Returning for its seventh installment, the Singapore Art Week activities at Gillman Barracks will see over 120 artists and 36 visual arts programmes happening here. It features new boutique art fair S.E.A. Focus, the debut of Adaptations. It wouldn't be complete without the festival's flagship event, Art After Dark, which happens this weekend on Jan 25 . The boho-cool party is a crowd-pleaser every time, and with its array of quality visual art, live music and F&B pop-ups, it's not hard to see why.
The ARTery, helmed by non-profit organisation Art Outreach, is a pop-up art fair put together at the eleventh hour to save artists and galleries affected by the cancellation of Art Stage Singapore at Marina Bay Sands just nine days before its opening. Visitors can expect to view works from all over the world such as Mookji – JEON Art Collaboration from South Korea, Gallery Khankhalaev from Russia and Artify Gallery from Hong Kong.
Who wants to lim kopi? A weekend java jaunt is in order at La Kopi Festival, where you can witness a barista competition, or just chill with family and friends over a cuppa, or five. Families can also expect a myriad of hands-on activities such as pizza making and cupcake decoration workshops, as well as coffee brewing classes.
Jan 26, 11am – 9pm and Jan 27, 11am – 7pm, at Singapore Expo Hall 5B, 1 Expo Dr, S486150. Admission is free. For more info, visit https://lakopi.com.sg/.
National Museum of Singapore: DigiMuse Presents
Held in conjunction with the Singapore Art Week 2019, the second edition of DigiMuse Presents exhibition showcases installations by local and international designers that bring to life the amalgamation of art, culture and technology. Crawl back into the womb with Sonic Womb, a structure by local designer Randy Chan which allows visitors to explore the process of birth. Visitors can also expect other works ranging from Talking Cheongsams, which features clothing and textiles, as well as Pulse, a "tactile playground" that showcases digital interpretations of today's urban landscape.
Celebrate CNY with Spring Surprise @ Gardens by the Bay
What better huay to get into the Chinese New Year mood than to surround yourselves with the festivities at Gardens By The Bay? Stroll through the first floral display of the year, Dahlia Dreams, and take OOTDs with over 100 varieties of colourful dahlias alongside other festive blooms in a Chinese garden landscape. Look out for the exquisite Senrinzaki chrysanthemum arrangements, which have been painstakingly cultivated over a period of at least one year, and usher in the Year of the Pig with s-pork-tacular sculptures hidden among the blooms.
Get set for some sun, sand and seriously good vibes at this beach party organised by Bikini Bar on Siloso Beach. Party goers can look forward to a fun night out with drinks and dance the night away as the bands rock the house down with classics, feel-good jams and chart-toppers.
Jan 26, 3pm till late, at Bikini Bar, #01-01, 50 Siloso Beach Walk, S099000. Admission is free. For more info, visit http://www.bikinibar.sg.