Block 9 Lock Road

Super Social BBQ by Timbre @ Gillman
The Easter-themed March edition of Super Social BBQ will feature an Easter egg hunt and a special magician show from 6pm-7pm, alongside usual fringe activities and the signature BBQ
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Venue: Timbre @ Gillman, Block 9A Lock Road

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