25 unique art galleries in Singapore with free entry showcasing quirky abstract art, interactive installations & more

by Trinity Sun

Looking for something to do on the weekend, or making rainy-day plans for a solo date out? Itโ€™s always nice to wander an art gallery or two and admire the many artworks on display. Here are 25 unique art galleries in Singapore that are free to enter, some of which you may not have even heard of.

1. National Design Centre

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A creative space for local and international designers, the National Design Centre also plays host to travelling exhibitions like N*thing is Possible and have unique showcases that play on design and art. 

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๐Ÿ“ 111 Middle Road Singapore 188969
๐Ÿ•’ 9am โ€“ 9pm (Mon to Sun)

2. National Gallery

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You canโ€™t not mention the National Gallery when it comes to art galleries. Home to a large collection of Southeast-Asian art, the gallery has both local and overseas collections, with art exhibitions that rotate every few months. Guided tours are available, and cover both the history and art of the gallery. 

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๐Ÿ“ 1 St Andrew’s Rd, #01 โ€“ 01, Singapore 178957
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Sun)

3. The Art Abode: Lim Tze Peng

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The works of prominent local artist Lim Tze Peng are displayed in The Art Abode; a free public art gallery where youโ€™ll be able to view Limโ€™s best calligraphy paintings and works. The paintings on display change every three months too, so you can expect something different. 

๐Ÿ“ 61 Ubi Rd 1, #03-29/30 Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sun)

4. Supperhouse 

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Both an interior design studio and art gallery, Supperhouse showcases local artists, and in some of their more unique exhibitions, turns art and fashion into a contemporary art exhibition. Their next exhibition, There are Flowers in the Morning Mist until 15 January 2023, brings more perspectives on art.

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๐Ÿ“ 222 Tagore Ln, Unit 04-03, Singapore 787603
๐Ÿ•’ 1pm โ€“ 6pm (Sat & Sun)

5. Art Now 

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Located in Raffles Hotel, Art Now is a unique gallery which features avant-garde artists and contemporary art. You can expect new and unconventional works here, which makes for great photos. Donโ€™t miss the Kawaiimpressionism exhibition by tokidoki creator Simone Legno, which will run until March 2023.

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๐Ÿ“ Raffles Hotel Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, #02-32, 188719
๐Ÿ•’ 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Sun)

6. Artcommune Gallery

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With a focus on Singapore modern art, Artcommune Gallery gives local artists the spotlight, with Cheong Soo Pieng, Ong Kim Seng, and other artisansโ€™ works on display. Their AC43 gallery brings unique mediums of art to the public, with wide and varied ways in which art can be both expressive of present perspectives and yet inventive at the same time.

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๐Ÿ“ Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Rd, #01-01, Singapore 189558
๐Ÿ•’ 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Sun)

7. Yang Gallery

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Singapore and Beijing-inspired gallery Yang Galleryโ€™s minimalist style and unique artworks are sure to catch your eye. Showcasing whimsical contemporary artworks and traditional artist exhibitions, thereโ€™s something for everyone. 

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๐Ÿ“ voco Orchard Hotel, 581 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238883
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Sun)

8. ION Orchard Art Gallery

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Did you know ION Orchard has its own art gallery? With rotating exhibitions from local and international artists, thereโ€™s something new to admire at the gallery, from Barbie exhibitions to modern Asian art.

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๐Ÿ“ION Orchard, Level 4, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 10pm (Mon to Sun)

9. Art Porters Gallery 

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With artworks across different mediums like drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and digital animation, Art Porters Gallery has unique exhibitions by Asian artists and artworks for sale.ย 

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๐Ÿ“64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 10pm (Mon to Sun)

10. Van Gogh Void Deck 

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Ever heard of an โ€˜art galleryโ€™ in a void deck? You can now view Vincent Van Goghโ€™s works at a void deck in MacPherson, decked out in renditions of works like the famous โ€˜Starry Nightโ€™, โ€˜Blossoming Almond Treeโ€™, and even a biography of the artist on the walls.

๐Ÿ“ 56 Pipit Rd, Singapore 370056
๐Ÿ•’ 24 hours (Mon to Sun)

11. OPEN STUDIOS 

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Functioning as both a design studio and showcase of LASALLE art studentsโ€™ work, OPEN STUDIOS has a unique gallery of student works, as well as workshops the public can take part in. You can expect to be treated to contemporary art and creative projects here. 

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๐Ÿ“ Level 2, Orchard Cineleisure, 8 Grange Rd, Singapore 239695
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 10pm (Mon to Sun)

12. UltraSupernew Gallery 

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A unique gallery housing creative art, the quirky space has seen exhibitions like a fantastical taxidermy collection and a satirical commentary on existential dread. Thereโ€™s always something eccentric and fun going on at UltraSupernew Gallery, so keep a lookout for their next collaboration!

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๐Ÿ“ 168 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207572
๐Ÿ•’ 9am โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Fri)

13. Botanical Art Gallery 

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Itโ€™s always pleasing to look at floral prints or sketches of leaves, and youโ€™ll find plenty of that at the Botanical Art Gallery, with their ongoing exhibition, the Flora of Southeast Asia, showcasing botanical sketches from around the region.

