Set in a former military barracks dating back to 1936 and surrounded by lush tropical greenery, the Gillman Barracks visual arts cluster was launched in September 2012. Jointly developed by several government agencies, the Gillman Barracks’ vision is to be Asia’s destination for the presentation and discussion of international and Southeast Asian art.
Gillman Barracks is now home to leading international and home-grown galleries, national research centre NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and art organisations Art Outreach and Playeum’s Children’s Centre for Creativity. The art businesses and organisations are complemented by an array of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Today, Gillman Barracks is a place for art lovers, art collectors, and those curious about art. The cluster is one of the focal points of Singapore’s arts landscape, and contributes to the development of visual art in the region and beyond.