Top 5 art festivals to attend in September

 

Film

A Design Film Festival

Set over two weekends, a series of documentaries follow the historical and modern tales about design, from Dior, an 80’s music synthesiser, London’s Barbican Centre and more.

Shaw Theatres Lido
5-13 Sep
designfilmfestival.com

Contemporary

Septfest

The Substation’s annual event turns 25 this year – as well as the venue itself – running another series of art and photography exhibitions, performances and music shows around town.

Various venues
Until 27 Sep
substation.org/septfest

Performance

POST-Empires

There are two weeks left of this collection of local and international theatrical productions – all part of this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts.

Various venues
Until 19 Sep
sifa.sg

Local

Dear Painter

The gallery known for looking at Western and non-Western cultures runs an SG50-associated exhibition on commissioned artwork created by nine artists, ranging from photographers to sculptors.

Sundaram Tagore Gallery

4 Sep – 25 Oct
sundaramtagore.com

Southeast Asian

Land Before Our Time

A collection of large-scale works from Southeast Asian artists focusing on pre-colonial days of empires and kingdoms – when borders and nations were less geopolitically established.

Nanyang Academy of Arts

Until 4 Oct
nafa.edu.sg