Singapore Art Week (SAW), Singapore’s annual festival and the pinnacle of Asia’s visual arts calendar, is set to take over the island when it returns from 22 to 30 January 2021.
A joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), SAW 2021 will celebrate the coming together of our vibrant artist community once again, celebrating their resilience, innovation and solidarity as we have seen in these unprecedented times.
SAW 2021 – the ninth edition of SAW – is set to commence with the theme of Art Takes Over, in which the event will be presented in a complementary blended format for the very first time, with over 100 programmes threading across both physical and digital platforms, allowing audiences from around the world to discover and experience Southeast Asian art.
What to expect
Next year’s edition showcases the largest number of commissioned works to date, with over 40 outstanding Singapore-based projects reflecting the diverse capabilities of Singaporean artists and curators. Going beyond the confines of the physical into the digital space, SAW will bring the visual arts to everyone and everywhere.
From arts and cultural institutions such as National Gallery Singapore and arts spaces within Gillman Barracks; to unconventional public spaces and neighbourhoods including Bras Basah Complex, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, national parks, bus stops and more.
With over 300 artists from Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, The Netherlands, UK and USA involved this year, a plethora of exciting arts programmes await, with something suitable for art enthusiasts of all ages.
SAW digital page
Festival goers can now get a taste of the programmes for SAW 2021. Housed on the SAW Digital page, audiences can enjoy a myriad of digital offerings that supplement January’s physical programmes.
A notable highlight on the website is the 360° view function which will allow visitors to explore virtual exhibitions from the comfort of their homes, presenting the visual arts in new and experiential ways that may be accessed anytime and anywhere.
For more information on SAW 2021 programmes, please refer to the SAW website.