6 – 15 January 2023
Little India and Katong-Joo Chiat
Free Admission


ARTWALK is an annual multidisciplinary public arts festival set in the cultural precincts of Little India and Katong-Joo Chiat. Featuring wall murals, workshops, live music and performances, the festival aims to surface the vibrance of our local heritage. Pivoting back to on-site multi-sensory art experiences after two years, ARTWALK 2023 calls on audiences to envision the various ways our culture could grow from here.

Like an echo, our culture, heritage and traditions reverberate in all directions and practices come and go like sound waves. The metaphor of an echo reminds us that our culture is in constant flux. The resounding return of ARTWALK relooks at our cultural heritage, bringing these spaces and histories alive through the reflections and impressions of contemporary artists.

The ninth edition of ARTWALK is organised by LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Tourism Board with the support of Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association.

Ticketing info: Free, pre-registration, and paid programmes. For more information, please visit the event's website or social media platforms. 

Image courtesy of LASALLE College of the Arts.


Katong-Joo Chiat Precinct

Dekat di Mata, Jauh di Hati by ZERO, 290 Joo Chiat Road

Anatomical Reverberation; Recollections of You from a Distance by Soph O, 471 Joo Chiat Road

Little India Precinct

Tapestry of Saree 2040 by Mural Lingo, 68 Serangoon Road

Baoli Reverb by SPAZ, Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane

For further information on the event's scheduled performances and installations, visit .

Liminal States by LASALLE Diploma in Dance Students (Performance)

Sat 7 & 14 January, 4.30 pm

Location: Hindoo Road Public Oasis Little India (POLI) site
Precinct: Little India
Admission: Free

Liminal States is an experimental piece that acts as both a fixed installation and the focal point of a durational performance. A structural piece will be made by the artist – remaining incomplete.

Throughout the period of the festival, dancers — physical manifestations of a sound wave — will perform and leave imprints on the murals, leaving a remnant of their presence and performance there.

The piece reflects Little India’s constant state of transition.

Ala'parai by Damaru Singapore (Performance)

Fri 13 January, 7.30 pm
Sat 7 & 14 January, 4.30 pm

Location: Along Campbell Lane
Precinct: Little India
Admission: Free

Celebrating ARTWALK’s return to the streets with a bang, Damaru is back for its third time as part of the festival's programme, this time with a refreshed and contemporary twist to their performances.

Watch Damaru up close and personal as they drum up a lively performance on the streets. Adding an element of surprise, each performance comes with its own twist, be it martial arts, zumba or even music. Don’t miss out on this crowd favourite.

Origin by Mark Nicodemus Tan (Performance)

Fri 6 & 13 January, 7pm and 8.15pm

Location: 109 Desker Road
Precinct: Little India
Admission: TBC

This site-specific piece will be performed through music, dance, poetry, and theatre at various stops in the Little India district. A pair of dancers and a pair of percussionists will bring to life mythical characters as well as explore metaphysical binaries ubiquitous in myth.

The performance will be framed with pairs of performers – two dancers and two musicians, enabling dialogue and conversations between classical and contemporary forms.

Rachel & The Rempah Runaways: A Dinner Theatre Experience by Strawberries Inc. X Patch and Punnet (Performance)

Sun 8 January, 1.30 pm & 6 pm

Location: Peranakan Inn, 210 East Coast Road
Precinct: Katong-Joo Chiat
Admission: $60.
Tickets at TBC

This is a pop-up dinner theatre experience in Katong-Joo Chiat that promises a fun and fully immersive experience for everyone.

Combining the best live theatre with a delectable five-course meal by Peranakan Inn, performers will regale audiences with the whimsical story of Rachel and The Rempah Runaways, involving a girl, garlic and chill that explores the Peranakan history and cultural identity.

Celebrating the Harvest: Cultural Tour and Experience by Kamini Ramachandran (Experience)

Sat  7 & 14 January, 6.30 pm

Location: 67 Kerbau Road (Starting point)
Precinct: Little India
Admission: Pre-registration TBC

This year, the harvest festival Pongal takes place from 15 to 18 January. Participants will be immersed in the traditional practices of the festival as Kamini Ramachandran shares stories related to Pongal, as well as delve deeper into four to six different types of Pongal rice dishes that are traditionally prepared. Participants will be invited to eat and taste the different rice dishes while gaining a deeper understanding of the role of rice, harvest and beliefs in Indian culture.

