Art and the City
Gillman Barracks: Former Military Housing Turned Arts Hot Spot
Sunday, 8 July 2018, 2.30pm - 6.00pm
Delegates visited this unique visual art cluster, surrounded by lush tropical greenery and set in conserved, former military barracks. Gillman Barracks is home to international and Singapore art galleries, research centre NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and a children’s centre for creativity. Highlights of the tour included public art by leading and emerging Southeast Asian artists on display throughout the compound, as well as a visit to the studios of artists-in-residence at NTU CCA Singapore. Through this tour, delegates gained an understanding of how collaborations in art and culture, between the public, private and people sectors, can help enhance a city.