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Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities explores the rich history and culture of batik and batik making, from its traditional roots to contemporary designs. Visitors are invited to step into the exquisite world of batik textiles that cut across cultures and ethnic backgrounds, and explore the dynamic possibilities of batik as fashion through the years. The exhibition also introduces innovations by batikers in the age-old craft, and showcases how batik charted the evolution of new identities from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Over 100 pieces from overseas and local lenders, as well as our National Collection.
Pop by our interpretive space at the Level 2 Foyer to learn how batiks are patterned and dyed – from the tools and materials to the meanings behind the motifs. Then try your hand at creating your own digital batik cap (stamped batik) at The Workbench.
Explore batik patterns and fashion in this family friendly activity trail. Pick up a copy for free at the Front Desk on Level 1 or download in the "Downloads" section below. Trail is suitable for ages 7 and up, and available in English or Malay.
Connect with us on www.acmevents.peatix.com or check our website for the latest programme updates and registration links.
22 to 24 July 2022
Enjoy performances and activities inspired by batik, from keronchong performances and craft and design sessions to batik wearing workshops.
2 to 4 September 2022
Featuring batik, discover textiles and fashions across Asia in specialised workshops, talks, and performances.
Exhibition activity trail guides, wallpapers, and more
Explore batik patterns and fashion in this family friendly activity trail. Trail is suitable for ages 7 and up. This trail is in English language.
Explore batik patterns and fashion in this family friendly activity trail. Trail is suitable for ages 7 and up. This trail is in Malay language (Bahasa Melayu).
Download wallpapers inspired by the batik pieces in our Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities exhibition.
31 Jul 2022
This month, discover the tradition and beauty of batik. Catch a drama performance, go on a storytelling tour, and get creative by making your own pouch using a traditional batik textile. Don’t forget to catch the Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities special exhibition!
This month, Let’s Learn About…Batik! Discover how batik is made, then explore the beautiful batiks in the ACM collection.
8 Jul 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Co-curated with students from LASALLE College of the Arts, this showcase continues ACM's investigation of fashion through the lens of Singapore’s port city heritage.
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