Whether you’re an art newbie looking to make your first foray into the world of art appreciation, or a connoisseur hunting down your next favourite masterpiece, there are plenty of galleries, fairs and stores in Singapore you can hit up to get your artistic fix—you just need to know where to look. We suss out seven of the best galleries and fairs in Singapore where you can buy art.
A fan of Andy Warhol’s ‘Marilyn’ or ‘Campbell’s Soup Cans’? The gurus of all things modern art, Collectors Contemporary, might have just what you need.
The folks at Collectors Contemporary place a focus on the exhibition and sale of contemporary art pieces. Think big names such as Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, London-based duo STATIC and yes, the pioneer of pop art himself, Andy Warhol. In fact, Collectors Contemporary holds one of the largest collections of Warhol art in the region.
Pedro Centre. 5 Jalan Kilang Barat #06-06, Singapore 159349.
By appointment only.
Kult Studio & Gallery
Posters inspired by cult classic films, illustration zines and statement T-shirts—these are just some of the urban art pieces you’ll find at Kult Gallery. The trendy gallery houses works by young street artists and illustrators from Singapore and the world over, and is one of the newest additions to the local art scene.
Shop here and bedeck your home with works that are synonymous with the unconventional, unpredictable and cutting-edge, most of which cost under S$1,000.
Emily Hill. 11 Upper Wilkie Road Block C2-5, Singapore 228120. +65 6338 1066.
Kult Gallery reopens on a daily basis from January 3rd 2021, and is currently open on Mondays and Thursdays.
Affordable Art Fair
If galleries aren’t quite your scene, head to Singapore’s biggest affordable art show. The Affordable Art Fair is a good starting point for budding art enthusiasts, as it houses a wide range of art from over 40 galleries and private collectors. The price range for artwork here starts from S$100 and goes up to a maximum of S$15,000, with most art pieces priced under S$7,500. Shoppers with a budget can check out the Under $1,000 Wall for artworks that won’t break the bank.
F1 Pit Building. 1 Republic Boulevard. Singapore 038975. +65 6220 5682.
For accessible art that exudes the Lion City’s flair, head to Naiise. Known for putting vintage Singaporean icons and uniquely local designs on art prints, canvas tote bags and even cutlery, Naiise has become a popular art and design retail option for the everyday Singaporean.
Decorate your abode with quirky art prints of kueh (bite-sized snacks and desserts), mooncakes and other quintessentially Singaporean illustrations, or wear your artistic tastes on your sleeve when you sport slogan T-shirts emblazoned with local inside jokes in a classically Naiise fashion.
Jewel Changi Airport. 78 Airport Boulevard #02-205/206, Singapore 819666.
Mon-Thu 11.30am-8.30pm; Fri-Sun 11.30am-9.30pm.
First established in 1989, TAKSU is one of the island’s leading contemporary art galleries, featuring the work of both up and coming talents and established names in the art scene.
Contemporary portraits inspired by street art, beautifully-crafted busts and sculptures and surreal cityscapes are just some of the beautiful works of art you’ll find on display here, alongside photography, sculpture and mix media artwork.
TAKSU. 43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72, Singapore 278115. +65 6476 4788.
Tue-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun noon-6pm.