SiningSaysay. Philippine History in Art at Gateway Gallery


I got invited to visit this new art gallery at the 5th level of the new Gateway Tower Mall in Quezon City the other day because they were launching an art collection about Philippine History.

SININGSAYSAY. is a "first" in the world. A comprehensive collection of 30 Murals as big as 6ft by 12 ft. were exhibited inside the Gateway Gallery showcasing the Philippine History and nation's milestone and culture in Art covering pre-historic Philippines up to the modern times.

A joint project of University of the Philippines, 28 known UP artists and Araneta Center, they bring their visions of history with the help of renowned historians. 

From the petroglyphs discovered in Angono, Rizal to the Austronesian roots and Philippine tribes, to the Spanish and other fragments of history. The artworks served as a window to the past. Walking through the wide and spacious gallery, we took our time to study and observe each painting and trying to remember what we learned in school during our history class.

The project which took more than four years to complete was first envisioned by the UPAA under Atty: Gari M. Tiongo. The concept is for it to become a come-on for students to learn the history of the Philippines in just a couple of minutes through the form of art.

Participating artists like Adonai Artificio, Armand Bacaltos, Adi Baen-Santos, Grandier Bella, Benjie Cabangis, Ben Cabrera, Angel Cacio, Romeo Carlos, Cris Cruz, Denes Dasco, Gig De Pio, Simkin De Pio, Vincent De Pio, Neil Deloricon, Norman Dreo, Amado hidalgo, Abdul Asia, Mari Imao, Ben Infante, Gigi Javier-Alfonso, Aileen Lanuza, Romeo Mananquil, Norlie Meimban, Julius Samson, Jonahmar salvosa, Randy Solon, Michael Velasco, Jun Yee and Janice Young.

Jorge Araneta who is the Chairman and CEO of the Araneta Group shares that with SiningSaysay, it affirms that Araneta center is the culture hub of Quezon City, housing a collection of great artistic and historic value. It is not just an educational opportunity but a source of national pride.

The exhibit is open every day from 11AM to 7PM at the Gateway Gallery. 5th Level of the Gateway Tower Mall. If you want more info or ask to schedule a tour, get in touch with their curator Mr. Gregorio R. Apolinario at 9113101 ext. 7432. or email them at

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