Known as Hydrilla since September 2020 - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/hydrilla-pty-ltdread more
Singapore inaugurates new art zone
Through a biennale, an art fair, institutional development and other initiatives, Singapore is positioning itself to replace Hong Kong as Asia's regional art hub.
Key to this is the recent opening of Gillman Barracks following a S$9.76 million (US$8 million) transformation of the colonial-era structure into a hub for contemporary arts.
Originally built in the 1930s to house British troops, the 6.4 hectare site is now home to 13 galleries from 10 countries as well as artist studios, residences, office space for creative industries, and restaurants.
Supported by diverse branches of the Singapore Government, including the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the Economic Development Board, the JTC Corporation and the National Arts Council, of the 13 galleries, four are from Japan: Kaikai Kiki, Tomio Koyama, Mizuma and Ota Fine Arts.
A 15-minute drive from Singapore's central business district, opening exhibitions include the group show 'Marcel Duchamp in Southeast Asia' organized by Equator Art Projects, the group show 'Blended by Desire', curated by Rifky Effendy for Michael Janssen Gallery, and solo shows by painters Yayoi Kusama and Zhang Enli at Ota Fine Arts and ShanghArt.
Spearheaded by Nanyang Technological University, a 2,200 metre2 Centre for Contemporary Art will be added to the barracks by the end of 2013.
The opening of Gillman Barracks comes on the heels of the establishment of the Singapore Biennale in 2006 and the art fair Art Stage Singapore in 2011. Singapore is also home to the Singapore Freeport, a high-security facility for storing precious commodities and collections that opened in 2010.
The number of art companies registering in Singapore has doubled in the last seven years, with 856 registered as of 2011.
For more information go to www.gillmanbarracks.com
11th November 2009 - HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE BATTLE TO BECOME ASIA’S REGIONAL ARTS HUB
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…read more
JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…read more
AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…read more
Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
BioGuard is Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted supplier of premium, innovative and affordable commercial water treatment systems and chemicals. BioGuard offers a comprehensive range of…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!