Singapore Biennale 2008 – Kids’ Day Out! Windmills of Wonder for Charity
Singapore Biennale 2008 – Kids’ Day Out!
Windmills of Wonder for Charity
Date :2 November 2008 (Sunday)
Time :11am to 4pm.
Venue :South Beach Development
Get creative and support a charity! That’s what children and families get to do on Kids’ Day Out 3 - Windmills of Wonder Day. This third and final event of the inaugural Kids’ Biennale is organised by the National Arts Council and presented by Jet Airways.
Since SB2008 opened its doors in September, primary school children aged 6 to 12 have been making windmills for a community art installation, Windmills of Wonder, at the South Beach Development, one of the key exhibition sites. The simple windmills, decorated with the hopes and dreams of children, are a gentle reminder not to lose our sense of wonder.
On 2 November, children visiting the biennale can make windmills on the spot. In addition, they will be treated to a magic show, balloon sculpting, free popcorn, candy floss and Andersen’s ice cream. Admission to the Biennale exhibitions is free for all children aged 12 & below.
The windmills on display will be sold to the public at $5 each and the proceeds will go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund, which provides pocket money for school children from low-income families. Each purchase will entitle the donor to a lucky draw coupon where they can stand to win Jet Airways tickets.
Says Low Kee Hong, General Manager of SB 2008, “Windmills of Wonder nurtures and showcases the creative energies of children. As a community project, it encourages social responsibility and helps children understand how art can be used as a platform for a good cause. Participating children will, undoubtedly, feel a sense of satisfaction not only to have their works displayed as part of an installation, but also to be able to help other underprivileged children. “
Schools and individuals can still submit their windmills till 30 October 2008. More than 20,000 windmills have been pledged by students, with Ang Mo Kio Primary School pledging to make 10,000 windmills.
The windmills will compete for two Most Wonderful Windmill prizes and the school that submits the most number of windmills will win the Mass Participation Prize.
Please refer to Annex for the competition details.
About Kids’ Biennale
Singapore Biennale is committed to building new arts audiences and broadening arts participation. An art education and outreach programme for schools has been developed to accompany the Biennale with these aims in mind: inspire, instill and engage through participation. SB2008 is also proud to partner Jet Airways to present Singapore’s first Kids’ Biennale.
The key components of Kids’ Biennale include a concentrated in-school education curriculum, art competitions, mass participation platforms and a dedicated Kids’ Zone within the City Hall exhibition venue.
Singapore Biennale worked with Little Bug Workshop to design an integrated programme to introduce primary school children to this year’s theme of Wonder. Beginning in their classrooms, children learned both art techniques and concepts inspired by the story ofAlice in Wonderland and Singapore Biennale artists. Students completed their learning journey at Singapore Biennale with special activities that helped them relate what they have learnt to the best of international contemporary art.
The Kids’ Zone is a dedicated space for children visiting the Kids’ Biennale. A series of ‘themed’ rooms allow children to choose their choice of art-making - the Doodle Room for drawing and exhibiting their pictures, the Art Bug Room for arts and crafts, the Kids’ Exhibition space which showcases 500 pieces of artwork created by school students before the Biennale opened, Artrageous Spaces and many more.
For more information, visit the Kids’ Biennale website at www.singaporebiennale.org/kidsbiennale.html.