DRIVE was a four month-long public art prize comprising of an outdoor art exhibition and an Open Call Competition. Launched on 28 September 2014, and conducted until January 2015 the project began with the installation of ten gallery-sponsored artworks by established Singapore-based artists on the white façades of Gillman Barrcks. These were followed by the installation of 18 Open Call artworks that were entered into competition. The resulting outdoor art exhibition featured a selection of large-scale murals, photography, illustrated vinyl prints and installations by a diverse group of artists. Along with a panel of judges, the public were invited to vote for their favourite artwork on Facebook.
The winning artist, Merryn Trevethan, was announced at a prize-giving ceremony at the Gillman Barracks Art After Dark Art Week Celebration on 23 January 2015. Aside from 5,000 SGD, she also wins a curated spread in Art Republik Magazine (see in News). Her vibrant mural, Accelerator City, is located at Block 9, Gillman Barracks.
Aside the from the Open Call, DRIVE also hosted a series of artist engagement talks and workshops at Gillman Barracks throughout hte duration of the project. These were all free of charge and open to the public.