All buildings are made of stone, glass, wood and steel. This one is also made of dreams, hopes, and ideas. Introducing the DBS Singapore Gallery, at the National Gallery Singapore, home to the nation’s art masters and birthplace of independence. A celebration of the Singapore Spark within us all, to be greater, reach higher and live more.
DBS is proud to be a founding partner of the National Gallery Singapore.
The DBS Singapore Gallery – formerly City Hall – represents the bank’s unique ties to the country, and is a showcase of life throughout the nation’s history – a showcase of local landscapes, of people who lived large.
On its walls hang seminal works from Singapore’s art history, chronicling the development of the Singapore aesthetic and the impact of cross-cultural influences.
But this is also the place where Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was sworn into office, and on its steps declared self-governance. It was where the British accepted the surrender of the Japanese, formally ending the Japanese Occupation of Singapore in 1945.
With the bank’s $25 million donation, we hope to share the Singapore story with people from all walks of life, for them to experience it through the visual arts. Don’t miss works by notable Singapore artists such as Cheong Soo Pieng, Chen Chong Swee, Anthony Poon, Tan Swie Hian, Ong Kim Seng and Thomas Yeo.
Visit the DBS Singapore Gallery from 10am daily. Soak in the ambience, embrace a little art and a lot more life. Admission is free for Singapore citizens and permanent residents.