Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom makes a first unveiling of some of its large-scale installations in Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome and Cloud Forest
The sculptures in the cooled conservatories will be open for public viewing from 23 April 2021
Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists at work in Flower Dome planting up large bromeliads, palms and African daisies to create an organic landscape of pinkish and purplish hues inspired by Chihuly’s White Tower, Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers, and Neodymium Reeds sculptures.
From 23 April 2021, the public will be treated to a visual spectacle of vibrant, large-scale glass installations by world-renowned American artist Dale Chihuly, when the sculptures in Gardens by the Bay‘s Cloud Forest and Flower Dome open first to welcome visitors. These eight installations are part of the Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition that will officially open to the public from 1 May 2021.
Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom marks the artist’s inaugural major garden exhibition in Asia, and is the first exhibition of its scale to be hosted at Gardens by the Bay. Featuring 25 of the artist’s large-scale installations, as well as over 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works such as Glass-on-Glass paintings, the works are curated and set within the verdant tropical setting of Singapore’s iconic horticultural attraction. The exhibition is organised by Hustle & Bustle, supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, venue partner Gardens by the Bay, automotive sponsor Porsche and presented by title sponsors Bank of Singapore and OCBC Premier Private Client.
Gardens by the Bay’s Director of Horticultural Operations Gary Chua said, “There’s a strong tradition of Chihuly sculptures being exhibited in famous gardens around the world, so our horticulturists were thrilled to have the opportunity to exercise their creativity to put together beautiful landscapes and floral displays that would complement these stunning sculptures. Visitors will be glad to know that the floral display in Flower Dome will change throughout the duration of the exhibition, so there will be new flowers to look forward to and people can come again and again.”
A list of installations within the cooled conservatories can be found below.
Other installations that will open to the public from 1 May 2021, situated in the Outdoor Gardens and Gallery at Bayfront Pavilion, include the striking Setting Sun, Moon, and Ethereal White Persians – some of which weigh as much as 3,600 kg.
Tickets are available via the following options:
- Tickets to the cooled conservatories (Cloud Forest and Flower Dome) from $20, are currently available via Klook.
- The Complete Experience ticket tier that will allow access to all areas of the exhibition including the cooled conservatories, Outdoor Gardens and Gallery from $27, will be available for purchase from 21 April.
- SingapoRediscovers Vouchers issued by Singapore Tourism Board can be used for the purchase of tickets (for cooled conservatories and The Complete Experience) from here beginning 21 April.
For more information and ticket purchase, please visit here.
Visitor safety remains a priority for Gardens by the Bay. Safe management measures for ticketed attractions include:
- Timed-entry tickets
- Capacity limits
- Temperature screening
- Safe distancing of 1m and floor markers to guide people in complying
- Automatic entry and exit doors
- Self-disinfecting coating on commonly touched surfaces like lift buttons and escalator railings
- Sanitisation of public amenities like toilets every hour
- Hand sanitisers available at all entrances, exits and high contact areas
- Equipping the air-chilling system in Cloud Forest and Flower Dome with high performance germicidal Ultra Violet (C) emitters similar to those used in healthcare institutions to improve air quality
All visitors must comply with prevailing Covid-19 guidelines, including the wearing of masks even during photo-taking, not gathering in groups of more than eight people, and observing a safe distance of 1m from other visitors.
Installations in Flower Dome
1. Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower
The spectacular Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower sculpture greets visitors when they enter Flower Dome.
It is complemented by a terrace garden at the centre flower field filled with red, pink, orange, yellow and white blooms of begonias, miniature roses and hydrangeas.
2. White Tower
Around the majestic White Tower sculpture in the centre flower field are large bromeliads, palms and African daisies grown by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists, which create an organic landscape of pinkish and purplish hues inspired by the sculptures.
3. Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers
4. Neodymium Reeds
The Erbium Reeds and Trumpet Flowers, as well as the Neodymium Reeds sculptures, in the centre flower field are surrounded by large bromeliads, palms and African daisies grown by Gardens by the Bay’s horticulturists, which create an organic landscape of pinkish and purplish hues inspired by the sculptures.
Installations in Cloud Forest
1. Ruby Red Chandelier
The Ruby Red Chandelier sculpture is set against the vast greenery of the Cloud Mountain, resembling crystalline formations in an exotic forest.
2. Uranium Green Icicle Chandelier
The Uranium Green Icicle Chandelier sculpture is set against the vast greenery of the Cloud Mountain, resembling crystalline formations in an exotic forest.
Two sculptures, Cloud Forest Persians and Fiori Verde are currently being installed and will be ready for public viewing from 23 April 2021.
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