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๐Ÿ“ 7 Gallop Rd, Singapore 258965
๐Ÿ•’ 9am โ€“ 6pm (Mon to Sun)

14. Hatch Art Project

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A contemporary art gallery showcasing the works of young artists, Hatch Art Project has plenty of interesting exhibitions revolving around various themes, including posthuman realities, social issues, and artists who present occasional solo shows. 

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๐Ÿ“ 7 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168644
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sun)

15. FOST Gallery

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Youโ€™ve likely heard of FOST Gallery, which has been featuring various artworks from Southeast Asian artists for over 16 years. The galleryโ€™s minimalist interior puts its art in the spotlight with a group exhibition, Echoes of Anticipation, displaying the best works of the year, ending 31 December 2022.

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๐Ÿ“ 1 Lock Road, #01-02, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108932
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sat)

16. Yeo Workshop

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Another well-known name is Yeo Workshop, a contemporary art gallery with a multi-disciplinary approach. Their eclectic installations are based around technology, post-apocalyptic themes and relationships, inviting visitors to connect with the art in the space.

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๐Ÿ“ 47 Malan Road, #01-25 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sat)

17. Mucciaccia Gallery 

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Mucciaccia Gallery has since branched out from its original gallery in Rome to include four other countries, with Singapore being its only Southeast Asian gallery. With Italian artists and contemporary art, thereโ€™s always something new and unique on display.

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๐Ÿ“ Blk 6 Lock Road, #02-10 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934
๐Ÿ•’ 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Fri), 11am โ€“ 7pm (Sat), & 1pm โ€“ 5pm (Sun)

18. Yavuz Gallery 

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Established in Singapore in 2010, Yavuz Gallery is dedicated to representing a diverse group of established and emerging artists from around the world through contemporary art. Most of their exhibitions are also themed around the social significance of artworks which challenge the ever-changing issues of our times.

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๐Ÿ“ Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sat)

19. Goshen Art Gallery 

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Goshen Art Gallery is an international art gallery with over 8000 pieces of artworks by renowned local and international artists in its collection, having been around since 1979. They also have an art and heritage tour in the works, so keep a lookout for that.

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๐Ÿ“ @Art Social, Block 1 Beach Road, Unit 01-4767, Singapore 190001
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 6pm (Mon to Sun)

20. Objectifs 

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A photography and film gallery, Objectifs puts out art exhibitions combining the two mediums and everyday objects. If youโ€™re into picking up a new skill, check out their beginner-level photography and film workshops.

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๐Ÿ“155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
๐Ÿ•’ 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sat)

21. Mizuma Gallery 

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Mizuma Gallery originated in Tokyo, though it has since branched out to Japan and Singapore with Japanese-themed art exhibitions. Donโ€™t miss indieguerillas, an abstract collection of paintings, sculptures, and wall installations which will be on display until 19 January 2023.

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๐Ÿ“22 Lock Rd, #01-34 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
๐Ÿ•’ 12pm โ€“ 7pm (Tue to Sun)

22. NUS Museum

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This art museum with collections from classical Chinese and Indian materials to modern and contemporary Southeast Asian and Singaporean art may be tucked away in the NUS campus, but it is open to the public. You can expect exhibitions like Fistful of Colours: Moments of Chinese Cosmopolitanism running until end-2022, a collection of artworks from the late Qing Dynasty to the present moment to explore the social history of art through ink paintings, and other Asian-focused exhibitions.ย 

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๐Ÿ“50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore Singapore 119279
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 6pm (Tue to Sat)

23. Gajah Gallery 

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Known for being a multi-disciplinary Southeast Asian gallery, Gajah Galleryโ€™s sculptures are sure to catch your eye. Showcasing art from the region, the gallery has hosted solo artist exhibitions, sculpture exhibitions and art in different mediums, perfect for those interested in various forms of art.ย 

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๐Ÿ“39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #03-04, Singapore 089065
๐Ÿ•’ 11am โ€“ 7pm (Mon to Fri), 12pm โ€“ 6pm (Sat to Sun)

24. Woodlands Drive 62

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If you live in the west, you wonโ€™t want to miss this one. An IG-worthy wall mural collection lies in a void deck in Woodlands Drive 62, where you can find local art murals like kampung houses and paddy fields, with vibrant colours sure to brighten up your social feeds.

๐Ÿ“683C Woodlands Drive 62, Singapore 733683
๐Ÿ•’ 24 hours (Mon to Sun)

25. REDSEA Gallery 

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REDSEA Gallery puts international artists into the spotlight with exhibitions from artisans all around the globe. From Russian artists to French artists, youโ€™ll never know what exciting experiences are coming next, so keep a lookout for their upcoming ones.

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๐Ÿ“Block 9 Dempsey Road, #01-10 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 247697
๐Ÿ•’ 10am โ€“ 9pm (Mon to Sun)

With plenty to see and do, itโ€™s time to round up your friends, partner, or simply take yourself out to these 25 unique art galleries in Singapore!

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