Every artwork tells a story. Some of the works here are inspired by myths and legends, introducing us to people from long ago or places that we have never seen. Others express the artist’s beliefs and concerns about the world we live in. As we explore different forms of art, we begin to learn more about the world and ourselves.
Themed “Dreams & Stories,” the first edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale invites the inner child in each of us to embark on a creative journey. Explore the world through the eyes of nine artists from Singapore and beyond: Chng Seok Tin, Mark Justiniani, Yayoi Kusama, Vincent Leow, Lynn Lu, teamLab, Tran Trong Vu, Ian Woo and Robert Zhao.
Uncover the stories behind ten installations spread across the Gallery. To enrich your experience, pick up a Gallery Children’s Biennale Art Pack containing ideas for discussion and activities designed to enhance the appreciation of each artwork.
In conjunction with Gallery Children's Biennale, a series of public programmes, film screenings, special tours for families, and artist-led workshops for children have also been lined up.
Spanning four months, there is something for everyone to discover, whether young or young at heart!
Know Before You Go
1. General Admission rules apply. Please go to the Level B1 Ticketing Counter to get your tickets or pre-order them online.
2. To make the most of your day, pick up a Gallery Children's Biennale Art Pack. For just $5, you will get:
- A sheet of stickers for Yayoi Kusama's The Obliteration Room
- Eight illustrated art activity cards to help you explore all the installations
- A series of activity cards accompanying Lynn Lu's performance art works
- A Gallery Children's Biennale trail map
- A kid-sized festival pass
- An awesome rainbow pencil
- AND a 20% discount voucher for Gallery Insider membership
3. Art Packs can be purchased from the Level B1 Ticketing Counters and the Family Desk at the Keppel Centre for Art Education.
4. teamLab's Homogenizing and Transforming World is not recommended for visitors with light sensitivity or claustrophobia. Mark Justiniani's Firewalk: A Bridge of Embers is not recommended for visitors with fear of heights, light sensitivity or who are prone to experiencing vertigo. Visitors are advised to avoid wearing skirts due to the mirrored surfaces of these two installations.
5. Please note that tickets are required to view Yayoi Kusama's The Obliteration Room and teamLab's Homogenizing and Transforming World.
6. Ian Woo's Rock & Sphere will close on 24 September 2017. All other installations will remain until 8 October 2017
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About The Gallery
National Gallery Singapore is a leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of modern art of Singapore and Southeast Asia. The Gallery is dedicated to collaborative research, education and exhibitions to highlight the importance of modern art in the region within a global context.
The Gallery recently won the awards for “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism” and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards for its role in adding to the vibrancy of Singapore’s tourism landscape.
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