18 Jan 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Civic District & Marina Bay
VARIOUS LOCATIONS: National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum, Empress Lawn, Esplanade Park, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Wheelchair Accessible, Sensory Friendly
Light to Night Festival is an annual urban art event that celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. It aims to make art accessible, bringing a range of creative and artistic expressions to a wide audience. Experience artworks and events inspired by histories and stories across the various indoor and outdoor festival locations! This year's festival comprises 2 editions for Art Week (18 Jan - 27 Jan) and Singapore's Bicentennial (28 Jan - 24 Feb).
The Art Week Edition offers a contemporary lens that explores and references art and ideas that are closely linked with the Civic District site, inspired by histories and stories, in response to the theme of Traces and Echoes.
1ST WEEKEND FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS (18 Jan onwards)
Discover and experience special public art commissions around the Civic District with the return of Arts Skins on Monuments by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari on the facades of the National Gallery, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, and the Asian Civilisations Museum! Explore outdoor installations fashioned by Tell Your Children and MessyMsxi around The Arts House featuring works inspired by a range of familiar fantasies and spellbinding stories. Other commissions at ACM Green will respond to the museum's collection and history while Kaylene Tan and Ben Slater’s audio installation, Under the Five Trees at Esplanade Park will combine sound, music, poetry, narrative and landscape design to explore the area’s rich background.
Visit the Common Life exhibition at The Arts House, featuring sketches by Ho Chee Lick paired with poems by Anne Lee Tzu Pheng, which will take you on a visual and poetic journey across scenes of everyday life in Singaporean neighbourhoods, and unlock new dimensions to experiencing sound in a tactile music installation by FERRY in SKY KAVE.
2ND WEEKEND FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS (25 & 26 Jan)
VTVCH SPECIAL PROGRAMMES
The Victoria Concert Hall – Home of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be hosting a series of performances ranging from a clarinet quintet to a percussion ensemble and many more. There will also be free guided tours exploring the history of Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall.
FESTIVAL FOOD VILLAGE
The Empress Lawn and Connaught Drive transforms into a festival ground with a wide array of food and craft stalls. Bring your own picnic mats and enjoy the vibrant activities and façade projections happening across the Civic District.
Photo: Image courtesy of National Gallery Singapore