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Light to Night Festival 2020

January 10 - January 19

Invisible Cities :  art extends beyond the walls of the Civic District’s cultural institutions into the precinct’s public spaces, transforming them with light, sound and movement. Such a plethora of experiences – take the kids !!

Art, innovation and inspiring ideas intersect in this marquee event of Singapore Art Week. This fourth edition of the Festival is based on the theme Invisible Cities. The array of programmes—which span from day to night—draws us into the rich imaginary worlds of artists, writers, musicians, designers, filmmakers, performers and many other creative talents.

Light to Night Festival will be celebrated across five of the Civic District’s most iconic cultural institutions: National Gallery Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade–Theatres on the Bay.

Expect photo booths, food and craft vendors, installations, tours, talks, performances, activities, Molly the Mobile Library, projections on monuments,

Installations : Details

Myriad art installations on the theme of Invisible Cities.

  • Floating City
  • Clement Space
  • Five Stones
  • Optical Maze
  • Light Lane
  • Between Two Worlds
  • Open Books : The Worlds of Harumi Murakami
  • Shadows of Dust and Cloud
  • Justice for All
  • Light to Night

Activities : Details

From an escape room to art workshops, a number of vibrant art and culture activities @ the

  • National Gallery
  • The Arts House
  • Asian Civilisations Museum

Performances : Details /only on 10th & 11th  and 17th &–18th January 2020 

Free music, theatre, poetry and comedy performances by local talents over two weekends – music, stage and comedy performances happening at:

  • National Gallery Singapore
  • The Arts House
  • Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • The Esplanade

 Talks : Details

Immersive talks by leading art and culture personalities.


Tours : Details

Illuminating journeys across the civic district and the festival stops of

  • National Gallery Singapore
  • Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall
  • Asian Civilisations Museum
  • St Andrew’s Cathedral

Art X Social : Details

The ultimate food street and art market takes over the festival grounds.

Four programme zones inspired by four original sonnets commissioned for the festival – the poems weave the distinct history of Singapore’s Civic District with personal stories and imagined realities, revealing human aspects of the city–from desire to memory, history to time and language to culture–that often remains invisible, overlooked and unseen.

  • Preparing the City as Canvas
  • The Roadmaps of Districts
  • The Mirrored Dias of History and Signs
  • So We Might

Art Skins on Monuments – City States of Mind : Details

Art Skins on Monuments transforms the Civic District into a constellation of imaginary cities. These façade projections revisit imagined dreams, forgotten memories and deep desires of the precinct’s majestic monuments, now manifested as colourful projections.


January 10  
to January 19
Event Categories:


National Gallery Singapore
The Arts House
Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay
Singapore Arts Council
Asian Civilisations Museum
Victoria Theater and Concert Hall