Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities

Three manequins wearing batik clothing and the words Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities in the middle

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.

17 Jun 2022 - 2 Oct 2022
Daily - 10am - 7pm
Fridays - 10am - 9pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Level 2
Ticketed
17 Jun 2022 - 2 Oct 2022
Daily - 10am - 7pm
Fridays - 10am - 9pm
Special Exhibitions Gallery, Level 2
Ticketed

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.

The Batik Workshop (Interpretive Space)

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.

 

Activity Trail

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.

 

 

Programmes

Connect with us on www.acmevents.peatix.com or check our website for the latest programme updates and registration links.

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Curator Tours

13 July, 10 August, 14 September 2022 
7.30pm 
$30 per pax 

Exclusive tour with exhibition curator Lee Chor Lin. 

Register
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Curator Tours
13 July, 10 August, 14 September 2022 
7.30pm 
$30 per pax 

Exclusive tour with exhibition curator Lee Chor Lin. 

Register
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Embracing Batik Weekend Festival

22 to 24 July 2022
1–5pm

Enjoy performances and activities inspired by batik, from keronchong performances and craft and design sessions to batik wearing workshops.

 

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Embracing Batik Weekend Festival

22 to 24 July 2022
1–5pm

Enjoy performances and activities inspired by batik, from keronchong performances and craft and design sessions to batik wearing workshops.

 

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Crossing Cultures at ACM: Textiles and Fashion of Asia

2 to 4 September 2022
1–5pm

Featuring batik, discover textiles and fashions across Asia in specialised workshops, talks, and performances.

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Crossing Cultures at ACM: Textiles and Fashion of Asia

2 to 4 September 2022
1–5pm

Featuring batik, discover textiles and fashions across Asia in specialised workshops, talks, and performances.

Downloads

Exhibition activity trail guides, wallpapers, and more

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