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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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Nam June Paik: The Future is Now Exhibition

Treat your senses to a riot of vision, colour and sound from works of visionary artist and “father of video art”. Playful, electrifying, and thought-provoking, this travelling exhibiton has toured London’s Tate Modern, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) and Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, and will make its last stop at the Gallery – the first and only Asian venue for audiences to catch the international art superstar’s first major retrospective in Southeast Asia.

Date: 10 December 2021 - 27 March 2022
Time: 10am - 7pm

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Art Encounters by Art Outreach: Where Land Meets Sea by Ripple Root

In its sixth edition, Art Encounters returns to the Malay Heritage Centre featuring vibrant paintings and 3D cut-outs by local artist duo Ripple Root that celebrates the history of Kampong Gelam as a flourishing port in the 19th century. Titled Where Land Meets Sea, the showcase includes the duo’s colourful interpretations of archival imagery and artefacts. Get a rare insight into their live painting process during the first two weekends of the exhibition!

Date: 6 November 2021 - 16 December 2021
Time: 10am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Monday)

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Nam June Paik: The Future is Now Exhibition

Treat your senses to a riot of vision, colour and sound from works of visionary artist and “father of video art”. Playful, electrifying, and thought-provoking, this travelling exhibiton has toured London’s Tate Modern, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) and Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, and will make its last stop at the Gallery – the first and only Asian venue for audiences to catch the international art superstar’s first major retrospective in Southeast Asia.

Date: 10 December 2021 - 27 March 2022
Time: 10am - 7pm

Find out more

Art Encounters by Art Outreach: Where Land Meets Sea by Ripple Root

In its sixth edition, Art Encounters returns to the Malay Heritage Centre featuring vibrant paintings and 3D cut-outs by local artist duo Ripple Root that celebrates the history of Kampong Gelam as a flourishing port in the 19th century. Titled Where Land Meets Sea, the showcase includes the duo’s colourful interpretations of archival imagery and artefacts. Get a rare insight into their live painting process during the first two weekends of the exhibition!

Date: 6 November 2021 - 16 December 2021
Time: 10am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Monday)

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