Light to Night Festival

Light to Night Festival 2023: Highlights you won't want to miss

January 13, 2023

The Civic District comes alive with interactive art experiences and stunning installations as the Light to Night Festival returns for 2023.

Led by the National Gallery Singapore, the visual arts festival will present a line up of over 60 programmes and artworks by local and international artists.

Crowd favorites such as Art Skins on Monuments where light projections will illuminate cultural institutions in the Civic District, are also returning once again to captivate audiences.

Meanwhile, Art X Social Festival Village will see over 50 food and beverage stalls, new craft and art brands, live performances, and outdoor workshops across St Andrew's Road and Empress Lawn.

Here are some highlights that are not to be missed!


Public Art Installations

The festival offers a variety of public art experiences that are accessible both in the day and night

Ephemeral by Atelier Sisu - Padang

Step into a world of enchantment and explore the concept of ephemerality with Ephemeral.

This immersive light and sound environment invites you to experience the ethereal quality and magic of bubbles while inspiring our inner playfulness.

Hearing Padang by Sai - Padang

Go on a unique and fascinating sound journey with Hearing Padang.

This interactive installation consists of two curved structures that interact to form an immersive, auditory experience, where visitors can hear sounds from one end to the other.

There is a Window in My Eye If You Look In You Will See The Sky by Dawn Ng - National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing Level 1, Padang Atrium

Viewers of Dawn Ng's aerial sculptures at the festival experience a visual narrative as they meander around her work.

The colours of the artwork represent the hues of Singapore's sky, changing as you walk around the artwork and symbolizing the shifting from dawn to dusk.

Glimpse by Access Path Productions & RJ Thomson - National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer

Glimpse brings together seemingly disparate creatives - a chess-playing musician, a movement artist, a theatre maker and parent, and a death-cleaning cosplayer - in search of moments of connection, affirmation and transcendence.

Glimpse offers an immersive self-guided installation with inclusive features such as audio description services and creative captioning.

Look to the Heavens by Cake Theatrical Productions - Asian Civilisations Museum Green

Art Skins on Monuments

A perennial crowd favorite, be treated to light projection shows that will light up the facades of cultural institutions in the district.

National Gallery Singapore Facade

7:30pm - midnight

Botanica - National Gallery Singapore, Rotunda Library & Archive Level 3

Mon–Thu, 5.30–7pm

Fri–Sun, 5–11pm

Dreamer - The Arts House Facade

7:30pm- midnight

Pulse - Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall Facade

7:30pm- midnight

Here And Now - Asian Civilizations Museum, Extension Wing Facade

7:30pm - midnight

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Event Details

Date: 6-26 Jan 2023

For the full programme schedule, visit Light to Night Festival's microsite.

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