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Presenting START at Gillman Barracks — a 3-day art and lifestyle event showcasing contemporary art in daily living spaces from 19-21 July 2019. Learn more about collecting art for the home in educational tours and workshops, participate in specially curated film screenings and take home quality art and lifestyle items from homegrown designers.

Psst! — All film screenings at START are curated by our very own SFS programmers! 😉


19 July, Fri 8pm
dir. Michael Schindhelm
2016 | China, Switzerland | Documentary | English, Chinese, German | 93 mins | NC16 Some Nudity

The Swiss Uli Sigg had an impact on China’s shift in economic policy after the Mao era; he has also established the world’s most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. The majority of this collection will be transferred to Hong Kong’s M+ museum, due to open in 2019. A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg, and the tense sociopolitical context of China’s ongoing transformation since the 1970s.

20 July, Sat 2pm
dir. Megumi Sasaki
2008 | Japan, USA | Documentary | English | 88 mins | PG


He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel, whose shared passion and discipline have defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.





20 July, Sat 4pm
dir. Agnes Varda
2017 | France | Documentary | French | 94 mins | PG13 Some Disturbing Scenes



Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.



20 July, Sat 7.30pm
dir. Tamra Davis
2010 | USA | Documentary | English | 90mins | NC16 Some Coarse Language and Drug References

First feature length documentary biography of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who is often considered one of the greatest American painters in the last half of the 20th Century and one of the greatest African-american artists.


21 July, Sun 2pm
dir. Megumi Sasaki
2013 | USA | Documentary | English | 87 mins | PG

A follow-up to award-winning documentary ‘Herb & Dorothy’, the film captures the ordinary couple’s extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors. The film journeys around the country with the Vogels, meeting artists who are famous or unknown, often controversial, striking today’s society with questions about art and its survival.


21 July, Sun 4pm
dir. Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
2017 | UK | Animation, Biography, Crime | English | 94 mins | M18 Sexual Scene

In a story depicted in oil painted animation, a young man comes to the last hometown of painter Vincent van Gogh to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter and ends up investigating his final days there.





Opening Hours:
19 July, Friday, 4pm – 10pm
20 July, Saturday, 11am – 10pm
21 July, Sunday, 11am – 8pm

Blk 9 #02-21: Retail and Exhibition Space (free admission)
Blk 7 level 1: Film Screenings (ticketed)

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