#SmallBigDreamersAtHome by the National Gallery Singapore
Jun 1, 2020 - Mar 28, 2021
National Gallery Singapore’s biennial children’s festival, Small Big Dreamers, returns for its second edition with a digital twist. #SmallBigDreamersAtHome is the first 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.
Children’s adventures take place on the new #SmallBigDreamersAtHome interactive site, inspired by the art of five artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The artworks were selected by children through a series of focus groups with the gallery: Tropical Fruits by Georgette Chen, Horizontals I by Choy Weng Yang, Gamelan Orchestra by Sudjana Kerton, Dungun Siri II by Ruzaika Omar Basaree, and My INK-credible Adventure by Singaporean artist Yeo Shih Yun.
Kids can experience art activities across five fun-filled experience zones:
● Artists’ Studio – learn about the artworks and their artists though a dynamic interface which brings you up close and personal with all five artworks, unveiling interesting facts and details about each masterpiece as you scroll through.
● Make and Create – Download and print a collection of activity sheets. Comprising fun arts and crafts projects, these printable activities explore the practice of every featured artist in a child-friendly way.
● Play and Discover – Have fun with interactive games that also educate on the artmaking techniques used by artists. Three of such games will be made available from 1 June — An Artist’s Tropical Landscape (inspired by Georgette Chen’s Tropical Fruits) , Feeling Blocks (inspired by Choy Weng Yang’s Horizontals I) and My INK-credible Adventure by Yeo Shih Yun. Two more games based on works by Indonesian artist Sudjana Kerton and Malaysian artist Ruzaika Omar Basaree will be released in July 2020.
● Watch and Listen – On-demand tutorial videos facilitated by educational experts, independent artists, and illustrators, inspire kids to embark on projects of their own. There will also be fun and engaging storytelling sessions along with sit-down chats with artists, educators and curators later in the year.
Coming in July…
Come July 2020, two more interactive games inspired by works of regional artists will be made available. Music Making, is a game that takes reference from Gamelan Orchestra by Sudjana Kerton, while Dungun Dreaming is inspired by Dungun Siri II by Ruzaika Omar Basaree. These will be accompanied by new home-based activity sheets and videos.
Coming in September…
SBD Live! a new zone where kids can register for, and enjoy a series of scheduled programmes such as live-streamed workshops, talks and performances, bringing the fun of a Gallery outing into their homes.
Coming in November…
In November, the Gallery will once again introduce new content on #SmallBigDreamersAtHome with more activity sheets, programmes and videos—just in time for the year-end school holidays.
Share your artworks created in response to the festival on social media with the hashtag #SmallBigDreamersAtHome for a chance to be featured in a series of compilation videos under the banner Made by #SmallBigDreamersAtHome. These videos will be published on the website in August and December 2020.
See other family-friendly online resources and programmes by the Gallery, such as the refreshed Gallery Kids! website which offers new weekly home-based art activities and resources to nurture one’s interest in art.