Art Galleries of Singapore
|Notices The Gallery
A toney gallery in the high-fashion alleyway that runs between the Four Seasons and Hilton hotels. Art to go with the Armanis.
Located in a corner of Singapore's alternative art space, the Substation, Art2 supports an interesting group of younger artists and represents some of Singapore's more established names as well. Partners Vera Ong and Seah Tzi-Yan have a refreshing populist approach, and their gallery is a great place to see works from a broad sampling of Singapore artists.
|Cicada Gallery of Fine Arts
Perhaps Singapore's most stylish gallery, in Ann Siang Hill, a quiet cul-de-sac that is home to ad agencies, design houses and discreet law firms. Cicida is run with impeccable taste and style, and represents Singapore artists Henri Chen Kezhan and Jimmy Ong. It is a good place to see Chinese art, though the gallery promises more Singapore and regional art to come.
Singapore's leading artist-run contemporary gallery, UTOPIA has a small space in a corner of the Plaza Hotel shopping center. Small space but big ideas: if you want to get to know what is going on in Singapore art, this is the place to visit. Talk to Yvonne or Jason.
The Hongkong pioneer of Mainland Chinese art has been in Singapore since 1991. They produce excellent exhibitions and catalogs of Chinese artists, and occasionally do shows like Vietnamese painting or Chinese textiles.
Singapore's most established champion of local art, representing local and regional artists since 1970. The gallery is on Cairnhill Road, up the hill from busy Orchard Road.
Founded in 1975, this is arguably Singapore's most serious and well-established gallery dealing in Chinese artists from the late 19th to 20th centuries. The gallery is tiny but pleasant. Owner Tan Teo Kwang is himself a prominent artist.
19 Tanglin Rd #B1-18, Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909, tel.: 734-4339, fax.: 738-3216
Singapore's branch of the ancient British medals, jewellery and antiquities dealer. Their spiffy gallery behind the Goodwood Park hotel mostly highlights Indian jewellery, Asian antiquities and Chinese porcelains. These are objects that do not make it to the auction market, so look for the quirky, the individual and the original.
Unit 1 Parklane, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Rd Singapore 228221 tel. 738-4919, fax: 738-2404
|Soobin Art Gallery
First established in December 1990, the gallery specializes in both traditional Chinese ink and contemporary oil paintings, the gallery features a collection of works by Qi Bai Shi, Xu Bei Hong, Li Ke, Ran, Zhu Qi Zhan, Lin Feng Mian, Wu Zuo Ren, Chen Yi Fei, Ai Xuan and Ting Shao Kuang. It also showcases a fine selection of ceramics, sculptures, Straits-Chinese art objects to Western painting and prints.
332 River Valley Road, Singapore 238364 tel: 733-2229 fax:734-6661