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Light to Night 2018 – Your Guide to the Biggest, Boldest, Brightest Marquee Yet

Light to Night Festival returns for its second edition from 19 to 28 January 2018! The line-up – bigger than last year’s – promises to captivate with dazzling displays of colour and never-before-seen levels of audience interactivity.

Themed ‘Colourful Sensations’, the 10-day festival takes its guests on an enchanting, multi-sensorial journey through the changing colours of the precinct across a multitude of commissioned works. Visitors can look forward to a vibrant kaleidoscope of public art and activities from artists, as well as participatory works and performances.

Look left, look right, look up in the House of mirrors. Trace your steps, lest you get lost!

Spanning seven programme zones including the National Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Concert Hall, and Empress LawnLight to Night is the largest precinct-wide multidisciplinary art festival in Singapore to date.

Curious creatures illuminate the Asian Civilisations Museum.

As you soak in the atmosphere, don’t forget to check out ART X SOCIAL – a provisional picnic ground at the Padang that magically sprawls to life during the weekends (Fri and Sat) with over 80 food and craft stalls, complementing the experience of watching the light installations and projections unfold across the Civic District!

Immerse in the CHROMASCAPE.

To make sure you don’t miss out, here’s a checklist from the team at DANAMIC, sorted by festival zones, with our quick Insta-gallery at the end for a visual glance of the highlights:

ZONE A: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

  • Indoor Commissions:
    • One or Several Tigers | Sonic Blossom | A Stitch in Time | The House is Crumbling |Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite | Flowers and People
  • Exhibitions:
    • Century of Light | Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from the Xiu Hai Lou Collection | Strokes of Life: The art of Chen Chong Swee | Listening to Architecture | Between Declarations and Dreams | Siapa Nama Kamu? | Law of the Land
  • Outdoor Exhibition:
    • CHROMASCOPE by Spinifex Group
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 8pm – Midnight
      • Sun – Thurs 21 – 25, 28 Jan | 8 – 10pm (Projections only, no interactive play)
  • Indoor Performances:
    • 12 to 75 by Poetry Festival Singapore (special appearance by David Medella)
      • Sun 28 Jan | 4.30 – 6pm
    • We Are We by Ayumi Paul
      • 19 – 28 Jan | 1 – 7pm
  • Indoor Activities:
    • The Incredible 5 Series
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm
  • Talks and Panels:
    • The Act of Gift Giving, the Artist and the Audience by Lee Mingwei
      • Sun 21 Jan | 3 – 4pm
    • Through the Eye of the Tiger by Ho Tzu Nyen
      • Sun 28 Jan | 3 – 4pm
    • The Worlds of Raden Saleh and Jun Luna
      • Sat 20 Jan | 3 – 4.30pm
    • Artist, Identity and Colony by Raden Saleh and Juan Luna
      • Sat 27 Jan | 3 – 4.30pm

ZONE B: PADANG

  • Outdoor Performance:
    • Beats on the Street
      • Sat 20, 27 Jan | 6.45 – 7.45pm
  • ART X SOCIAL
    • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 5 – 11pm

ZONE C: THE ARTS HOUSE

  • Indoor Activity
    • House Words
      • From Fri 19 Jan | 10am – 10pm
  • Indoor Performances
    • By Candlelight: A Chamber Music Series – by Slavic Heroes
      • Fri 19 Jan | 7 – 8.30pm (20 minutes intermission)
    • A Novel Idea
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20 Jan | 7.30 – 8pm, 9 – 9.30pm
    • Speeches that Changed the World
      • Fri – Sat 26 & 27 Jan | 8pm, 9.30pm
    • Monochromatic Murmurings: A Poetic Letter to Two People
      • Sat 20 Jan | 7 – 7.30pm, 8 – 8.30pm

ZONE D: VICTORIA THEATRE & VICTORIA CONCERT HALL

  • Indoor Performances
    • Fri – Sat 19, 20, 26 Jan | 5 – 10.10pm
    • Sat 27 Jan | 5 – 8.40pm

ZONE E: EMPRESS LAWN

  • Outdoor Installation
    • House of Mirrors – by Christian Wagstaff & Keith Courtney
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 10am – Midnight
      • Sun – Thurs 21 – 25, 28 Jan | 10am – 10pm

ZONE F: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM

  • Outdoor Installation
    • Art Incubator: Tropical Primitive Hut – by NUS Architecture Year 1
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 10am – Midnight
      • Sun – Thurs 21 – 25, 28 Jan | 10am – 10pm
  • Special Programmes at ACM
    • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 5pm – Midnight

ZONE G: ESPLANADE PARK & THEATRES ON THE BAY

  • Outdoor Exhibition
    • Trip to the Colourscape – by Nipek
      • Fri – Sat 19 & 20, 26 & 27 Jan | 8pm – Midnight
      • Sun – Thurs 21 – 25, 28 Jan | 8 – 10pm
  • Esplanade Presents: All Things New
    • Fri 19 & 26 Jan | 6.45 – 9.30pm
    • Sat 20 & 27 Jan | 6 – 10.15pm

FESTIVAL HOURS & ROAD CLOSURE

  • Light to Night runs from 5pm till midnight on weekends (Fri & Sat), and 8pm till 10pm on weekdays (Sun – Thurs). Admission is free. Fees may apply for certain exhibitions.
  • National Gallery Singapore will also extend its opening hours till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival.
  • St Andrew’s Road will be closed on Fridays and Saturdays during the festival from 4pm – 10pm. Bus services will be disrupted.
  • For more information, visit www.lighttonight.sg!

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