AliWALL Festival 2022: The Dreamer - Learn More About Street Arts @ Kampung Gelam And More

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AliWALL Festival brings contrasting worlds of fantasy and reality, both indoors and outdoors to Aliwal Arts Centre for a weekend-only showcase from 21st to 23rd January 2022.

Venue: Aliwal Art Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199918
Dates: 21 Jan 2022, 6 - 9PM | 22 & 23 Jan 2022, 11AM - 9PM
Admission: Free 

AliWall Festival 2022: The Dreamer is the debut festival at Aliwal Art Centre that unfolds in three parts across the premises to draw new imaginations with activities that seek to uplift and engage visitors. Here's what you can expect when you visit! 


Meeting Point: Entrance of Aliwal Arts Centre
Dates: Selected Timings
Admission: Free but registration is required 

*Tickets are currently sold out but you can join in the waiting list. 

Experience Kampong Gelam through the stories and anecdotes by RSCLS and other artists in, D'tour, an alternative walking tour of the street art that is iconic to this trendy and yet deeply cultural neighbourhood!

What will you learn? That even blank walls have stories - stories of them being painted and covered up, and maybe even painted again. The tour will share about the changing landscape of graffiti art and murals in Kampong Gelam from artists themselves - so if your idea of graffiti art is simply about an artist with a spray can, think again!

Street Art and Murals: Beyond Framed Narratives and Cliches

Venue: Online: Live on Aliwal Arts Centre’s Facebook page
¬†22 Jan 2022, 8 pm ‚Äď 9.30 pm¬†

In this panel discussion complementing D’Tour by RSCLS, various mural artists come together to discuss select artworks from Singapore and elsewhere, reflecting on the social impact of their art form and practice.

Reality in Construction

Here's your chance to paint on a public wall and not get into trouble! Reality in Construction is a participative outdoor mural, activating the large iconic wall on the right side of the Aliwal Arts Centre building.

Festival-goers will also be invited to contribute to a designated section of the mural, under the artists’ supervision.

Permission to Dream

Permission to Dream is an immersive multi-sensory experience featuring fantasy-filled digital art, performance, set design and sound. It transform the Aliwal Arts Centre’s Music Studio into a dreamy set to explore. You will even use red or green cellophane paper to get a different experience of the art in the room. 

While it is not meant to be scary, but the younger ones may be frightened by the performers and may not necessary appreciate the set-up. 

The Courtyard

On Saturday from 11am - 9pm, The Courtyard will also house Saturday's Plan, an art market presented in collaboration with North East Social Club, a counterculture network of creatives. Pick up prints, zines, stickers, and even give a forever home to a flash tattoo. 

Don't forget to take your selfie with the larger-than-life inflatable sculpture at The Courtyard! 

Mixtape v2.0

If Kampong Gelam was a piece of music, what would it be? What sound(s) does the neighbourhood remind you of?  What would be the theme song for your Kampong Gelam?  

RSCLS invites members of the public to contribute music and song titles to a sonic collage of Kampong Gelam and create a cacophonic mixtape of this distinct neighbourhood. To submit, create an Instagram story or post from now till 23 Jan 2022 and tag @rscls and @aliwalartscentre with the hashtag #AliWALL2022. 

Getting To Aliwal Arts Centre


The nearest MRT Stations are Nicoll Highway MRT Station on the Circle Line and Lavender MRT Station on the East West Line. 

You can alight along North Bridge Rd, Victoria Street or Beach Rd, and walk to Aliwal Arts Centre

North Bridge Road: Bus Services 7, 32, 51, 63, 80, 145 & 197
Victoria Street: Bus Services 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145 & 197
Beach Road: Bus Services 10, 14, 16, 70, 100, 107, 196 & 401

You can park along the streets in Kampung Gelam. Alternatively, you may wish to park at The Concourse, Sultan Plaza or DUO.



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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