ArtScience Museum transforms into an animated menagerie this June

Kick off the school holidays this June at Singapore’s largest digital art exhibition Future World: Where Art Meets Science, as it transforms into an animated menagerie with the launch of its new installation ‘Graffiti Nature’.

This is the newest work yet developed by art collective teamLab. Within this landmark new attraction, visitors will be able to let their imagination run wild as they draw their own crocodiles, butterflies, and turtles and see them come alive and roam freely in the museum gallery. The work is shown for the first time in the world at ArtScience Museum, and features an entire ecosystem of animals, flowers and butterflies that move freely within the exhibition space.

To celebrate the arrival of ‘Graffiti Nature’, ArtScience Museum has also specially programmed a season of animal-themed projects for the school holidays this June. Young visitors can go on a treasure hunt through the museum searching for animal-related exhibits, take part in creative aquarium workshops, and enjoy free animal-themed film screenings at ArtScience on Screen.

Families and young children alike can also be immersed in a fun-filled day at the museum with drop-in paper craft activities, creative workshops, and hands-on demonstrations happening through the holidays.

FUTURE WORLD
Creative Aquarium

Saturdays 4, 11, 18 & 25 Jun
3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Rainbow Room

Complimentary to ticket-holders of the exhibition. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Register 15 minutes before workshop begins.

Celebrate the diversity of life and create your own digital sea creature. Join us as we discover what makes a healthy ecosystem and have fun putting together your own environments.

FUTURE WORLD
Drop-in Paper Craft Activity

Saturdays 4, 11, 18, 25 Jun, 10am – 2pm
Sundays 5, 12, 19, 26 Jun, 10am – 2pm
Venue: Rainbow Room

$5 per pax. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Over the June holiday weekends, our Rainbow Room brings art, science and people together for enjoyment, learning and discovery through family paper craft activities. Drop in, make and take home your own fantastic art project related to themes from our permanent exhibition.

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS: THE ART AND
SCIENCE OF GEMS
A Day in the Life of a Mineralogist

Fridays 3, 10, 17 & 24 Jun4.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Exhibition workshop space

Complimentary to ticket-holders of the exhibition. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration stickers will be given out five minutes before tour begins at exhibition entrance.

Discover the world of gemstones in this hands-on demonstration revealing the working methods and collection of a mineralogist. Try your hands at using tools to examine minerals and their physical properties.

BIG BANG DATA
Making Data Footprints

Sundays 5, 12, 19 & 26 Jun2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Exhibition entrance

Complimentary to ticket-holders of the exhibition. Up to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Register 15 minutes before workshop begins.

Understand the fundamentals of data in this hands-on workshop: what it is, how it is collected, and how it can be visualised. Experiment, get creative with various materials and share your data visualisation project with friends and family.

ARTSCIENCE ON SCREEN
Venue: Expression Gallery
Free for public

 

 

 

Animal Mundi
Directed by Godfrey Reggio

Friday 3 June
(Screened in a continuous loop until 3pm)
8, 18-21, 25-27 and 30 June
(Screened in a continuous loop)

 

 

 

Whale Rider
Directed by Niki Caro

Friday 3 June
(Film timings: 3pm and 5pm)
Fridays 10, 17, 24 June
(Screened in a continuous loop)
Rating: PG13

In conjunction with the June holiday activities, ArtScience Museum will also be having special free screenings of two films celebrating the diversity of wildlife and the beauty of nature. 

 

The short documentary immerses viewers in a poetic and awe-inspiring world of biological diversity, celebrating the beauty of nature. Animal Mundi is a cinematic homage to the boundless variety of species, systems and elements that together form a spectacular and harmonious whole. Comprising an original soundtrack by Phillip Glass, the film will resonate with viewers emotionally to inspire a sense of connectedness with the animal kingdom.

 

This Academy Award nominated family drama from New Zealand combines the magnificence of nature, with cultural heritage. Set in the East Coast town of Whāngārā, Whale Rider tells the moving tale of a young Māori girl who challenges tradition and embraces nature in order to find the strength to lead her people forward.

 

Watch this video to know more about Graffiti Nature:

 

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