Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom, coming to you at Gardens by the Bay.
Premiering in Singapore, this immersive art experience in a garden setting features breathtaking glass masterpieces by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly that shine with colour, light, and form.
Discover a spectacular art form through breathtaking installations at one of the most ambitious garden exhibitions at Gardens by the Bay featuring world renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Encompassing the essence of versatility reflected in glass art, this exhibition delivers unique and diverse experiences by implementing an eclectic mix of art and nature.
Through the exhibition, immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of Chihuly’s artwork installations amid the magnificent natural environment of Gardens by the Bay.
GLASS IN BLOOM
This display features landscapes that are inspired by incredible glass sculptures by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Take a photo with the spectacular Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower sculpture that greets you when you enter Flower Dome. Then stroll along a terrace garden at the Flower Field that is filled with red, pink, orange, yellow and white blooms of begonias, miniature roses and hydrangeas. Thereafter, admire the majestic White Tower and striking Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers andNeodymium Reeds sculptures on display. Large bromeliads, palms, and our very own home-grown African daisies have been planted to create an organic landscape with pinkish and purplish hues inspired by the sculptures themselves. Find them at Flower Dome.
FLOAT BOAT AND FLOATS
Chihuly first filled boats with glass in Nuutajärvi, Finland, during the 1995 Chihuly Over Venice project. After several days of glassblowing, Chihuly started tossing glass forms into the Nuutajoki river to see how they would look in the environment. As the glass floated downstream it was retrieved in wooden boats by local teenagers, inspiring Chihuly to begin massing forms into wooden boats, for installations in museums and gardens. Find them at Dragonfly Lake.
RED BAMBOO REEDS
Originating during his experimentation in Nuutajärvi, Finland, and later revisited by Chihuly, Reeds are among the most dramatic blown glass forms. To create the long, tubular shape, one glassblower is elevated in a mechanical lift while blowing through the pipe to encourage the form to stretch, while another pulls the glass toward the ground.
“In Finland we started making these long, cylindrical pieces that looked like Spears. This was an exciting new form. It was the first time we ever made anything like that. Sometimes I call them Spears and sometimes I call them Reeds. They can be taken anywhere—they can go outside. They are very strong pieces, and they are very dramatic.” —Chihuly
Located at Serene Garden.
ETHEREAL WHITE PERSIANS
First exhibited in 1986 as part of his exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre in Paris, Chihuly’s Persian series is a celebration of form, scale and color. Originally presented on pedestals, the series’ dramatic compositions have evolved to include installations mounted on walls, overhead on ceilings, and assembled in the form of chandeliers and towers. For Chihuly, Persians evoke an ancient sensibility and conjure notions of Venice, and the Near and Far East. Located at Serene Garden.
CLOUD FOREST PERSIANS
First exhibited in 1986 as part of his exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre in Paris, Chihuly’s Persian series is a celebration of form, scale and color. Originally presented on pedestals, the series’ dramatic compositions have evolved to include installations mounted on walls, overhead on ceilings, and assembled in the form of chandeliers and towers. For Chihuly, Persians evoke an ancient sensibility and conjure notions of Venice, and the Near and Far East. Located at Cloud Forest (Waterfall View).
Chihuly’s initial phase of extensive experimentation with Chandeliers culminated in the Chihuly Over Venice project (1995-96). Subsequent projects continued to challenge the artist to create large sculptures for spaces without ceilings or where the ceilings could not bear the weight of Chandeliers, giving life to the development of the Tower series. Located at Flower Dome.
Flower Dome & Cloud Forest 23 Apr - 1 Aug 2021 9.00am - 9.00pm Outdoor Gardens (The Meadow, Serene Garden, World of Plants, *Dragonfly Lake, *SG50 Lattice, *Victoria Lily Pond) & Gallery (Bayfront Pavilion) 1 May - 1 Aug 2021 9.00am - 9.00pm (Mon to Fri) 9.00am - 10.00pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) *Admission is free for locations marked with an asterisk.
Admission charges apply. Admission is free for visitors aged 3 years and under. Click here for ticketing information and rates. *Event information is subject to change.