National Gallery Singapore - Children's Biennale 2017 - Programmes

UPCOMING PROGRAMMES

  A plethora of immersive and interactive art programmes have been planned alongside the Gallery Children's Biennale to ignite the imaginations and creativity of young audiences and art lovers. Attend one of these programmes and see how dreams and stories come to life through art!  

 

LYNN LU: BE AFRAID OF ONLY STANDING STILL
Gallery Children's Biennale Lynn Lu: Be Afraid of Standing Still  

 

Wed–Sat, 6-9 Sep | 11am–5pm

Various Locations

Free | All Ages

 

Let your imagination run wild in a world made of paper. Paper Planet is a spectacular forest of tall cardboard trees that invites kids and adults to fill it with their own paper creations. Entering the space, families make creatures, vines and flowers, costumes and fantastical constructions, adding to the world around them. This is an ongoing, durational installation, where audiences build whole communities. Theatre and play merge, as children discover an imaginative world of adventures in this forest of their own making.

 

Paper Planet is an experience that all ages will find inspiring and utterly blissful. It is a great example of the instinctive creativity that flowers when people are given a suitable place, the right atmosphere and simple materials to play with. With these elements, extraordinary things can be made.

 

 

 


POLYGOT THEATRE: PAPER PLANET
Gallery Children's Biennale Polyglot Theatre: Paper Planet  

 

Thu–Fri, 28–29 Sep | 2pm, 4pm

Sat–Sun, 30 Sep–1 Oct | 11am, 2pm, 4pm

City Hall Wing, City Hall Chamber, Level 3 | 60mins per session

$20* per adult-child pair or $30* per adult-child trio | Ages 2 and up

 

BOOK ON SISTIC

 

Let your imagination run wild in a world made of paper. Paper Planet is a spectacular forest of tall cardboard trees that invites kids and adults to fill it with their own paper creations. Entering the space, families make creatures, vines and flowers, costumes and fantastical constructions, adding to the world around them. This is an ongoing, durational installation, where audiences build whole communities. Theatre and play merge, as children discover an imaginative world of adventures in this forest of their own making.

 

Paper Planet is an experience that all ages will find inspiring and utterly blissful. It is a great example of the instinctive creativity that flowers when people are given a suitable place, the right atmosphere and simple materials to play with. With these elements, extraordinary things can be made.

 

*Includes materials and SISTIC fees

 


PAPERMOON PUPPET THEATRE: THE WHITE WORLD OF SIWA AND MALINI
Gallery Children's Biennale Papermoon Puppet Theatre: The White World of Siwa And Malini  

 

Fri, 6 Oct | 2pm, 4pm

Sat–Sun, 7–8 Oct | 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Supreme Court Wing, Theatrette, Level 4 | 45mins per session

$20* per adult-child pair or $30* per adult-child trio | Ages 4 and up

 

BOOK ON SISTIC

 

This new production about appreciating the differences amongst people invites audiences to experience how creatures in the world with only white colour live their life. Children were born with no prejudices towards other people but were taught to see differences, and that one colour is
better than many. The performance tells the story of a little girl named Malini, and an old man named Siwa. Both of them live in a world where
ever thing only has white colour. Everything is flat and cold. However, one day, Malini finds that her chick is born with a different colour. As soon
as the adults in the world know that other colours than white have appeared, they will take action.

 

This is an experimental non-verbal performance for children and adults using objects theatre with different materials.

 
*Includes materials and SISTIC fees

 


 

GUIDED TOURS

 

DREAMS AND STORIES: THE DREAMCATCHERS

Wednesdays & Saturdays | 24 May–8 Oct | 5pm
Free

Gain insights into the creative vision behind Gallery Children’s Biennale and the dreams and stories that inspired the artworks on this exciting docent-led tour. 

 

Suitable for families, the young as well as the young at heart.

 

Registration opens 20 minutes before each tour at the Tours Desk located at Basement 1. 20 slots are available per tour on a first come, first served basis. 

 

再见梦中人

华语导览 第二星期六,下午5时30分
Sat 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 12 Aug, 9 Sep | 5.30pm 
Free

 

跟随我们的义务导览员走进儿童双年展艺术家的梦想世界了解其中的故事。 

请至B1导览服务柜台报名及租借助听设备。 每场次20名为限,额满为止。导览服务是免费,展览入门费另计。 

 

THE INCREDIBLE 5 SERIES

Fri–Sat 4–5 Aug | 6.30pm, 7.30pm 
Fri–Sat 11–12 Aug | 6.30pm, 7.30pm
Free

 

Make five new discoveries from “Must-Touch Artworks” to “Sensorial Experiences” in each of these themed docent-led tours.  

 

Suitable for families, the young as well as the young at heart.

 

Registration opens 20 minutes before each tour at the Tours Desk located at Basement 1. 20 slots are available per tour on a first come, first served basis. 

 

PROGRAMMES

"PUPPETS AND IMAGINE-NATIONS" BY ARTSOLUTE

Sat–Sun 5–6 Aug | 11am–1pm, 3pm–5pm
Sat–Sun 12–13 Aug | 11am–1pm, 3pm–5pm
Supreme Court Wing, Level 4, Theatrette

 

$20 per adult-child pair or $30 per adult-child trio (includes materials and SISTIC fees)

 

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Puppets & Imagine-Nations is an interactive storytelling and puppet-making workshop for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Presented by Artsolute and in response to the works from the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery, participants of this workshop will learn about the histories and intricacies of Southeast Asian puppetry from professional puppert artists through creative puppet making, immersive storytelling workshops and by being part of a puppet performance co-developed between participants and the facilitators. 

