5 ways to spend Friday night at Art After Dark
The Gillman Barracks art enclave celebrates its seventh anniversary on Friday with its popular late-night open house event, Art After Dark. (Photo: National Arts Council)

5 ways to spend Friday night at Art After Dark

For a different Friday night-out, try the popular late-night art party, Art After Dark, at Gillman Barracks. The event, on Friday, marks the art enclave’s seventh birthday.

There will be music and theatrical performances, as well as art shows and open house sessions at artist studios in the precinct. Pop-up food and beverage stalls will also be present to serve up a selection of tasty treats and drinks.

Read on for five fun experiences to look forward to at the event.

Late-night art shows
Enjoy works of art by international and homegrown artists, on show at galleries in the precinct. FOST Gallery, for example, will be presenting a group show featuring works by homegrown talents such as Jimmy Ong, Ezzam Rahman and Wyn-Lyn Tan.

Open studios
This open studio session, featuring NTU CCA Singapore’s artists-in-residence at Gillman Barracks, will satisfy your curiosity about what goes on in an artist’s studio. Visitors will also get a first look at works-in-progress by artists currently in residence, including Taiwan’s Chang Wen-Hsuan and artists Tan Kai Syng and Zarina Muhammad from Singapore.

Hands-on artmaking
Let your inner child out at Playeum, a creative art space dedicated to children. The art space will specially extend its opening hours and welcome all who are young at heart to paint and make art by coding.

Groovy music
The line-up of music acts playing late into the night include the funk-reggae band MMLD, jazz sextet D’Jantan Djogets, experimental music producer Fauxe as well as DJ Itch, who is known for his eclectic vinyl mix of Asian sounds and exotic music.

Theatrical performance
The Rubbish Prince is an interactive outdoor theatre show featuring a 4.5m-tall puppet. The performance, a whimsical story about the encounter between two city rats and an urbanite, highlights the need to care for the environment.

Details on Art After Dark here.

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