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.
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.