 

Deepen your appreciation of this traditional Southeast Asian artform and express your creativity in this interactive workshop that promises to delight all participants and families!

 

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"AQUARAMA" BY POST THEATER

Wed 9 Aug | 11am–5pm
Sat–Sun 5–6 Aug | 11am–5pm
Sat–Sun 12–13 Aug | 11am–5pm
City Hall Wing, Level 1, Opposite Children's Museum
Three 50 min performances every hour
 
Registration opens 30 minutes before each performance opposite the Children’s Museum. 10 slots are available per performance on a first come, first served basis.

 

Drop in to National Gallery Singapore during our open house on National Day, 9 Aug as well as on the weekends of 5–6 Aug and 12–13 Aug for a unique and utterly whimsical participatory performance with Post Theater's "Aquarama"!

 

A world premiere of international theatre group, Post Theater's newest performance, "Aquarama" is an alternative theme park featuring animated film, theatre and media art inspired by fairy tales, legends and myths from different cultures. 

 

Audiences are invited to be part of this participatory performance featuring the story of Matz, a wild boy sailing with his bath tub to the South Pacific, and Mr Chips, a fish-head exploring a new world who remembers how he saved a man from drowning!

 

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FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

Get creative as a family in these fun, hands-on workshops! Pick up new skills for art making under the guidance of artists, then create your own masterpieces inspired by works in Gallery Children’s Biennale.

 

11 Jun, 9 Jul, 13 Aug, 10 Sep | 1.30–3pm
City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education
$20 per adult-child pair or $30 per adult-child trio (includes materials and SISTIC fees)

 

Ages 7 and up


 

11 Jun 2017

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS: FROM ROCHOR TO KALLANG

Create your own sculpture inspired by the traps in Vincent Leow's installation From Rochor to Kallang under the guidance of the artist himself!

 

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9 Jul 2017

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: STYLING PATTERNS

Design and print a bandana inspired by the colours and patterns of Yayoi Kusama's work in this artist-led workshop

 

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13 Aug 2017

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: BEING YOURSELF

Learn printmaking techniques from an experienced artist and create your own masterpiece inspired by the work of Cultural Medallion recipient Chng Seok Tin.

 

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10 Sep 2017

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: MAN-MADE MASTERPIECES

What do broccol, cabbage, and goldfish have in common? Find oout in this artist-led workshop! Then make your own imaginary plants or animals inspired by Robert Zhao's installation.

 

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PARENTS AND EDUCATORS FORUM: CURIOUS CHILDREN NOW, CREATIVE THINKERS FOR THE FUTURE

Sat 1 Jul | 10.30am–12.30pm  
City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Free

 

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Children who are curious tend to be self-motivated learners and open to new experiences. These qualities are fundamental to the development of critical thinking skills later in life. Learn from a panel of educators and artists about the role of museums in cultivating curiosity in children and discover techniques to engage your children through art.

 

Suitable for early childhood educators and parents with children aged 3–12.

 

 

Admission is free but registration is required.

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TWEEN WORKSHOPS

Sat 3 Jun | 2–4pm *Fully booked
Sat 10 Jun | 2–4pm *Fully booked
City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education 
$30 per session, tickets available from SISTIC 
 

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Calling all budding artists aged 11–14 years old! This is a rare chance to learn new techniques from some of Singapore’s most outstanding artists, in a series of dynamic workshops at National Gallery Singapore. 

 

  • 3 June – Learn printmaking techniques from artist Dahlia Osman, then apply your newfound skills by creating prints inspired by the work of Chng Seok Tin.
  • 10 June – A mystery creature has been spotted at the Gallery! Build a creative trap to catch it under the guidance of artist Vincent Leow.

 

Strictly for children aged 11–14.

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ART EXPLORERS: ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

Sat–Sun 10–11 Jun | 1.30–2pm *Fully booked
Sat–Sun 10–11 Jun | 2.30–3pm *Fully booked
City Hall Wing, Level 1, Keppel Centre for Art Education 
Free

 

Engage in a lively discussion on select installations in the Gallery Children’s Biennale and discover nature through the eyes of artists! Then, create your own masterpiece inspired by the world around you. 

 

Suitable for families with children aged 5 years and up. 

 

To register, please email families@nationalgallery.sg with all participants’ names and contact numbers by 9 June.

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PROMOTIONS

Children's Biennale OWL Promotion

GET A KIDS SET MEAL FOR JUST $4.80 AT COURTYARD CAFÉ

Each set meal comes with an egg & cheese sandwich and a bubbly orange soda (top up S$1 for a hot or iced chocolate).

 

Terms and conditions: 

  • Applicable for children under the age of 12. 
  • Not valid in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or vouchers.
  • Available from 20 May to 24 September 2017.

 

PUBLICATIONS

ARTSY: FUN WITH SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

S$29.96, 48pp, paperback

Inspired by artworks from Singapore’s National Collection, this fun activity book encourages young curious minds to observe and explore the world around them. Artsy: Fun with Southeast Asian Art introduces children to simple visual elements like line, shape and colour to express themselves creatively.

AWESOME ART: THE NEXT 20 WORKS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW

S$36.38, 92pp, hardback

Explore the wonderful world of art through 20 artworks from Southeast Asia! Awesome Art dispels the notion that art is a difficult domain, introducing instead its colourful stories and personalities, as well as the diverse styles and forms that artworks can take. Besides learning to understand and look at art, readers will also be able to see how art is inextricably connected to the world around us. Beautifully reproduced in full colour, the 20 artworks featured in the book are also accompanied by original illustrations, fun facts and questions. Recommended for children aged 9 to 12.

 

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