Rangoli Workshop by Vijaya Mohan (Experience)

Fri 6 & 13 January, 1 pm

Location: Tekka Place, B1-01, 2 Serangoon Road
Precinct: Little India
Admission: Pre-registration TBC

The word rangoli is derived from rangavalli – (rang meaning colours and valli meaning creepers) so Rangavalli means a row of colourful creepers. It is generally believed that rangoli/kolam are drawn to welcome Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth into the house and also to ward off evil spirits. As an art form, rangoli/kolam teaches one patience, endurance and determination. It also enhances creativity, concentration and confidence.

Ms Vijaya Mohan will be conducting hands-on rangoli-making workshop as well as a share its history and significance from its origins to the practices here in Singapore.

Stamp Carving Workshop by Artefakts (Experience)

Sun 15th January,  1.30 pm & 5 pm

Location: Goodman Arts Centre, Block O, #06-24, 90 Goodman Road
Precinct: Katong-Joo Chiat
Admission: Pre-registration TBC

Whether you're a journaler or scrapbooker, everyone can partake in the therapeutic craft of stamp-making. In this workshop by Artefakts, attendees will learn the basic techniques of carving their very own stamp, one that is wholly unique to them.

Spend your weekend detoxing in a quaint art-jamming environment — a great way to channel one's creative energy. Get the chance to interact with like-minded craft enthusiasts and relieve stress while also discovering the childhood artist within.

Peranakan Boutique Tour by Kim Choo Kueh Chang (Experience)

Sat 7 & 14 January, 2 pm

Location: Kim Choo Kueh Chang, 111 East Coast Road
Precinct: Katong-Joo Chiat
Admission: Pre-registration TBC

This private boutique tour, set within Kim Choo Kueh Chang's premises, will provide attendees with a smorgasbord of experiences. From food sampling of treats to a Peranakan shoe beading demonstration, this boutique tour will give insight into the lesser-seen facets of the Peranakan lifestyle in Singapore. Treats sampled include mini Nyonya, mini Nyonya kueh, and pineapple tarts.

Through this tour, attendees will learn more about Singapore’s Peranakan heritage, particularly within the context of its presence within Katong Joo Chiat.

Speaking to the Void by LASALLE Diploma in Broadcast Media Students (Installation)

Fri & Sat 6-7 & 13-14 January, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Location: Hindoo Road Public Oasis Little India (POLI) site
Precinct: Little India

A collection of experimental works from students in the Diploma in Broadcast Media programme at LASALLE College of the Arts, Speaking to the Void reflects their response to the environment around them. As the world moves on from the pandemic, the adaptations that society has made ripple through. The rise of new media to express one's self is likewise gaining popularity.

7 Scenes of a Street/ Everywhere All At Once by Artwave (Installation)

Fri & Sat 6-7 & 13-14 January, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Location: Along Baboo Lane
Precinct: Little India

In this artwork, listeners take a stroll through an alley while listening to sounds projected by hidden speakers throughout the space. Through this experience, they are sent on a journey through Singapore’s history and gain a deeper understanding of the echoes of Singapore’s past.

Video Car by Urich Lau (Installation)

Fri & Sat 6-7 & 13-14 January, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Location: Hindoo Road Public Oasis Little India (POLI) site
Precinct: Little India

The Video Car series, which began in 2010, transforms a car into an interactive display for videos. The work presents an eclectic viewing experience by combining the elements of moving images with the familiarity of a common automobile.

The work is a symbolic gesture in response to the boundaries of mobility – echoing issues of the current economic climate, such as the displacement of people and places.

Apocalyptic Murals by Joshua Yang (Installation)

Sat & Sun 7-8 & 14-15 January, 11.00 am - 7.00 pm (Audience Interaction)

Location: 241 Joo Chiat Road
Precinct: Katong-Joo Chiat

The term 'apocalypse' derives from the ancient Greek word ἀποκάλυψις (apokálupsis) which means revelation, disclosure or uncovering. However, the usual association with the term bears connotations of end-of-the-world imagery, featuring events which are yet to come. In contrast, this project seeks to uncover the past and through the past, rediscover what is in store for the future

Common Threads by LASALLE BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles Students

12 January - 28 January
(Monday to Saturday, 12 pm - 7 pm | Sunday and Public Holidays are closed)

Location: LASALLE College of the Arts, Earl Lu Gallery, 1 McNally Street
Precinct: Little India
Admission: Free

Common Threads: An Exploration of The Creative Process surveys the works of fashion designers and the journey taken to develop their works. The works featured in this exhibition draw from the designers' cultural roots — all while pushing the boundaries of the traditional. As a result, the works also act as a reflection of the designers' personal relationship with their cultural backgrounds.

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