Singapore is a unique blend of the best of the modern world and rich cultures to deliver enriching experiences. It is a dynamic city where you will find a harmonious blend of culture, cuisine, arts and architecture. Singapore is an exciting cosmopolitan city embracing the cultures and finest of East and West.
As an international centre of art and culture, there are almost 200 visual arts companies in Singapore, which includes photographic societies, art galleries, art auctioneers and other visual arts related businesses. The visual arts scene has experienced tremendous growth and development since the colonial days. There were 537 visual arts exhibitions in 2003, compared with 150 a decade ago.
Today, besides the museums and art schools, the scene is enriched with numerous commercial galleries as well as non-profit art spaces like Sculpture Square and the Substation. Visual artists have also branched out from traditional 2- and 3-D artforms to embrace multi-disciplinary and new media works.
Singapore is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city bringing together both worlds of East and West, modern and ancient.