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10 Best Art Galleries In Singapore - The World Of Contemporary Art

Singapore has a lot in store for its visitors. Food shopping, the amazing nature and architecture, it can be a bit tiring. Another thing Singapore is famous for is the art scene. Whether you're an art aficionado or not, a visit to the art galleries here will ensure peace, and also opens your eyes to the world of contemporary art. Take a break from the usual tourist places and hit these art galleries in Singapore. 

1. National Gallery Singapore

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A gallery where one falls short of time, appreciating what the place has to offer and interacting with the art which also signifies the majestic history of Singapore. The National Gallery of Singapore has something in store for children too, to explore and know the beauty of art. This place is definitely an epitome of pride and joy for Singaporeans.
Location: 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957
Nearest MRT:
City Hall
Opening Hours:
  Daily: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee:
SGD 20 for non-Singaporeans

2. Gajah Gallery

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Hosting artwork highlighting the socio-cultural interests of Asia since 1996, the collection of artwork and the exhibitions held at Gajah Gallery by various artists speak of their expertise and knowledge of the area. Regular discussion and dialogue sessions are held for visitors with the gallery's local and regional keepers.
Location: 39 Keppel Road, #03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
Nearest MRT:
Outram Park MRT Station
Highlight:
Southeast Asian contemporary art emphasising on Indonesian Contemporary.
Opening Hours:
 Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Weekend & Public Holiday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

3. Mizuma Gallery

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If we talk about art galleries in Singapore known to be 'have-it-all', Mizuma Gallery commands its place on one of the top positions. Highlighting contemporary artwork in the form of the paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, prints and what not, the gallery alleviates the morale of the emerging Japanese artists and talented Southeast Asians.
Location: Gillman Barracks, 22 Lock Road, Singapore 108939
Nearest MRT:
 Labrador Park MRT Station
Highlight:
Japanese Art
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

4. Future Perfect

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Located in Gillman Barracks art precinct, the Future Perfect works with an international roster of artists. The gallery also provides research and advice for various institutions and collectors and the director has extensive experience and expertise in the field of contemporary art - be it from Asia, Australia or beyond.
Location: Future Perfect (Gillman Barracks), #01-22 47 Malan Road, Singapore 109444
Nearest MRT: Marymount MRT Station
Highlight: Southeast Asian and Australian Art
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

5. Pearl Lam Galleries

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With some galleries in South Asia, Pearl Lam Galleries focus on the talented Chinese as well as Asian artists, providing them with the platform if they wish to re-evaluate and dare to push the artistic boundaries. With the introduction of leading international artists, for thought-provoking and culturally relevant work, the gallery seeks to promote cross-cultural exchange.
Location: #03-22 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Nearest MRT: Marymount MRT Station
Highlight:
Chinese abstract Art
Opening Hours:
 Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

6. Yavuz Gallery

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No thread of heritage, but strong elements of surprise and independence, the Yavuz Gallery seeks to promote diversity and inter-cultural dialogue. This gallery in Singapore showcases highlights of some of the emerging artists as well as masterworks of the prolonged established artists.
Location: #02-23 Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Nearest MRT:
Labrador Park MRT Station
Highlight:
Asian and Middle Eastern contemporary art
Opening Hours:
 Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

7. Opera Gallery

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Representing varied modern and contemporary art since 1994, the Opera Gallery is known for its extensive exhibitions within the gallery network which involves collaborated museums, various art centres and foundations around the world. The gallery also showcases some masterworks by artists like Picasso which indeed is a feast for the art lovers.
Location: ION Orchard Mall. 2 Orchard Turn, #02-16 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Nearest MRT:
Orchard Station
Highlight:
Collector pieces
Opening Hours:
 Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

8. Parkview Museum Art Gallery

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Known for owning the largest collection of Italian art in Asia, the Parkview Museum Art Gallery showcases contemporary art from various parts of Europe and Asia. The staff is knowledgeable and complimentary tours along a guide are often held to encourage a better understanding and to alleviate the appreciation for contemporary art. The beauty of the Italian art is indeed challenging.
Location: Parkview Museum. L3 Parkview Square 600 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188778
Highlight:
Italian Art
Opening Hours:
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

9. Barnadas Huang

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This art gallery in Singapore focuses on some of the top established artists from Europe, also promoting the talent of some of the emerging artists in Europe today. By engaging both, new and existing generations of art collectors, who have an appreciation for contemporary European fine art, the Barnadas Huang aims to alleviate its identity as a leading art gallery in Asia.
Location: 61 Duxton Road, Singapore 089525
Nearest MRT:
 Tanjong Pagar
Highlight:
European Art
Opening Hours:
 Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry

10. STPI Creative workshop and Gallery

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Apart from contemporary art, STPI is also known for its dynamic creativity. This art gallery in Singapore promotes artistic experimentations in the form of print and paper. The artists- local and international, breaking the stereotype, challenging the conventions in the art with screen print, etching, and papermaking can sometimes be found in the gallery's creative workshop space.
Location: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Highlight:
Print and Paper works
Opening Hours:
 Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Entry Fee:
Free Entry
Art is known to be a healer, curing mind and soul; something that is supposed to make people feel the provoking thoughts of the artist behind it. A trip to the art galleries in Singapore will indeed be a good experience when visiting the Lion city. 

This post was published by Neha Nagpal