It's our first visit to the National Gallery Singapore after its official opening late last year. The visual arts institution is housed in two national monuments - former Supreme Court and City Hall - that have been beautifully restored and transformed. The Gallery now oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Some artwork seems easier to relate while others look rather profound to me. Art have many facets and perspective depending on how you look at it.
There's definitely so much more at National Gallery Singapore that we were not able to cover within the short span of few hours. Hope to be back again soon.
Don’t miss a visit to the
Singapore National Gallery, one of the most artistic places in all Southeast
Asia. The National Gallery was one of the region’s first art museums built to
conform to international standards, right down to the Greek monastery-style
architecture. Make sure you visit the glass room, which overlooks the Rotunda
dome. Preparation: Check the list of rotating exhibitions and find a time to
visit when you will see something you enjoy. Tips: Grab one of the
introductory guides for more information on what you are seeing. Stroll along
the walkway linking the Supreme Court Terrace to the Glass Room. Make sure
you budget a decent amount of time as the National Gallery is quite large.
Each floor features various works from across Singapore and broader Southeast
Asia. When you visit, also consider stopping at Fort Canning Park, the Old
Hill Street Police Station, Clarke Quay, Merlion Park, or St. Andrew’s
Church. If you’re looking for one of the freshest art museums in Southeast
Asia, don’t pass up an opportunity to visit the Singapore National Gallery.
The National Gallery is arguably
the building with the most storied history in Singapore. It was repurposed
from the former Supreme Court Building and the old Singapore City Hall. These
two buildings were first built in 1926 and 1936, respectively. At that time
Singapore was still a British colony so the both buildings have a strong
European feel to them. The large columns, brick and tilework, wooden trim,
chandeliers, and balustrades are all relics from this bygone era.
Walking into the National Gallery, you’ll see a golden roof comprised of
15,000 aluminum panels, which connects the two neoclassical buildings. In the
National Gallery, the exhibition hall extends over an area of 18,000 square
meters. It has two permanent exhibition halls, the DBS Singapore Hall and the
Southeast Asia Hall. The rest of the space is used for public purposes such
as catering, social functions, and leisure.
In addition to admiring the artworks and architecture, there are also
people who come here for all the great photos. The white walls and wooden
structures look magnificent and quite artistic. Any shot looks fantastic! And
the ticket price is quite reasonable and you can really spend the entire day
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road
The National Gallery of Singapore, which was opened to the public in October 2015, is not only rich in exhibits, but also has an intrinsic interior design that perfectly explains geometric aesthetics. The sun shines through the transparent ceiling into the pavilion. The shape of the tree shrub adds a lot of artistic atmosphere and literary atmosphere. The wooden floor and white wall are intertwined with light and shadow. The whole museum itself is a light and shadow feast. .
In the entire hall, the most photographed is the white dome. It is the essence of the entire museum building. The dome is shrouded in a transparent, highly ergonomic zenith. The sun shines through the cracks on a sunny day, and the light and shadow on the white dome is particularly beautiful.
The staircase of the black and white checkerboard is simple and generous, and it is very mirrored. In addition to the dome, arches are also a frequent element in the museum. The arches in the National Gallery of Singapore are pure white in uniform with the dome, clean and elegant, with black and white plaid tiles, a harmonious simplicity. Taking pictures in such an art museum, it can be a fashion blockbuster in minutes~
Located on the bank of the Singapore River, the National Gallery Singapore is a transformation of two of Singapore’s most important historic buildings, the Parliament Building and the former High Court. The museum is home to a collection of works from Singapore and Southeast Asia, dating from the 19th century to the present, offering a window into the diverse social, economic and political history of Singapore, as well as the overall culture of the region.