Art installations, workshops and other treats at art carnival

The Padang, more often associated with sports, will be a playground of more artistic activities this weekend.

From today to Sunday, visitors can enjoy interactive art installations, community art workshops and artisanal treats.

Called Share The Hope, the art carnival is part of the Opening Celebrations for National Gallery Singapore.

There are five spaces to discover the celebrations' themes.

Each theme is presented in a large tent and all the tents form a giant pentagon on the Padang.





Draw, Weave, Knot

5.30pm, 7.30pm, 9.30pm 
(30 minutes)

Explore the beauty of creating abstract forms in space with artist Tay Bee Aye using thread, yarn, and rope.

Looming Isles

6.30pm, 8.30pm, 10.30pm 
(30 minutes)

Create a tapestry (a form of textile art) of abstraction with artist Hazel Lim within the confines of a tent canopy.


5pm to midnight

Foodies can indulge in a wide selection of delights inspired by popular South-east Asian dishes.

TENT 3: 

From The Ground Up

5pm to midnight

An installation that immortalises the struggle and hope of survivors in the Bukit Ho Swee fire.

WWIID FOOD (Wild Food)

5.45pm, 7.15pm, 8.15pm 
(10 minutes)

In this installation simulating a wild jungle environment, lies edible plants that were key to the survival of guerrilla soldiers in World War II. Watch them forage for food after a hard day of fighting.


Room For All

5pm to midnight

Room For All is an interactive labyrinth that explores the range of human passions and interests.

The labyrinth encourages visitors to wander and encounter surprises through actions as familiar as eating and drawing.

Makan Memories

7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm 
(30 minutes)

Makan Memories extracts the fond memories associated with Singaporean dishes into a series of short monologues and playlets.

Empty Frames

Various timings

A series of choreographic works inspired by the Gallery's collection.


Edible Gardens

5pm to midnight

Venture into an immersive pop-up forest anchored by a 7m log centrepiece.


Share The Hope Facade Show

8pm, 9pm, 10pm (10 minutes)

Share the Hope is a grand audio visual production inspired by the Gallery's collection, sponsored exclusively by Cartier.

For three nights only, be captivated by the displays of light, sound and visuals set against the backdrop of the newly transformed National Gallery Singapore.

Let's get moving

The Swift 2nd Gen motorised scooters from iZest are great for moving around quickly within crowded spaces.

The 14kg Israel-designed scooters come in three models - powered by 10.4 Ah, 15.6 Ah or 18.2 Ah lithium ion batteries:

  • the 10.4 Ah battery-powered scooter can travel 30km to 35km on a single charge;
  • the 15.6 Ah battery-powered scooter can travel 40km to 45km on a single charge;
  • the 18.2 Ah battery-powered scooter can travel 50km to 60km on a single charge;
  • all models can carry up to 120kg; and
  • all models come with a thumb throttle and rear suspension.

The Mobot Venus and Mobot Mars motorised bicycles, approved by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore for use here, come with the following features:

  • powered by 8.8 Ah lithium-ion batteries;
  • can travel 35km to 40km on a single charge; and
  • has an average speed of 20kmh.

iZest is at Booth 5J39.

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