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Galleries pull out of Gillman Barracks

Five of 17 galleries are closing at Gillman Barracks in Singapore, a contemporary art cluster in a series of restored colonial barracks dating from 1936. The Drawing Room, Equator Art Projects, Space Cottonseed, Tomio Koyama Gallery and Silverlens will not renew their leases in May, according to The Straits Times. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one gallery owner said: “Promises were made by the developers, and they were not met.” Kow Ree Na, who is responsible for the site at the Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “We expect some turnover due to business decisions.