ARTWALK Little India 2019: 8 New Artworks You Should Check Out

Rediscover Little India through multisensorial artworks

It's that time of the year again when the walls of Little India are washed with new bright colours, and the district becomes even more vibrant with the celebration of the arts. ARTWALK Little India is back for its fifth edition from 18 January to 2 February, the longest run of the festival to date. The theme this year is Image and Sound of Fragrance. From wall murals to dance performances to theatrical storytelling, the artworks this year bring to life the rich sights, smells and sounds of the community.

Many of the performances and workshops are free, and the popular guided tours by Monster Day Tours have been fully booked! Not to worry, though; we took a preview of the festival highlights and our little guide can help you plan what artworks you should put on your agenda, and where to find them.

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Photo: ARTWALK Little India

2. Gaia

Walk down Race Course Road to Gayatri Restaurant, and you’ll be greeted by an amazing sight below your feet. Is it a painting on a boardwalk, or water lilies floating in a pond? The three-dimensional effect of this work is so astounding, you have to see it for yourself. Through this work, artist Tinu Verghis asks of you to look away from your smartphones and engage your senses to admire the beauty around you.

Afterwards, fuel up with a delicious feast at Gayatri Restaurant before continuing your walk. The restaurant has whipped up a special menu in line with ARTWALK Little India, on 18 and 19 January, showcasing the best flavours around the community – vegetarian options are also available!

Find it at: Gayatri Restaurant – 122 Race Course Road, #01-01, Singapore 218583

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