Facts About The National Gallery Singapore

 December 22, 2017

By  Cool Man

Going to the city streets of Singapore, you will surely enjoy the wonderful and amazing finds together with your family or friends. The country is known for its rich culture, heritage and above all, Singaporean’s relationship with other Asian countries.

The National Gallery Singapore is one of the best art galleries that you will love to visit since it consists of 8,000 artworks. The purpose of the National Gallery Singapore is to provide a deeper understanding of different visiting countries all over the world regarding the Asian culture and heritage. Through social media, it can reach out to many people.


It is situated in the Downtown Core of Singapore which is quite near to our office. As it is the largest world’s public Southeast Asian art gallery, it consists of a vast horizon of Singaporean art collection as well. The Gallery consists of its two national monuments which are the City Hall and the former Supreme Court building. If both floor areas are combined, this will make 64,000sqm. This is the reason why it became the largest visionary displays of an art museum in Singapore.

As they have carefully embellished and nurture the culture and arts scene of Singapore for over the last two decades, they have also become the global city of art displays. It has led many visitors due to the events brought about planned festivities such as the Singapore Art Show and Art festival. These events have helped the country’s tourism internationally.

Art Designs and Competition

Singapore as known for its biggest art museum has propelled many people to engage in this type of genre. Many artists participate in making it as a big event in the history of Asia. On the year 2007 of February, the Singapore Institute of Architects has greatly launched a competition to identify the best award-winning and suitable design and architect for the National Gallery.

The event comprises of a two-stage event wherein the first competition was all about concept and design proposals. The second stage, wherein all participating candidates create their design, and the winning design will be used for the Gallery.

The National Gallery

The gallery mainly consists of contemporary and modern arts. It focuses on the Southeast Asian and Singapore art from the time of the 19th century up to the present era. The collection started with only 93 pieces of artwork that are all originals and was dedicated to the museum in the year 1976. Over the years, its artwork grows slowly until such time that it reaches 8,000 displays of artwork in 2010.

Most of its featured works are done by one of the major Singaporean artists such as Liu Kang, Chen Wen Hsi, Chen Chong Swee and more. It also holds other Asian painters and artists such as Affandi from Indonesia and Fernando Cueto Amorsolo from the Philippines.

If you wish to travel to Singapore check out the National Gallery for you to see the different arts displayed by Asian painters and artist. It is also one way for you to get closer to knowing the culture and heritage of the Asian people.

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