The Kampong Glam area, already buzzing with history, tradition, old school eateries, and hip shops, is now home to what’s been hailed as Singapore’s first outdoor art gallery. With about 30 artworks by local and international artists dotting the two parallel back alleys of Muscat Street, the Gelam Gallery features framed pieces alongside wall murals and splashes of graffiti.
From contemporary art to works reflecting the culture and heritage of the neighborhood, the collection is a result of the efforts of individuals from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Myanmar, France, and the UK, with professionals, recent art school graduates, and self-taught artists in the mix.
Set up by Color Inc, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and One Kampong Gelam, the initiative came about as the organizers thought to create something different from the already existing graffiti walls that adorn the district.
Entrance to the street art gallery is free, and from September onwards, visitors can sign up for free guided heritage and art trails conducted by Monster Day Tours on weekend afternoons for a deeper dive into the project.
In the meantime, have a peek below at some of the artworks.