Singapore is a city that is bursting at the seams with excitement, and a vibrant culture. From cuisine, shopping and sightseeing, Singapore has countless activities and tourist destinations. Singapore also has a beautiful and fast growing art scene and the art on display at Gillman Barracks shows off Singapore’s vibrant contemporary art. Featuring local and foreign artists alike, Gillman Barracks also works hard to establish Singapore as a popular centre for contemporary art in Asia. Located in a refurbished colonial building, Gillman Barracks also is home to several small, creative businesses, several galleries, and the Centre for Contemporary art, all helping to achieve Gillman Barracks goal of being a centre where creation, exhibition, and discussion of contemporary art takes place.
Set in what used to be an army barrack, Gillman Barracks consists of fourteen refurbished colonial buildings. Gillman Barracks has a wide variety of ever-changing galleries that are open to the public, and a trip to Singapore would not be complete without a visit to these galleries. One such gallery is the ‘Future Perfect’ gallery, which features the works of many renowned international artists, such as Christian Thompson and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, this gallery displays several beautiful and quirky works of art.
Gillman Barracks also has a variety of restaurants and dining for visitors, such as the Naked Fin and Masons, which both offer their guests a scrumptious meal in a classy restaurant. Also hosting various art-related events, Gillman Barracks has made a very valuable impact on Singaporean art. One such event is the U Factory, a three month pop-up for individual businesses involved in art, food, design, music, and culture. A visit to Gillman Barracks is a must for any art enthusiast lucky enough to travel in Singapore as a visit to any of the fascinating and eclectic galleries at Gillman Barracks will leave you seeing the world in a more exciting way, and is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment.
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Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.