Workshops & Events

Singapore from BW to C v.2.0.17 - A short film by Gilles Massot

In November 1985, Gilles Massot presented his first exhibition in Singapore: a series of forty-two black and white painted photographs, set for a one-night-only event in a flatted factory in MacPherson Road. Through animation of still images, computer screen capture, and some live situation shooting in and around the National Library, the 31mn movie presents an overview of the works then exhibited and the places featured in the photographs, along with a commentary narrating the genesis of the work within the context of the emerging contemporary local art scene.

Date/Time: 7 Oct 2017, 8-9pm
Venue: Visitor’s Briefing Room, Lvl 1, National Library Singapore
Admission: Free


The Object of the Haze: A reading group - Led writer-in-residence Theresa Wong

‘Haze’ is the signifier of Singapore’s worst environmental crisis to date. It not only has a permanent presence in the vernacular of city life, but endows the problem with a defined set of qualities: tiny, <2.5mm particles, particles comprised of smoke from burning peatland, an obscuration of the air that causes visibility problems. The ‘thing-ness’ […]


CHALLENGING STORIES: Commissioning Artists at the Australian War Memorial - Talk by Anthea Gunn

Commissioning works of art for a public collection requires careful consideration – and even more so when the subject relates to the complex histories of war. The Australian War Memorial has commissioned contemporary artists since 1916 to respond to the Australian experience of conflict, both as official war artists, who are deployed to witness war […]


Entry Points: Resonance Between Punk and Performance Between the UK and Singapore - Talk by writer-in-residence Stevphen Shukaitis

Entry Points: Resonance Between Punk & Performance Between the UK & Singapore
Talk by writer-in-residence Stevphen Shukaitis

Drawing from the statement in Piyadasa’s 1978 ‘Entry Points’ painting – that art does not exist in time but only has entry points – this talk hopes to explore the resonances between different conceptual and performative responses to particular historical and social situations, and the practices developed to address their constraints.


Exhibition Tour & Writer-in-Residence Talk - Tour by Chun Kai Qun and talk by Lucinda Strahan

This May at Grey Projects, we’re pleased to welcome our writer-in-residence Lucinda Strahan, as well as launch Chun Kai Qun’s solo exhibition ‘Messes and Overcooked Soups’.

Join us on May 27th, 1 to 2pm, for an artist tour by Kai Qun and a talk by Lucinda.


Imagining Singapore’s Climate Change Dystopia - Talk and workshop by writer-in-residence Stephanie Lai

IMAGINING SINGAPORE’S CLIMATE CHANGE DYSTOPIA: Talk & Workshop by artist-in-residence Stephanie Lai

Join us for a talk and workshop (registration required for workshop) by Stephanie Lai on November 19th, to learn about what Singapore’s climate change dystopia will look like in 100 years. Developed from actual science and using realistic (for now) timelines – it looks like larger underground developments, sand stockpiling, trading in water, political offerings to the ancestors, and Singapore as a Living Laboratory.