Celebrate a weekend of festivities at the Gallery as we bring you a wide range of activities and programmes inspired by the colourful season of Deepavali.

deepavali celebrations national gallery singapore

Date: 29 – 30 Oct 2016
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Programme Highlights

Gallery Open House on 29 Oct 2016

gallery open house

Enjoy free entry into all exhibitions for one full day!
Be sure to catch the latest special exhibition, Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies, presented in association with London’s Tate Britain, along with the Gallery’s permanent and concourse exhibitions.
29 Oct | 10am – 10pm | All Exhibitions

Bhangra Dance and Drums

bhangra dance and drums

Join us as we dance along to the roaring beats of the Dhol drums in an energetic Bhangra performance. Bhagra is a celebratory dance usually performed on special occasions like Deepavali, originating from the Northern part of India.
29 & 30 Oct 2016 | Padang Atrium @ 11am, Coleman Street Entrance @ 2pm

Rangoli Activity

rangoli activity

Try your hand at creating rangoli, a traditional Indian decoration where patterns are made with ground rice. The engagement activity is conducted by artist Sathyapriya Subramaniam.
29 Oct 2016 | 11am – 5pm | Padang Atrium

Floor Mural by Band of Doodlers

floor mural by band of doodlers

Band of Doodlers is a community of artists who transform blank spaces into works of art that are filled with drawings and illustrations. Catch them in action doodling a colourful floor mural in celebration of Deepavali!
30 Oct 2016 | 11.30am – 1pm | Padang Atrium

For more information, visit www.nationalgallery.sg