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Timings : Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Time Required : 1 - 2 hours

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

ReDot Fine Art Gallery, Singapore Overview

Singapore boasts of vibrant paintings, unconventional sculptures and extraordinary architecture. Even if art is not your forte, the sight of the artistic features at every nook of this bustling city-state is sure to mesmerize you. Of the several art galleries spread across Singapore, the fascinating ReDot Fine Art Gallery is one that stands out. Established in 2004, the ReDot Fine Art Gallery was originally a quaint 'Peranakan' shophouse that was later transformed into the beautiful, sophisticated art gallery we see today, located within the Chinatown precinct. This extensive gallery remains unique in the sense that it is the only gallery in Singapore which exhibits Australian Indigenous Art.

The prime objective of the unique ReDot Fine Art Gallery is to provide people with opportunities to understand and embrace the Australian culture, and they aim at doing so by showcasing the beautiful paintings by internationally recognised, highly acclaimed, Indigenous Australian artists. The rich diversity of cultural heritage of the continent down south is preserved by bringing in pieces from the Aboriginal and Strait Islander community-based art centres, which act as significant vehicles for the expression of traditional Australian values and culture.

Since 2015, this gallery also features some of the non-Indigenous artists of Australia in order to observe the fusion of the art movements prevailing in Australia's art culture. The blend of elements from the nomadic and modern cultures helps us understand how the entire world is being linked to each other through these cultural practices.

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Aboriginal Art and the ReDot Fine Art Gallery

The rich culture of the Aboriginal and Strait Islander, or simply the Australian Indigenous culture is one of the most ancient cultures of the world which continues to live on, even after 20,000 years. Devoid of any written means of communication, the Aboriginals brought several ancestral stories of Creation through simple paintings or dance performances. Art and culture were interdependent – one could not exist without the other. These stories changed voices over generations and continued to be practised by the Indigenous Australian community, especially in ceremonies held at holy sites to honour the Ancestral spirits, who are believed to have become an entity of Mother Nature.

It was only in the late 1960s when Aboriginal Art began to be recognised by other communities. Soon after, the Indigenous Australians were encouraged to paint using their primitive methods and were introduced to watercolours and acrylic paints. What the artists did not know was that their paintings were receiving greater exposure than was being revealed to them. Once that realization set in, they stopped putting the Indigenous designs on canvas or transformed their sacred signs with made-up signs of their own.

The ReDot Gallery documents the artworks, includes the original story behind the painting, and puts it up for sale, ensuring throughout that it is for the benefit of the Indigenous people and the original creators of these masterpieces.

Services offered by the ReDot Fine Art Gallery

The management committee of the ReDot Fine Art Gallery offers a number of services to its clients efficiently. Apart from the extensive range of unique Aboriginal and Strait-Islander art displayed across the gallery, visitors can also make special requests for Aboriginal art pieces that are not housed in this gallery, which they can assist you in finding the same by enquiring into the network of museums and art centres that they are associated with the gallery. It also has in-house personnel who are ever ready to help you choose the ideal painting for your home or workplace while also offering you advice regarding practical issues, for instance, hanging the picture, the ideal lighting, and so on. In addition to it, their convenient Art Loan Programme grants you permission to hang art pieces at your residence or workplace for a specific period of time.

This place is let out for hosting corporate or private functions as well as exhibitions. Finally, this gallery also arranges private dinners or buffets on request.

Tips For Visiting ReDot Fine Art Gallery

The ReDot Fine Art Gallery may be visited on Sundays and Mondays only through prior appointment.

How To Reach ReDot Fine Art Gallery

By MRT: The City Hall MRT is the nearest to this area and you only need to walk a short distance to reach the ReDot Fine Art Gallery.

By Bus: You can also take the buses 32, 54, NR1, or 1N and alight at the Clarke Quay bus interchange which is at a short distance from the gallery.

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