In celebration of Singapore’s 54th year of independence and as a venue partner for the National Day Parade (NDP) at the Padang this year, National Gallery Singapore will offer free admission to all exhibitions for 14 days between 22 July–12 August 2019. Celebrations continue throughout the month of August and visitors will also enjoy 50% off admission tickets from 13–31 August. This is also in commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial year.
In preparation for the country’s annual celebration, the Gallery will be closed on eight select days between 27 July and 10 August 2019. Singaporeans can however look forward to participating in the Gallery’s programmes during the weekends as they will be brought out and around Singapore to the heartlands instead.
A story-telling session, titled Stories in Art: The Midas Touch, that is inspired by The Other Wall in the Gallery Children’s Biennale, will be held at the Central Public Library and Yishun Public Library. Children who are four years old and above can join R Chandran, founder-director of ACT 3 Theatrics, to learn of a king who turned everything into gold, including his daughter, and even be part of the story!
There will also be family art workshops hosted at the Central Public Library and Serangoon Public Library. Participants can create hanging art mobiles and explore shapes, shadows and silhouettes with moving sculptures, inspired by Every World and Kenangan Kunang-
Venue: National Gallery Singapore