Friday 27 November 2015

National Gallery Singapore (part one)

  The National Gallery Singapore recently re-opened. It's been ten years in planning and I was excited to see it and the art works within it. Currently, all exhibition halls are open to the public with no entrance fees. After the 6th of December 2015, though, you'll have to pay $20 to see the special exhibitions. Though, the permanent exhibitions will always be free to the public. :)

  It's located at 1 Saint Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957. It opens from 10am to 7pm on all days (and until 11pm on Fridays to Sundays.)

Here's me standing in front of the gallery's sign.
(I'm holding the gallery's map. This picture was actually taken at the end of the day, after we exited from the gallery.)

  Upon entering the gallery, you are greeted by the oh-so-gorgeous architecture of the place:
Its a canopy made of glass and 15,000 veil-like aluminium panels draped over the entire museum and is supported be steel structures resembling tree trunks.

It really was breath-taking.
   Now, on to some art works displayed within the exhibition halls...

  We went to the Art Playscape where there was a beautiful, vibrant watercolour instillation. There are guided tours held throughout the day where you'll enter the enchanted forest filled with hidden stories and adorable characters.
This fantasy wonderland comes from the mind of Sandra Lee.

We missed the last guided tour, so I didn't take too many pictures.
Look out for part two of this series, where I'll be showing you more of the museum, and telling you more fun titbits.

This was an art work done by the insanely talented Stephen Wiltshire.
Below is a process video of him creating the art work.

  I hope you liked this little sneak peak at what you'll be able to see at the National Gallery Singapore. I went really late in the day and could only stay for two hours, until they closed for the day, so there's still more for me to see. Thus, I'll be going back again soon, and part two will be posted after. (Update: Part Two is out. Click this link to view it.) And remember; the museum is open to the public with no entrance fees to ALL the exhibitions till' the 6th of December 2015. Do visit it soon!

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