Gillman Barracks’ signature Art After Dark parties are massive fun, but tomorrow’s edition promises to kick things up a notch – it is Singapore Art Week after all. Taking place at the Barracks tomorrow night from 7pm till late, there will be a food and craft night market and great music from the likes of local musicians Charlie Lim, Riot !n Magenta, Darker Than Wax and .gif.
Aside from the tenants throwing open their galleries to the crowds, there are several new noteworthy additions this time:
There’s a new open-air art trail.
Entitled “Lock Route”, the brand new initiative aims to make art more accessible (literally) by situating works outdoors (i.e. not in museums or galleries). Curated by Khairuddin Nori, there’ll be a total of 16 artworks by renowned international and local artists scattered throughout the grounds of Gillman Barracks.
Many of the pieces were commissioned specifically for Art Week and consists of site-specific installations, murals and sculptures. In other words, you won’t get to experience them elsewhere. Various locations, open 24/7, free admission
There are two massive exhibitions by Supermama.
Japanophiles can’t miss out on homegrown design studio/store Supermama’s upcoming events, the first of which is “100 Japan”, which showcases a collection of representative Japanese workmanship ranging from beauty and fashion to kitchen goods and home decor.
In case you can’t tell from its name: There will be 100 products in various forms (well-designed, of course) that have been lovingly curated by the Supermama team. Block 47, 7pm till late, free admission
The other exhibition by Supermama, titled “Design New Standard”, is what you get when the worlds of design and art intertwine. Highlights include lifestyle brand Form’s collection, dubbed “Asia Stories”, on a range of cocktails inspired by their travels throughout Asia; the sensorial, immersive spaces created by local fragrance brand Six; and works by Shibui Furniture Collective (above), a local design firm that turns wood into beautiful works of art. Block 7, 7pm till late, free admission