How to survive Art Week

So many events, so little time. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of this art-ridden week


Pick up the guide

Grab the Art Week booklet, with all the shows, tours and whatnots on offer. Visit, and follow and to stay up to date.


Plan an itinerary

Art Week happens in six areas of the city: Civic District & Marina Bay; Bras Basah & Bugis; Gillman Barracks; Orchard Road & Dempsey Hill; Chinatown & Artspace@Helutrans; and Kampong Glam. So nail down your schedule early – and leave a full day each for the former two.


Keep the noise down

While some events have a fun fair-like atmosphere (and that’s cool if you wanna run around), galleries and museums aren’t playgrounds.


Don’t ignore the local artists.

Yes, Singapore suffers from a bit of cultural cringe. But, really, the best ones are up there with the world class. 


Save energy for the night

Super 0 Openair is a mash of music, design, mixology and even a record shop, that goes on until the wee hours; Art after Dark transforms Gillman Barracks into a carnival of performances and food; and you can groove out to the sounds of Pushin’On and other DJs at the Aliwal Urban Art Festival.