The Parkview Museum Singapore
Unveils its calendar of informative and interactive programmes for ‘On Sharks & Humanity’
After months of anticipation, art lovers had reason to celebrate as the Parkview Group opened its first private museum here. Driven by democratisation, commitment to education and a passion for contemporary art, the Parkview Museum Singapore was established with the aim of enriching the local art scene by providing a local and international platform for the artistic expression and popularisation of contemporary art. The Museum opened in March with the global exhibition ‘On Sharks & Humanity‘, a travelling exhibition addressing the topics of shark protection and ocean conservation.
With education, a core foundation of Parkview Museum, a series of informative and interactive programmes have been planned for the month of June and the coming months ahead. “Since our opening, we have had over 5,000 visitors to the Museum and are incredibly encouraged by the curiosity and energy of the Singapore audience”, shared Wang Lei, Museum Director, “we have planned these activities to further share the message of this exhibition as well as to demonstrate our commitment to education and encourage the intergradation and appreciation of art in everyday life”.
The public is encouraged to refer to Parkview Museum Singapore’s Facebook page for more information on the activities described below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no fees for any of the programmes and activities organised by Parkview Museum Singapore.
Every Monday and Thursday in the month of June
30 minute intervals, between 3 – 5pm
To ensure an optimal experience, maximum capacity for the guided tours is 15 persons and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Tours will be conducted in English.
IMAGINATION TAKES FLIGHT
THE ASSEMBLAGE | Friday, 9 June, 9.30am – 11.30am
Open to youths between the ages of 11 – 16 years, the activity aims to produce assemblage artworks surrounding the theme of ‘On Sharks & Humanity’. Interested participants register as individuals or form their own teams of 4. Art guidance will be provided and registration is required.
THE EXHIBITION | 10 – 15 June
Selected artworks from The Assemblage, will be put on display in The Parkview Museum Singapore, alongside the ongoing exhibition, ‘On Sharks & Humanity’.
ARTIST TALK BY DAVID CHAN
Friday, 16 June, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
David Chan is a full-time artist and also an earnest arts educator. In 2004, he won the 23rd UOB Painting of the Year – Representational Medium Category Award. Comfortable in both sculpture and painting, his subject matters revolve around human behaviour and representations of social commentary. Registration is required.
YOUNG SHARK EXPLORERS
A day dedicated to children and the love of Sharks
Saturday, 24 June, 9.30am – 11.30am
Specially designed for children between the ages of 2 to 6 years old, the Museum will be filled with all kinds of activity “stations” ranging from colouring, origami and stickers to underwater cartoons. Activity stations will be supervised by qualified early childhood educators. Registration is required.
PHOTOGRAPHER TALK BY AARON WONG
Saturday, 15 July, 5pm – 7pm
Aaron Wong is one of the most published and recognised underwater photographers in Asia; with over a decade of field experience, his images and trademark lighting technique have won him international acclaim. His images have been featured on the covers of international dive publications like Scuba Diving (USA), Asian Geographic, as well as Scuba Diver Australasia where he contributes as a field editor.
RACING EXTINCTION | MOVIE SCREENING
Saturday, 12 August, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Directed by Oscar®-winner Louie Psihoyos (The Cove), the docu-movie gives a voice to the thousands of species at risk of extinction, as an unlikely team of activists is out to expose the worlds of endangered species across the globe where they are shown pushing boundaries by infiltrating notorious black markets with guerrilla-style tactics or exploring the scientific causes affecting changes to the environment. Beverages and light nibbles will be available for purchase and interested viewers are encouraged to register in advance.
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