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Gillman Barracks: A Unique Art Enclave

I've always wanted to check out what's brewing at Gillman Barracks after having read a few articles about the place and yesterday I was glad of the opportunity - an artist/painter relative is in town and where better to take her than the latest artist colony in the Red Dot!
Gillman Barracks is made up of a cluster of galleries spread all over the compound that cuts across Lock Road and Malan Road near Alexandra. As of yesterday, 13 of them have already opened, with a few more coming up early next year. We started our gallery trek with Block No. 5 which houses the Drawing Room and the Sundaram Tagore Gallery. 
Here's a sampler of the things I saw:

 Across the block from Tagore is a modernist gallery (Miucciaccia) which consists mainly of blown vinyl 3D art, with a handful of paintings by famous artists (Picasso, Chagall, Miro) thrown in. Having seen the Joan Miro museum in Barcelona, I would say that the Miro hanging on Block 6's wall is not a good representation of th…