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National Gallery Singapore - General Admission
Synopsis
National Gallery Singapore is a new visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is housed in two national monuments—former Supreme Court and City Hall—that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting venue in the heart of the Civic District.
Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery will feature Singapore and Southeast Asian art in its long-term and special exhibitions. It will also work with leading museums worldwide to co-present Southeast Asian art in a wider context, positioning Singapore as a regional and international hub for the visual arts. 

DBS Gallery presents Siapa Nama Kamu?:  Art in Singapore since the 19th Century
"Siapa Nama Kamu?" means "What is your name?" The inaugural exhibition of the DBS Singapore Gallery poses this question, inviting visitors to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community, and what it means to look at Singapore through its art.
Drawing on close to 400 works, it explores the influences and practices that have shaped and transformed Singapore art. Each artwork provides insights into why and how an artist responded to his surroundings and circumstances. Taken as a whole, the wide range of artworks reflects the complexities involved in telling this extensive story.
 
UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century
If one thing characterises Southeast Asia, it is change. A meeting point for major civilisations, religions and colonial powers, it has experienced a tumultuous social and political history, marked by a complex relationship between local traditions and influences from the West.
Between Declarations and Dreams looks at Southeast Asian art’s continuous encounter with the new, and how artists negotiated meaning and expression as they grappled with change. A powerful exhibition, it displays close to 400 artworks, as well as rare books and artefacts.

Rating / Age Limit

  • Free admission for Singapore Citizens, PRs and children (6 years and below).

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No flash photography or videography is permitted in the galleries.
  • Still photography (no flash) for non-commercial use is permitted.
  • Photography may not be permitted in the special exhibition galleries.
  • Use of selfie sticks and tripods is also not permitted in the galleries.
Additional Info
  • No food and drink (including bottled water) is permitted in the galleries.
  • Tickets are only valid on the stipulated date, and for one entry.
  • Tickets cannot be refunded, sold or exchanged, and are void if altered.
  • Concession tickets are only valid for visitors who meet the concessionary requirements.


Ticket Type Singaporeans and PRs
Standard Concession
General Admission Free Free
All Access Pass
(General Admission
+ Artist & Empire)
$15 $10


Ticket Type NON-SINGAPOREANS
Standard Concession
General Admission $20 $15
Artist & Empire $25 $20
All Access Pass
(General Admission
+ Artist & Empire)
$30 $25


ADMISSION IS FREE FOR

  • Children 6 years and under
  • Local and locally-based students and teachers
  • Persons with disability (PWD) and one caregiver
     

CONCESSIONS APPLY WITH VALID VERIFICATION TO:

  • Children 7 - 12 years
  • Seniors 60 years and above
  • Full-time National Servicemen (NSF) excluding foreign personnel
  • Overseas Students & Teachers
Enjoy free admission to National Gallery Singapore on 25-27 Nov and 2-4 Dec as the Gallery celebrates its first anniversary.
Two weekends of fun-filled activities including interactive art installations, film screenings, music acts and more await you!
 
Kindly note the following Public Holidays during which admission to all exhibitions is free for all visitors.

  1. New Year's Day (1 – 2 Jan 2017)
  2. Chinese New Year (28 – 30 Jan 2017)
  3. International Museum Day (18 May 2017)
  4. Hari Raya Puasa (25 – 26 Jun 2017)
  5. Singapore National Day (9 Aug 2017)
  6. Deepavali (29 Oct 2016)
  7. Christmas (25 – 26 Dec 2016)

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
National Gallery Singapore - Sketch Sundays: Beautiful Buildings
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings and learn to sketch with artist Tang Ling Nah. Then, design your own dream building inspired by the historic architecture. Date: Sun 15 Jan, 12 Feb 2017 Time: 2.30pm-4pm Venue: Keppel Centre for Art Education Tickets: $20 per adult-child pair (includes materials and SISTIC fees)
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National Gallery Singapore - Collograph Printing Workshop: You Are You, Truer Than True
Echoing the themes explored in Artist and Empire, participants will create works that reflect how one’s sense of identity is shaped by culture in this workshop. Learn about the printmaking process from artist and illustrator Mary Bernadette Lee, then design your own collograph plate using cut shapes, textured media and other found materials.  Image courtesy of Mary Bernadette Lee.
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National Gallery Singapore – Artist & Empire - Curator's Tour
Join National Gallery Singapore’s curators as they take you through the special exhibition Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies, which explores the ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art from the perspective of its former colonies and artists today. Focused on the curatorial framework and artwork highlights, these tours invite you to engage in close looking and explore new ways of seeing the world through art. 20 slots are available per tour on a first come, first served basis. Credit Line: Andrew Gilbert. British Infantry Advance on Jerusalem, 4th of July, 1879. 2015. Collection of the artist. © Tate, London 2016.
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National Gallery Singapore - Artist & Empire
ARTIST AND EMPIRE: (EN) COUNTERING COLONIAL LEGACIESIn association with Tate Britain6 Oct 2016–26 Mar 2017Singtel Special Exhibition GalleryThe Gallery’s second international exhibition explores the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art. Drawing on close to 200 works from the 16th century to the present day, it examines art produced for the British Empire from a contemporary perspective alongside viewpoints from Southeast Asia. The exhibition also looks at the relationship between the colonial experience and the rise of modern art in former colonies such as Singapore, with a special focus on Sir Stamford Raffles.Artist and Empire is organised by National Gallery Singapore in association with Tate Britain, London  Elizabeth Butler. The Remnants of an Army. 1879. Oil on canvas.Collection of Tate. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1897. © Tate, London 2016. 
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BOOK TICKETS
Event Date
Daily
Sun – Thu, Public Holiday: 10am – 7pm
Fri – Sat, Eve of Public Holiday: 10am- 10pm
Venue
Ticket Pricing
Standard : S$20.00 (Non-Singaporeans)

Free admission for Singapore Citizens / PRs
Please book tickets online.

Gallery Insiders enjoy free entry to all exhibitions and galleries. Simply flash your membership card at The Gallery ticketing counter to redeem your ticket.

You may purchase Artist & Empire or All Access Pass tickets here