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Immerse in culture

Inspire your inner artist

When you see with the eyes of a creator, the world becomes your canvas. 

Every artist draws inspiration from many sources—whether you’re a lifelong lover of arts and craftmanship or just beginning on a creative journey, our city’s rich galleries, museums and theatres are the perfect places to delve into new realms of expression.

So sculpt, draw and compose your way to newfound passions—The only limits are the ones you perceive.

Rediscovering your passions shouldn’t have to come at any risk to yourself or your loved ones. Before embarking on adventures around the island, be sure to keep yourself updated on the latest Safe Management Measures.

 

Find inspiration in the Civic District

You don’t have to wait for eureka moments to drop from the sky in Singapore—It’s fruit that’s ripe for the picking. 

The heart of our city is home to myriad museums, galleries and beautiful spaces that’re bound to inspire a newfound passion for your next project.

With the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art, the National Gallery Singapore is one of the best places to start. The gallery is home to over 8,000 works of art from across Southeast Asia, spanning the 19th century to the modern day, including artists like Georgette Chen and Liu Kang. 

Besides drawing inspiration from the gallery’s paintings and sculptures,  you can discover artistry on a plate at three-Michelin-starred Odette, or catch a symphonic performance a stone’s throw away at the Victoria Concert Hall and Theatre.

The past holds infinite wonder, and the Asian Civilisations Museum will take your imagination on a journey along the region’s historical trade routes, vistas and archipelagos.

To channel your inner impressionist, sign up for watercolour painting sessions at Istana Park with My Art Space, or capture the district’s iconic architecture with Origin Journey’s photography masterclass.

Try your hand at ceramics

Learn about the ancient art of pottery, and fuel the fire of creativity with a ceramics lesson at The Potters’ Guilt. Located amidst the bustle of Chinatown, this intimate space offers classes that’ll teach you the fundamentals of the craft.

Opt for a 90-minute session if you’re strapped for time, or commit to an eight-session course if you’re looking to delve deeper into the world of pottery.

 


Learn the nuances of acting

Channel your inner Leonardo Dicaprio or Scarlett Johansson, and learn about the fundamentals of stagecraft and acting at Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity. Founder and director Kamil Haque is trained in Lee Strasberg’s method of acting, and was the first Singaporean to work at The Actors Studio in New York.

Discover art beyond galleries

In Singapore, art lives not just in galleries, but on our city streets and busy byways. Art Walk invites aficionados from all walks of life to uncover the murals, street art and works of inspiration that adorn the walls of our city’s heritage districts.


Wield new knowledge of woodworking

From boatbuilders to carpenters, craftsmen have worked with wood for thousands of years. The good folks at The Common Bench continue in this rich tradition with their woodworking workshops for adults, which will teach you to identify wood properties, sawing and assembling techniques.  

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Rediscover Singapore with Today at Apple Photo Walks

Capture the remarkable spirit of Singapore through a new lens using the iPhone. Join Apple Creatives for a series of photo walks to learn photography skills on iPhone as you explore timeless Emerald Hill, the modern cityscape of Marina Bay, magical Jewel Changi Airport and more. In collaboration with Today at Apple.

Date: 26 February to 30 June 2022
Time: Various timings

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ART ENCOUNTERS BY ART OUTREACH: Afterman: Synthesis Lab by Bao Songyu

In its eighth edition, Art Encounters travels to the heart of Orchard Road, featuring an interactive robotics installation by local maker-designer Bao Songyu that transports us to the year 2222. Afterman: Synthesis Lab invites you to explore a speculative herbarium containing mutated 3D-printed specimens with composite features from various animals, plants, and fungi; and create your own prototypes in a lab with parts already "grown" by the artist.

Date: 29 April to 12 June 2022
Time: 11.30am to 8.30pm daily
Venue: Mandarin Gallery (Outdoor Walkway), Orchard Road


Artist present on Friday, 4pm to 7pm | Saturday and Sunday, 3pm to 6pm

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Rediscover Singapore with Today at Apple Photo Walks

Capture the remarkable spirit of Singapore through a new lens using the iPhone. Join Apple Creatives for a series of photo walks to learn photography skills on iPhone as you explore timeless Emerald Hill, the modern cityscape of Marina Bay, magical Jewel Changi Airport and more. In collaboration with Today at Apple.

Date: 26 February to 30 June 2022
Time: Various timings

FIND OUT MORE

ART ENCOUNTERS BY ART OUTREACH: Afterman: Synthesis Lab by Bao Songyu

In its eighth edition, Art Encounters travels to the heart of Orchard Road, featuring an interactive robotics installation by local maker-designer Bao Songyu that transports us to the year 2222. Afterman: Synthesis Lab invites you to explore a speculative herbarium containing mutated 3D-printed specimens with composite features from various animals, plants, and fungi; and create your own prototypes in a lab with parts already "grown" by the artist.

Date: 29 April to 12 June 2022
Time: 11.30am to 8.30pm daily
Venue: Mandarin Gallery (Outdoor Walkway), Orchard Road


Artist present on Friday, 4pm to 7pm | Saturday and Sunday, 3pm to 6pm

Find out more