Singapore Art Book Fair is an annual book fair specialising in contemporary art books and zines.

International publishers, distributors and retailers are invited to be part of the Singapore Art Book Fair. Visitors will include buyers and art book enthusiasts interested in gaining access and connection to the Asian world and art book buyers. Other art-related fringe activities such as film screenings, workshops, talks will also be taking place.

The second art book fair will again be held at Gillman Barracks-a former military camp converted into Asia’s up and coming destination for contemporary art. This time, the Singapore Art Book Fair aims to bring in at least 50 vendors, both local and international, to amplify the entire experience.

Admission for Singapore Art Book Fair 2014 is free.


Thu, 13 Nov


  • Performance by VOX


6pm - 9pm
  • {CuRiOuS tYpE} Workshop by SP Design School

CCA Programmes

7.30pm - 9pm

Performance: An alternative ensemble: articles of music

Bani Haykal (CCA Artist-in-Residence)

Venue: Block 37 Malan Road, Studio #01-03, Gillman Barracks

Fri, 14 Nov


  • Performance by The Observatory


  • {CuRiOuS tYpE} Workshop by SP Design School

Sat, 15 Nov


  • {CuRiOuS tYpE} Workshop by SP Design School

CCA Programmes

11am - 1pm

Talk: Sister publications

Aimee Lin (Editorial Director, ArtReview Asia)

4pm - 6pm

Talk: Self-publishing in Singapore

Kimberly Shen (Curator, Editor, Ellipsis Journal) & Melvin Tan (Artist, Graphic Designer)

6.30pm - 8.30pm

Talk: Discursive approaches in publishing

Magdalena Magiera (Curator and Editor, mono.kultur)

Sun, 16 Nov


  • {CuRiOuS tYpE} Workshop by SP Design School

CCA Programmes

11am - 1pm

Talk: Artist as Writer

Charwei Tsai (Artist, Co-founder Lovely Daze)

4pm - 6pm

Talk: Printing for the streets

The Nước Mía Printing Press Project

Film Screenings

CCA Permanent Presentations


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Afterglobe is a Singapore-based art and literary travel magazine, self-published twice a year. Their publication's core is about sharing that human experience of travel—about sharing one’s vantage point (literally, figuratively, emotionally, metaphorically, etc.) and giving others a window from which they can look out of.
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AlsOdoMinie is the boutique arm of Dominie Press, specialising in innovative projects that require out of the box solutions.
Cooltiger Ltd
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Delere Press
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Epigram Books
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Ethos Books
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Galavant is an annual art and literature print publication that collaborates with multiple artists to initiate new work for each issue. With a thematic direction, the magazine calls in and approaches both emerging and established artists to create new works that respond to each other.
Gestalten specialises in developing content for aficionados of cutting-edge visual culture worldwide. They explore works regarding the interrelationship of design, art, architecture, photography and other visual disciplines, along with popular culture and music.
Grey Projects
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Atelier Hoko
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Kitchen Label
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Knuckles and Notch
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Kult conceptualises, generates and curates creative content by utilizing multi-disciplinary creative talent from around the world.
La Libreria
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Loveprint is a collective of independent magazines from the Middle East. It includes: The Carton, a print periodical detailing the story of Middle Eastern culture through food; The Outpost, a magazine of possibilities for a changing Arab World; THE STATE, an experimental publishing practice based out of Dubai; WT'D, an interactive architecture and design magazine.
Lowave has been a publishing house in the field of experimental cinema and video art since 2002. A platform for curatorial research, they feature works that reach an international scope, while strongly valuing emerging artists and the implementation of interdisciplinary and intercultural crossings.
Magpie is for magazine lovers, by magazine lovers. They sell a constantly curated selection of independent magazines online and at pop-ups, bringing both new and established titles to life through unique collaborations, taking them from the newsstand to your doorstep.
Math Paper Press
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Nathan Yong
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Olivia Lee
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Original Studio
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Paperbricks Design
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Photovoice SG
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Pipoca Press
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PUSH PRESS is a risograph printing press based in Singapore, running a 2-drum Risograph MZ 770 Duplicator. They are particularly interested in exploring the aesthetic, ideological, and technical potential of a Risograph for self-publication and production of small to medium-run printed matter in this part of the world.
Quaint Quarterly
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The Redundant Shop
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Sarah & Schooling
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Sokkuan Tye
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Scene Shang
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Singapore Memory Project
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Supermama is a little gallery shop based in Singapore. Here, they collect, create and curate meaningful objects, hoping to engage every shopper as an individual, curating a space to allow each to slow down.
The Letter J Supply
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Typesetting SG
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Visual Inconsideraton
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Wheniwasfour is very much of a 'living' design studio and brand in the small town of Singapore. Through their quirky and childlike products, they hope people can feel the warmth and simple happiness.
Worldwide Books
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Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore

Blk 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443

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Getting Here
  • By Mrt Train

    Nearest MRT Train Station: Labrador Park (Circle Line station CC27)

    Exit Labrador Park station via Exit A towards Telok Blangah Road. Cross the overhead bridget located on the right of Exit A, and descend from the overhead bridge by taking the staircase on the right. Upon landing, turn around and walk back up Telok Blangah Road. At the first traffic junction, make a right turn onto Alexandra Road, and walk past two bus stops before turning right onto Malan Road. Walk all the way straight.

  • By Bus

    Nearest Bus Stop: Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number: 15059)

    Take buses 51, 57, 61, 93, 97, 97e, 100, 120, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963e, and alight at the bus stop opposite Alexandra Point along Alexandra Road. Turn left as you alight from the bus to walk back up Alexandra Road and turn right at Malan Road. Walk all the way straight.

  • By Car or Taxi

    Singapore Art Book Fair 2014 is accessible by car or taxi via Malan Road that is located along Alexandra Road. Parking facilities are available, and there is a taxi stand in front of Block 5.

  • Shuttle Service

    14 Nov (Fri) 

    7.00pm – 10.00pm
    No. of shuttle buses: 3

    15 Nov (Sat) 

    2.00pm – 6.00pm
    No. of shuttle buses: 2

    16 Nov (Sun)  

    12.00nn – 4.00pm
    No. of shuttle buses: 2

    Shuttle services will pick up passengers from Queenstown (exit B) and Harbourfront (exit D) MRT stations.
    For the 14th of Nov (Fri), the first shuttle service starts at 7:00pm from Google HQ to Gillman Barracks. Subsequent shuttle services will pick up paseengers from the MRT stations to Gillman Barracks and back.



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