First published on 2 Sep 2010. Updated on 12 Feb 2012.
For a whirlwind contemporary art fix head to Singapore’s foremost hub of emerging, forward-thinking art galleries all housed in a single converted warehouse space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark.
Opening 8 September, Australian indigenous art specialist ReDot Fine Art Gallery (#02-06; 6222 1039, www.redotgallery.com) launches Alma Nungarrayi Granites’ debut solo exhibition ‘Yanjirlpirri Mungangka: Under the Night Sky’, which runs until 23 October.
Then head to South-East Asian fine art photography specialist L2 Space (#02-02A; 6226 3367, www.l2space.com.sg) to check out their latest showcase of Chinese artists from New York and Shanghai, including boldly coloured oils of Chinese landscapes.
Also merging Eastern and Western art is the increasingly prolific Fortune Cookie Projects (www.fortunecookieprojects.com), known for bringing such contemporary art grandees as Julian Schnabel and, more recently, Daze to Singapore.
Over at Galerie Waterton (#02- 01; 9783 2144, www.galeriewaterton.com) catch ‘Impressions of Asia’, a solo exhibition by Indonesian-born Dutch-Kiwi landscape painter John van der Sterren (24 Sep-31 Oct) and ‘Sons and Lovers’ by post-Impressionist-influenced artist Manjeet Shergill (3-19 Sep).
And if there’s still time – remember, the clock’s ticking – check out Valentine Willie Fine Arts (#02- 04; www.vwfa.net), devout champions of cutting-edge, provocative South-East Asian modern art, for their latest regional finds.
The galleries are located at Blk 39 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Rd.