Singapore is home to many established art galleries that promotes contemporary art created by both local and international artists. Whether you are an avid art lover or simply looking for a nice place to visit, here are the Top 10 Art Galleries worth checking out in Singapore.
1) Goshen Art Gallery
Goshen Art Gallery specialises in promoting artworks from South East Asia. Ever since its inception in 2015, the gallery has curated numerous art exhibitions for local and international artists like Singapore’s Sim Kah Lim and Tan Rui Rong, Philippine’s Enrique Cachero Jr., Japan’s Yukiharu Furuno and China’s Wu Xueli. Visit their gallery at Duo Galleria in Fraser Street or email to email@example.com if you have any inquiries.
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2) Ode To Art
Located in Raffles City Shopping Centre, Ode To Art primarily focuses on the contemporary art market from around the world. Avid art collectors can also look forward to purchasing some of the artworks online at their website. There, you will find various kinds of artworks such as Ren Zhen Yu’s oil painting of “Another Portrait No. 11, 2007” and Li Ji Kai’s fibreglass resin of “Qing Kong”. Call +65 6250 1901 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding their artworks.
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3) Maya Gallery Singapore
Maya Gallery focuses on heritage and culture through the visual mediums of contemporary art. Other than promoting both local and regional artists, the gallery also curated art exhibitions as well as organising programmes like watercolour painting & life drawing sessions, batik painting course and corporate art retreat. You can even rent their gallery space for venues such as product launch, solo exhibition or even filming purposes. Find out more by visiting their website below or email your questions at email@example.com
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4) Gajah Gallery
Gajah Gallery made its mark in 1996 and is widely known as a prominent representative of contemporary Asian art scene. Over the past decades, the gallery has promoted local and regional artists like Singapore’s Jason Lim, Indonesia’s Putu Sutawijaya, Malaysia’s Ahmad Zakii Anwar and Myanmar’s Aung Soe. You can visit their gallery at Tanjong Pagar Distripark in Keppel Road or call +65 6737 4202 if you have any inquiries.
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5) Mizuma Gallery
The Aoyama-based Mizuma Gallery opened its doors in Singapore’s Gillman Barracks in 2012 by executive director Sueo Mizuma. The gallery’s core business is to promote Japanese artists and their selected artworks. Over the years, they have featured various types of art mediums from artists like Aida Makoto, Ai Weiwei and even Singapore’s very own Zen Teh. Mizuma Gallery also regularly participated in international art fairs and this year alone, they can be seen in New York’s The Armory Show, Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Jakarta.
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6) Artcommune Gallery
Established in 2009 by Mr Ho Sou Ping, Artcommune Gallery is committed to promoting Singapore’s contemporary art scene as well as offering a platform for local talents. This year alone, the gallery has hosted art exhibitions like Wong Keen’s “Flesh Matters” and Cheong Soo Pieng’s “The Abstract Journey”. You can visit the gallery at Bras Basah Complex or call +65 6336 4240 for further inquiries.
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7) Ota Fine Arts
Originally established in Tokyo in 1994, Ota Fine Arts made its Singapore debut eighteen years later at Gillman Barracks in 2012. A joint venture between the Singapore Economic Development Board, JTC Corporation and the National Arts Council, the gallery space focuses on promoting the artists and their selected artworks primarily from Asia-Pacific. Find out more about their gallery by calling +65 6694 3071 or send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
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8) Yavuz Gallery
Turkish owner Can Yavuz’s eponymous gallery space in Gillman Barracks is home to many contemporary artworks mainly from the Asia-Pacific region. Since its founding in 2010, Yavuz Gallery has become a hub for both established and emerging talents to showcase their masterpiece that emphasised heavily on social and cultural impact. Among some of the recent exhibitions includes John Marin’s “Heave”, Dale Erispe’s “Coexist” and Nge Lay’s “Flying in the Fragmentary”.
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9) The Substation
The Substation is reputed for being the first independent contemporary art centre to open in Singapore. It was established in 1990 by the late China-born and Singapore-based Kuo Pao Kun, a notable playwright and arts activist famously known for his work in “The Coffin is Too Big for the Hole”. The Substation primarily promotes societal themes with the likes of art programmes such as “Discipline the City” and “Is That All There Is?”. If you are looking to organise an educational programme or a school visit, you can send your email to email@example.com.
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10) Gillman Barracks
Prior to their establishment as a prominent art complex in Singapore, Gillman Barracks was once a military barrack for the British army in 1936. Today, it was a well-known hub that housed many local and international art galleries as well as the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore. If you have any questions about Gillman Barracks, do not hesitate to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
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That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.