Singapore officially launches a major garden exhibition by Dale Chihuly, one of the world’s most-renowned glass artists from Seattle. A first of its kind in Asia, the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition takes place amidst the verdant tropical setting of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay.
The exhibition was officiated by Guest-of-Honour Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community & Youth, at an opening ceremony this evening.
The exhibition offers a unique experience that takes visitors across the expanse of Gardens by the Bay’s various landscapes, including the vast greenery of its Outdoor Gardens and the cooled environment of its Conservatories. Here, visitors will be able to experience landmark installations such as Moon – which has not been exhibited since its debut in Jerusalem in 2000, and Setting Sun – an artwork designed specially for Singapore.
Together with other installations such as the nearly 10-metre-tall Cloud Forest Persians set within the Cloud Forest conservatory and the delicate Ethereal White Persians at Serene Garden, Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom promises an inspiring encounter for all visitors.
Beyond the Gardens, the public can catch a glimpse of Dale Chihuly’s works which were specially shipped over to Singapore, at the outdoor spaces of The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The Paintbrush Tower is prominently displayed on the lawn outside The Fullerton Bay Hotel, against the Marina Bay skyline.
Come May, one can also look forward to an artistic afternoon tea inspired by Dale Chihuly’s masterpieces at The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Visitors can also expect fun and diverse experiences that incorporate an eclectic mix of art and nature. There will be programmes conducted in collaboration with community partners such as Synergraphic Design, whose local glass artists will be conducting glass fusing workshops; and Crafune, who will be holding leather crafting workshops.
Selected Grab users who book a ride to the exhibition will stand to enjoy special rewards and promotions for exclusive exhibition merchandise.
Grab will also be giving away Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition tickets to selected driver-partners in June, as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work.
Driver-partners will receive more information on this soon.
The exhibition extends to a vibrant Porsche Taycan art car against the futuristic backdrop of the SG50 Lattice at the Gardens. Its design features Chihuly’s Persians series, a celebration of form, scale and colour that was first exhibited in 1986.
The Porsche Taycan art car celebrates the amalgamation of art, nature and innovation and will be exhibited exclusively at the SG50 Lattice at the Bay South Garden (Gardens by the Bay) until 30 May 2021, in conjunction with the exhibition.
In addition, visitors will be able to purchase official exhibition merchandise designed by Chihuly Studio, including books, colouring pencil sets, decorative paper books, pop-up cards, sculpture kits, umbrellas, tote bags, and more, each available at the Exhibition Shop near Dragonfly Lake.
Moreover, designs by local artists have been selected from winning entries in response to an open call in January. The open call was held as a nod to Singapore’s creative community, and winning entries were awarded with cash prizes and a curated tour of the exhibition.
Tickets are available via the following options:
- Tickets to the Conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) start from $20.
- The Complete Experience ticket tier that will allow access to all areas of the exhibition including the Conservatories, and Outdoor Gardens & Gallery, start from $27.
- SingapoRediscovers Vouchers issued by Singapore Tourism Board can be used for the purchase of tickets (for Conservatories and The Complete Experience)
For more information on the programmes, please visit here.