Following the successful launch of the digital format of Gallery Children’s Biennale in May 2021, National Gallery Singapore invites children to embark on an inspiring multi-sensory experience as they explore the on-site installations, from 6 November 2021.
Visitors can look forward to nine on-site art installations that complement the digital artworks first presented on the Biennale’s microsite, sharing similar themes and imagery. Guided by the inquiry, “Why Art Matters”, the artists seek to convey the importance of art during the unsettling times of the pandemic, through their artworks. The artworks all explore themes of Home, Diversity, Environment and Time, bringing to the fore relevant issues of today in an easy-to-understand manner for children.
Visitors are invited to walk through a larger-than-life installation reminiscent of a city, catch life-sized backgrounds that transport them into an other-worldly space, journey the landscapes of Cambodia, unlock stories submitted by children from all over the world, and many more!
Anyone and everyone will be able to enjoy the Biennale in an exploratory manner while embarking on their unique Biennale art journey. The nine installations will be located at various public spaces around the Gallery, and access is free, without the need for a ticket.
For a complete hybrid festival experience and to double the fun, visitors are encouraged to participate in both realms – online and on-site. Both experiences of the artwork invite children to participate and co-create with international artists, with the on-site installations presenting immersive tactile experiences that are distinct from one’s experience with the online artworks. Children are encouraged to touch, move, and interact with the installations, fostering skills such as curiosity and critical thinking as they learn through play.
The on-site installations for Gallery Children’s Biennale will be available from 6 November 2021 to December 2022 at National Gallery Singapore. Visitors who are unable to join for the physical experience may still participate in this edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale through the microsite. The online experience continues to be accessible at http://childrensbiennale.com/ until December 2022.
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
When: 6 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2022,