From 1 May to 1 August 2021, American artist Dale Chihuly will bring his large-scale installations and sculptures to Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay as part of the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom garden exhibition featuring original large glass installations.
About the Artist
Dale Chihuly is an award-winning, multi-media artist known for his installations in museums, gardens, and public spaces around the world. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and thirteen honorary doctorates.
For more than 50 years, he has pushed the boundaries of glass, reinventing natural and man-made environments with his experiments in light, space, and form. The Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom marks the artist’s first major garden exhibition in Asia, presenting visitors with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience an extensive collection of his works.
Exhibits at Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom
The exhibit is a reimagination of the landscapes of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay with 25 of his magnificent large-scale installations, as well as more than 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works.
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The works have been shipped directly from Seattle and installed on-site and will be the first exhibition of its scale to be hosted at Gardens by the Bay.
Visitors will also see Ethereal White Persians at the Serene Garden, and Cloud Forest Persians, a study in scale and translucency which debuted in 2019 at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, in London.
These large-scale works, which measure up to 10 metres in height and weigh as much as 3600 kg, were curated and designed to complement the spaces within Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome, Cloud Forest and outdoor gardens. Although this is is the artist’s first formal garden exhibition in Asia, he also has an existing large-scale permanent installation at Resorts World Sentosa and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
“We are very pleased that Singapore is hosting Dale Chihuly’s debut at Gardens by the Bay. This world-class exhibition is a strong testament to Singapore’s standing as an ideal location to showcase the work of leading global artists. We hope Singapore residents will enjoy this spectacular, ‘first-in-Asia visual art experience, and in time to come, we hope our international visitors can experience it too,” said Keith Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board.
Getting Tickets to Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom
From now till 20 April, early bird tickets to the Outdoor Gardens & Gallery are on offer with it being 25% off regular prices. Tickets to the Conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, will be priced from $20 and are available from 21 April.
Visitors will be able to use their SingapoRediscovers Vouchers and there will also be a shared experience package that will allow access to all areas of the exhibition including the Conservatories, Outdoor Gardens & Gallery, from $27. These package tickets will be available for purchase from 21 April.