A Secret Garden with little fairies, made out of mixed media by K1 children, is on display at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Green Pavilion. Part of Hello Future: Connecting People and Nature exhibition by preschoolers, it captures the children’s imagination as they thought about how greenery can be introduced into high-rise living.
Art by Preschoolers at Singapore Botanic Gardens
The preschoolers at Nobleland Arts N Learning Place @ Bishan were inspired by Dawn Ng’s HDB Corridor to create Secret Garden. In creating the piece, they were encouraged to make use of old pieces of canvas.
While they were initially confused as to why the canvases were not in brand new condition, they learnt to make use of it and that artists like to reuse materials as part of the sustainable process in art-making.
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Also on display around the Green Pavilion are other art works by preschoolers.
Why Can’t We Be Friends by Nobleland Arts N Learning Place @ Clementi formed out of irregular shapes to symbolise how people and nature can live harmoniously together.
There is also a delightful display called Masked Emotions. This consists of a collection of abstract paper masked inspired by the natural environment. You can view pictures of the masks being “worn” by the preschoolers who created each of them.
Visiting Hello Future: Connecting People and Nature
Hello Future: Connecting People and Nature is the second edition of Singapore Art Museum’s Think! Contemporary Preschool Exhibition. The works were created in partnership with six preschools – Arts Kidz International, MOE Kindergarten @ Oasis, Nobleland Arts N Learning Place @ Bishan, Clementi, Punggol and Waterway (Preschool).
The exhibition will on display at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ People’s Gallery at Botany Centre (Tanglin Gate), Nassim Gate Visitor Centre and Botanic Gardens MRT Exit A from now till 4 April 2021.