The quarterly open house at Gillman Barracks will be on tomorrow, 24 June 2017, 2-7pm. Branded as the ‘School Holidays edition’, we can expect kids friendly activities on top of the usual offerings. Here is what you can do:
- Join an art tour.
The Finger Players, a theatre company, will be conducting 2 special performance tours (3.30pm and 5pm) that draws inspiration from LOCK ROUTE. The tours will be interactive and cover some of the outdoor works currently on view in the Gillman Barracks’ compound. In line with the school holidays theme, the tours are suitable for children aged 5 and above. The meeting point is Blk 47 Malan Road, next to Tip Me Over and Pour Me Out by Stephanie J Burt.
The curators of NTU Centre of Contemporary Arts (CCA) will be leading tours of Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts — The People, their current exhibition featuring photographs of China and Mongolia from the 1980s and 1990s shown in Asia for the first time. The tours are held in Mandarin (3pm) and English (5pm). The meeting point is Blk 43, The Exhibition Hall.
The Friends of the Museum (FOM) Singapore is a volunteer group involved with our national museums and does great Art & History Tours (4.30-6pm) and History & Heritage Tours (5-6pm). The former includes introductions to the galleries and their shows while the latter includes an in-depth introduction to the history of Gillman Barracks from its founding by the British army. The meeting point is 9 Lock Road, Lobby, and registration is required here.
2. Try your hand at being an artist.
Playeum, NTU CCA and Art Outreach are conducting free open workshops for young children, children aged 7 to 12 years old and the young at heart respectively. Bring home your own artwork for free. Playeum and Art Outreach are at Blk 43 Malan Road and NTU CCA is at Blk 47 Malan Road. Email registration required for NTU CCA’s workshop ( NTUCCAEducation@ntu.edu.sg ).
Australian artist Merryn Trevethan will also be conducting a drawing workshop Aperture for Response at Yeo’s Workshop for $25. This is at Blk 1 Lock Road, #01-01 between 3-5pm.
3. Get educated about art.
Whether you are looking to buy art or just trying to understand how contemporary art works, Art Day Out! has the talk for you.
noon-1pm: Mike HJ Chang & Filippo Sciascia @ Yeo Workshop, Blk 1 Lock Road, #01-01
2.30pm-4pm: ‘Beyond the Price: Understanding the Contemporary Art Market’ by Art Outreach Chairman, Mae Anderson @ Art Outreach, Blk 47. Register here.
3.30-5pm: Geraldine Kang @ NTU CCA artist residences, Blk 38, #01-07
4. Attend an exhibition opening.
Four new exhibitions will be opening, which means many opportunities to meet the artists of the day. Many foreign artists are only going to be in town for their opening so it would be the only time you can interrogate them about that specific spot of wrinkly paint you saw on the tiny artwork in the dark corner of the exhibition space. Yeo Workshop (Blk 1 Lock Road, #01-01) opens Apertures, a group show featuring Australian Merryn Trevathan, Chinese Xue Mu, Italian Filippo Sciascia and Singaporean Mike Chang. FOST Gallery (Blk 1 Lock Road, #01-02) opens Make Shift, a solo show by Vietnamese Phi Phi Oanh. Yavuz Gallery (Blk 9 Lock Road, #02-23) opens Sculptured Vol. 1, a group show featuring Burmese Soe Yu Nwe and Thai Thanet Awsinsiri, Pinaree Sanpitak and Thasnai Sethaseree. Wallpaper* (Blk 9 Lock Road, #03-21) will be opening Wallpaper* Handmade-on-Tour, a traveling show from Milan showing a collection of 15 design works.
Art Day Out! at Gillman Barracks – The School Holidays Edition
Join the Facebook event here.