Parky McParkface Naming Competition
9 July –31 August 2019
Online naming poll to name the park in front of The Substation. The winning entry wins a very real $888!
Rejects Open Call
17 July–5 Aug 2019
Calling all fellow rejects to submit their works for an exhibition celebrating rejection. All works will be put up for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artists.
Concerned Citizens Programme
Open Call: 9 July –22 July 2019
Commencement: 14 August–14 December 2019
A mentorship programme on social integration and mobility led by visual artist Cheong Kah Kit.
19 July–4 August 2019
Our kick off exhibition featuring emerging artists Zhiyi Cao and Divaagar, whose works explore alternative spaces for ‘marginalised’ communities.
SAD Bar Open Call
9 July–31 July 2019
Application deadline for first cycle: 31July 2019
Apply for venue and grant support ($1,500) for programmes in our SAD Bar with proposals responding to the theme of A Public Square.
20–21 July 2019
Featuring The Observatory, regional acts; talks and workshops discussing the role of underground music and the mainstream.
State of Love and Trust and Stars
3 August 2019
An alternative NDP party lifestyle event with musical, dance, and theatrical performances, and roving DJs acts. Featuring performers like Rizman Putra, Syimah Sabtu Collective, DJ Itch, Vinyl Heavy, and Syndicate.
The Good Review Circle (GRC)
Online art writing initiative
August 2019–February 2020
A group of young writers post monthly reviews on art events relating to the theme of A Public Square.
29–31 August 2019
The Salon des Refusés was a famed exhibition of works rejected by the authorising Paris Salon in 1863. Inspired by a recent rejection, The Substation commemorates SNF2019 with a celebration of rejection.
October 2019–March 2020
Design and architecture studios are invited to propose pop-up resting areas (each the size of a car park) on Armenian Street Park. 3–4 winning submissions will be realised in the park.
16 August–23 September 2019
Celebrate our struggles and contestation for space with a healthy dose of satire and self-deprecating humour. The creator of the winning New Yorker inspired one-panel Insta-comic wins $1,000 in cash.
Online design initiative
Create your own electoral campaign with this custom poster generator inspired by a graphic design history of Singapore Elections Ephemera.
Public Art Exhibition
Public art installations and performances in the park.
Space, Spaces, and Spacing Conference
Conference about public spaces and spheres in the arts, a ‘re-staging’ of one that was held at The Substation in 1995. Featuring local and regional speakers.