Let Art Support SG
Fri Jul 24 - Sun Aug 30
It’s Singapore’s 55th birthday this year, and National Gallery Singapore is launching a series of on-site and online initiatives to mark National Day at the Gallery or from home. These celebrate our spirit of resilience in a challenging year, and compassion and kindness amidst adversity, through art. Here’s what you can look forward to:
● Gallery Light Up : The Gallery’s façade will be illuminated in the national colours of red and white as a show of solidarity and unity by local arts and cultural institutions in the Civic District and Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct. The exterior of the Gallery’s central veiled canopy facing the Padang will also feature rotating projections of 60 artworks by artists in Singapore, following the Gallery’s open call which invited artists to submit original artworks inspired by the National Collection. The light-up and projections will take place daily from 24 July to 30 August, 7pm to 12 midnight.
● Gallery Open House and free one-year membership: Free admission to all exhibitions in August 2020. From 1 August, Singaporeans and PRs can also redeem a free one-year Gallery Insider membership (worth up to $120), which includes perks such as unlimited and priority access to all exhibitions, and discounts on dining and shopping, with the National Day Parade e-discount coupon, available via the NDP2020 website.
● Gallery at Home – Digital art programmes and exhibitions: Participate in a series of exciting activities and live programmes online. These include:
○ Words That Count: A self-guided, therapeutic online art programme that guides participants to express their reflections, gratitude, appreciation and encouragement for others through art and poetry. Available from 9 August.
○ National Gallery Singapore’s Docent-led Programmes: A series of online programmes led by the Gallery’s docents that explores themes from the Gallery’s artworks and architecture.
○ Art + Live : A series of performances featuring artists, poets, musicians and art therapists who respond to art in the context of the world that we live in.
○ City Hall: If Walls Could Talk (Digital Edition): Accessible via the Gallery’s website from 9 August, the digital edition of this exhibition recounts defining moments in our nation’s history which occurred around and within the City Hall building that houses part of the Gallery today. It will also feature interviews with former officers who used to work in City Hall, about their memories of the place.
For more information and details on the Gallery’s National Day initiatives, please visit the Gallery’s website
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