Delving into the deep, “Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea” – the sixth edition of SAM’s children-focused annual exhibition – invites adventurers of all ages into the watery realms of our Earth as seen through the eyes of contemporary artists.
A whimsical introduction to the many stories and ideas that surround seascapes, Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea presents tactile and interactive works that encourage discovery through exploration and play. At SAM at 8Q, young people are invited to comb the shores and navigate the deep where they make the acquaintance of mysterious denizens and underwater wonders. We hope that, as protectors of the future, our young visitors will also think about the impact we have on the natural world, and of how, through inventive and wise ideas, we can save our earth and its awe-inspiring oceans.
“Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea” was exhibited at the Singapore Art Museum between 14 May and 28 August 2016.
As part of ArtBeatz educational programme with the museum, “Discover Contemporary Art” and “Contemporary Art Fun” are designed specially to suit the creative and conceptual learning of pre-school and primary school students respectively. The programmes explore with students creative approaches to art-making and expose them to various materials in this fun and sensorial workshop. Students will be given a chance to examine contemporary artworks through facilitated discussions during a guided tour, and make crafts inspired by what they have observed.
ArtSafe is one of Singapore’s biggest private art collections, housed in a space of 60,000 square feet, the ever-expanding collection boasts the most exclusive of local artists, literally, featuring the BIGGEST and the BEST of Lim Tze Peng, Peh Eng Seng, Lim Leong Seng, and more. Mr Ong Teng Huat, a passionate art collector, embarked on his journey to commission selected local artists, capturing and reminiscing the yesteryears of Singapore.
Mr Ong is a long-time collector of Lim Tze Peng (95 years old), the internationally acclaimed master of Chinese ink. ArtSafe and ArtBeatz proudly accentuate Lim’s biggest works measuring 5 meters by 3 meters of which can be seen only exclusively in ArtSafe.
Student art excursions are designed to begin as guided tours with enquiry-based discovery with a finishing touch of hands-on art making processes.
Through the course of the tour, students are guided through ranging styles and mediums of art-making, witnessing the convergence and influence of Eastern and Western art philosophies take form in Chinese ink painting, watercolor, oil painting, and sculpting.
Guided Tour and Hands-On Art Workshop conducted by ARTBEATZ
Total Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
HANDS-ON ART WORKSHOP
Duration: 45 minutes
Date: Available from 18 August 2016 to 30 November 2017
Facilitating fee: $24 per student from primary 1 to 6; $30 for secondary 1 to 5
Address: ArtSafe, U-Freight Logistics Centre, 8 Changi South Street 2, Singapore 486632
Guided Tour and Hands-on Art Workshop for Preschools
conducted by ARTBEATZ
Duration: 1.5 hours
Time: Weekdays, 10:10 am or 2:30 pm
Price: $12 (excluding GST)
Be exposed to contemporary artworks and explore creative ways of art-making through interactive discussions in this workshop. Following a guided tour of the galleries, children will learn to create their individual artworks inspired by what they have observed.
Duration: 45 minutes
Children will embark on a gallery tour that will give them an in-depth understanding of how the artists create contemporary art in both conventional and unconventional ways. Thought provoking questions will be asked and discussed along the way to allow them to form personal perspectives as an individual of what contemporary
HANDS-ON ART WORKSHOP
Duration: 45 minutes
The hands-on activity provides children with firsthand experience of creating their individual artworks inspired by the general theme of the exhibition. By the end of the workshop, they will bring the artworks home as mementoes of their day from the SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM.
ABOUT “5 STARS” EXHIBITION
5 Stars: Art Reflects on PEACE, JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEMOCRACY andPROGRESS is the SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM’s (SAM) salute to Singapore’s Golden Jubilee and the five stars on the Singapore flag, which represent universal humanist values.
In inviting and commissioning five art luminaries of the nation – Ho Tzu Nyen, Matthew Ngui, T.K. Sabapathy, Suzann Victor, and Zulkifle Mahmod – to ponder and respond to each of the values, SAM gives scope to these extraordinary Singaporeans, whose life-long commitment to art as a discipline is inimitable and exemplary. Through the creative and curatorial process, these abstract, intangible concepts are made manifest, and each unique artistic expression and presentation offers nuanced and layered interpretations of the nation’s core values, which resonate with Singapore’s multifaceted, complex identity. New ‘thought-spaces’ unfold: from one island nation’s conscious reflections on its ideals, we recognise the humanist foundations of today’s world.
Engaging with these ‘big ideas’ through contemporary art, the 5 STARS exhibition is curated to encourage diverse individuals and audiences to come together to contemplate what these shared human ideals mean in the present day, and how they might continue to help us envision our futures.
The Walter EduKit Workshop invites students to explore contemporary art. This workshop, which is an educational workshop, is based on the Who’s Afraid Of Contemporary Art? – A Survival Kit is designed by the Singapore Art Museum with Singaporean artist, Dawn Ng.
The workshop will engage students to explore and express their views on contemporary art. WALTER, by Dawn Ng, is used as a key concept. Children are taken through the process of the artist’s conceptualization, exploration of her intention, message and execution of the artwork using comprehensive, visual teaching aids.
Based on their understanding of the concept of WALTER and contemporary art, students are given the opportunity to explore common places around them and develop ideas and stories of the message they would like to express and developing their ideas into creating their unique artworks of Walter in spaces around them.
The Walter EduKit workshop consists of 5 lessons, each being 1.5 hours long, will take students on a journey of contemporary art exploration that will enable them to view and understand contemporary concepts through their hands-on process.
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Medium at Large is a year-long exhibition at Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and exposes students to the rich expanse of materials that contemporary artworks can be made of, and from. The artwork media here include oil paint, rattan, human hair, whitening soap, live bullet shells and ‘dematerialised’ media like sound, language and text.
Art has long been classified by genres and disciplines, such as painting, sculpture, and photography. In Medium at Large, students will also learn about how contemporary art often resists the confines of traditional definitions and behave in genre-bending ways, where a painting may slide into video or a video performs like drawing and a drawing is painterly.
Medium at Large draws mostly from SAM’s permanent collection, and also includes loans and commissions from Singaporean, Southeast Asia, and Asian artists. So join us in an exciting adventure to learn about the nature of art’s medium, at large!
“Discover Contemporary Art” and “Contemporary Art Fun” are workshops specially designed for preschoolers and primary school students respectively. During these workshops, the children will be exposed to interactive play with contemporary artworks and explore creative ways of art-making. Following a guided tour of the galleries, children will learn to create their own piece of craft inspired by what they have observed.