We check out what’s happening in the art scene this month. New galleries, exhibition openings and museums as well as art shows and events for you to explore!
All Inked Up
Starting this month, National Gallery Singapore refreshes its Chinese ink collections with two new exhibitions: Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from Xiu Hai Lou Collection, an exploration of modern ink paintings from the late 19th to 20th centuries, and Strokes of Life: The Art of Chen Chong Swee, a retrospective of the Singaporean artist and his career spanning six decades. Both opening on 9 March, the exhibitions explore the significance of Chinese painting, showcasing works by Chinese ink masters rarely seen in Singapore. See it until November 2017 at City Hall Wing, Level 4 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road. nationalgallery.sg
Celebration of Cityscapes
Until 30 April, catch Rivières, a solo art exhibition featuring local artist Khan Siong Ann’s travel-inspired oil and watercolour paintings that reflect the rivers and architecture of Singapore, France and other countries. Iconic artworks include visuals of Marina Bay, river cruises along Clarke Quay, and Notre Dame in Paris. Open from 11am to 8pm daily at the Public Art Space on Level 2 of Pan Pacific Singapore (7 Raffles Boulevard). Goshen Art Gallery is donating a portion of the proceeds from the works purchased to the Autism Resource Centre (Singapore).
Art for All
From 7 to 9 April, the always-popular Affordable Art Fair returns to the F1 Pit Building for its fourth Spring edition, presenting contemporary art from local and international galleries. With the goal of making the art-buying process as fun and accessible as possible without breaking the bank, the fair offers a diverse range of pieces between $100 and $15,000, with 75 percent of the art priced under $7,500. The Spring 2017 edition will also feature a plethora of new galleries, fresh artworks and an art wall for charity, plus various education programmes. For more details, visit affordableartfair.com/singapore.