Monday, May 23, 2016

Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea @ Singapore Art Museum at 8Q

Time flies, Pei Pei and I visited "Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas" about one year ago (read our experience here), and she still remembers the fun hands-on activities during that exhibition! We were looking forward to "Imaginarium: Over the Ocean, Under the Sea", and decided to drag ask Hao Hao to join us.

A beautiful installation greeted us even before we entered Singapore Art Museum at 8Q!

This installation Underwater Labyrinth was enclosed in the room with glass panels, and we could only view it from outside. It was a challenge to take a good photo due to the reflection. Or perhaps my poor photography skill.

I was amazed by the installation Dimana Mogus (Where is Mogus?) at level 1. The creators must have spent a lot of time to make all these beautiful crochet creations! That reminds me of the little crochet bear that I have been working on for months, and I am still at the... er... 7th row?

I wonder how long it took to make this giant octopus!

Look up! This reminds me of Leo Lionni's book Swimmy!

The children had a fun time running and jumping around, while I was fascinated by all those crochet creations!

At level 2, the children spent some time making origami penguin, angelfish and seal.

At level 3, before we entered the room, the staff reminded the children not to touch the installation. While the kinetic sculptures captured the children's attention for 5 seconds, we left the room in less than 5 minutes.

The only installation that piqued the children's interest was this one. A creative use of mirrors and symmetry.

Plastic Ocean was a thoughtful installation that reminded us about the harm of plastic debris to the sea creatures.

What a pity that we did not visit the installation ADA, which was an interactive art-making machine, because of the long queue.

While the creations are beautiful, I think the children would appreciate the exhibition more if there were more hands-on activities like "Imaginarium: A Voyage of Big Ideas".

Singapore Art Museum at 8Q
Address: 8 Queen's Street Singapore 188533
Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
Adults - SGD10
Students with valid student pass - SGD5
Senior citizens (60 years and above with valid ID) - SGD5
Children under six - free
How to get there:
By bus - SBS 7, 14, 16, 36, 111, 131, 162, 175, 502, 518; SMRT 77, 167, 171, 700
By MRT - Bras Basah MRT
By car - parking available at Waterloo Street, Queen Street.

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