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Light to Night Festival 2020–Bring Your Imagination to the Invisible Cities On 10 January At The National Gallery

National Gallery Singapore is bringing back the Light to Night Festival to kick off the year 2020. The fourth edition of the festival is themed Invisible Cities and spans two weeks, from 10th to 19th January 2020.

As part of the Singapore Art Week, the National Gallery and its neighbours in the civic district–Asians Civilizations Museum, Esplanade–Theatres by the Bay, The Arts House and Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, will host a myriad of activities and dual-experience exhibitions that will shift from day to night.

Credit – National Gallery Singapore

This year’s theme is built off four sonnets written by four Singaporean writers–Desmond Kon, Kevin Martens Wong, Marc Nair, and Nuraliah Norasid, where they combine their experiences with the history of the precinct. It also draws from Italian writer Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, that explores imagination through Marco Polo’ detailing of places he visited.

Credit – National Gallery Singapore

If solving puzzles are your thing, look forward to True Lies: Secrets of the Gallery. Take lessons in history, art, and architecture of the Former Supreme Court in a race against time in the live-action, large-scale escape game.

For the artistic, this is your chance to draw on the pristine walls of the City Hall. With your mobile phones as your paintbrush, join many others in creating a living mural at Art Skins on Monuments.

Featured artists and creators of the festival invite you to mentally stimulating discussions in the EN(LIGHT)EN forum. Celebrate ideas with TEDxSIngapore salon and discuss Why Art Matters Now. Enjoy a relatable laugh with a line-up of Singaporean comedians, and dance to live musical performances by local bands and artists Benjamin Kheng, Tabitha Nauser.

For more programme details, visit

National Gallery Singapore: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957

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