Saturdays are beautiful and there cannot be a better way to spend this Saturday fruitfully at Gillman Barracks where Art, Creativity, Edutainment and Delish Food comes together for the complete Family Bonding experience. Yes, I am talking about Art Day Out at Gillman Barracks.

Set in a former military barracks dating back to 1936 and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the Gillman Barracks visual arts cluster was launched in September 2012. Gillman Barracks is now home to leading international and home-grown galleries, national research centre NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and art organisations Art Outreach and Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity. The art businesses and organisations are complemented by design retailer Supermama, and an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.

You cannot miss visiting Gillman Barracks because it is a place for art lovers, art collectors, and those curious about art. It is a focal point of Singapore’s arts landscape, and anchors the development of visual art in the region and beyond.

We went for the Media Preview of Art Day Out last week and we will recommend it as a must must visit place. Especially parents – if you want your kids to introduce to Art then this is the best place to start!

This is what you can do at the Gillman Barracks:

Visit Playeum Children’s Centre for Creativity

Only on Art Day Out!, the Children’s Centre for Creativity’s exhibition A World Full of Stories will feature a special 20% discount across all ticket categories. Discounted entry applies from 2:00pm onwards. Regular admission rates will apply from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Free art activities such as The Amazing Shapes Trail and a specially-designed ‘Art Jam’ session (‘Make Your Puppet Move!’) will also be conducted at the Block 47 plaza outside Playeum from 2pm – 6pm.

March holidays have started and Playeum is conducting March holiday camp ‘Tales of Time’. In this one-hour session, children’s perception of time will be explored using their creativity, drama games and various art activities through a familiar narrative.

My kids and me had a taster of this holiday camp and gosh, they ♥ed it!!!

Details: 11th March 10AM – 6PM
Block 47 Malan Road, #01-23, Gillman Barracks

Tour of Lock Road

Lock road is one of the most arresting route to experience. You are walking down this road and the art pieces by renowned artists of the world surprise you with all their beauty and imagination. One word – WOW!!! Look at my pics below and don’t forget to visit Lock Route with your family.

Presented by Friends of the Museum, the Art & History Tour is for all art enthusiasts looking for a unique encounter with art and a dose of the Barracks’ history.

For history buffs, a dedicated History & Heritage Tour focuses on the Barracks’ evolution from a British military barracks in the 1936 to today’s contemporary art enclave of Singapore.

You can encounter art anywhere – even outside the galleries and museums! This tour will feature some of the arresting outdoor murals, sculptures and artworks around Gillman Barracks that form the public art showcase LOCK ROUTE.

Register here:

Deliciously Musical Evening @ Timbre’s Super Social BBQ

It’s a great idea to complete your creative, arty experience with gastronomic treats @ Timbre. The March edition of Super Social BBQ will feature its usual slew of children-friendly activities like bouncy castles and face-painting.

While parents can enjoy some soothing music, kids get busy in face painting, dress-up and bouncy castles and bubbles. Reservation recommended!

Details: 4.30pm onwards Timbre @ Gillman, Block 9A Lock Road, Gillman Barracks

So, do visit today and lemme know how you enjoyed your Art Day Out at Gillman Barracks ♥

More Info

Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week 2017

Saturday 11 March 2017 | 2PM – 7PM

Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

Free admission

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