Gallery Children’s Biennale 2021 “Why Art Matters”
Sat May 22 – Sat Dec 31
The National Gallery Singapore brings its popular Children’s Biennale to more young ones locally, and internationally through its first-ever “phygital” experience.
This year it questions “Why Art Matters”, and empowers children to navigate our changing times with empathy and confidence through playful and interactive art experiences.
The online experience launches on 22 May 2021. This is followed by on-site art installations at the museum which open to the public from September 2021.
The digital experience is accessible via the microsite at https://childrensbiennale.com where children will be able to embark on online adventures with interactive online games, immersive animated stories and digital artmaking as they engage with the 9 commissioned artworks.
Categorised according to the themes of Home, Time, Diversity and the Environment, the works look to inspire children to embrace the values of acceptance, openness and diversity, while providing them with a space to unleash their creativities.
On top of the 9 digital artworks, children aged 0 to 3, 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years, will also be able to participate in online activities such as tutorials, sonic and somatic workshops, storytelling sessions and games inspired by the artworks as part of the digital experience.