Art lovers will find plenty of galleries and exhibitions to please the eye when in Singapore. Development is currently underway to convert City Hall on the Padang into the National Art Gallery, due to open at the end of 2014. Until then, you can feast your eyes on the offerings in the following ten art galleries in Singapore.
The latest addition to the Singapore arts and museum scene is the ArtScience Museum, which is making headlines as much for its architecture as its exhibitions. The ArtScience Museum promises to become a premier venue for major international touring exhibitions from the most renowned collections in the world, and kicked off with the world premiere of Van Gogh Alive the exhibition in April 2011.
The Singapore Art Museum boasts the world's largest collection of Southeast Asian art. The collection is divided into two buildings - the main collection is housed in a rather grand 19th century building, while across the road the newer 8Q SAM, focusses more on experimental art forms.
Several smaller, private galleries are worth seeking out - don't miss Vue Privee for its affordable photographic prints, ReDot Gallery for Australian Aboriginal art collection, Indigo Blue for Indian art, and Utterly Art for its continually updated collection of Singaporean and Philippines art.
10 Bayfront Ave
50,000 Square feet of galleries featuring world-renowned exhibitions... read more
71 Bras Basah Rd
South-East Asian Contemporary Art... read more
229 South Bridge Road
Singapore's most active art space... read more
41 Robertson Quay
Art Gallery & Printing Institute... read more
333A Orchard Road
Art gallery showcasing contemporary art... read more
20 Cairnhill Road
Art gallery specialising in affordable photography... read more
39 Keppel Road, #02-06 Artspace@Helutrans, Tanjong Pagar Distripark
Art gallery specialising in Australian Indigenous art... read more
1 Old Parliament Lane
At the south end of the Padang, next to the Supreme Court
Palladian-style mansion turned government building... read more
33 Neil Road
Art gallery specialising in Indian art... read more