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Cool Art Galleries In Singapore You Should Spend Your Weekend At

Whether you’re an art enthusiast or otherwise, diving into the world of art at these cool art galleries in Singapore isn't such a bad way to while away your weekend.

You’ll be surprised by the tons of things to do in Singapore during the weekends that don’t include café-hopping or hanging out in town. As a burgeoning cultural hub, there has been a gradual increase of art galleries and museums in the little red dot. And the best part? Most admissions are free for locals and permanent residents.

Whether it houses renowned paintings, sculptures or installations by local or international artists, here are some cool art galleries in Singapore that you should spend your weekend at. Weekend date idea? Check.

Main image: Fost Gallery

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ION Art gallery
Located on the fourth level of ION Orchard, ION Art gallery is a progressive visual art space that gives visitors an integrated mall experience. The art works here are constantly changing, so you can be sure you’d get a new experience every time you pop by. Admission to the ION Art gallery is free.   ION Art gallery is at Level 4 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801, tel: 6238 8228. Photo: ION Art Gallery ARTitude Galería
ARTitude Galería is the first local art gallery devoted to contemporary Latin American visual art. Founded and curated by Holly Turner, ARTitude Galería seeks to bring Colombian artists to the heart of Asia and to support Colombian artists who are already established in Colombia and have gained international prestige, as well as young aspiring artists, who display a great deal of potential. The gallery’s opening exhibition “Magical Realism: A Latin American Art Movement” featured emerging, mid-career, and established Colombian artists, exploring the concept and culture of magic realism through their art. Gallery viewings are on appointment basis – visit their website for more information.   ARTitude Galería is at 31B Pagoda Street, Singapore 059190, tel: 9837 1977. Photo: ARTITUDE Galeria Miaja Art Collections – Contemporary Art Gallery
Founded by Isabelle Miaja, Miaja Art Collections – Contemporary Art Gallery hopes to encourage visual dialogues to inspire and enrich individuals. Besides promoting artists through exhibitions and public programmes, the gallery also focuses on introducing inspiring and cross-cultural art to local art community and general public.   Miaja Art Collections – Contemporary Art Gallery is at 9 Muthuraman Chetty Rd, Singapore 238931, tel: 6737 8979. Photo: Miaja Art Collections UOB Art Gallery
Located at the lobby of UOB Plaza 1, the UOB Art Gallery is a creative respite amid the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s CBD area. Besides showcasing pieces from the UOB Art Collection, the gallery also features winning entries from the UOB Painting of the Year competition and solo exhibitions by the competition’s alumni artists.   UOB Art Gallery is at UOB Plaza 1, 80 Raffles Place, Singapore 048624, tel: 6539 1177. Photo: UOB Art Gallery FOST Gallery
This gallery was founded by Stephanie Fong, with an aim to showcase the best of Singapore’s emerging contemporary talent at different stages of their careers, and to display pieces from artists all over the world, with of course, a focus on those based in Singapore. Its most recent exhibition, which ended on June 9, is “No Substance (Trunk)” is a new iteration of Zul Mahmod’s sound sculpture series “No Substance” from 2014. His earlier work is an inquiry into the role of human inhabitants in a big city. Without them, cities will just be glass towers which ring hollow, metaphorically speaking. Check its website for updates on its new exhibition.   FOST Gallery is at 01-02 Gillman Barracks, 1 Lock Road, Singapore 108932, tel: 6694 3080. Photo: Fost Gallery Parkview Museum
Located within Singapore’s very own ‘Gotham City’ building – or Parkview Square – in Bugis, this private museum established by the Parkview Group was opened in 2017 with a focus on contemporary art. Its offerings range from solo shows to thematic exhibitions to displays of pieces from the Group’s extensive collection. Its most recent exhibition was Breezing Willow, done in conjunction with National Art Museum of China and China Cultural Centre. It showcased more than 100 ancient classic New Year paintings from the small market town of Yangliuqing. Admission to the museum is free and guided gallery tours are available too. The museum is currently closed to prepare for its next exhibition. Check its website for updates.   Parkview Museum is at 600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Level 3 Singapore 188778, tel: 6799 6971. Photo: Instagram (@parkviewmuseumsg) Mizuma Gallery
First established in 1994 in Tokyo, its founder, Mizuma Sueo, went on to open Mizuma & One Gallery in Beijing in 2008, followed by Mizuma Gallery in Gillman Barracks here in 2012. His aim is to support and promote young artists from Japan in the region, and to introduce new and promising young talents from Southeast Asia to the international art scene.   Mizuma Gallery is at 22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939, tel: 6570 2505. Photo: Instagram (@mizumaartgallery)