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National Gallery Singapore - Singapore Biennale 2019

Titled Every Step in the Right Direction, Singapore Biennale 2019 features more than 70 artists and art collectives from around the world. This international contemporary art exhibition can be viewed at venues across Singapore, including National Gallery Singapore, Gillman Barracks, de Suantio Gallery at Singapore Management University, Asian Civilisations Museum and more. This sixth edition of the Singapore Biennale is commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by the Singapore Art Museum (www.singaporeartmuseum.sg).

Website: singaporebiennale.org
Facebook: fb.com/SingaporeBiennale

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All Channels: 22 Nov 2019

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Exhibition Admission Terms and Conditions

  • Concessionary tickets shall only be used by those who satisfy the concessionary requirements.
  • Not for sale or exchange.
  • Non-refundable.
  • Void if altered.
  • This ticket admits one only; unauthorised duplicates will not be granted entry – if another ticket holder has already used this ticket or a copy of it, you must purchase a new ticket to gain admission.
  • The Gallery retains full discretion to grant or deny visitors entry into any exhibition.
  • The Gallery reserves the right to ask any person(s) to leave the premises due to unruly or objectionable conduct and behaviour.
  • The Gallery is not responsible for any loss, damage or personal injury sustained by the ticket holder. 
  • Ticket prices and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

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15% Discount for PAssion Card Members
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[Valid from 22 November 2019 onwards]
[Only applicable to full-priced Standard and Local adult tickets]

Only still photography (no flash) for non-commercial use is permitted.
No flash photography, Videography, use of selfie sticks, Tripods and Monopods is permitted in the galleries unless media filming permission is granted by the organiser.

Please do not touch the artworks. 

Food and drink (including bottled water) are not permitted in the galleries.
Strollers are permitted in the galleries. Large strollers should be parked at the designated stroller parking area at Level 1.
Please store bulky items and bags larger than: 40cm (width) x 35cm (height) x 15cm (depth) in the Locker Room at B1
Pencil sketching is permitted in the galleries with sketchbooks no larger than 8 ½ x 11 inches (22 x 28cm).
Pen, eraser, charcoal, pastel, permanent markers, watercolour and oil paint are not permitted.
No easels or sketching while sitting on the floor is permitted.
All galleries and facilities are wheelchair accessible.
Standard-sized motorised wheelchairs are permitted in the galleries.
Wheelchairs are available for loan at the Gallery
Speak in soft tones. Talking on mobile phones is not permitted in the galleries.
Roller shoes should not be worn in the galleries. 
The use of laser pointers is not allowed in the galleries.
There is no dress code for the Gallery.
The Gallery reserves the right to remove any person acting in an unacceptable manner.
National Gallery Singapore - General Admission
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.
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Singapore Biennale 2019: Step into the Story with Singapore Repertory Theatre
Learn new skills and boost your creativity and confidence in this multi-sensory workshop where parent and child participate in movement, drama and craft activities in a safe environment. Developed by the Singapore Repertory Theatre, this workshop brings participants on an experiential journey which culminates in the Biennale exhibition space. Suitable for children 3 - 4 years old.
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National Gallery Singapore - Family Art Workshop
Family Art Workshop: Build A Ship Of ImaginationSat 8 Feb | 1.30–3pm | City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education | $20 per adult-child pair or $30 per adult-child trio, book now | Ages 7 and above.What is a kinetic sculpture? In conjunction with the Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Cao Fei 浮槎 Fú Chá, families will learn about moving sculptures as an art form, and assemble their own miniature ship and Viking hat with distinctive patterns and designs.
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National Gallery Singapore - Singapore Biennale 2019: Toddler Art Workshop
Join Jelly Bean Attic in Toddler Art Workshop, designed to stimulate learning and growth through sensory play. Participants will first learn about the inspiration behind the artwork(s) from the Biennale, followed by an art-making activity. Each toddler participant must be accompanied by an adult.TOYS: Finger Puppets15 Feb 20207 March 2020FOOD: Tea Bag and Salt22 Feb 202014 March 2020NATURE: Pet Rocks29 Feb 202021 Mar 2020
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Back-of-House Tour: "Former Supreme Court: Unseen, Unheard"
This exclusive tour offers a glimpse into restricted areas of the former Supreme Court, usually out of bounds to the public. Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about courtroom proceedings and the experience of persons on trial as you: Traverse a network of hidden passageways Climb through a trapdoor into the prisoner’s dock Gain access to the Viewing Gallery where members of public used to sit during court hearings Discover stories of some of the highest-profile cases in Singapore’s history since 1939, tried in these very courtrooms
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Event Date
Fri, 22 Nov 2019-Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Sat - Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 9pm

Ticket Pricing

Singapore Biennale
Standard Adult: S$25
*Standard Concession: S$20

All Access Pass (Singapore Biennale + General Admission)
Standard Adult: S$30
*Standard Concession: S$25
Local Adult: S$15
*Local Concession: S$10

Singaporeans and PRs are advised to purchase the All Access Pass with complimentary General Admission tickets.

*Concession applies to

  • Children aged 7-12
  • Non-Singaporean Seniors aged 60 and above
  • Full-time National Servicemen (NSF) excluding foreign personnel
  • Overseas students and teachers