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6 Galleries to View and Buy Affordable Local Art in Singapore

6 Galleries to View and Buy Affordable Local Art in Singapore

Whether you’re an art aficionado looking for your next unique piece or a novice searching for your first purchase, buying art is a serious business and therefore could be intimidating for some.

Unless the price is not an issue for you, you will probably have to consider your personal aesthetic tastes and your budget before you can make that important purchase.

Fortunately, you will never run out of options in Singapore when it comes to buying local art pieces that will perfectly fit what you’re looking for.

Here are the best studios and galleries in the Little Red Dot where you can find aesthetically stimulating pieces all year round without sacrificing a whole month’s salary:

1. TAKSU Galleries

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To those who already know their stuff when it comes to discerning art, TAKSU Galleries is the go-to place for them.

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This Southeast Asian contemporary art gallery and specialist has been around for almost 20 years and has earned an impressive clientele, including museums, design agencies, and top architectural firms.

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Find fine art with a distinctly urban edge created by both established artists and fresh talent. TAKSU Galleries offers interior design and consultancy services, as well.

TAKSU Galleries

Price: From SGD 450

Address:  43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-72, Singapore 278115 (Map)

Contact: +65 6476 4788

Website

2. Utterly Art

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Utterly Art is considered one of Singapore’s most active art spaces, and it’s a great place to feast your eyes on the works of Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists.

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Their exhibitions are changed regularly to highlight and feature a wide variety of artists, not just for paintings but also for photographs, sculptures, and ceramics.

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Here’s a trivia for you: established artists such as Robert Freeman, Loh Jahan, Ansel Adams, and Chng Seok Tin were previous exhibitors here.

Utterly Art

Price: Contact gallery for pricing

Address: Chinatown Complex, 20B Mosque St, Singapore 059500 (Map)

Contact: +65 9487 2006

Website

3. Art Loft

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Find the works of local artists such as 2012 Singapore Design Awards gold and bronze medalist Joanne Pang at Art Loft.

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This art centre is a haven for contemporary artworks from emerging regional artists, which is great if you’re looking for fresh talent whose works you can snap up knowing that the piece would be worth more in the future.

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Aside from the physical studio, Art Loft also has an online shop where you can search for artworks according to price, region of origin, and theme.

Art Loft

Price: Contact gallery for pricing

Address: 116 Middle Road, ICB Enterprise House #03-01, Singapore 188972 (Map)

Contact: +65 6443 6221

Website

4. LivingwithArt

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Quietly tucked in Tan Boon Liat Building, LivingwithArt houses works from established local artists such as Pua Ann Chi, Andy Yong, and Amanda Lim. Discover a wide range of artworks of every style, from premium art paintings to black and white prints.

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If going to the physical studio is not possible at the moment, you can still browse through their offerings at their online store.

LivingwithArt Singapore

Price: From SGD 315

Address: 315 Outram Road #02-05, Singapore 169074 (Map)

Contact: +65 6443 6221

Website

5. ArtWallSt

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Great art doesn’t have to be confined to galleries or museums. Everyday spaces such as coworking offices, shopping walls, and food halls are turned into exhibition spaces – thanks to ArtWallSt.

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Adorning Funan and Shenton Food Hall walls are works by local talents such as Zul Othman and Hafiiz Karim, famously known as The Next Most Famous Artist.

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If you fancy taking home one of these artworks that you were gazing up as you were eating your lunch, you can scan its QR code to buy it online.

ArtWallSt

Price: From SGD 100

E-mail: team@artwallst.com

Website

6. ARTO

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If you prefer to browse or buy your art Tinder-style – as in swiping left and right on an app – then ARTO is for you. The art gallery and its intuitive app are more suited for collectors who already know what they’re looking for.

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The app has more than 20,000 artworks, as well as 65,000 artists on its massive database. What’s more, their algorithm could create a personalised list for you based on your taste and preferences.

ARTO

Price: Contact gallery for pricing

Address: 66 Tras St, Singapore 079005 (Map)

Contact: +65 9093 2035

Website

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