Art Garden 2013 at the Singapore Art Museum Contemporary art fun for children
17 May to 1 September 2013
Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Wander through fairy tales, get lost in dreams and stretch your imagination, as Art Garden comes back for the fourth year running! This ever-popular exhibition for the young, and the young at heart, features exciting new commissions, mesmerising artworks, short films as well as animations by local and international artists. Explore the exhilarating world of contemporary art through these installations, and take part in the delightful activities specially designed by SAM and the artists. Get ready to be surprised!
Art Garden 2013 is supported by students from Republic Polytechnic. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Children's Season 2013, and jointly organised by the National Heritage Board and the Museum Roundtable.
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LANDscape in the Box By NUS Architecture Students lead by Assistant Professor, Raffaella Sini and tutors Larry Yeung Man Ki, Clifford Au Yong Wen Li, Lim Sze Ying and Doina Andreea Ilies.
Explore the beauty of the new and once familiar landscapes of sunny Singapore in an assembly of 134 boxes, each one designed by NUS Architecture students. Learn about how these fragments contribute to building a vision of the Singapore landscape.
The Enchanted Garden City By Sandra Lee
Step into Sandra's whimsical enchanted garden city and allow yourself to wander about fairytales with an Asian twist! Unleash your creative juices by drawing your own version of an enchanted garden city and challenge yourself to complete as many different activities in the gallery.
Around the Day in Eighty Worlds By Vicente Delgado
Would you like to go on an adventure today? Enter this fascinating world and observe what's around you – some things may look familiar at first, but a closer look may reveal something different about them. Also, here's a chance to make your own kaleidoscope and see how it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary!
Stellar Cave II By Julien Salaud With support from Institut Français Singapour
Feast your eyes on this stunning work made entirely of screws and thread, inspired by prehistoric paintings in France's Lascaux Caves. Marvel at the beauty of this glowing constellation of stars!
The Incredibly Magical Expanding Room By Mojoko and Shang Liang
IWatch the room transform as all four walls respond to your voice! Whisper, talk or shout to see what happens!
Les rêves engloutis – Glossy Dreams in Depths By Stéphane Blanquet
Let your imagination take over as you enter a room filled with fantasy and dreams. Do not be afraid of what lies ahead. Instead, overcome your fears and explore these rooms filled with peculiar objects, 3D drawings and holograms. Then, take part in a mask-making activity, specially designed by the artist.
Walter By Dawn Ng
Walter, our favourite curious colossal bunny hops back to SAM! Be sure to stop by our front lawn to say 'hi' and discover the extraordinary in our everyday lives through him!
LOVE . REVOLVE THE WORLD By Sun Yu-li
Presented in conjunction with Art Garden 2013, this collaborative work between local sculptor Sun Yu-li and 750 students represents the connections that exist in the universe and the random nature of everything around us.
The Apprenticeship Programme In conjunction with Noise Singapore 2013
From 27 July, check out this exhibition specially created by young apprentices from Noise Singapore's The Apprenticeship Programme!
Film still from Little Secret by Tan Siang Yu.
Film Screenings Moving Image Gallery
Sit back and enjoy a selection of local short films and animations suitable for children, including a new commission by local filmmaker, Tan Siang Yu.
Credit Suisse: Innovation In Art Series President’s Young Talents
25 January 2013 to 15 September 2013
Singapore Art Museum
Inaugurated by SAM in 2001, the President’s Young Talents is Singapore’s premier commissioning exhibition, featuring the island’s most promising artists under the age of 35. Selected by an independent curatorial committee of local art professionals, these artists are mentored through the entire process of art creation, from concept development to exhibition realisation. This year’s exhibition features new commissions from Boo Junfeng, Liao Jiekai, Zaki Razak, Grace Tan, Ryf Zaini and Robert Zhao Renhui.
Click here for more information about the President’s Young Talents 2009 exhibition.
Click here to download President’s Young Talents brochure (1.61 MB) Click here to download Educator’s Guide for President’s Young Talents (1024 KB) Click here to download Primary School Activity Sheets for President's Young Talents (1.1 MB) Click here to download Secondary School Activity Sheets for President's Young Talents (1.13 MB) Click here to download Answers to Primary School Activity Sheets for President's Young Talents (297 KB) Click here to download Answers to Secondary School Activity Sheets for President's Young Talents (284 KB)
Wall Mural by Speak Cryptic, in collaboration with residents of Taman Jurong
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong
On-going | Taman Jurong Community Club
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong is Singapore’s first community museum. Located at the Taman Jurong Community Club, it showcases artefacts and artworks from Singapore’s National Collection, as well as creations from the community.
Curated by the Singapore Art Museum, the theme of the museum’s exhibition is “Picturing Home”, where visitors can view archival photographs of what Taman Jurong used to look like in the past and learn about the unique history behind this neighbourhood.
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong is a collaboration between the National Heritage Board (NHB), Taman Jurong Citizen’s Consultative Committee, Taman Jurong Community Arts and Culture Club and People’s Association (PA).
Venue: Taman Jurong Community Club 1 Yung Sheng Road Singapore 618495
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 3pm to 7pm Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 6pm Closed on Public Holidays
Eko Nugroho, It's All About Coalition, 2008, bronze, 190 x 60 x 60 cm, Singapore Art Museum collection.
Singapore Art Museum
The Learning Gallery is SAM's permanent exhibition dedicated to presenting artworks selected from the museum's collection to promote engagement and discussion of broader issues through contemporary art. The gallery also aims to nurture an appreciation for art and develop creative and analytical thinking among its visitors, including the young.
People and Places
Runs through 31 December 2013
SAM People and Places showcases 20 Southeast Asian contemporary art works from SAM's permanent collection that looks at the people, places and spaces around us. Revolving around ideas of identity, urbanisation, globalisation and the environment, these works present the artists' visions and interpretations of pertinent issues about urban living in the modern cityscape. Designed to complement the Ministry Of Education's Study of Visual Arts (SOVA) and Humanities curriculum, this exhibition addresses themes such as self-identity, social identity, relationships, society and culture.