If you're a fan of IG-worthy exhibits and light shows, we're thrilled to let you know that the annual Light to Night Festival is back! Happening from 22 January to 31 January 2021, the Light to Night Festival 2021 is the marquee event of the Singapore Art Week. This is the first year that the event is happening both onsite and online. If you're wondering what to look forward to, we've got you covered 🤗
Credit: Tan Si Hui
Light projections on Civic District monuments
Like the event in previous years, the main highlight of Light to Night is the Art Skins on Monuments.
Here's where you'll be able to admire light projections of artworks on National Gallery's facade and other monuments in the Civic District like The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Asian Civilisations Museum. The projections at each monument will also have different themes.
P.S. Planning to check out more places in the Civic District? Check out our guide to Fort Canning!
Credit: Tan Si Hui But besides the light projections on the facade of the Civic District monuments, this is also the first year that there will be immersive light projections inside the National Gallery. For a peek into this fascinating artwork,
head over to the Rotunda Library & Archive
at Level 3 of the Gallery's Supreme Court Wing. The Gallery will also open till late during the festival and it'll be free admission for all.
You'll also be able to check out large-scale art installations at the Gallery's Padang Atrium and the Padang itself by Singaporean artists Tan Guo-Liang and Nathan Yong. One installation that you can immediately spot is the large circle in the middle of the Padang. Called "There in the Middleness", the installation symbolises hope, healing and the timeless cycle of development, improvement, and progression. At night, it'll also light up and appear as if it's a giant ring in the middle of the Padang.
Another installation to look forward to is the one at ACM Green. Called Ways of Seeing, this is a structure of a giant telescope and it encourages you to see your surroundings through a new perspective.
Public artBesides the on-site attractions or art workshops and online talks, this year's Light to Night Festival also features art in public spaces. If you've been on the East-West line of the MRT, you might have spotted the artworks in trains! The Art in Motion series is a travelling pop-up
art encounter created by five local artists.
Halal food near the Civic District:
Unlike previous years, there won't be any food stalls at the Light to Night Festival but thankfully, there are plenty of halal food options in the Civic District. From Japanese cuisine to local, cafe food and more, check out our halal food guide to the Civic District
So if you're got no plans this weekend, be sure to take a stroll around the Civic District and immerse yourself in the IG-worthy and colourful light projections. SHARE this with your loved ones!
Light to Night Festival 2021
22-31 January 2021
Check out the website
for the programmes, exhibits and opening hours of the various installations.