Light To Night Festival 2022 - Electrifying the Civic District And Beyond!

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A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival will electrify the Civic District and beyond with visual spectacles and new interactive art experiences from 14 Jan to 3 Feb 2022.

Venue: Civic District
Date: 14 Jan - 3 Feb 2022
Admission: Free

Light to Night Festival 2022 continues its successful phygital format with an expanded line-up of day and night programmes and more festival locations across three weeks.

Diverse voices are taking centre stage, with emerging talents and the visually impaired community being spotlighted. Meanwhile, crowd-pleasers including iconic light projections and live performances by Singaporean talents will continue to delight audiences.

New Art Experiences

Light to Night Festival 2022 marks several festival firsts with its new highlights, continuing to encourage audiences to engage and participate in the festival’s novel experiences.

Visions: An Outdoor Augmented Reality Art Exhibition

Dates: 14 Jan - 31 Mar, All Day
Venue: National Gallery Singapore along Sy. Andrew's Road

Visions is an outdoor augmented reality art exhibition that brings together the works of renowned international artists such as Olafur Eliasson and KAWS, and debuts a commissioned AR work by Singapore artist Ho Tzu Nyen. Curated by Swedish curator Daniel Birnbaum in collaboration with National Gallery Singapore and leading AR art production studio Acute Art, Visions reveals how
extended reality formats allow artists to translate their creative visions into new digital mediums, offering visitors unprecedented access and revolutionary ways of perceiving their works.

Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out)

Photo Credits: National Gallery Singapore

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3 Feb, 10am‚Äď7pm (Mon‚ÄďThu) |¬†10am‚Äď10pm (Fri‚ÄďSun)
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium Foyer

*Note this experience is for 12 years old and above. 

Move For?ward (Unseen: Inside Out) is a disability-led project spearheaded by emerging young performance artist Claire Teo, and in collaboration with Kira Lim. Through this project, the artists hope to encourage conversations, and question the public’s perceptions and assumptions around disability. The project is a collaborative process between a diverse group of 12 visually impaired co-creators, sound composer Clarence Chung, and visual designer Samuel Woo.

Together, they have created a sensorial, immersive, and accessible art installation grounded in the personal lived experiences of the community, as well as some of their voices.

Art & Technology Presentations at Y-Lab

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3 Feb, 10am‚Äď7pm (Mon‚ÄďThu) |¬†10am‚Äď10pm (Fri‚ÄďSun)
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level B1, Y-Lab Showcase

Discover new means of bringing visual art to life through virtual reality and immersive experiences at the Gallery’s Y-Lab space at the newly revamped Basement Concourse. This includes 

  • An Imagined Past: an¬†interactive, virtual reality (VR) experience that will take you¬†on a contemplative journey into the artworks from the¬†Gallery‚Äôs collection, and offers the opportunity to experience them¬†in novel and interactive ways.
  • An Other Face:¬†An¬†Other Face is a¬†360-degree VR video work where viewers go on an engaging journey through a virtual¬†reality experience which encompasses animation and real-life¬†action while exploring art movements like realism and abstraction.
  • Sonic Archive:¬†This interactive sound sequencer invites you to discover new perspectives on key artworks. By scanning 3D-printed models of objects, characters, and motifs¬†from works in the Gallery‚Äôs collection, you will trigger unique sound samples for each model.

Expect Art At New Venues

Light to Night Festival 2022 continues to expand the venues of its public art installations, to encourage greater access to the festival.

The Everyday Vinyl

Photo Credits: National Gallery Singapore

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3 Feb,¬†All Day
Venue: Art Connector

The Everyday Vinyl is a public art vinyl installation that reuses unwanted vinyl,
the resulting tapestry prolongs the lifespan of these otherwise single-use disposable materials and reimagines them as art.

Making Room

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď30 Jun,¬†Gallery Opening Hours
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 2, Singapore Courtyard

Making Room encapsulates the changes in our private spaces as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In deconstructing the living spaces around us and presenting them in an expressly ephemeral light, Making Room hopes to convey the palpable uncertainty of constantly having to make room, both in the physiological and perceptual sense.


Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3 Feb,¬†10 am - Midnight
Venue: Padang

Flight is inspired by the movement of flocks of birds during their migration, as well as the complex movement of people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Visitors interact passively using Bluetooth signals emitted from their mobile devices, generating a symphony of light and colours.

Fragment of a Shoreline

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3 Feb,¬†10 am - Midnight
Venue: Padang

At the site of the Padang, the Fragment of a Shoreline subtly recalls the myths of the nation’s history prior to its colonial past, and post-independence development. Embedded within the installation are ten stories, that aim to continue the conversation about Singapore’s layered land.

Curiocity: Places and Perspectives

Venue: Various Locations

By spotlighting selected leisure and entertainment places in downtown Singapore as well as presenting fascinating histories hidden in plain sight, Curiocity: Places and Perspectives invites you to examine the evolution of our spaces and reflect on our relationship with them.

Sticki (2022)

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď22 Feb,¬†5.30 am - 12.30 am
Venue: Underground Pedestrian Link (Basement of Funan connecting to The
Adelphi and Capitol Singapore)

Sticki (2022) is a vinyl installation installed along Funan’s Underground Pedestrian Link. It mimics the rise and fall of our emotions as we go through various stages of the Covid-19 pandemic through the showcase of stickers - stickers have served as the official certification to eat, dine, and
have fun.

Returning Favourites

A myriad of well-loved programmes on-site and online return to captivate audiences once again.

Art Skins on Monuments

Dates:¬†14 Jan‚Äď3¬†Feb

  • National Gallery Singapore Facade: 7.30 pm - Midnight
  • National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 3,¬†Rotunda Library & Archive: Mon - Thu (5.30 pm - 7 pm), Fri - Sun (5.30 pm - 10 pm)
  • The Arts House Facade: 7.30 pm - Midnight
  • Asian Civilisations Museum Extension Wing Facade:¬†¬†7.30 pm - Midnight
  • Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall Facade:¬†7.30 pm - Midnight

Festivalgoers are invited to take nightly strolls around the Civic District and enjoy the colourful world of light projections from local talents that illuminate the precinct’s cultural institutions.

Gallery Gigs

Venue: Online

Gallery Gigs features videos of performances and interviews by local performing artists. Through the artists' own perspectives and lived experiences, each Gallery Gigs video seeks to stimulate new ways of thinking and seeing, dialogue and engagement.

Gallery Gigs (LIVE!)

Dates: 15, 22, and 29 Jan, 8 pm - 9.15 pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Admission: Ticketed

Live music is back! Gallery Gigs (LIVE!) lets you discover a range of music genres, from acoustic to electronic, all staged at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium at National Gallery Singapore.

Funny Fridays (LIVE!)

Dates: 14, 21, and 28 Jan, Various timing
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Admission: Ticketed

Funny Fridays is a live-comedy series where stand-up comedians share more about how they have adapted to the new normal and found humour in today’s world.

Kolektif Takeover

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday, 5 pm - 10 pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, City Hall Wing, Level 2, Singapore Courtyard

The Gallery’s youth collective Kolektif invites audiences to reflect and refresh their state of mind through phygital programmes that explore our youth’s most pressing questions, from learning the art of letting go to finding brief getaways from life’s everyday stressors.

Art x Social 

Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday, 4 pm - 10 pm
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Supreme Court Wing, Level 4M, Supreme Court Terrace

From craft-making activities and an aura photobooth, to claw machines, local craft shops and more at the Gallery’s iconic Supreme Court Terrace, the festival village is the perfect place for cosy get-togethers with friends and family.


Artsplaining invites thoughtful conversations on artworks in the museum’s exhibition galleries, and how they relate to our current times. Festivalgoers can catch their favourite personalities, Ministry of Funny, mrbrown, and TikTok content creator Megan as they spark interesting conversations with curators centred on art.

Microsite & More Information

There will be various installations and programmes happening across the Civic District. For more information on the festival’s full suite of hybrid offerings, visit

Families can also the social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram at and @lighttonightsg respectively.


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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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