Fun, interactive family-friendly activities at Singapore Art Week 2016


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Welcome 2016, a brand new start of the year, Singapore Art Week 2016 has arranged a slew of fun, interactive family-friendly activities in the month of January!

About Singapore Art Week 2016, it is Singapore’s most important celebration of the visual arts, it will run a nine-day festival from 16 to 24 January, celebrating various genres of visual arts across Singapore.

Here are some of the activities that are suitable for the whole family to participate in:

1) SINGAPORE ARTS CLUB x Art After Dark celebrates Art Week 2016

i. Flag and Lantern Installation & Children’s Parade

Artist Jack Tan will explore and exaggerate Singaporean myths through a children’s lantern parade, flag installation and lantern installation, featuring eight Singaporean Youkais (mythical folkloric characters). Taking inspiration from Japanese folkloric characters (“youkai”), he wants to create a Singaporean folk parade that aims to enable children and families to experience and participate in contemporary art. Each participant will be given a lantern kit with a character from the 8 youkais. Families will tour around Gillman Barracks with their personalised lanterns while singing folkloric songs. There will also be planned stops at participating galleries for the children to perform a variety of “blessing” dances.

Please contact or call 6734 5168 to sign up for the free event.

Date: 22 January 2016
Reporting time: 6.30pm
Parade: 7.30pm – 8.00pm
Reporting Venue: Art Outreach, Block 47 of Gillman Barracks

ii. Merryn’s Monoprinting and “Street” Art Spray Painting Workshops

Parents can book their kids in for a bit of creative fun in a 1.5 hour painting workshop session with HUFF Studio Artist in Residence Merryn Trevethan, last year’s DRIVE Public Arts Project prize winner. Merryn will help participants create their very own Mono- prints and street art style spray painting session in a hands on session for everyone from complete beginners to more experienced artists. Children can be inspired by the beautiful, historic surrounds of Gillman Barracks and all the wonderful Artwork on show in the many galleries.

Parents, you can bring your kids along to a fun 1.5 hour session where you can create your own mono-prints alongside your little ones.

Date/Time: Weekend afternoons during Singapore Art Week
16 Jan -17 Jan, 2-4pm
22 Jan – 24 Jan, 2-4pm

Age Group: 8 Years – 18 Years and Above (Children less than 8 years old must be accompanied by parents, Children 8 – 18 years, parents welcome & encouraged to accompany)

All Equipment and Materials are provided, Beverages and Snacks provided
Venue: HUFF Studio, Gillman Barracks
Fee: $30 for 1.5 hours
Maximum Class Size: 10 pax
Booking necessary 24 hours in advance to

2) Asia’s first Children’s Centre for Creativity by Playeum

Parents can look forward to bringing their children to a dedicated creative space for children and families, the Children’s Centre for Creativity, opened by award-winning non-profit organisation Playeum. With a mission to establish a culture of meaningful and impactful play, the Centre has four curated spaces where children may stimulate their creativity through experimentation. This dedicated creative space is the first of its kind in South-east Asia – something you wouldn’t want to miss!

Date: Tuesdays to Sundays
Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: Block 47, Malan Road, Gillman Barracks
Child (ages 1 to 12): $20
Accompanying adult: FREE
Additional adult: $10
Promotional rate for schools and groups:
$10 per student

Don’t miss this opportunity to introduce and expose your children to visual and contemporary art. These activities will help to stimulate creativity in your children and at the same time, they can have plenty of fun too!

There are something for everyone from children to adults at Singapore Art Week.

For more details of Singapore Art Week and the activities available to participate, please click HERE.


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