Art & Design

National Gallery Singapore launches online children’s art festival

National Gallery Singapore’s biennial children’s festival, Small Big Dreamers, returns for its second edition with a digital twist from June 1, 2020 to March 28, 2021.

Alongside #GalleryAnywhere, #SmallBigDreamersAtHome is part of a concerted effort of key 1 initiatives aimed at bringing more art experiences to its audiences, even while the Gallery remains temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Following the introduction of new weekly
activities on Gallery Kids! during the May school holidays, #SmallBigDreamersAtHome is the first two online art festival in Singapore that serves up a series of fun and engaging activities for children aged six to 12, featuring interactive games, and easy-to-follow, hands-on activities designed to let them unleash their inner artist while learning about artworks within the National Collection and beyond.

Suenne Megan Tan, Director of Audience Development and Engagement at National Gallery Singapore said, “With families spending more time at home to curtail the spread of COVID-19, we want to provide opportunities for parents to continue engaging their children with art during this time.
SmallBigDreamersAtHome allows children to learn while being in their element with the online platform and ignites their imagination through creative play. We hope that it will serve as a springboard for new and regular visitors to take their own self-guided adventures into the world of art and look forward to welcoming them at the Gallery soon.”

Adventures inspired by Singapore and Southeast Asian art Children’s adventures take place on the new #SmallBigDreamersAtHome interactive site, inspired by the art of five artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Holding focus groups with children, the Gallery allowed little ones to shape the festival by selecting artworks they wanted #SmallBigDreamersAtHome
to be based on, namely Tropical Fruits by Georgette Chen, Horizontals I by Choy Weng Yang, Gamelan Orchestra by Sudjana Kerton, and Dungun Siri II by Ruzaika Omar Basaree. Completing this line-up is Singaporean artist Yeo Shih Yun, whose work, My INK-credible Adventure, focuses on the medium of ink painting.

View the festival here.

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