ICA Singapore Events

ARTWALK 2023: Common Thread


Date & Time

Date: Thu 12 – Sat 28 Jan 2023
Time: 12:00noon – 7:00pm, Mon–Sat (closed on Sun, public holidays and College closures)



Earl Lu Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore,
LASALLE College of the Arts,
1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940


Admission is free



Common Thread surveys the works of fashion designers and the journeys 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.

Rather than follow the format of a traditional fashion show, this exhibition focuses on showcasing the creative process of designers, placing importance and priority on the oft-forgotten behind-the-scenes development of each work. Through allowing viewers to peek behind the curtain, the student curators hope to develop an appreciation of textiles and a deeper understanding of fashion’s connections with culture. The exhibition invites the audiences to consider that culture is never lost, instead it grows and evolves.

This exhibition is part of ARTWALK 2023, an annual multidisciplinary public arts festival set in the precincts of Little India and Katong-Joo Chiat. Through artworks such as wall murals, workshops, live music and performances, the festival aims to surface the vibrance of our local heritage through these multisensory art experiences. This year, ARTWALK pivots back to on-site programming after taking place in online and hybrid formats for the past two years.

Image: Courtesy of Carla Castle, 2022

Safety advisory
All galleries are touch-free. Kindly refrain from entering the galleries if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms including a fever, sore throat and cough.

Read more about our safe management measures at https://www.lasalle.edu.sg/safe-management-measures. We seek your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the College.